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Knoll Gardens

August 2022

The Nursery and Garden are currently open tuesday to saturday 10am to 5pm.

Due to current volume of orders being received order turnaround is taking up to 7 to 10 working days from date of order.

Events And Classes

 

Knoll Gardens Events & Classes 2022

There’s always something happening at Knoll Gardens. Our events programme compliments the changing seasons, and runs virtually through the year, providing opportunities for everyone to learn new skills, enjoy our wildlife and discover the way to a beautiful garden with great environmental credentials.

Alongside wildlife events organised by our associated charity, the Knoll Gardens Foundation (Reg Charity 1159390), Knoll’s owner Neil Lucas leads regular horticultural walks, talks and masterclasses in the garden. As the UK’s leading authority on ornamental grasses, Neil can also be found speaking and lecturing across the UK and overseas.

 

  • August

  • Yoga in the Gardens

    Knoll Gardens

    August 11, 2022

    9:00 am - 10:00 am

    £10.00

    Enjoy outdoor yoga in the tranquillity of Knoll’s glorious naturalistic garden before it opens to the public.  Inspired by the weather, classes may be; on mats on the lawn if warm and sunny, a ‘yoga’ walk around the gardens if chilly, or under the marquee if a little wet.  With over 20 years of experience as a yoga teacher, Jackie’s classes are varied and may include flowing movements with the breath, standing postures, breath work, guided relaxation and meditation. Classes are suitable for all levels and abilities.  Please bring your own mat.  Booking essential.

    Further information and booking: Jackie 07955 587772 or jackie@wholeyogawellness.co.uk

    Jackie Hayfield is a qualified Yoga Teacher, CNHC Registered Yoga Therapist and Trained Meditation Teacher

  • Garden Bee Walk 2 – with Rowena Jecock

    Knoll Gardens

    August 12, 2022

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    £5.50

    Do you know a bumblebee from a solitary or honey bee?  Join Knoll Gardens bumblebee surveyor, and chair of the Knoll Gardens Foundation, Rowena Jecock in the beautiful gardens at Knoll to discover more about the fascinating world of bees, learn how to identify some of the species you are most likely to find in your own garden and what you can do to help them thrive.

    This is the second of two stand alone walks, the second walk being held on 29th April.

    All proceeds go towards supporting the work of the Knoll Gardens Foundation (Reg Charity 1159390).

    Book Online

  • Plant/Flower Portrait Photography – with Dave Peckham ARPS

    Knoll Gardens

    August 17, 2022

    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    £50.00

    Suitable for all levels, this relaxed, friendly stand-alone session, in a small, informal group, uses the gardens’ beautiful ornamental grasses and perennials as inspiration for portrait photography.

    Learn new techniques for capturing the stunning detail and setting of striking ornamental grasses and colourful perennials from experienced, friendly commercial photographer Dave Peckham.

    Out in the fresh air, surrounded by Knolls renowned grasses and perennials, this workshop will help you use your camera and develop the skills to capture wonderful portrait images.

    Bring a packed lunch to enjoy while chatting to Dave and others on the workshop.

    For workshop content enquiries: davepeckham@mac.com

    Book online

    Bring a packed lunch to enjoy while chatting to Dave and the other participants with further opportunity to explore the beautiful gardens.

    Note:  This workshop can be enjoyed either as a stand-alone session or combined with Dave’s other classes that run throughout the year.

  • Yoga in the Gardens

    Knoll Gardens

    August 18, 2022

    9:00 am - 10:00 am

    £10.00

    Enjoy outdoor yoga in the tranquillity of Knoll’s glorious naturalistic garden before it opens to the public.  Inspired by the weather, classes may be; on mats on the lawn if warm and sunny, a ‘yoga’ walk around the gardens if chilly, or under the marquee if a little wet.  With over 20 years of experience as a yoga teacher, Jackie’s classes are varied and may include flowing movements with the breath, standing postures, breath work, guided relaxation and meditation. Classes are suitable for all levels and abilities.  Please bring your own mat.  Booking essential.

    Further information and booking: Jackie 07955 587772 or jackie@wholeyogawellness.co.uk

    Jackie Hayfield is a qualified Yoga Teacher, CNHC Registered Yoga Therapist and Trained Meditation Teacher

  • Bugs and Buds Class 7

    Knoll Gardens

    August 20, 2022

    10:30 am - 12:00 am

    £6.50

    Fabulous Flowers: The garden is alive with colourful flowers and foliage, become an artist and use them to create your own masterpieces!

