Events and Classes

Discover and Learn

Our events programme compliments the changing seasons, and runs from spring through to the autumn, 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), 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.

 

June Events

Yoga in the Gardens

Yoga in the Gardens

Enjoy outdoor yoga in the tranquillity of Knoll’s glorious naturalistic garden before it opens to the public. Inspired by the weather and nature, classes may be out on the lawn if warm and sunny, a ‘yoga’ walk around the gardens if chilly, or under the shelter of the marquee if a little wet. These varied and holistic sessions may include flowing movements with the breath, yoga postures, breath work, guided relaxation, mindfulness and meditation.

Classes are taught by experienced yoga teachers Jackie Hayfield and Bex Triggs and 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 with over 20 years’ experience, a CNHC Registered Yoga Therapist, and Meditation Teacher.

Bex Triggs is 200 hour registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance Professionals UK.

£12.00 per class or £40 for a 4-week block (includes entry into the gardens).

Bride Valley Garden Club Lecture

Bride Valley Garden Club Lecture

At the invitation of the Bride Valley Garden Club Neil presents his lecture;

 More ‘wow’ and less work; grasses and their place in our gardens

Discover more about Neil’s specialist subject in his keynote lecture as he explores the use of grasses in our designed spaces. From the naturalistic style of meadows and prairies to rain gardens and alternative lawns, grasses offer environmentally conscious gardeners an enticing mix of nature friendly informal design and easy maintenance. Combining cultural information with Neil’s personal gardening philosophy this brings the story of his work and developments at Knoll Gardens right up-to-date.

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Changing Seasons in the Gardens with Neil Lucas

Changing Seasons in the Gardens with Neil Lucas

One of a series of 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. On 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 several of the walks to experience at first hand the spectacular seasonal changes that take place every year at Knoll, watching grasses grow up 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

Yoga in the Gardens

Enjoy outdoor yoga in the tranquillity of Knoll’s glorious naturalistic garden before it opens to the public. Inspired by the weather and nature, classes may be out on the lawn if warm and sunny, a ‘yoga’ walk around the gardens if chilly, or under the shelter of the marquee if a little wet. These varied and holistic sessions may include flowing movements with the breath, yoga postures, breath work, guided relaxation, mindfulness and meditation.

Classes are taught by experienced yoga teachers Jackie Hayfield and Bex Triggs and 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 with over 20 years’ experience, a CNHC Registered Yoga Therapist, and Meditation Teacher.

Bex Triggs is 200 hour registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance Professionals UK.

£12.00 per class or £40 for a 4-week block (includes entry into the gardens).

Grass Masterclass – with Neil Lucas

Grass Masterclass – with Neil Lucas

Grasses and their allies are a huge group of plants, offering a range of unique qualities that make them such versatile, practical, and yet easy care and beautiful additions to our gardens and designed spaces.

Renowned for his expertise on grasses and their use in our designed spaces, join Neil Lucas for an afternoon (from 2pm to 4.30pm), centred around a tour of the garden as he imparts something of his knowledge and experience gained during his 30 years of living and working at Knoll. Neil will show how grasses are an essential part of the naturalistic and wildlife friendly ethos and approach to garden making,  which has made Knoll the respected garden that it is today. Whatever your experience level learn how to choose, use and care for them, and see just how valuable grasses can be for todays gardens and the wider environment.

This is the first of four stand alone classes, and is suitable for private gardeners and trade professionals.

Book Online

To obtain special RHS MEMBERS PRICE of £40 please phone nursery direct and quote membership number.

Yoga in the Gardens

Yoga in the Gardens

Enjoy outdoor yoga in the tranquillity of Knoll’s glorious naturalistic garden before it opens to the public. Inspired by the weather and nature, classes may be out on the lawn if warm and sunny, a ‘yoga’ walk around the gardens if chilly, or under the shelter of the marquee if a little wet. These varied and holistic sessions may include flowing movements with the breath, yoga postures, breath work, guided relaxation, mindfulness and meditation.

