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Events And Classes

Discover the way to a beautiful garden with great environmental credentials

In addition to holding regular events and classes at Knoll Gardens Neil Lucas, the UK’s leading authority on ornamental grasses, also talks and lectures across the UK and overseas. Knoll’s plants are also available at select events.

  • February

  • Bugs and Buds

    Knoll Gardens

    February 24, 2018

    10:30 am - 12:00 am

    £4.50

    Organised by the garden’s charity – the Knoll Gardens Foundation, our Saturday morning monthly toddler club aims to inspire a love of nature from a young age, encouraging interaction with the garden’s many wildlife inhabitants as well as its trees and flowers.
    To check availability and book please email; education@knollgardens.co.uk

    Find out about Knoll Gardens Foundation

  • March

  • Saturday Special; Preparing for Spring

    Knoll Gardens

    March 17, 2018

    10:30 am - 12:00 am

    £15.00

    To cut or not to cut? Discover the answers to some of most frequently asked questions at this popular spring event. Led by Knoll’s owner, a leading authority on grasses, this is our specialist subject and our Mini-Masterclass will ensure your own borders & grasses are ready to produce the wow factor this summer.

    Book online

  • Willow Workshop; Plant Climbers with Tracy Standish

    Knoll Gardens

    March 24, 2018

    10:30 am - 1:00 pm

    £30.00

    Join Tracy in the garden to learn about simple willow weaving techniques as you create a tall plant support for your garden. Using brown, ‘Dicky Meadows’ willow, sourced from Somerset, you’ll build a 4 – 5ft garden plant climber perfect for displaying beans or sweet peas in pots or borders.

    Book Online

  • Bugs and Buds

    Knoll Gardens

    March 31, 2018

    10:30 am - 12:00 am

    £4.50

    Organised by the garden’s charity – the Knoll Gardens Foundation, our Saturday morning monthly toddler club aims to inspire a love of nature from a young age, encouraging interaction with the garden’s many wildlife inhabitants as well as its trees and flowers.
    To check availability and book please email; education@knollgardens.co.uk

    Find out about Knoll Gardens Foundation

  • April

  • Guided Walk – Local Landscapes

    Knoll Gardens

    April 24, 2018

    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    £5

    Join Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Nicky Hoar and Knoll Gardens’ Neil Lucas as they take you on a guided walk across Ferndown Common to Knoll Gardens, part of The Great Heath Living Landscape. Discover the similarities of the landscapes as well as their differences as you understand more about the horticulture and wildlife of this glorious part of east Dorset.

    Meet at Knoll Gardens, Stapehill Rd, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND.

    Limited numbers so booking essential.

    For more information

    To book; contact DWT on 01202 692033 or nhoar@dorsetwildlifetrust.org

  • Bat Walk with Jan Freeborn

    Knoll Gardens

    April 26, 2018

    7:45 pm

    Normal admission charges

    Enjoy a special evening stroll as you search for Knoll’s most elusive night-time visitors. Using the latest technology and years of experience, Jan will help you identify the bats you see and hear, and attract them down for a closer look. Mark Spencer of Bournemouth Natural Science Society will also be in the garden moth trapping so there will be other creatures of the night to discover on this special evening.

    Normal garden admission charge; which will be divided between the charities involved.
    Very limited numbers, call the nursery to book on 01202 873931.

  • Foundation Friday; By Invitation only…BNSS

    Knoll Gardens

    April 27, 2018

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Free of charge

    The Knoll Gardens Foundation welcomes staff, members and volunteers of the Bournemouth Natural Science Society to the garden free-of-charge as part of the charity’s drive to promote wildlife friendly gardening with the ‘wow factor’.

    No admission charge but visitors are requested to show proof of membership or volunteering status on arrival.

    For more info email foundation@knollgardens.co.uk

  • Neil Lucas at Plant Heritage National AGM

    Springfield Hotel, BH20 5AL

    April 27, 2018

    6:00 pm

    Free of charge

    Founded 40 years ago this year in Dorset, Plant Heritage is renowned for its work in the conservation of garden plants and especially for the creation of the National Collections scheme. As part of this celebratory AGM weekend Neil speaks about Knoll Gardens and the National Collection of Pennisetum.