    Organised by the garden’s charity, the Knoll Gardens Foundation, our Saturday morning club is aimed at pre-school and early years aged children (up to 6 years). Activities encourage a love of gardening and nature from a young age, inspiring children and their parents or carers to interact with the garden’s many wildlife inhabitants as well as its trees and flowers.

    We will be out and about exploring the garden for most of the session so please dress for the weather on the day. Planned activities may be subject to change at short notice depending on the weather conditions.

    Book Online

    All proceeds go towards supporting the work of the Knoll Gardens Foundation (Reg Charity 1159390).

  • Changing Seasons in the Gardens with Neil Lucas Walk 3

    Knoll Gardens

    August 25, 2022

    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    £10.00

    The third of a series of four bimonthly garden walks offering a unique opportunity to spend time with Neil Lucas in the garden. Each individual walk will focus on the garden’s changing seasonal highlights; from spectacular individual plants to mass plantings of Knoll’s acclaimed grasses, and the rare and unusual trees and shrubs that form the backbone of the garden. En route you’ll also find out a little more about Neil’s work at Knoll, his aim to have a flower in bloom on every day of the season, and how he is looking after the garden’s wildlife.

    Book on to all four walks to have the further opportunity of experiencing at first hand the spectacular seasonal changes that take place every year at Knoll, watching grasses come from ground level to five or six feet high in a matter of weeks and enjoying the garden’s annual journey from the first spring shoots of bright greens to the stunning glow of autumn colour.

    Book online

  • Yoga in the Gardens

    Knoll Gardens

    August 25, 2022

    9:00 am - 10:00 am

    £10.00

    Enjoy outdoor yoga in the tranquillity of Knoll’s glorious naturalistic garden before it opens to the public.  Inspired by the weather, classes may be; on mats on the lawn if warm and sunny, a ‘yoga’ walk around the gardens if chilly, or under the marquee if a little wet.  With over 20 years of experience as a yoga teacher, Jackie’s classes are varied and may include flowing movements with the breath, standing postures, breath work, guided relaxation and meditation. Classes are suitable for all levels and abilities.  Please bring your own mat.  Booking essential.

    Further information and booking: Jackie 07955 587772 or jackie@wholeyogawellness.co.uk

    Jackie Hayfield is a qualified Yoga Teacher, CNHC Registered Yoga Therapist and Trained Meditation Teacher

  • September

  • Yoga in the Gardens

    Knoll Gardens

    September 1, 2022

    9:00 am - 10:00 am

    £10.00

    Enjoy outdoor yoga in the tranquillity of Knoll’s glorious naturalistic garden before it opens to the public.  Inspired by the weather, classes may be; on mats on the lawn if warm and sunny, a ‘yoga’ walk around the gardens if chilly, or under the marquee if a little wet.  With over 20 years of experience as a yoga teacher, Jackie’s classes are varied and may include flowing movements with the breath, standing postures, breath work, guided relaxation and meditation. Classes are suitable for all levels and abilities.  Please bring your own mat.  Booking essential.

    Further information and booking: Jackie 07955 587772 or jackie@wholeyogawellness.co.uk

    Jackie Hayfield is a qualified Yoga Teacher, CNHC Registered Yoga Therapist and Trained Meditation Teacher

  • Watercolour Workshop- with Maxine Marsh.

    Knoll Gardens

    September 3, 2022

    10:00 am - 12:00 am

    £40.00

    A fun, highly interactive workshop, suitable for both those new to painting, and for the more advanced artist.

    Based in our marquee and surrounded by the relaxed, naturalistic plantings of Knoll, Maxine will guide your every step as you see your grasses-inspired, floral interpretation come to life as brush, water and colour combine. There will be a touch of pen here, and maybe some sponging or salting there – each stage is demonstrated as you progress and you’ll learn some seriously, clever techniques! All materials will be provided.

    “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” – Pablo Picasso.

    Book Online

  • Grass Masterclass 1

    Knoll Gardens

    September 8, 2022

    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    £45.00

    In this exclusive masterclass,from 2pm – 4.30pm, learn from leading authority on ornamental grass Neil Lucas, how his practical naturalistic planting and stunning designs can be replicated, creating low maintenance year-round displays that benefit the environment, attract wildlife and provide drama, shape and texture throughout the year.

