What’s on at Waltham Place
With Courses, Walks and Special Interest Events running throughout the year there are plenty of opportunities to join us here at Waltham Place. Whether you wish to take a walk around the gardens, experience the seasonal highlights, learn about the wildlife or master a new skill, we will be happy to welcome you.
Seasonal Walks Fridays December 1st 2023 and 12th Jan 2024
Join us as we explore the woodlands and gardens of Waltham Place, taking in seasonal highlights throughout the Autumn and Winter months. Please allow 1.5 hrs for your walk and dress for the weather with stout walking boots or wellies as we may be crossing uneven terrain.
£ 13 Per person
Festive Wreath Making Workshop II Wednesday 6th December 2023
Sessions available at 9am – 10.30am / 11.30am – 1pm / 2pm – 3.30pm £ 40 per person
Embrace the festive spirit with our Festive Wreath Making Workshop led by the Waltham Place gardeners. Using foliage, berries and decorative seed heads harvested from the gardens, we will teach you how to make a beautiful festive wreath for your door. Each wreath will be unique as no two people choose the same combinations from the large array of materials on offer.
To include hot refreshments and festive bakes & biscuits. Please dress warmly as part of the workshop may be conducted outside.
Christmas Shop – Friday 22nd December 2023, 1 – 6 pm
We invite all of our customers and visitors to join us once again for The Waltham Place Christmas Shop, as we celebrate the end of another successful year. Biodynamic vegetables, fresh Jersey Beef and frozen Catlemilk Moorit lamb will be available on the day, as will jams, chutneys and apple juice, made from our own homegrown biodynamic ingredients. Also rare breed knitting wool, copper tools, books, seeds and plants. The courtyard is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of mulled wine or hot apple juice by the firepit. With a Children’s Corner and Carol Singers from 2.30 pm, our Christmas Shop is the perfect way to start this festive weekend. At 4 pm our carol singers head for the farmyard to lead our yearly session of Carols with the Cows.
Biodynamic Gardening for Beginners 2024 – 6 Days – from 20th January – 8th June 2024
10 am – 4 pm Biodynamic Gardening for Beginners 2024 With Andre Tranquilini and Harry Astley
Turn your garden into a haven for nature and produce healthy food for your family and friends with our step-by-step workshops to guide you through the gardening year. Join the Biodynamic Gardening team in the delightful gardens of Waltham Place to learn the key biodynamic and organic practices that allow you to grow fruit and vegetables without the need for artificial inputs. From the first steps of planning a vegetable garden, to the final harvest of the year, we’ll offer you our expert advice and guidance. £ 300 Per person
For full details and to book your place
Make a Log Hive Friday 8th March 2024 9.30am – 5.15pm £280 per hive
Support wild honey bee populations by building a log hive under the guidance of natural beekeeping expert, Matt Somerville. Designed to stand alone, on stilts, or sited high up in the tree tops, log hives offer wild honey bees a non-intrusive home. Supporting our bees as pollinators, rather than honey producers, log hives are designed to offer good insulation in Winter or Summer, mimicking the environment bees choose in the wild. With minimal intervention, the bees are subject to natural selection which weeds out the weak, thus creating strong, healthy colonies capable of coping with pests and diseases. This is a low intensity way to keep bees offering minimal stress for both the bees and the beekeeper. FFI and to book your place click here
Compost Making Saturday 16th March 2024 10 am – 4pm
Transform your garden practices through the art of composting. This one-day workshop will explore the biodynamic principle of creating fertility from within the garden or farm, transforming garden waste into soil life and healthy crops. We will cover the making and use of 4 different kinds of compost: leafmould, garden waste, farmyard manure compost and compost teas. Suitable for those with small gardens or larger areas.
Refreshments are included in the day. Please bring a packed lunch and dress for the weather
£ 55 Per person FFI and to Book click here
Climate Friendly Gardening Saturday 15th June 2024 10 am – 4 pm
As gardeners we have the potential to make great strides in our gardens, adapting the way we grow to mitigate the effects of climate change by supporting wildlife and developing healthy soils and resilient plants. The Waltham team will share climate-friendly solutions that will create resilience for your garden and crops. The day will include Carbon Gardening, No Dig and Gardening for Wildlife.
£ 55 Per person FFI and to book click here
Biodynamic Gardening for Professionals Friday 13th September – Sunday 15th September 2024
This intensive two-and-a-half-day course offers professional growers, land managers and designers, an introduction to applied biodynamics for ornamental gardens, market gardens and farms, with a focus on how to apply biodynamic methodologies in settings such as country estates, gardens and farms.
£ 300 Per person FFI and to Book click here
Seed Saving Friday 27th September 2024 10 am – 4 pm
Seeds are one of the key issues for food sovereignty and climate change mitigation. In a time when diversity and quality are declining, it is imperative to reconnect once again with the practice of harvesting seeds that are tolerant and adapted to the changing climate.
Join estate manager, André Tranquilini, biodynamic farmer and gardener, founding member of the Living Seeds, organic and biodynamic seed company, for this step-by-step workshop to help you to obtain the best quality seed from your gardens. Learn how to select, harvest, dry, clean and store your seeds for maximum effect.
Refreshments are included in the day. Please bring a packed lunch and dress for the weather.
£ 55 per person FFI and to book click here