Classes are taught by experienced yoga teachers Jackie Hayfield and Bex Triggs and 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 with over 20 years’ experience, a CNHC Registered Yoga Therapist, and Meditation Teacher.

Bex Triggs is 200 hour registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance Professionals UK.

£12.00 per class or £40 for a 4-week block (includes entry into the gardens).

July Events

Yoga in the Gardens

Yoga in the Gardens

Enjoy outdoor yoga in the tranquillity of Knoll’s glorious naturalistic garden before it opens to the public. Inspired by the weather and nature, classes may be out on the lawn if warm and sunny, a ‘yoga’ walk around the gardens if chilly, or under the shelter of the marquee if a little wet. These varied and holistic sessions may include flowing movements with the breath, yoga postures, breath work, guided relaxation, mindfulness and meditation.

Classes are taught by experienced yoga teachers Jackie Hayfield and Bex Triggs and 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 with over 20 years’ experience, a CNHC Registered Yoga Therapist, and Meditation Teacher.

Bex Triggs is 200 hour registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance Professionals UK.

£12.00 per class or £40 for a 4-week block (includes entry into the gardens).

Yoga in the Gardens

Yoga in the Gardens

Enjoy outdoor yoga in the tranquillity of Knoll’s glorious naturalistic garden before it opens to the public. Inspired by the weather and nature, classes may be out on the lawn if warm and sunny, a ‘yoga’ walk around the gardens if chilly, or under the shelter of the marquee if a little wet. These varied and holistic sessions may include flowing movements with the breath, yoga postures, breath work, guided relaxation, mindfulness and meditation.

Classes are taught by experienced yoga teachers Jackie Hayfield and Bex Triggs and 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 with over 20 years’ experience, a CNHC Registered Yoga Therapist, and Meditation Teacher.

Bex Triggs is 200 hour registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance Professionals UK.

£12.00 per class or £40 for a 4-week block (includes entry into the gardens).

Garden Bee Walk – with Rowena Jecock

Garden Bee Walk – with Rowena Jecock

Do you know a bumblebee from a solitary or honey bee? Between 11am – 12am 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 first walk being held on 26th April.

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


Changing Seasons in the Garden with Neil Lucas

Changing Seasons in the Garden with Neil Lucas

One of a series of 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. On 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 several of the walks to experience at first hand the spectacular seasonal changes that take place every year at Knoll, watching grasses grow up 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

Yoga in the Gardens

Enjoy outdoor yoga in the tranquillity of Knoll’s glorious naturalistic garden before it opens to the public. Inspired by the weather and nature, classes may be out on the lawn if warm and sunny, a ‘yoga’ walk around the gardens if chilly, or under the shelter of the marquee if a little wet. These varied and holistic sessions may include flowing movements with the breath, yoga postures, breath work, guided relaxation, mindfulness and meditation.

Classes are taught by experienced yoga teachers Jackie Hayfield and Bex Triggs and 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 with over 20 years’ experience, a CNHC Registered Yoga Therapist, and Meditation Teacher.

Bex Triggs is 200 hour registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance Professionals UK.

£12.00 per class or £40 for a 4-week block (includes entry into the gardens).

Yoga in the Gardens

Yoga in the Gardens

Enjoy outdoor yoga in the tranquillity of Knoll’s glorious naturalistic garden before it opens to the public. Inspired by the weather and nature, classes may be out on the lawn if warm and sunny, a ‘yoga’ walk around the gardens if chilly, or under the shelter of the marquee if a little wet. These varied and holistic sessions may include flowing movements with the breath, yoga postures, breath work, guided relaxation, mindfulness and meditation.

Classes are taught by experienced yoga teachers Jackie Hayfield and Bex Triggs and 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 with over 20 years’ experience, a CNHC Registered Yoga Therapist, and Meditation Teacher.

Bex Triggs is 200 hour registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance Professionals UK.

£12.00 per class or £40 for a 4-week block (includes entry into the gardens).