    More information

  • Music in the Garden with Gerauschhersteller

    Knoll Gardens

    April 28, 2018

    2:00 pm

    Normal admission charges

    Performing as part of Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe (BEAF) festival, Dorset-based musical ensemble, Gerauschhersteller use amplified pods, cacti and other plant materials to create this contemporary sound performance of John Cage’s Branches and Pauline Olivero’s Fishes. Listening to amplified sound through radio headphones, alongside other plant materials you’ll hear pods rattle and cacti needles plucked with toothpicks to create a new meditative experience in Knoll’s relaxing garden setting.

    No booking required but normal garden admission prices apply; which will be donated to the Knoll Gardens Foundation.

  • Bugs and Buds

    Knoll Gardens

    April 28, 2018

    10:30 am - 12:00 am

    £4.50

    Organised by the garden’s charity – the Knoll Gardens Foundation, our Saturday morning monthly toddler club aims to inspire a love of nature from a young age, encouraging interaction with the garden’s many wildlife inhabitants as well as its trees and flowers.
    To check availability and book please email; education@knollgardens.co.uk

    Find out about Knoll Gardens Foundation

  • May

  • Foundation Friday; Volunteer Recruitment Open Day

    Knoll Gardens

    May 4, 2018

    10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Free of charge

    Based in the garden at Knoll, the Knoll Gardens Foundation is a charity set up to promote a sustainable, wildlife friendly gardening style which can create stunning effect whilst requiring little maintenance. This special open day is your chance to understand more about what the charity does and how you can get involved. Foundation volunteers will be in the garden all day to talk about their role, and explain more about the ethos of the garden and there will also be the opportunity to talk to trustees about the volunteering opportunities currently available.

    You can find out more about the charity and volunteering with us at www.knollgardensfoundation.org

  • Foundation Friday; By Invitation only…Art Groups

    Knoll Gardens

    May 25, 2018

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Free of charge

    The Knoll Gardens Foundation welcomes local art groups to the garden free-of-charge as part of the charity’s drive to promote wildlife friendly gardening with the ‘wow factor’.

    No admission charge but groups are requested to book in advance.

    Call the nursery on 01202 873931 or email foundation@knollgardens.co.uk

  • Bugs and Buds

    Knoll Gardens

    May 26, 2018

    10:30 am - 12:00 am

    £4.50

    Organised by the garden’s charity – the Knoll Gardens Foundation, our Saturday morning monthly toddler club aims to inspire a love of nature from a young age, encouraging interaction with the garden’s many wildlife inhabitants as well as its trees and flowers.
    To check availability and book please email; education@knollgardens.co.uk

    Find out about Knoll Gardens Foundation

  • June

  • Foundation Friday; We value our Volunteers

    Knoll Gardens

    June 1, 2018

    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    free for Volunteers

    In celebration of National Volunteers Week Knoll Gardens is offering free garden admission to everyone who gives up their valuable time to volunteer in any capacity. Meet up with our own volunteers in the morning or simply relax as you enjoy a stroll around our naturalistic garden. We welcome new volunteers at Knoll and a member of the Knoll Gardens Foundation team will be around to provide more information.
    Please bring some proof of your volunteering status to gain free admission.

    More Information

  • Foundation Friday; By Invitation only…Horticultural Groups

    Knoll Gardens

    June 4, 2018

    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    free of charge to invitees

    The Knoll Gardens Foundation welcomes local horticultural groups to the garden free-of-charge as part of the charity’s drive to promote wildlife friendly gardening with the ‘wow factor’.

    No admission charge but groups are requested to book in advance.

    Call the nursery on 01202 873931 or email foundation@knollgardens.co.uk

  • Foundation Friday; By Invitation only…Camera Clubs

    Knoll Gardens

    June 6, 2018

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    free of charge to invitees

    The Knoll Gardens Foundation welcomes local camera clubs to the garden free-of-charge as part of the charity’s drive to promote wildlife friendly gardening with the ‘wow factor’.

    No admission charge but groups are requested to book in advance.

    Call the nursery on 01202 873931 or email foundation@knollgardens.co.uk  

  • Outdoor Yoga

    Knoll Gardens

    June 7, 2018

    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: www.facebook.com/jackiehayfieldyogatherapy or contact: Jackie Hayfield 07955 587772 or Jackie.hayfield@sky.com

  • Foundation Friday; Art Day at Knoll

    Knoll Gardens

    June 8, 2018

    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    free of charge to invitees

    In celebration of Dorset Art week, the Knoll Gardens Foundation welcomes individual artists to the garden to be inspired by the Knoll’s acclaimed naturalistic style.

