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Reading and writing journeys

Join us for a shared reading event inspired by stories of journeys, followed by a creative writing workshop.

Introduction to Tapestry

Introduction to Tapestry

A beginners hands-on course concentrating on basic tapestry weaving skills that lays a foundation for future study.

Meet the Edible Gardening Team

Meet the Edible Gardening Team

Take a look around our productive garden with the Edible Gardening Project volunteers. Find out what jobs need doing in your own garden now and have your vegetable growing questions answered.

Doors Open Christmas

Pop into the cottage for short talks, displays and tours of the Botanic Cottage with a Christmas theme as part of Christmas Doors Open.

The Christmas spice: Tastes and scents of the season

Social sessions inspired by the Garden, for people affected by dementia, their friends, relatives and supporters. Sessions include sensory activities and informal chat with refreshments.

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.

Christmas in the Gallery

Festive fun in the Courtyard Gallery with mulled wine and a light supper.

Natural Partners: Trees, Woods & Forests & Our Basic Needs

Trees, woods and forests play a vital role in satisfying basic human needs (air, water, food, shelter) as well as higher level demands. Join us to explore this natural partnership and find out how it can be used to grow the understanding of future generations.

Super Soils

Super Soils

Discover the secrets of the soil with the Edible Gardening Team for the 2015 International Year of Soils. Displays, demonstrations and activities for all the family based around one of the world’s most important resources.

Christmas at the Cottage: Fruits of Christmas plus carols

Find out about the fruits we associate with the Christmas season, and try some festive fruity activities! Carol singing starts in the Professor’s Room at 3pm.

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