Garden Butterfly Walk – with Keith Powrie

Garden Butterfly Walk – with Keith Powrie

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

Garden Photography – with Dave Peckham ARPS

Garden Photography – with Dave Peckham ARPS

Suitable for all levels, this relaxed, friendly session, from 10am to 3pm, in a small, informal group will help you learn new techniques for capturing the colour, shape and form of Knoll’s stunning ornamental grasses and flowering perennials.  Join experienced, friendly commercial photographer Dave Peckham, and discover how to take striking pictures within the gardens, using your camera to best effect.

Whether it’s the detail of macro photography, the stature of plant portraiture, or perfecting depth of field for landscapes, Dave will enthusiastically share his wealth of knowledge with you, helping you to hone your skills and become a great garden photographer in your own right!

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

This is the second of three stand alone classes, the others being held on 29th April and 30th September.

For workshop content enquiries: davepeckham@mac.com

Book Online

August Events

Yoga in the Gardens

Yoga in the Gardens

Enjoy outdoor yoga in the tranquillity of Knoll’s glorious naturalistic garden before it opens to the public. Inspired by the weather and nature, classes may be out on the lawn if warm and sunny, a ‘yoga’ walk around the gardens if chilly, or under the shelter of the marquee if a little wet. These varied and holistic sessions may include flowing movements with the breath, yoga postures, breath work, guided relaxation, mindfulness and meditation.

Classes are taught by experienced yoga teachers Jackie Hayfield and Bex Triggs and 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 with over 20 years’ experience, a CNHC Registered Yoga Therapist, and Meditation Teacher.

Bex Triggs is 200 hour registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance Professionals UK.

£12.00 per class or £40 for a 4-week block (includes entry into the gardens).

Yoga in the Gardens

Yoga in the Gardens

Enjoy outdoor yoga in the tranquillity of Knoll’s glorious naturalistic garden before it opens to the public. Inspired by the weather and nature, classes may be out on the lawn if warm and sunny, a ‘yoga’ walk around the gardens if chilly, or under the shelter of the marquee if a little wet. These varied and holistic sessions may include flowing movements with the breath, yoga postures, breath work, guided relaxation, mindfulness and meditation.

Classes are taught by experienced yoga teachers Jackie Hayfield and Bex Triggs and 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 with over 20 years’ experience, a CNHC Registered Yoga Therapist, and Meditation Teacher.

Bex Triggs is 200 hour registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance Professionals UK.

£12.00 per class or £40 for a 4-week block (includes entry into the gardens).

Yoga in the Gardens

Yoga in the Gardens

Enjoy outdoor yoga in the tranquillity of Knoll’s glorious naturalistic garden before it opens to the public. Inspired by the weather and nature, classes may be out on the lawn if warm and sunny, a ‘yoga’ walk around the gardens if chilly, or under the shelter of the marquee if a little wet. These varied and holistic sessions may include flowing movements with the breath, yoga postures, breath work, guided relaxation, mindfulness and meditation.

Classes are taught by experienced yoga teachers Jackie Hayfield and Bex Triggs and 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 with over 20 years’ experience, a CNHC Registered Yoga Therapist, and Meditation Teacher.

Bex Triggs is 200 hour registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance Professionals UK.

£12.00 per class or £40 for a 4-week block (includes entry into the gardens)

Childrens Event; Garden Wildlife Safari

Childrens Event; Garden Wildlife Safari

Join us as we discover Knoll Gardens’ wonderful wildlife! Open up the moth trap to see what has been caught overnight, dip the pond in search of aquatic life and discover the insects nectaring on Knoll’s flowering perennials. Be inspired to encourage wildlife into your garden!

Organised by the garden’s charity, the Knoll Gardens Foundation, this children’s event is suitable for children aged three years and upwards. Activities encourage a love of 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.

There is limited shelter in the garden, so please dress for the weather on the day. Planned activities may be subject to change or cancellation at short notice depending on the weather conditions.

All children must be accompanied by an adult (max of 2 adults per child ticket).