    No booking required

  • National Garden Scheme Open Day

    Knoll Gardens

    June 9, 2018

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Normal admission charges

    The NGS is the most significant charitable funder of nursing charities in the country having donated over £50m to date. Your visit today will help its work.

    No booking required; but normal admision charges apply which will be donated to the NGS.

  • Outdoor Yoga

    Knoll Gardens

    June 14, 2018

    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: www.facebook.com/jackiehayfieldyogatherapy or contact: Jackie Hayfield 07955 587772 or Jackie.hayfield@sky.com

  • Stone Carving Workshop with Sarah Moore

    Knoll Gardens

    June 15, 2018

    9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    £75.00

    Join sculptor and fine artist Sarah Moore in the garden at Knoll for this special one-day stone carving workshop. Working in local Bath stone you will learn basic stone carving skills as you create an original stone carving to take home. Ticket price to include materials.

    Booking Essential
    To book call Sarah on 01202 877183  or email sarahmoore.sculptor@yahoo.co.uk

  • Garden Wildlife Walk with Tracy Standish

    Knoll Gardens

    June 16, 2018

    10:30 am - 12:30 pm

    £10.00

    Reconnect with nature as you join us for this special wildlife discovery walk in Knoll’s naturalist garden. Suitable for adults and older children, activities will be weather dependant but could include looking for nectaring insects on the flowering perennials, opening a moth trap to reveal the garden’s night time visitors, enjoying bird song and even pond dipping. You’ll leave knowing a lot more about garden wildlife and how to encourage it into your own garden.

    Book Online

  • Designing in the Naturalistic Style

    Knoll Gardens

    June 21, 2018

    10:30 am - 12:00 am

    £15.00

    Join Neil Lucas for a walk around his acclaimed garden at Knoll as he explains his ethos and some of the concepts and techniques that have gone into the creation of this naturalistic, wildlife-friendly garden. With no staking, no spraying, and no deadheading Neil also points out the many benefits of the naturalistic style to the gardener, providing practical advice to help you bring Knoll’s stunning year-round effect to your own garden.

    Book Online

  • Outdoor Yoga

    Knoll Gardens

    June 21, 2018

    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: www.facebook.com/jackiehayfieldyogatherapy or contact: Jackie Hayfield 07955 587772 or Jackie.hayfield@sky.com

  • Foundation Friday; Dorset Wildlife Trust Members Day

    Knoll Gardens

    June 22, 2018

    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

  • Outdoor Yoga

    Knoll Gardens

    June 26, 2018

    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: www.facebook.com/jackiehayfieldyogatherapy or contact: Jackie Hayfield 07955 587772 or Jackie.hayfield@sky.com

  • Bugs and Buds

    Knoll Gardens

    June 30, 2018

    10:30 am - 12:00 am

    £4.50

    Organised by the garden’s charity – the Knoll Gardens Foundation, our Saturday morning monthly toddler club aims to inspire a love of nature from a young age, encouraging interaction with the garden’s many wildlife inhabitants as well as its trees and flowers.
    To check availability and book please email; education@knollgardens.co.uk

    Find out about Knoll Gardens Foundation

  • July

  • Outdoor Yoga

    Knoll Gardens

    July 5, 2018

    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: www.facebook.com/jackiehayfieldyogatherapy or contact: Jackie Hayfield 07955 587772 or Jackie.hayfield@sky.com

  • Outdoor Yoga

    Knoll Gardens

    July 7, 2018

    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: www.facebook.com/jackiehayfieldyogatherapy or contact: Jackie Hayfield 07955 587772 or Jackie.hayfield@sky.com

  • Designing in the Naturalistic Style

    Knoll Gardens

    July 12, 2018

    10:30 am - 12:00 am

    £15.00

    Join Neil Lucas for a walk around his acclaimed garden at Knoll as he explains his ethos and some of the concepts and techniques that have gone into the creation of this naturalistic, wildlife-friendly garden. With no staking, no spraying, and no deadheading Neil also points out the many benefits of the naturalistic style to the gardener, providing practical advice to help you bring Knoll’s stunning year-round effect to your own garden.

