Waltham Place – Working with Nature
Organic and Biodynamic Gardening Course (Friday & Saturday Course) NOW Fully Booked – To register your interest for any future courses please contact Waltham firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel 01628 825517 and leave your contact details.
Dawn Chorus Walk Saturday 4th May 2019 5.30am-7.30am
Experience the Dawn Chorus here at Waltham Place as we explore the beautiful grounds listening to the great variety of birdsong. Local bird expert Brian Clews will be leading the walk, teaching us how to identify the different calls and how to differentiate between them. An uplifting and energising start to the day.
Price: £15 to include a breakfast roll ( bacon and /or egg ) or muesli and a hot drink after the walk.
From Fleece to Fabric Day Friday 31st May 2019 11am
Come and meet our rare breed Castlemilk Moorit sheep then join us in the tearoom to learn more about how we turn the sheep’s wool into textiles we can use. Whether you are interested in spinning, weaving or felting we have something of interest to share. Learn to spin fleece into yarn with Berkshire Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers. Local group, Bucks Vision, will be demonstrating the art of peg loom weaving and would be delighted to teach you this simple yet satisfying craft. Join Niki for a needlefelting workshop and make a needle felt owl or other animal* to take home. (* 8 years plus at parental discretion) A great event for people of all ages.
Price: £10 Booking essential as numbers are limited. Proceeds to Bucks Vision and Berkshire Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers.
Meeting point: The Tearoom, Waltham Place, Church Hill.
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Philosophy at Waltham – Working with Nature:
Welcome to Waltham Place. As we invite you to explore its many different facets with us, we ask that you shift your paradigms; that you look at the gardens with a different eye, to be accepting of the less formal, less tidy look. I am a gardener of place, who seeks to work with the nature of the place, adapting and evolving to its ecology rather than producing a decorated garden. Natural gardening is all about your relationship with the garden and its evolution, using your knowledge of plant systems and families. We are staunch believers in all aspects of biodynamic/organic husbandry and in the holistic management of the estate. We seek to combine forces with nature rather than fighting against it, and to explore the boundaries between garden and nature. In doing so, we have created a haven to an abundance of insect and animal life, fungi and indigenous flora. This is our legacy, our investment in the future. Strilli Oppenheimer