Events & Courses

The Raymond Blanc Gardening School

Raymond Blanc Gardening School - Autumn Courses

The Raymond Blanc Gardening School at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons is the first of its kind in the UK. Inspired by a deep joy and curiosity for the wonders of nature, this school promises to combine the passion the whole team at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons share for the love of gardening, with the desire to pass on best kept secrets to guests.

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Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, Oxfordshire
on: 
Tuesday, 12 September 2017 - 9:00am to Friday, 22 September 2017 - 3:30pm

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South East Essex Organic Gardeners Group visit to Audley End House & Gardens

Join South East Essex Organic Gardeners for their group visit to Audley End House & Gardens.

*Main season: £14.79 per adult; £13.35 per concession including those over 60 years of age £8.85 per child. They will require a list of attendees to place at tickets ready for the arrival of your party.
In addition money will be required upfront, payable either by cash or by cheque (payable to SE Essex Organic Gardeners) posted to 19 Folly Lane, Hockley SS5 4SE.

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Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4JF
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Saturday, 23 September 2017 -
10:00am to 5:00pm

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Heart of England Organic Group Talk by Anita Schrader McMillan-Conservation in Guatemala

Anita Schrader McMillan has been a friend of HEOG for a decade although she spends much of her time in the region. Anita will talk about the work of father and son team Hugo and Otto Alvorado who have run a conservation project over many years to save threatened species in the Guatemalan rainforests.

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Kenilworth Senior Citizens Club, Wilton Court, Abbey End car park, Kenilworth, CV8 1QJ
on: 
Monday, 25 September 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

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Avon Organic Group - Talk on growing & using medicinal herbs

Get to know about these and other common plants likely growing in your neighbourhood.

This talk is given by Sue Redfern. Sue is a medical herbalist working in Bristol for 30 years who uses mainly local and common therapeutic "weeds". She will talk about the growing, wildcrafting and harvesting of herbs and her practice and the importance of plant medicine, particularly today in a time of denatured nutrition.

at: 
The Station, Silver Street, Bristol BS1 2AG, in the Dance Studio (Map and travel information on the group's website)
on: 
Thursday, 28 September 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

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South East Essex Organic Gardeners - Apple Day

Join South East Essex Organic Gardeners for Apple Day at St Laurence Orchard - a free family event, open to everyone!

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Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6UY
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Saturday, 7 October 2017 -
11:00am to 2:00pm

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Cumbria Organic Gardeners and Farmers - National Trust Apple Day

Cumbria Organic Gardeners and Farmers will be holding a stall at the National Trust Apple Day at Acorn Bank, Cumbria on the 8th October.

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Acorn Bank, Temple Sowerby, Cumbria
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Sunday, 8 October 2017 -
11:00am to 4:30pm

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Next Steps in Seed Saving

This is the perfect follow on from the first course, ‘Introduction to Seed Saving’, or is ideal for those with some experience of saving seed from vegetables looking to improve their skills. The day will focus on gathering seed from biennial crops and annuals which easily cross-pollinate. You’ll also enjoy a tour of the Heritage Seed Library growing area and will have the opportunity to ask our experts any questions.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Thursday, 12 October 2017 -
9:30am to 1:00pm

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Heart of England Organic Group Harvest Supper and members evening

*please contact HEOG for further details and prices

at: 
Kenilworth Senior Citizens Club, Wilton Court, Abbey End car park, Kenilworth, CV8 1QJ
on: 
Saturday, 14 October 2017 -
6:30pm to 9:00pm

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Introduction to Biodynamic Gardening

Introduction to Biodynamic Gardening

Biodynamic gardening offers a unique holistic approach to organic gardening, and brings a new dimension and understanding of how to work with Nature in your garden. This course offers an overview of the biodynamic approach to gardening, its philosophy and its main practical methods.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
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Wednesday, 18 October 2017 -
9:30am to 1:00pm

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Cumbria Organic Gardeners and Farmers - AGM & Talk

Join Cumbria Organic Gardeners and Farmers for their annual general meeting and talk on: Growing a national collection of snowdrops.

at: 
Penrith
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Sunday, 12 November 2017 - 2:00pm

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Tuning into the rhythms of Nature

Tuning into the rhythms of Nature

Biodynamic gardening seeks to work with all the forces of Nature. This course explores in detail how Biodynamic gardening achieves this in practice. The course covers everything from the planting calendar, and how to use it, to the role of Biodynamic preparations.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 -
9:30am to 1:00pm

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organic vegetable growing

Planning your organic garden

This introductory course focuses on how to start planning your organic garden, with practical tips on crop rotation, ground preparation and more. Take advantage of the opportunity to make the most of either a new or existing garden, with guidance for growing both edibles and ornamentals organically.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Thursday, 16 November 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

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Heart of England Organic Group Organic food & wine tasting

*please contact HEOG for further details and prices

at: 
Kenilworth
on: 
Saturday, 18 November 2017 -
6:30pm to 9:00pm

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Make your own natural Christmas decorations

Come and learn about how to weave a willow wreath using materials from the garden to make natural decorations. You will be shown how to weave your own willow wreath that you can then decorate with natural materials from the gardens. We will also look at making table decorations, wall hangings and other ideas for natural decorations.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Thursday, 7 December 2017 -
9:30am to 1:00pm

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