    This is the first of two stand alone classes, the second class being held on 22nd September.

    Book Online

    To obtain special RHS MEMBERS PRICE of £36 please phone nursery direct and quote membership number.

  • Yoga in the Gardens

    Knoll Gardens

    September 8, 2022

    9:00 am - 10:00 am

    £10.00

    Enjoy outdoor yoga in the tranquillity of Knoll’s glorious naturalistic garden before it opens to the public.  Inspired by the weather, classes may be; on mats on the lawn if warm and sunny, a ‘yoga’ walk around the gardens if chilly, or under the marquee if a little wet.  With over 20 years of experience as a yoga teacher, Jackie’s classes are varied and may include flowing movements with the breath, standing postures, breath work, guided relaxation and meditation. Classes are suitable for all levels and abilities.  Please bring your own mat.  Booking essential.

    Further information and booking: Jackie 07955 587772 or jackie@wholeyogawellness.co.uk

    Jackie Hayfield is a qualified Yoga Teacher, CNHC Registered Yoga Therapist and Trained Meditation Teacher

  • Yoga in the Gardens

    Knoll Gardens

    September 15, 2022

    9:00 am - 10:00 am

    £10.00

    Enjoy outdoor yoga in the tranquillity of Knoll’s glorious naturalistic garden before it opens to the public.  Inspired by the weather, classes may be; on mats on the lawn if warm and sunny, a ‘yoga’ walk around the gardens if chilly, or under the marquee if a little wet.  With over 20 years of experience as a yoga teacher, Jackie’s classes are varied and may include flowing movements with the breath, standing postures, breath work, guided relaxation and meditation. Classes are suitable for all levels and abilities.  Please bring your own mat.  Booking essential.

    Further information and booking: Jackie 07955 587772 or jackie@wholeyogawellness.co.uk

    Jackie Hayfield is a qualified Yoga Teacher, CNHC Registered Yoga Therapist and Trained Meditation Teacher

  • Knoll Gardens Foundation Open Day

    Knoll Gardens

    September 16, 2022

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Normal Admission Prices

    Based in the garden at Knoll, the Knoll Gardens Foundation charity promotes a sustainable, wildlife friendly gardening style, that creates a stunning effect, requiring little maintenance and with minimum use of resources. Enjoy the gardens and meet some of the charity’s ‘wildlife and garden experts’ as you stroll around, learning more about the stunning grasses, colourful perennials and wide variety of insects, birds, amphibians and mammals that call Knoll Gardens home.

    The Knoll Gardens Foundation is seeking new trustees to help it promote this ethos and build on the crucial work it carries out throughout the year.  If you are passionate about sustainability, gardening and wildlife, and have skills to share (also with a little time to spare!) this is your chance to learn more about the charity and how you can get involved. You will also have the opportunity to explore the beautiful gardens and meet some of the Foundation’s trustees.

    Normal Admission charges apply. No booking required.

    All proceeds from admission go towards supporting the work of the Knoll Gardens Foundation (Reg Charity 1159390).

  • Grass Masterclass 2

    Knoll Gardens

    September 22, 2022

    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    £45.00

    In this exclusive masterclass,from 2pm – 4.30pm, learn from leading authority on ornamental grass Neil Lucas, how his practical naturalistic planting and stunning designs can be replicated, creating low maintenance year-round displays that benefit the environment, attract wildlife and provide drama, shape and texture throughout the year.

    This is the second of two stand alone classes, the first class being held on 8th September.

    Book Online

    To obtain special RHS MEMBERS PRICE of £36 please phone nursery direct and quote membership number.

  • Yoga in the Gardens

    Knoll Gardens

    September 22, 2022

    9:00 am - 10:00 am

    £10.00

    Enjoy outdoor yoga in the tranquillity of Knoll’s glorious naturalistic garden before it opens to the public.  Inspired by the weather, classes may be; on mats on the lawn if warm and sunny, a ‘yoga’ walk around the gardens if chilly, or under the marquee if a little wet.  With over 20 years of experience as a yoga teacher, Jackie’s classes are varied and may include flowing movements with the breath, standing postures, breath work, guided relaxation and meditation. Classes are suitable for all levels and abilities.  Please bring your own mat.  Booking essential.

