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Coffee Morning: In the Footsteps of Kingdon Ward

Hear about a recent visit to Myanmar, collecting herbarium specimens in this land of great biodiversity.

Botanical Artistry: Skills and Techniques - Dry Brush

With guidance from Lizzie Sanders learn to create the textures to make your fruit truly delicious. Lizzie will demonstrate dry brush technique and provide one-to-one assistance each week. Suitable for intermediate +

Art Masterclass: Drawing Trees - Sarah Simblet

Learn how to make expressive drawings of winter trees using pen and ink. This introductory course explores the rich collections of the Garden and will teach essential methods of observing, understanding and drawing trees. Sarah will also share and discuss her own drawings and sketchbooks.

Photography Competition Prizegiving

Prizegiving, talks, and wine and food provided.

Felt Impressions

On this one-day workshop we will use a combination of dry and wet felt making techniques and learn to “draw” with fibres to create your own impressionist picture. Suitable for all abilities.

Evening Talk: Chocolate - History, Facts and Myths

Ali Gower, owner of The Chocolate Tree (one of the very few chocolatiers in the UK who make their own chocolate) will explain the challenges of making chocolate from bean to bar. A range of produce will be offered for tasting.

Making Christmas Wreaths and Table Decorations

On this one-day workshop you will make your own beautiful wreath to decorate your front door and a lovely table decoration for the centre of your Christmas table. Using beautiful conifers, holly, cones and berries from the Garden, and using a base of moss you will create unique and stunning Christmas decorations.

Christmas in the Gallery

With a glass of mulled wine to set the mood, join us for an evening of music and laughter. A light supper is also included.

Buster Keaton's

Buster Keaton's "Steamboat Bill Jr" with live musical accompaniment

Join us for a screening of Buster Keaton's 1928 comedy "Steamboat Bill Jr" with a newly composed/improvised score performed live by Jane Gardner (piano), Roddy Long (violin), and Hazel Morrison (percussion).

The Confection Box

Make your own selection of seasonal herbal gifts just in time for Christmas on this one-day workshop! Includes Chocolate Orange Balm, Winter Spice Oil and Mulled Wine Mix.

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