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Knoll Gardens

May 2022

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

Due to increased volume orders are currently being dispatched 7 to 10 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.

 

  • May

  • Photography for Improvers – with Dave Peckham ARPS

    Knoll Gardens

    May 25, 2022

    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    £50.00

    For those who have enjoyed our ‘Photography for Beginners’ workshop, or who have some photography experience, this workshop, with experienced, friendly commercial photographer Dave Peckham, builds on your understanding of photography techniques.

    In the stunning setting of the gardens, and as part of a small, informal group, you can try out new skills, such as ICM (Intentional Camera Movement) photography, and continue to build confidence with your camera as you get set for the summer!

    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 

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

  • 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

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

  • June

  • Yoga in the Gardens

    Knoll Gardens

    June 2, 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

    June 9, 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 Photography – with Dave Peckham ARPS

    Knoll Gardens

    June 15, 2022

    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    £50.00

    Suitable for all levels, this relaxed, friendly session, in a small, informal group, uses the stunning gardens at Knoll as inspiration.  Learn new techniques for capturing wonderful garden images on camera 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 to better effect.

    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

    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

    June 16, 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

  • Dragons in Your Garden

    Knoll Gardens

    June 16, 2022

    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    £10.00

    Knoll Gardens Foundation Wildlife Discovery Day.

    In association with Amphibian & Reptile Conservation Trust (ARC), join Owain Masters from ARC and Neil Lucas of Knoll Gardens, for a short talk followed by a guided walk around the gardens.

    Learn about Knoll Gardens & the simple steps you can do to help frogs, toads, newts, lizards and snakes in your own garden. Take a guided stroll around the gardens to explore the habitats and, if we’re lucky, find some some reptiles and amphibians! Then round up the afternoon with refreshments and a chance to have an informal chat with the experts.

    To give attendees the best chance of seeing reptiles, this event is limited to 10 people. Booking essential.

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

    Book Online

  • 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

  • Yoga in the Gardens

    Knoll Gardens

    June 23, 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 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

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

  • 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.

    This is the first of three stand alone classes, the other two classes being held on 28th July and 13th October.

    Book Online

  • Yoga in the Gardens

    Knoll Gardens

    June 30, 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

  • July

  • Yoga in the Gardens

    Knoll Gardens

    July 7, 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

  • Close Up (Macro) Photography (Weekday Workshop) – with Dave Peckham ARPS

    Knoll Gardens

    July 13, 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, together with the creatures that call them home, as inspiration.

    Learn new techniques for capturing the minute and stunning detail of plants and insects 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 to capture wonderful images at the perfect time of year for flowers, butterflies, bees, dragon and damselflies.

    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 repeated on Saturday 16th July to cater for those unable to join a weekday 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.

  • Yoga in the Gardens

    Knoll Gardens

    July 14, 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

  • Close Up (Macro) Photography (Weekend Workshop) – with Dave Peckham ARPS

    Knoll Gardens

    July 16, 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, together with the creatures that call them home, as inspiration.

    Learn new techniques for capturing the minute and stunning detail of plants and insects 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 to capture wonderful images at the perfect time of year for flowers, butterflies, bees, dragon and damselflies.

    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 Wednesday 13th July in order to cater for those unable to join a weekday 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.

  • Growing Great Grasses; Neil Lucas at RHS Garden Rosemoor

    RHS Garden Rosemoor EX38 8PH

    July 21, 2022

    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    see RHS website

    An opportunity to spend an afternoon with Neil Lucas as he delves into the amazing world of grasses. The afternoon will begin with an illustrated talk followed by tea and cake and a tour of RHS Garden Rosemoor to enjoy the grasses being used in a garden setting.

    You will learn about different grass species and their features; how to choose which grasses are best for different positions, conditions and situations; and how to maintain your grasses so that they look good all year round and year after year.

    More information

  • Yoga in the Gardens

    Knoll Gardens

    July 21, 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

  • 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.

    This is the second of three stand alone classes, the other two classes being held on 30th June and 13th October.

    Book Online

  • Yoga in the Gardens

    Knoll Gardens

    July 28, 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 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.

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

    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

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

  • August

  • Yoga in the Gardens

    Knoll Gardens

    August 4, 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

    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

  • 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).