    Further information and booking: Jackie 07955 587772 or jackie@wholeyogawellness.co.uk

    Jackie Hayfield is a qualified Yoga Teacher, CNHC Registered Yoga Therapist and Trained Meditation Teacher

  • Foundation Friday; NGS Open Day

    Knoll Gardens

    September 23, 2022

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Normal Admission charges

    The National Garden Scheme 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 admission charge applies which will be donated to the NGS.

  • Bugs and Buds Class 8

    Knoll Gardens

    September 24, 2022

    10:30 am - 12:00 am

    £6.50

    Exploring with our Senses: Make a smelly cocktail, search for different textures and look for the colours of the rainbow as the seasons change from summer to autumn.

    Organised by the garden’s charity, the Knoll Gardens Foundation, our Saturday morning club is aimed at pre-school and early years aged children (up to 6 years). Activities encourage a love of gardening and nature from a young age, inspiring children and their parents or carers to interact with the garden’s many wildlife inhabitants as well as its trees and flowers.

    We will be out and about exploring the garden for most of the session so please dress for the weather on the day. Planned activities may be subject to change at short notice depending on the weather conditions.

    Book Online

    All proceeds go towards supporting the work of the Knoll Gardens Foundation (Reg Charity 1159390).

  • Yoga in the Gardens

    Knoll Gardens

    September 29, 2022

    9:00 am - 10:00 am

    £10.00

    Enjoy outdoor yoga in the tranquillity of Knoll’s glorious naturalistic garden before it opens to the public.  Inspired by the weather, classes may be; on mats on the lawn if warm and sunny, a ‘yoga’ walk around the gardens if chilly, or under the marquee if a little wet.  With over 20 years of experience as a yoga teacher, Jackie’s classes are varied and may include flowing movements with the breath, standing postures, breath work, guided relaxation and meditation. Classes are suitable for all levels and abilities.  Please bring your own mat.  Booking essential.

    Further information and booking: Jackie 07955 587772 or jackie@wholeyogawellness.co.uk

    Jackie Hayfield is a qualified Yoga Teacher, CNHC Registered Yoga Therapist and Trained Meditation Teacher

  • October

  • Professional Grass Masterclass

    Knoll Gardens

    October 6, 2022

    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    £60.00

    Exclusive ornamental grass course for Garden Designers and other Trade Professionals.

    An exclusive, practical session with Neil Lucas, the UK’s leading authority on ornamental grasses. Learn how Knoll’s world renowned displays are created through naturalistic planting schemes perfectly suited to conditions, as he shares expert knowledge and demonstrates innovative projects such as his new, dry meadow garden.

    Book Online

  • Designing in the Naturalistic Style Class 3

    Knoll Gardens

    October 13, 2022

    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    £45.00

    Learn how to garden with grasses and perennials in the wildlife-friendly naturalistic way, planting in drifts with virtually no spraying or staking, creating habitats for many species.  Using Knoll Gardens as your classroom and following owner Neil Lucas’ ethos of ‘Right Plant, Right Place’, understand how the right plants can thrive in your garden, and even help deal with extreme weather conditions.

    This is the third of three stand alone classes, the other two classes being held on 30th June and 28th July.

    Book online

  • Capturing Autumn’s Glory (Weekend Workshop) – Photography with Dave Peckham ARPS

    Knoll Gardens

    October 15, 2022

    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    £50.00

    Suitable for all levels, this relaxed, friendly session, in a small, informal group, will help you learn new techniques for capturing the stunning autumn colours, shapes and forms of the ornamental grasses and shrubs at Knoll.  Join experienced, friendly commercial photographer Dave Peckham to discover how to take striking pictures of plants – some that are in their glory and others whose colour may have faded but which add structure and symmetry.

    Out in the fresh air, surrounded by Knoll’s renowned grasses and perennials, this workshop will help you use your camera and develop the skills to capture wonderful autumn images with the gardens at their resplendent best.

    Bring a packed lunch to enjoy while chatting to Dave and the other participants with further opportunity to explore the beautiful gardens.

    For workshop content enquiries: davepeckham@mac.com

    Book online

    Note: This Capturing Autumn’s Glory photography session is being repeated on Wednesday 19th October in order to cater for those unable to join a Saturday class – just pick the day that suits you best!

    This workshop can be enjoyed either as a stand-alone session or combined with Dave’s other classes that run throughout the year.

