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23
APR
Walk : Local Landscapes
Knoll Gardens

Join Dorset Wildlife Trusts Nicky Hoar and Knoll Gardens Neil Lucas as they take a guided walk across Ferndown Common to Knoll Gardens part of The Great Heath Living Landscape. Discover the similarities of the landscapes as well as their differences as…

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TEL: 01202 692033
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25
APR
Walk: Changing Seasons in the Garden (1 of 4)
Knoll Gardens

One of four new seasonal walks Changing Seasons in the Garden offers a unique opportunity to spend time with Neil Lucas as part of Knolls 25‐year anniversary celebrations. Each walk focuses on the gardens changing seasonal highlights; from spectacular individual plants to…

Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01202 873931
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27
APR
Bugs and Buds toddler club
Knoll Gardens

Monthly Saturday morning toddler club which aims to inspire a love of nature from a young age and encourage interaction with the gardens many wildlife inhabitants as well as its trees and flowers. Organised by the gardens charity the Knoll Gardens Foundation.10.30am…

Category: Visual Arts

TEL: +44(0)1202 873931
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27
APR
Gardeners’ Question Time: Plants & Gardens
Allendale Community Centre

The Dorset Wildlife Trust has been selected to host the first annual Knoll Gardens Foundation Community Lecture. Delivered as part of DWTs 2019 campaign to Get Dorset Buzzing Neil Lucas shares the story of how his naturalistic planting style has opened the…

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TEL: 01202 887247
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03
MAY
Bee Walk
Knoll Gardens

Join Knolls bumblebee surveyor Rowena Jecock to discover more about the fascinating world of our bees begin to identify some of the species you are most likely to find in your own garden and what you can do to help them thrive.…

Category: Lifestyle

TEL: +44(0)1202 873931
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03
MAY
Knoll Gardens Volunteer Recruitment Morning
Knoll Gardens

Based in the garden at Knoll the Knoll Gardens Foundation is a charity that promotes sustainable wildlife ‐friendly gardening which can create stunning effect whilst requiring little maintenanceThis special open day explains what the charity does and how people can get involved.…

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11
MAY
Workshop: Indoor Gardening with Laura Hall
Knoll Gardens

An informative and fun morning where you will learn all about Terrariums and their fascinating role in the history of horticulture and follow the step‐by‐step process to create your own terrarium in a demijohn bottle. All materials are provided including demijohn soil…

Category: Visual Arts

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25
MAY
Bugs and Buds toddler club
Knoll Gardens

Monthly Saturday morning toddler club which aims to inspire a love of nature from a young age and encourage interaction with the gardens many wildlife inhabitants as well as its trees and flowers. Organised by the gardens charity the Knoll Gardens Foundation.10.30am…

Category: Visual Arts

TEL: +44(0)1202 873931
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06
JUN
Bat Walk
Knoll Gardens

Explore the gardens layout before joining Jan Freeman on a special evening stroll searching for Knolls most elusive night‐time visitors. Using the latest technology and years of experience Jan will help identify the bats that you see and hear and attempt to…

Category: Lifestyle

TEL: +44(0)1202 873931
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06
JUN
Yoga in the garden
Knoll Gardens

Enjoy outdoor yoga in the tranquillity of Knolls glorious naturalistic garden before it opens to the public. Depending on the weather the class will be on mats on the lawn if warm and sunny; a yoga walk around the gardens if a…

Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07955 587772
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07
JUN
Foundation Friday Open Day: Value our Volunteers
Knoll Gardens

In celebration of National Volunteers Week the Knoll Gardens Foundation offers free garden admission to everyone who gives up their valuable time as a volunteer in any capacity. Meet up with Knolls own volunteers in the morning or simply relax and enjoy…

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08
JUN
Workshop: Mosaics with Sarah Moor
Knoll Gardens

