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Knoll Gardens

January 2022

The Nursery and Garden are currently closed to onsite visitors re opening Tuesday 1st February 2022.

Orders can still be placed via the website during this period and currently being despatched 7 to 10 working days from date of order.

Events And Classes

 

2022 Events and Classes;

We are in the process of finalising and publishing our events for 2022 and hope to have these all available by the end of January.

 

  • February

  • Bugs and Buds Class 1

    Knoll Gardens

    February 26, 2022

    10:30 am - 12:00 am

    £6.50

    Feed the Birds: Discover more about our feathered friends and make a bird feeder to take home.

    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

    Find out about Knoll Gardens Foundation

  • March

  • Bugs and Buds Class 2

    Knoll Gardens

    March 26, 2022

    10:30 am - 12:00 am

    £6.50

    Getting ready for Spring: Join us as we search for signs of spring and help with jobs in the garden.

    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

    Find out about Knoll Gardens Foundation

  • April

  • Changing Seasons in the Garden with Neil Lucas Walk 1

    Knoll Gardens

    April 21, 2022

    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    £10.00

    The first of a series of four bimonthly garden walks which offer 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. On route you’ll also find out a little more about Neil’s 25 years 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

  • Garden Bee Walk 1 – with Rowena Jecock

    Knoll Gardens

    April 29, 2022

    11:00 am - 12:00 am

    £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.

    For each ticket purchased £4 will go to the Knoll Gardens Foundation.

    Book Online

  • Bugs and Buds Class 3

    Knoll Gardens

    April 30, 2022

    10:30 am - 12:00 am

    £6.50

    Marvellous Minibeasts: Explore the garden in search of brilliant beetles, scuttling spiders, magnificent millipedes and bugs galore!

    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

    Find out about Knoll Gardens Foundation

  • May

  • Bugs and Buds Class 4

    Knoll Gardens

    May 28, 2022

    10:30 am - 12:00 am

    £6.50

    Tall Trees: Play leaf bingo, meet a tree and discover what plants need to grow.

    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

    Find out about Knoll Gardens Foundation

  • June

  • Changing Seasons in the Gardens with Neil Lucas Walk 2

    Knoll Gardens

    June 23, 2022

    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    £10.00

    The second of a series of four bimonthly garden walks, from 2pm to 3pm, 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 5

    Knoll Gardens

    June 25, 2022

    10:30 am - 12:00 am

    £6.50

    Underwater World: Discover who lurks beneath the lily pads in the Dragon Pond and experiment with natural materials, will your boat sink or will it float?

    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

    Find out about Knoll Gardens Foundation

  • Designing in the Naturalistic Style Class 1

    Knoll Gardens

    June 30, 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.

    Book Online

  • July

  • Designing in the Naturalistic Style Class 2

    Knoll Gardens

    July 28, 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.

    Book Online

  • Garden Butterfly Walk – with Keith Powrie

    Knoll Gardens

    July 29, 2022

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    £5.50

    Enjoy a walk around the gardens with lepidopterist Keith Powrie. Full of infectious enthusiasm for butterflies and dragonflies Keith has been recording sightings at Knoll for many years; join him to find out how this year’s count is going and learn how to identify various species.

    For every ticket purchased £4 will be donated to the garden’s charity, the Knoll Gardens Foundation

    Book online

  • Bugs and Buds Class 6

    Knoll Gardens

    July 30, 2022

    10:30 am - 12:00 am

    £6.50

    Incredible Insects: Marvel at moths, gaze and grasshoppers and be dazzled by dragonflies  and we enjoy the garden in summer.

    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

    Find out about Knoll Gardens Foundation

  • August

  • 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.

    For every ticket purchased £4 will be donated to the garden’s charity, the Knoll Gardens Foundation

    Book Online

  • 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

  • Bugs and Buds Class 7

    Knoll Gardens

    August 27, 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

    Find out about Knoll Gardens Foundation

  • September

  • 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.

    Book Online

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

  • Knoll Gardens Foundation Open Day

    Knoll Gardens

    September 16, 2022

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Normal Admission Prices

    Based at Knoll Garden’s naturalistic garden in east Dorset, the Knoll Gardens Foundation is working to help UK gardeners make their gardens more low impact and wildlife-friendly. Your support today will help fund our charities ongoing work.

    No booking required; but normal admission charge applies which will be donated to the Knoll Gardens Foundation.

  • 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.

    Book Online

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

  • 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

    Find out about Knoll Gardens Foundation

  • 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.

    Book online

  • 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

    Find out about Knoll Gardens Foundation

  • 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

    Find out about Knoll Gardens Foundation

  • 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

    Find out about Knoll Gardens Foundation