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

Book Online

Yoga in the Gardens

Yoga in the Gardens

Enjoy outdoor yoga in the tranquillity of Knoll’s glorious naturalistic garden before it opens to the public. Inspired by the weather and nature, classes may be out on the lawn if warm and sunny, a ‘yoga’ walk around the gardens if chilly, or under the shelter of the marquee if a little wet. These varied and holistic sessions may include flowing movements with the breath, yoga postures, breath work, guided relaxation, mindfulness and meditation.

Classes are taught by experienced yoga teachers Jackie Hayfield and Bex Triggs and 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 with over 20 years’ experience, a CNHC Registered Yoga Therapist, and Meditation Teacher.

Bex Triggs is 200 hour registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance Professionals UK.

£12.00 per class or £40 for a 4-week block (includes entry into the gardens)

Yoga in the Gardens

Yoga in the Gardens

Enjoy outdoor yoga in the tranquillity of Knoll’s glorious naturalistic garden before it opens to the public. Inspired by the weather and nature, classes may be out on the lawn if warm and sunny, a ‘yoga’ walk around the gardens if chilly, or under the shelter of the marquee if a little wet. These varied and holistic sessions may include flowing movements with the breath, yoga postures, breath work, guided relaxation, mindfulness and meditation.

Classes are taught by experienced yoga teachers Jackie Hayfield and Bex Triggs and 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 with over 20 years’ experience, a CNHC Registered Yoga Therapist, and Meditation Teacher.

Bex Triggs is 200 hour registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance Professionals UK.

£12.00 per class or £40 for a 4-week block (includes entry into the gardens)

September Events

Yoga in the Gardens

Yoga in the Gardens

Enjoy outdoor yoga in the tranquillity of Knoll’s glorious naturalistic garden before it opens to the public. Inspired by the weather and nature, classes may be out on the lawn if warm and sunny, a ‘yoga’ walk around the gardens if chilly, or under the shelter of the marquee if a little wet. These varied and holistic sessions may include flowing movements with the breath, yoga postures, breath work, guided relaxation, mindfulness and meditation.

Classes are taught by experienced yoga teachers Jackie Hayfield and Bex Triggs and 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 with over 20 years’ experience, a CNHC Registered Yoga Therapist, and Meditation Teacher.

Bex Triggs is 200 hour registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance Professionals UK.

£12.00 per class or £40 for a 4-week block (includes entry into the gardens)

Grass Masterclass – with Neil Lucas

Grass Masterclass – with Neil Lucas

Grasses and their allies are a huge group of plants, offering a range of unique qualities that make them such versatile, practical, and yet easy care and beautiful additions to our gardens and designed spaces.

Renowned for his expertise on grasses and their use in our designed spaces, join Neil Lucas for an afternoon (from 2pm to 4.30pm), centred around a tour of the garden as he imparts something of his knowledge and experience gained during his 30 years of living and working at Knoll. Neil will show how grasses are an essential part of the naturalistic and wildlife friendly ethos and approach to garden making,  which has made Knoll the respected garden that it is today. Whatever your experience level learn how to choose, use and care for them, and see just how valuable grasses can be for todays gardens and the wider environment.

This is the first of four stand alone classes, and is suitable for private gardeners and trade professionals.

Book Online

To obtain special RHS MEMBERS PRICE of £40 please phone nursery direct and quote membership number.

Yoga in the Gardens

Yoga in the Gardens

Enjoy outdoor yoga in the tranquillity of Knoll’s glorious naturalistic garden before it opens to the public. Inspired by the weather and nature, classes may be out on the lawn if warm and sunny, a ‘yoga’ walk around the gardens if chilly, or under the shelter of the marquee if a little wet. These varied and holistic sessions may include flowing movements with the breath, yoga postures, breath work, guided relaxation, mindfulness and meditation.

Classes are taught by experienced yoga teachers Jackie Hayfield and Bex Triggs and 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 with over 20 years’ experience, a CNHC Registered Yoga Therapist, and Meditation Teacher.