Join artist and sculptor Sarah Moore in the garden at Knoll for this special one‐day mosaic workshop. Participants can bring along a special item of their own ‐ china beads buttons shells etc. ‐ to incorporate into their finished work to take…

Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01202 877183
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13
JUN
Yoga in the garden
Knoll Gardens

Enjoy outdoor yoga in the tranquillity of Knolls glorious naturalistic garden before it opens to the public. Depending on the weather the class will be on mats on the lawn if warm and sunny; a yoga walk around the gardens if a…

Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07955 587772
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15
JUN
: Indoor Gardening for children with Laura Hall
Knoll Gardens

Create a miniature bottle garden Terrarium in the garden at Knoll. Discover all about these fascinating mini worlds before being helped to create a miniature garden to take home. The workshop takes place under the shelter of a marquee so please dress…

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20
JUN
Yoga in the garden
Knoll Gardens

Enjoy outdoor yoga in the tranquillity of Knolls glorious naturalistic garden before it opens to the public. Depending on the weather the class will be on mats on the lawn if warm and sunny; a yoga walk around the gardens if a…

Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07955 587772
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20
JUN
Workshop: Designing in the Naturalistic Style
Knoll Gardens

Join Neil Lucas for a walk around his acclaimed garden at Knoll as he explains his ethos and some of the concepts and techniques that have gone into creating this naturalistic wildlife‐friendly garden. With no staking no spraying and no deadheading Neil…

Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01202 873931
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21
JUN
Roadshow: Get Dorset Buzzing
Knoll Gardens

This year Dorset Wildlife Trust aims to get 1000 gardens in Dorset doing at least one thing to help pollinators whether its planting pollinator‐friendly plants building a bee hotel or simply leaving a wild area. With fun activities tints and tips this…

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21
JUN
NGS Open Day
Knoll Gardens

The NGS is the most significant charitable funder of nursing charities in the country having donated over £50m to date. Your visit today will help its work.No booking required; but normal admission charge applies which will be donated to the NGS.10am‐5pm …

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21
JUN
Outdoor concert: Gerauschhersteller Ensemble
Knoll Gardens

A rare opportunity to experience the work of one of the greatest living minimalist composers performed by Dorset‐based musical ensemble Gerauschhersteller in the glorious naturalistic setting of Knoll Gardens. Terry Riley composed In C 1964 as 53 short repeated melodies in C…

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27
JUN
Yoga in the garden
Knoll Gardens

Enjoy outdoor yoga in the tranquillity of Knolls glorious naturalistic garden before it opens to the public. Depending on the weather the class will be on mats on the lawn if warm and sunny; a yoga walk around the gardens if a…

Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07955 587772
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27
JUN
Walk: Changing Seasons in the Garden (2 of 4)
Knoll Gardens

One of four new seasonal walks Changing Seasons in the Garden offers a unique opportunity to spend time with Neil Lucas as part of Knolls 25‐year anniversary celebrations. Each walk focuses on the gardens changing seasonal highlights; from spectacular individual plants to…

Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01202 873931
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29
JUN
Bugs and Buds toddler club
Knoll Gardens

Monthly Saturday morning toddler club which aims to inspire a love of nature from a young age and encourage interaction with the gardens many wildlife inhabitants as well as its trees and flowers. Organised by the gardens charity the Knoll Gardens Foundation.10.30am…

Category: Visual Arts

TEL: +44(0)1202 873931
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04
JUL
Yoga in the garden
Knoll Gardens

Enjoy outdoor yoga in the tranquillity of Knolls glorious naturalistic garden before it opens to the public. Depending on the weather the class will be on mats on the lawn if warm and sunny; a yoga walk around the gardens if a…

Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07955 587772
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06
JUL
Workshop: Sculpture in the Garden with Sarah Moore
Knoll Gardens

Join sculptor and fine artist Sarah Moore in the garden at Knoll for this special one‐day stone carving workshop. Working in local Bath stone learn basic stone relief carving skills and create an original stone carving to take home.9.30am 4.30pm £75…

Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01202 877183
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11
JUL
Yoga in the garden
Knoll Gardens

Enjoy outdoor yoga in the tranquillity of Knolls glorious naturalistic garden before it opens to the public. Depending on the weather the class will be on mats on the lawn if warm and sunny; a yoga walk around the gardens if a…

Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07955 587772
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12
JUL
Bee Walk
Knoll Gardens

Join Knolls bumblebee surveyor Rowena Jecock to discover more about the fascinating world of our bees begin to identify some of the species you are most likely to find in your own garden and what you can do to help them thrive.11.15am…

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13
JUL
Create a Willow Dragonfly with Tracy Standish
Knoll Gardens

Learn the basic skills and techniques of willow weaving whilst creating a wonderful dragonfly to decorate your garden or pond. If time allows you can also make a smaller decorative item such as a snail or fish. The workshop takes place under…

Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01202 873931
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18
JUL
Yoga in the garden
Knoll Gardens

Enjoy outdoor yoga in the tranquillity of Knolls glorious naturalistic garden before it opens to the public. Depending on the weather the class will be on mats on the lawn if warm and sunny; a yoga walk around the gardens if a…

Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07955 587772
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19
JUL
Butterfly Walk
Knoll Gardens

Coinciding with the nations Big Butterfly Count dedicated lepidopterist Keith Powrie leads a walk around the gardens to help identify the many butterflies to be found there. Keith has been recording butterfly sightings at Knoll for many years and brings an infectious…

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25
JUL
Yoga in the garden
Knoll Gardens

Enjoy outdoor yoga in the tranquillity of Knolls glorious naturalistic garden before it opens to the public. Depending on the weather the class will be on mats on the lawn if warm and sunny; a yoga walk around the gardens if a…

Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07955 587772
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25
JUL
Workshop: Designing in the Naturalistic Style
Knoll Gardens

Join Neil Lucas for a walk around his acclaimed garden at Knoll as he explains his ethos and some of the concepts and techniques that have gone into creating this naturalistic wildlife‐friendly garden. With no staking no spraying and no deadheading Neil…

Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01202 873931
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27
JUL
Bugs and Buds toddler club
Knoll Gardens

Monthly Saturday morning toddler club which aims to inspire a love of nature from a young age and encourage interaction with the gardens many wildlife inhabitants as well as its trees and flowers. Organised by the gardens charity the Knoll Gardens Foundation.10.30am…

Category: Visual Arts

TEL: +44(0)1202 873931
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05
AUG
Bat Walk
Knoll Gardens

Explore the gardens layout before joining Jan Freeman on a special evening stroll searching for Knolls most elusive night‐time visitors. Using the latest technology and years of experience Jan will help identify the bats that you see and hear and attempt to…

Category: Lifestyle

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06
AUG
Knoll Gardens Annual Garden Wildlife Survey
Knoll Gardens

Join wildlife volunteers and experts from the Dorset Wildlife Trust and other wildlife enthusiasts as they discover more about Knolls garden wildlife and help survey the garden. Suitable for all ages beginners and experts alike everyone is welcome to come along and…

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10
AUG
Art in the Garden with Nikki Sheppard
Knoll Gardens

Join artist and lecturer Nikki Sheppard for this special day creating drawings and artwork inspired by Knolls glorious naturalistic style. Surrounded by the natural world youll engage all your senses with activities designed to allow your own creativity to flourish. From the…

Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01202 873931
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17
AUG
Children’s Garden Wildlife Safari
Knoll Gardens

The garden is full of wildlife if you know where to look This special family‐friendly workshop will help inspire a love of nature from a young age encouraging children to get out and interact with the gardens many wildlife inhabitants as well…

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22
AUG
Walk: Changing Seasons in the Garden (3 of 4)
Knoll Gardens