  • Capturing Autumn’s Glory (Weekday Workshop) – Photography with Dave Peckham ARPS

    Knoll Gardens

    October 19, 2022

    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    £50.00

    Suitable for all levels, this relaxed, friendly session, in a small, informal group, will help you learn new techniques for capturing the stunning autumn colours, shapes and forms of the ornamental grasses and shrubs at Knoll.  Join experienced, friendly commercial photographer Dave Peckham to discover how to take striking pictures of plants – some that are in their glory and others whose colour may have faded but which add structure and symmetry.

    Out in the fresh air, surrounded by Knoll’s renowned grasses and perennials, this workshop will help you use your camera and develop the skills to capture wonderful autumn images with the gardens at their resplendent best.

    Bring a packed lunch to enjoy while chatting to Dave and the other participants with further opportunity to explore the beautiful gardens.

    For workshop content enquiries: davepeckham@mac.com

    Book online

    Note: This Close Up Photography session is a repeat of the one run on Saturday 15th October in order to cater for those unable to join a weekend class – just pick the day that suits you best!

    This workshop can be enjoyed either as a stand-alone session or combined with Dave’s other classes that run throughout the year.

  • Changing Seasons in the Garden with Neil Lucas Walk 4

    Knoll Gardens

    October 20, 2022

    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    £10.00

    The last of a series of four bimonthly garden walks offering a unique opportunity to spend time with Neil Lucas in the garden. Each individual walk will focus on the garden’s changing seasonal highlights; from spectacular individual plants to mass plantings of Knoll’s acclaimed grasses, and the rare and unusual trees and shrubs that form the backbone of the garden. En route you’ll also find out a little more about Neil’s work at Knoll, his aim to have a flower in bloom on every day of the season, and how he is looking after the garden’s wildlife.

    Book on to all four walks to have the further opportunity of experiencing at first hand the spectacular seasonal changes that take place every year at Knoll, watching grasses come from ground level to five or six feet high in a matter of weeks and enjoying the garden’s annual journey from the first spring shoots of bright greens to the stunning glow of autumn colour.

    Book online

  • Bugs and Buds Class 9

    Knoll Gardens

    October 29, 2022

    10:30 am - 12:00 am

    £6.50

    Spooktacular: A wisp of mist, a slender twig from a witch’s broom and some fairy wings, join us for a fun Halloween themed session filled with potions and magic wands!

    Organised by the garden’s charity, the Knoll Gardens Foundation, our Saturday morning club is aimed at pre-school and early years aged children (up to 6 years). Activities encourage a love of gardening and nature from a young age, inspiring children and their parents or carers to interact with the garden’s many wildlife inhabitants as well as its trees and flowers.

    We will be out and about exploring the garden for most of the session so please dress for the weather on the day. Planned activities may be subject to change at short notice depending on the weather conditions.

    Book Online

    All proceeds go towards supporting the work of the Knoll Gardens Foundation (Reg Charity 1159390).

  • November

  • Bugs and Buds Class 10

    Knoll Gardens

    November 19, 2022

    10:30 am - 12:00 am

    £6.50

    Getting ready for Winter: Discover what different animals and birds do to survive the colder months.

    Organised by the garden’s charity, the Knoll Gardens Foundation, our Saturday morning club is aimed at pre-school and early years aged children (up to 6 years). Activities encourage a love of gardening and nature from a young age, inspiring children and their parents or carers to interact with the garden’s many wildlife inhabitants as well as its trees and flowers.

    We will be out and about exploring the garden for most of the session so please dress for the weather on the day. Planned activities may be subject to change at short notice depending on the weather conditions.

    Book Online

    All proceeds go towards supporting the work of the Knoll Gardens Foundation (Reg Charity 1159390).

  • December

  • Bugs and Buds Class 11

    Knoll Gardens

    December 10, 2022

    10:30 am - 12:00 am

    £6.50

    Festive Fun: Make a simple willow wreath and decorate it with items found in the garden in time for Christmas.

    Organised by the garden’s charity, the Knoll Gardens Foundation, our Saturday morning club is aimed at pre-school and early years aged children (up to 6 years). Activities encourage a love of gardening and nature from a young age, inspiring children and their parents or carers to interact with the garden’s many wildlife inhabitants as well as its trees and flowers.

    We will be out and about exploring the garden for most of the session so please dress for the weather on the day. Planned activities may be subject to change at short notice depending on the weather conditions.

    Book Online

    All proceeds go towards supporting the work of the Knoll Gardens Foundation (Reg Charity 1159390).