Events & Courses

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April 19th 10.30am-1pm
A morning with Tamsin Westhorpe – get your garden ready for spring

Tamsin is a well-known and experienced horticulturist, lecturer and writer and this workshop is perfect for beginners and intermediate gardeners.

The workshop will have a maximum of 15 people to ensure you get the most value and enjoyment out of your morning. You will be introduced to the essential spring plants around the 4 acre gardens as well as time in the studio to learn how to get your garden ready for spring,

The morning will involve tea or coffee with some homemade cake and you can also enjoy the gardens in the afternoon and maybe have a spot of lunch too.

Price £43.07   To book copy and paste this link  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/spring-at-stockton-bury-garden-studio-tickets-28289495643

 

May 11th 10am-4pm
Photography workshop – improve your garden and plant photography

Join acclaimed photographer Philip Smith for a practical and informative day. Philip founded ‘International Garden Photographer of the Year’ in association with Kew Gardens in 2006 and is author of ‘Better Plant and Garden Photography’.

The workshops welcome photographers of all levels and no specific expertise or previous experience is expected. The aim is to provide you with a set of skills and techniques that you can use to improve your photography of plants and gardens no matter what type of equipment you use. The workshop is about inspiring you to move out of your comfort zone to take great pictures. But it is not deadly serious nor is it a course about the latest technology. In a friendly, open environment, we aim to inspire you to get more pleasure and fun from your photography for years to come

Philip will start the day with an introductory talk on photographing plants, sharing tips and techniques to help you improve your images, including lighting, composition and exposure and of course macro photography. You will discover how to get the best out of your camera and what are the best equipment options for the type of photography that interests you. Following the talk Philip will demonstrate techniques outside in the garden, after which you will have an opportunity to explore the garden making your own images with one to one help and support with Philip’s expert guidance as needed.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Price £69.62 To book copy and paste this link  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/photography-workshop-with-philip-smith-tickets-29059309176

 

May 17th 10am-3.30pm
Painting with Brontë

Come and join rural painter Brontë Woodruff at Stockton Bury for an adventure in line and colour. Lively, fresh approach to expressive mark-making without fear of failing. Bring charcoal, watercolours and some inexpensive paper, a broad wash brush or two, and wear comfortable old clothes and shoes… and most of all, come with an open mind and a willingness to make lots of mistakes…

The day will include lunch and refreshments.

Price £64.31 To book and paste this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/painting-with-bronte-tickets-29059765541?aff=es2

 

Country Gardeners’ Day
May 28 10-4pm (Sunday)

Support local growers and have an enjoyable day. This event is in its forth year. Visit for nurseries, rural crafts, cut flowers and more. Fifteen plus stalls.
Normal garden entry applies. No advance booking required

 

May 31st 10.45-1pm
Gardening with wildlife in mind

Keen to make your garden a home for beneficial insects? If so, join expert Nick Hall at Stockton Bury for a morning of gardening with wildlife in mind. Nick is a partner in Seggin Bees and has penned two books, so offers a wealth of experience.

You will learn about the ecology of the garden, the magic of the compost heap, plants for wildlife, bees and how a hive works, beneficial insects and companion planting.
Why not stay for a spot of lunch and enjoy the garden at your leisure in the afternoon?

Ideal for all gardeners (no previous knowledge required).

Price £43.07  To book copy and paste this link   https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gardening-with-wildlife-in-mind-tickets-29296396310?aff=es2

 

FLORAL DEMONSTRATION

Wednesday 5th July 5-9pm
The essence of summer

Chelsea Flower Show RHS Gold Medal winner Yolanda Campbell presents a flower demonstration at Stockton Bury Gardens on the evening of Wednesday July 5th.
Tickets are £8 per person and includes entry to the garden between 5-7pm and demonstration 7-9pm.
Yolanda is a florist, a National Teacher and Area Demonstrator. She specialises in Wedding and corporate events. Don’t miss the opportunity to pick up fantastic tips and inspiration in this fantastic setting.FOR THE DEMONSTRATION PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL TAMSIN TO BOOK A PLACE 07880 712649 or email twstocktonbury@outlook.com

 

In the press

Tamsin Westhorpe writes a regular column in the local, free magazine Live 24 Seven about the gardens. She also shares the practical work at Stockton Bury Gardens in her fortnightly column in the national  Amatuer Gardening magazine.

 

Bespoke courses

Tamsin Westhorpe (garden writer and lecturer) is offering bespoke courses to groups of over five and up t0 20 in number. If you and your friends are keen to know about perennials, propagation, border planning, garden design or seasonal plants she can design a course for you. Call her on 07880 712649.

 

 

 

Stockton Bury has a garden studio available to rent. Seating 25, it is the perfect venue for talks and demonstrations. To come and view the facilities please call Tamsin 07880 712649. Tamsin is also available to give talks about the garden or subject of your choice and will travel to venues in nearby counties.