One of four new seasonal walks Changing Seasons in the Garden offers a unique opportunity to spend time with Neil Lucas as part of Knolls 25‐year anniversary celebrations. Each walk focuses on the gardens changing seasonal highlights; from spectacular individual plants to…

Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01202 873931
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23
AUG
Beginners Guide to close-up and macro photography
Knoll Gardens

A commercial photographer of over 30 years Dave now runs Lightroom and Photoshop courses as well as passing on his photographic knowledge. An opportunity to benefit from his experience find out how to get the best out of your camera for close‐up…

Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01202 873931
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23
AUG
Knoll Gardens Foundation volunteer recruitment
Knoll Gardens

Based in the garden at Knoll the Knoll Gardens Foundation is a charity that promotes sustainable wildlife ‐friendly gardening which can create stunning effect whilst requiring little maintenance. This special open day explains what the charity does and how people can get…

Category: Lifestyle

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31
AUG
Bugs and Buds toddler club
Knoll Gardens

Monthly Saturday morning toddler club which aims to inspire a love of nature from a young age and encourage interaction with the gardens many wildlife inhabitants as well as its trees and flowers. Organised by the gardens charity the Knoll Gardens Foundation.10.30am…

Category: Visual Arts

TEL: +44(0)1202 873931
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01
SEP
Festival of Grasses
Knoll Gardens

Nationally renowned for its naturalistic displays of ornamental grasses 2019 sees the launch of the first Festival of Grasses at Knoll Gardens The Festival marks the 25th anniversary of Neil Lucass arrival at Knoll and runs throughout the autumn when the garden…

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12
SEP
Masterclass: Ornamental Grasses
Knoll Gardens

Spend the afternoon with the UKs leading authority on ornamental grasses as Knolls owner Neil Lucas shares his wealth of knowledge and draws from personal experience and Knolls stunning autumn displays to provide practical advice From maintenance to design Neil covers all…

Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01202 873931
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13
SEP
Yoga in the garden
Knoll Gardens

Enjoy outdoor yoga in the tranquillity of Knolls glorious naturalistic garden before it opens to the public. Depending on the weather the class will be on mats on the lawn if warm and sunny; a yoga walk around the gardens if a…

Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07955 587772
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13
SEP
Dorset Wildlife Trust Members Day
Knoll Gardens

Meet up with representatives of Dorsets largest conservation charity and discover how Knolls naturalistic gardening ethos continues to create a garden that welcomes wildlife as well as providing year‐round beautyIn recent years Knolls charitable arm the Knoll Gardens Foundation has been working…

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14
SEP
Better Plant&Garden Photography with Philip Smith
Knoll Gardens

Join professional photographer Philip Smith founder of International Garden Photographer of the Year on this exclusive practical course exploring the special opportunities for creativity in the early morning garden A tutor with the Royal Photographic Society Philip will take you through a…

Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01202 873931
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19
SEP
Yoga in the garden
Knoll Gardens

Enjoy outdoor yoga in the tranquillity of Knolls glorious naturalistic garden before it opens to the public. Depending on the weather the class will be on mats on the lawn if warm and sunny; a yoga walk around the gardens if a…

Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07955 587772
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19
SEP
Professional Grass Masterclass
Knoll Gardens

Exclusive course for garden designers and other trade Professionals.Nationally recognised for our specialist subject join this special masterclass as Knolls owner Neil Lucas the UKs leading authority on ornamental grasses shares his extensive horticultural knowledge together with the practical hands‐on experience that…

Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01202 873931
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26
SEP
Yoga in the garden
Knoll Gardens

Enjoy outdoor yoga in the tranquillity of Knolls glorious naturalistic garden before it opens to the public. Depending on the weather the class will be on mats on the lawn if warm and sunny; a yoga walk around the gardens if a…

Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07955 587772
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27
SEP
NGS Open Day
Knoll Gardens

The NGS is the most significant charitable funder of nursing charities in the country having donated over £50m to date. Your visit today will help its work.No booking required.10am 5pm Normal admission charge applies which will be donated to the NGS.…