    Book Online

  • Bees in the Garden

    Knoll Gardens

    July 14, 2018

    11:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Normal admission charges

    Open your eyes to the wonderful world of bees at this special event set in Knoll’s beautiful naturalistic garden. Learn from the experts on guided walks, discover the best plants to attract bees to your garden, meet Knoll’s resident bumblebee surveyor and find out about the importance of encouraging solitary bees to your garden.

    No booking required.

    Normal garden admission price applies; which will be donated to the Knoll Gardens Foundation

  • Gardens Illustrated Grass day with Neil Lucas

    Scampston Hall, YO17 8NG

    July 19, 2018

    10:00 am

    Free of charge

    As part of the Gardens Illustrated Masterclass series, join Neil Lucas at the acclaimed Scampston Hall Gardens for a day dedicated to grasses and their use in our gardens.

    For more information and to book

    or email; gardenmasterclass@gmail.com

  • Outdoor Yoga

    Knoll Gardens

    July 19, 2018

    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: www.facebook.com/jackiehayfieldyogatherapy or contact: Jackie Hayfield 07955 587772 or Jackie.hayfield@sky.com

  • Foundation Friday; By Invitation only… Butterfly Conservation

    Knoll Gardens

    July 20, 2018

    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    free of charge to invitees

    The Knoll Gardens Foundation welcomes Butterfly Conservation members and volunteers to the garden free-of-charge as part of the charity’s drive to promote wildlife friendly gardening with the ‘wow factor’.

    No admission charge but visitors are requested to show proof of membership or volunteering status on arrival.

    Call the nursery on 01202 873931 or email foundation@knollgardens.co.uk

  • Foundation Friday; Guided Walk – Beautiful Butterflies

    Knoll Gardens

    July 20, 2018

    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

    free but pre booking essential

    In the week of the nation’s Big Butterfly Count, dedicated lepidopterist Keith Powrie leads a walk around the gardens to help you identify the many butterflies to be found there. Keith has been recording butterfly sightings at Knoll for many years and brings an infectious enthusiasm to any guided walk.

    There is no charge for tickets but pre booking essential as places are limited. Donations to the Knoll Gardens Foundation welcome.

    To book phone Knoll Gardens on 01202 873931.

  • Bat Walk with Jan Freeborn

    Knoll Gardens

    July 26, 2018

    8:30 pm

    Normal admission charges

    Enjoy a special evening stroll as you search for Knoll’s most elusive night-time visitors. Using the latest technology and years of experience, Jan will help you identify the bats you see and hear, and attract them down for a closer look. Mark Spencer of Bournemouth Natural Science Society will also be in the garden moth trapping so there will be other creatures of the night to discover on this special evening.

    Very limited numbers, call the nursery at Knoll to book on 01202 873931.

    Normal Garden admission charge which will be divided between the charities involved.

  • Outdoor Yoga

    Knoll Gardens

    July 26, 2018

    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: www.facebook.com/jackiehayfieldyogatherapy or contact: Jackie Hayfield 07955 587772 or Jackie.hayfield@sky.com

  • National Garden Scheme Open Day

    Knoll Gardens

    July 27, 2018

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Normal admission charges

    The NGS is the most significant charitable funder of nursing charities in the country having donated over £50m to date. Your visit today will help its work.

    No booking required; but normal admision charges apply which will be donated to the NGS.

  • Bugs and Buds

    Knoll Gardens

    July 28, 2018

    10:30 am - 12:00 am

    £4.50

    Organised by the garden’s charity – the Knoll Gardens Foundation, our Saturday morning monthly toddler club aims to inspire a love of nature from a young age, encouraging interaction with the garden’s many wildlife inhabitants as well as its trees and flowers.
    To check availability and book please email; education@knollgardens.co.uk

    Find out about Knoll Gardens Foundation

  • August

  • Foundation Friday; Volunteer Recruitment Open Day

    Knoll Gardens

    August 3, 2018

    10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Free of charge

    Based in the garden at Knoll, the Knoll Gardens Foundation is a charity set up to promote a sustainable, wildlife friendly gardening style which can create stunning effect whilst requiring little maintenance. This special open day is your chance to understand more about what the charity does and how you can get involved. Foundation volunteers will be in the garden all day to talk about their role, and explain more about the ethos of the garden and there will also be the opportunity to talk to Trustees about the volunteering opportunities currently available.
    You can find out more about the charity and volunteering with us at www.knollgardensfoundation.org

  • Garden Wildlife Walk with Tracy Standish

    Knoll Gardens

    August 4, 2018

    10:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Free of charge

    Reconnect with nature as you join us for this special wildlife discovery walk in Knoll’s naturalist garden. Suitable for adults and older children, activities will be weather dependant but could include looking for nectaring insects on the flowering perennials, opening a moth trap to reveal the garden’s night time visitors, enjoying bird song and even pond dipping. You’ll leave knowing a lot more about garden wildlife and how to encourage it into your own garden.

