Experience our fascinating range of walks talks and workshops for adults and family activity days for children. Our popular Thursday Supper Talks return with an interesting range of speakers and topics.
Please note, we are unable to refund or transfer tickets for our events and workshops.
Join our Head Gardener, or another member of the senior gardening team to explore areas of the Garden that are not usually open to the public.
While most people have heard of the mutiny on the Bounty in 1789, relatively few will know that William Bligh fulfilled the mission – to transplant breadfruit from Tahiti to the West Indies – on a second voyage, with two ships, in 1791-93. This talk will explain the project, its problems, and the differing outcomes of these two remarkable Pacific voyages.Read more
Whether you have a heap, bin or wormery, we lift the lid on the world of compost and teach you how to make the ultimate ‘black gold’.
Learn how to improve the quality of your soil through simple processes to enable your plants to flourish -with Head of Education, Michael Holland.
This seminar will help you identify trees more easily and get to know more about special specimens within The Garden. It starts in the classroom with a practical session studying seeds, fruits and other details of trees helpful with identification. You will develop skills and confidence to observe the key features which help to identify trees generally.Read more
When Charles Darwin contemplated how best to introduce his theory of evolution to the general public he chose to compare it with the selective breeding of domesticated animals; shaped by the hand of man and increasingly popular in Victorian England.
In this talk, marking the 150th anniversary of Darwin’s great work on domesticated animals, author of Unnatural Selection, Katrina van Grouw, explains why this analogy was more appropriate than even Darwin had realised.Read more
Screen printing is a versatile process that allows you to experiment with exciting and expressive techniques such as creating your own stencils to print with. In this hands on class you will be shown practical ways to implement your ideas.
We will be exploring the building of colour onto sample prints and pushing boundaries within your designs. This workshop is aimed at beginners through to experienced printers.
With Nicole Line.Read more
This one-day workshop will cover how our immune system functions, understanding coughs, colds, allergies, identifying rose family, plant actions, remedy-making: inhalation, vapour rub, throat decoction spray & gargle.