Category: Family Events

TEL: 01202 873931
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28
SEP
Bugs and Buds toddler club
Knoll Gardens

Monthly Saturday morning toddler club which aims to inspire a love of nature from a young age and encourage interaction with the gardens many wildlife inhabitants as well as its trees and flowers. Organised by the gardens charity the Knoll Gardens Foundation.10.30am…

Category: Visual Arts

TEL: +44(0)1202 873931
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03
OCT
Masterclass: Ornamental Grasses
Knoll Gardens

Spend the afternoon with the UKs leading authority on ornamental grasses as Knolls owner Neil Lucas shares his wealth of knowledge and draws from personal experience and Knolls stunning autumn displays to provide practical advice From maintenance to design Neil covers all…

Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01202 873931
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10
OCT
Professional Grass Masterclass
Knoll Gardens

Exclusive course for garden designers and other trade Professionals.Nationally recognised for our specialist subject join this special masterclass as Knolls owner Neil Lucas the UKs leading authority on ornamental grasses shares his extensive horticultural knowledge together with the practical hands‐on experience that…

Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01202 873931
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12
OCT
Autumn Glory - Planting for Maximum Effect
Knoll Gardens

Join Neil Lucas for this celebratory 25th anniversary walk amongst Knolls spectacular autumn trees and shrubs as he explains how he has planted thousands of glorious grasses and perennials to create maximum effect in the autumn stretching way into the winter months.…

Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01202 873931
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17
OCT
Workshop: Designing in the Naturalistic Style
Knoll Gardens

Join Neil Lucas for a walk around his acclaimed garden at Knoll as he explains his ethos and some of the concepts and techniques that have gone into creating this naturalistic wildlife‐friendly garden. With no staking no spraying and no deadheading Neil…

Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01202 873931
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19
OCT
Teachers' Open Day
Knoll Gardens

Everyone has a special teacher they remember for going that extra mile and providing inspiration that will last a lifetime. On this special day the Knoll Gardens Foundation welcomes teachers to the garden free‐of‐charge to acknowledge their valuable work teachers and…

Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01202 873931
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24
OCT
Walk: Changing Seasons in the Garden (4 of 4)
Knoll Gardens

One of four new seasonal walks Changing Seasons in the Garden offers a unique opportunity to spend time with Neil Lucas as part of Knolls 25‐year anniversary celebrations. Each walk focuses on the gardens changing seasonal highlights; from spectacular individual plants to…

Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01202 873931
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26
OCT
Bugs and Buds toddler club
Knoll Gardens

Monthly Saturday morning toddler club which aims to inspire a love of nature from a young age and encourage interaction with the gardens many wildlife inhabitants as well as its trees and flowers. Organised by the gardens charity the Knoll Gardens Foundation.10.30am…

Category: Visual Arts

TEL: +44(0)1202 873931
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30
NOV
Bugs and Buds toddler club
Knoll Gardens

Monthly Saturday morning toddler club which aims to inspire a love of nature from a young age and encourage interaction with the gardens many wildlife inhabitants as well as its trees and flowers. Organised by the gardens charity the Knoll Gardens Foundation.10.30am…

Category: Visual Arts

TEL: +44(0)1202 873931
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07
DEC
Festive Succulent Wreath Workshop
Knoll Gardens

Create a stunning succulent wreath in time for Christmas with Laura Hall and Tracy Standish. Tracy will guide you through weaving a simple wreath from willow before Laura from Interior Botanical helps you turn it into a beautifully unique festive decoration using…

Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01202 873931
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14
DEC
Bugs and Buds toddler club
Knoll Gardens

Monthly Saturday morning toddler club which aims to inspire a love of nature from a young age and encourage interaction with the gardens many wildlife inhabitants as well as its trees and flowers. Organised by the gardens charity the Knoll Gardens Foundation.10.30am…

Category: Visual Arts

TEL: +44(0)1202 873931
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