Biodynamic courses at Waltham Place Berks in 2019 | Biodynamic Association

Biodynamic courses at Waltham Place Berks in 2019

Chanel No.5’s secret – Biodynamic Roses!
17th June 2019
Biodynamic Open Gardens Event: June to September 2019
10th May 2019

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 estateoffice@walthamplace.com or Tel 01628 825517 and leave your contact details.

Other Courses:

Bee walk – A buzz among the flowers Friday 21st June 2-4pm (Just one place remaining)
A fabulous opportunity to explore the gardens of Waltham Place with bee enthusiast Trevor Smith to see what the buzz is all about! Trevor will introduce you to our bumblebees, their life style and relationship to some of the flowers we see, as well as the various solitary bees that make these beautiful gardens their home.
Price: £7 To include tea or coffee and biscuits. Proceeds to Wild Maidenenhead
Meeting point: The Tearoom, Waltham Place, Church Hill.

Umbel-ievable! 10-carrot gold Friday 12th July 11am-1.30pm
A stroll through the gardens to admire the elegant umbellifers which are key to many of our plantings. Once a staple of meadow habitats, umbellifers have a real conservation role to play. Gardener Tim will introduce you to some of the invertebrates that are attracted to umbels when in flower and as seed heads.
Price:£15 to include an umbelliferous lunch.
Meeting point: The Tearoom, Waltham Place, Church Hill.

Fascinating plants -forgotten history Friday 2nd August 2 – 4pm
Join chef, Adrian, and Gardener, Ute, in the garden for a journey back in time as we explore some of the many interesting and beneficial plants which grow here. Revered in the past for their superb properties, culinary, medicinal or just plain useful.
Price: £7 To include tea or coffee and biscuits.
Meeting point: The Tearoom, Waltham Place, Church Hill.

Bat walk and talk Friday 9th August 7.30pm-10.30pm
Explore the woods at twilight using bat detectors to locate and identify the different species flying overhead.
Price: £7 Proceeds to Berks and S Bucks Bat Group
Meeting point: The Tearoom, Waltham Place, Church Hill.

Annual moth night Friday 16th August – 8.15pm – 11pm
Join our moth experts as we visit the woods after dark to take part in our yearly moth survey. Moth experts will be on hand to identify the moths and chat about the different species. 529 species of moth have been recorded here since 2002 so let’s see if we can add to that total.
Price: £7 Proceeds to Wild Maidenhead
Meeting point: By arrangement

Tree identification workshop -‘The oak and other native trees’ Friday 23rd August 10am -3.30pm
Join Martin Woolner for a one day workshop learning to identify our native deciduous trees along with some of the common conifers. In the afternoon Martin will focus on the oak tree, a fabulous habitat for wildlife.
Price: £30 To include a light organic lunch. Donation to Wild Cookham
Meeting point: The Ormandy Centre, Church Hill.

To book for an event please contact estateoffice@walthamplace.com stating the name of the event and the number of places required, or telephone 01628 825 517.

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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