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Botanic Gardens

Botanic Gardens


Christmas Wreath Workshops

Make your own Christmas wreath to take home with you.

Our tutor will demonstrate the wreath-making method and help you to make your own Christmas wreath to take home with you. Materials and light refreshments are included in the price. Booking essential.

Date: Saturday 2 December or Wednesday 6 December 2017

Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm

Cost: £25

Venue: Botanic Garden, Knoll House entrance and parking on Glebe Road, Oadby LE2 2LD

Bring secateurs / scissors if you have them.

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Christmas Wreath Workshop - Dec 2nd
02/12/201702/12/2017£25.00[Read More]
Christmas Wreath Workshop - Dec 6th
06/12/201706/12/2017£25.00[Read More]
Botanic gardens

Plant Identification Skills course: Intermediate level

This part-time course is for everyone keen to develop or improve their plant identification skills. We aim to increase your appreciation, enjoyment and understanding of the diversity of the British flora.

By combining lectures and laboratory classes at the Botanic Garden, we start by teaching you how to identify the main plant groups and important families (module 1, October-December). Then we introduce you to the methods and practice of species identification by means of field trips (module 2, April-June).

Module 1: every Tuesday, 6.30 - 9.30pm, 3 October to 12 December 2017

Module 2: 6 Sunday field trips, 10am - 4pm, April - June 2018, dates to be advised

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Both Modules 1 & 2
03/10/201724/06/2018£750.00[Read More]
Module 1 only
03/10/201712/12/2017£400.00[Read More]
Module 2 only
01/04/201824/06/2018£400.00[Read More]

Willow Weaving Workshops

Willow weaving workshops

Using willow and other plant materials, learn how to make simple or more advanced baskets.

Suitable for beginners, returners and improvers.

Booking essential.

Tutor: Catherine Tregaskes


Saturday 16 September - make a round fruit / bread basket

Saturday 14 October - make a frame basket, with or without a handle (Fully booked)

Saturday 18 November - make a variety of Christmas themed decorations (no wreaths) using a range of basketry techniques and materials, including willow.

Venue: Botanic Garden, Knoll House, Glebe Road, Oadby LE2 2LD

Time: 9.30am - 5pm

Cost: £50 per person per workshop, all materials provided

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Willow Weaving - Christmas Decorations
18/11/201718/11/2017£50.00[Read More]