    Book Online

  • Knoll Gardens Foundation; Annual Garden Wildlife Survey

    Knoll Gardens

    August 7, 2018

    10:30 am - 3:00 pm

    Normal admission charges

    Join wildlife volunteers and experts from the Dorset Wildlife Trust along with  other wildlife enthusiasts, as they discover more about Knoll’s garden wildlife and help survey the garden. Suitable for all ages, beginners and experts alike, everyone is welcome to come along and get involved.

    No booking required. Normal Garden admission charge which will be divided between the charities involved.

    Further details at www.knollgardensfoundation.org

  • ‘More Wow and Less Work’ – Illustrated Talk with Neil Lucas

    Knoll Gardens

    August 20, 2018

    7:30 pm

    Normal Admission

    At the invitation of Fagus Gardening Club, Neil explores the use of grasses in our designed spaces. From large public planting schemes to private courtyards, grasses offer the busy gardener stunning design and easy maintenance, as well as providing hugely enjoyable green spaces. In this keynote lecture Neil combines cultural information with his personal gardening philosophy to bring the story of his work and developments at Knoll Gardens right up-to-date.

    More Information

  • Bugs and Buds

    Knoll Gardens

    August 25, 2018

    10:30 am - 12:00 am

    £4.50

    Organised by the garden’s charity – the Knoll Gardens Foundation, our Saturday morning monthly toddler club aims to inspire a love of nature from a young age, encouraging interaction with the garden’s many wildlife inhabitants as well as its trees and flowers.
    To check availability and book please email; education@knollgardens.co.uk

    Find out about Knoll Gardens Foundation

  • Foundation Friday; By Invitation only…Art Groups

    Knoll Gardens

    August 31, 2018

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    free of charge to invitees

    The Knoll Gardens Foundation welcomes local art groups to the garden free-of-charge as part of the charity’s drive to promote wildlife friendly gardening with the ‘wow factor’.

    No admission charge but groups are requested to book in advance.

    Call the nursery on 01202 873931 or email foundation@knollgardens.co.uk  

  • September

  • Neil Lucas at RHS Rosemoor

    Plant Centre RHS Rosemoor EX38 8PH

    September 1, 2018

    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Free of charge

    Neil Lucas will be at RHS garden Rosemoor on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd September for a grasses weekend including a garden walk, talks and to help with advice on any aspect of using grasses in a garden setting; including overall design, choosing the right plants for your garden situation, and how to look after your grasses. Neil will also be happy to sign copies of his best selling book; Designing with Grasses.

    More information to follow

  • Outdoor Yoga

    Knoll Gardens

    September 6, 2018

    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: www.facebook.com/jackiehayfieldyogatherapy or contact: Jackie Hayfield 07955 587772 or Jackie.hayfield@sky.com

  • Outdoor Yoga

    Knoll Gardens

    September 13, 2018

    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: www.facebook.com/jackiehayfieldyogatherapy or contact: Jackie Hayfield 07955 587772 or Jackie.hayfield@sky.com

  • Grass Masterclass

    Knoll Gardens

    September 13, 2018

    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    £35.00

    Grass Masterclass to be held on Thursday 13th September 2018 starting at 2pm and finishing approx 4.30pm.

    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.

    Book Online

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

  • Better plant and garden photography workshop with Philip Smith

    Knoll Gardens

    September 15, 2018

    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.

    Booking essential as limited numbers. Ticket price includes coffee and cake.

    Book online.

  • Outdoor Yoga

    Knoll Gardens

    September 20, 2018

    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: www.facebook.com/jackiehayfieldyogatherapy or contact: Jackie Hayfield 07955 587772 or Jackie.hayfield@sky.com

  • Professional Grass Masterclass

    Knoll Gardens

    September 20, 2018

    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    £40.00

    Professional Garden Designers Grass Masterclass to be held on Thursday 2oth September 2018 starting at 2pm and finishing aprox 4.30pm. This Grass Masterclass is reserved for Garden Designers and other trade professionals.

