September Quartet – Upcoming events

Everyone will have their own particular interests but there’s no denying that Knoll Gardens hosts a wonderful set of contrasting of events.

A look at the Knoll Gardens Events Page  recently, provided a good  example across just  three days coming soon in September!!

Outdoor Yoga

September 12, 2019 9:00 am – 10:00 am £8.00

Come and enjoy outdoor yoga in the tranquillity of Knoll’s glorious naturalistic garden before it opens to the public. Dependant on the weather the class will either by on mats on the lawn if warm and sunny; a yoga walk around the gardens if a little chilly; or under the marquee if a little wet. With 18 years of experience, Yoga Therapist Jackie Hayfield may include flowing movements with the breath, standing postures, breath work, guided relaxation and meditation in the garden. Booking essential.

More information and booking:Jackie Hayfield 07955 587772 or Jackie.hayfield@sky.com

 

Grass Masterclass

September 12, 2019 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm £35.00

Spend the afternoon with the UK’s leading authority on ornamental grasses as Knoll Gardens owner, Neil Lucas shares his wealth of knowledge and draws from personal experience and Knoll’s stunning autumn displays to provide practical advice. From maintenance to design, Neil covers all you need to know about grasses and how to use them in a garden setting.

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To obtain special RHS MEMBERS PRICE of £28 please phone nursery direct and quote membership number.

Friday; Dorset Wildlife Trust Members Day

September 13, 2019 10:00 am – 4:00 pm free to DWT members

Meet up with representatives of Dorset’s largest conservation charity and discover how Knoll’s naturalistic gardening ethos continues to create a garden that welcomes wildlife as well as providing year-round beauty.

In recent years, Knoll’s charitable arm, the Knoll Gardens Foundation has been working very closely with Dorset Wildlife Trust. On this special day DWT members and volunteers can visit the gardens free of charge on production of a valid DWT membership card or proof of volunteering status. And, anyone joining DWT on the day will have their garden admission charge refunded.

No booking required. Normal garden admission charges apply to all non DWT members.

On this special day for every full price ticket purchased £5 will be donated to the garden’s charity, the Knoll Gardens Foundation.

Better plant and garden photography workshop with Philip Smith

September 14, 2019 6:30 am – 12:30 pm £70.00

Join professional photographer Philip Smith, founder of International Garden Photographer of the Year on this special course starting with the magic of the early morning light in the garden. A tutor with the Royal Photographic Society, Philip will help you gain the skills and techniques to move out of your comfort zone to take great pictures. Topics covered include lighting, composition, exposure and macro photography as well as help to ensure you are getting the best out of your existing equipment. All levels of experience welcome.

Following a short practical demonstration of Philip’s approach to garden photography, you will have a unique opportunity to photograph the garden for yourselves with Philip on hand to offer one-to-one guidance and help. The day will conclude with an illustrated lecture providing practical ideas and principles for you to integrate into your own photography.

Please note this is a practical workshop. All levels of experience are welcome, but basic familiarity with your camera kit is assumed as well as a willingness to experiment with ideas and techniques.

Ticket price includes coffee and cake.

Book online.