    Nationally recognised for his ‘specialist subject’, join this special masterclass as Knoll’s owner, Neil Lucas, the UK’s leading authority on ornamental grasses, shares his extensive horticultural knowledge together with the practical hands-on experience that has helped him to create Knoll Gardens’ stunning and constantly evolving naturalistic style.

    Book Online

  • Foundation Friday; By Invitation only…Camera Clubs

    Knoll Gardens

    September 21, 2018

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    free of charge to invitees

    The Knoll Gardens Foundation welcomes local camera clubs to the garden free-of-charge as part of the charity’s drive to promote wildlife friendly gardening with the ‘wow factor’.

    No admission charge but groups are requested to book in advance.

    Call the nursery on 01202 873931 or email foundation@knollgardens.co.uk  

  • Outdoor Yoga

    Knoll Gardens

    September 27, 2018

    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: www.facebook.com/jackiehayfieldyogatherapy or contact: Jackie Hayfield 07955 587772 or Jackie.hayfield@sky.com

  • Bugs and Buds

    Knoll Gardens

    September 29, 2018

    10:30 am - 12:00 am

    £4.50

    Organised by the garden’s charity – the Knoll Gardens Foundation, our Saturday morning monthly toddler club aims to inspire a love of nature from a young age, encouraging interaction with the garden’s many wildlife inhabitants as well as its trees and flowers.
    To check availability and book please email; education@knollgardens.co.uk

    Find out about Knoll Gardens Foundation

  • October

  • Grass Masterclass

    Knoll Gardens

    October 4, 2018

    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    Free of charge

    Grass Masterclass to be held on Thursday 4th October 2018 starting at 2pm and finishing approx 4.30pm.

    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.

    Book Online

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

  • Professional Grass Masterclass

    Knoll Gardens

    October 11, 2018

    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    £40.00

    Professional Garden Designers Grass Masterclass to be held on Thursday 11th October 2018 starting at 2pm and finishing aprox 4.30pm. This Grass Masterclass is reserved for Garden Designers and other trade professionals.

    Nationally recognised for his ‘specialist subject’, join this special masterclass as Knoll’s owner, Neil Lucas, the UK’s leading authority on ornamental grasses, shares his extensive horticultural knowledge together with the practical hands-on experience that has helped him to create Knoll Gardens’ stunning and constantly evolving naturalistic style.

    Book Online

  • Bugs and Buds

    Knoll Gardens

    October 27, 2018

    10:30 am - 12:00 am

    £4.50

    Organised by the garden’s charity – the Knoll Gardens Foundation, our Saturday morning monthly toddler club aims to inspire a love of nature from a young age, encouraging interaction with the garden’s many wildlife inhabitants as well as its trees and flowers.
    To check availability and book please email; education@knollgardens.co.uk

    Find out about Knoll Gardens Foundation

  • November

  • Bugs and Buds

    Knoll Gardens

    November 24, 2018

    10:30 am - 12:00 am

    £4.50

    Organised by the garden’s charity – the Knoll Gardens Foundation, our Saturday morning monthly toddler club aims to inspire a love of nature from a young age, encouraging interaction with the garden’s many wildlife inhabitants as well as its trees and flowers.
    To check availability and book please email; education@knollgardens.co.uk

    Find out about Knoll Gardens Foundation

  • December

  • Festive Wreath Workshop with Tracy Standish

    Knoll Gardens

    December 1, 2018

    10:30 am - 1:00 pm

    £30.00

    Embrace the festive season as you learn simple willow weaving techniques to create a natural wreath for your front door. Dress your wreath with greenery and garden cuttings before adding fragrant orange slices and cinnamon sticks for that delicious smell of Christmas.

    Book Online

  • Bugs and Buds

    Knoll Gardens

    December 15, 2018

    10:30 am - 12:00 am

    £4.50

    Organised by the garden’s charity – the Knoll Gardens Foundation, our Saturday morning monthly toddler club aims to inspire a love of nature from a young age, encouraging interaction with the garden’s many wildlife inhabitants as well as its trees and flowers.
    To check availability and book please email; education@knollgardens.co.uk

    Find out about Knoll Gardens Foundation