Bex Triggs is 200 hour registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance Professionals UK.

£12.00 per class or £40 for a 4-week block (includes entry into the gardens).

Changing Seasons in the Garden with Neil Lucas

Changing Seasons in the Garden with Neil Lucas

One of a series of 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. On 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 several of the walks to experience at first hand the spectacular seasonal changes that take place every year at Knoll, watching grasses grow up 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

Foundation Friday; in aid of the Knoll Gardens Foundation

Foundation Friday; in aid of the Knoll Gardens Foundation

The Knoll Gardens Foundation is a charity tasked with achieving a better understanding of the relationship between Knolls naturalistic style, the gardens wildlife and the wider environment. Your visit to the garden today will help support its work.

The charity organises a team of active volunteers who are engaged in various aspects of the work at Knoll. Current volunteer vacancies can be viewed here and include roles such as Plant Curatorial and Garden Mapping volunteers.

Interested in Becoming a Trustee? - We are looking for a new trustee, ideally locally based, to strengthen the skills of the Board, and make an active commitment to KGF activities.  Specifically, we are looking for someone with experience in nature conservation, ideally including ecologically based survey work who can help by extending our wildlife and research activities. Further details can be found here.

If you might be interested in any of these positions do please contact us at foundation@knollgardens.co.uk or you can come along and talk with us during the day.

Normal Admission charges apply. No booking required. All proceeds from admission go towards supporting the work of the Knoll Gardens Foundation (Reg Charity 1159390).

Yoga in the Gardens

Yoga in the Gardens

Enjoy outdoor yoga in the tranquillity of Knoll’s glorious naturalistic garden before it opens to the public. Inspired by the weather and nature, classes may be out on the lawn if warm and sunny, a ‘yoga’ walk around the gardens if chilly, or under the shelter of the marquee if a little wet. These varied and holistic sessions may include flowing movements with the breath, yoga postures, breath work, guided relaxation, mindfulness and meditation.

Classes are taught by experienced yoga teachers Jackie Hayfield and Bex Triggs and 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 with over 20 years’ experience, a CNHC Registered Yoga Therapist, and Meditation Teacher.

Bex Triggs is 200 hour registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance Professionals UK.

£12.00 per class or £40 for a 4-week block (includes entry into the gardens).

Grass Masterclass – with Neil Lucas

Grass Masterclass – with Neil Lucas

Grasses and their allies are a huge group of plants, offering a range of unique qualities that make them such versatile, practical, and yet easy care and beautiful additions to our gardens and designed spaces.

Renowned for his expertise on grasses and their use in our designed spaces, join Neil Lucas for an afternoon (from 2pm to 4.30pm), centred around a tour of the garden as he imparts something of his knowledge and experience gained during his 30 years of living and working at Knoll. Neil will show how grasses are an essential part of the naturalistic and wildlife friendly ethos and approach to garden making,  which has made Knoll the respected garden that it is today. Whatever your experience level learn how to choose, use and care for them, and see just how valuable grasses can be for todays gardens and the wider environment.

This is the first of four stand alone classes, and is suitable for private gardeners and trade professionals.

Book Online

To obtain special RHS MEMBERS PRICE of £40 please phone nursery direct and quote membership number.

Open Day in Aid of the National Gardens Scheme

Open Day in Aid of the National Gardens Scheme

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

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

Garden Photography – with Dave Peckham ARPS

Garden Photography – with Dave Peckham ARPS

Suitable for all levels, this relaxed, friendly session, from 10am to 3pm, in a small, informal group will help you learn new techniques for capturing the colour, shape and form of Knoll’s stunning ornamental grasses and flowering perennials.  Join experienced, friendly commercial photographer Dave Peckham, and discover how to take striking pictures within the gardens, using your camera to best effect.

Whether it’s the detail of macro photography, the stature of plant portraiture, or perfecting depth of field for landscapes, Dave will enthusiastically share his wealth of knowledge with you, helping you to hone your skills and become a great garden photographer in your own right!

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

This is the third of three stand alone classes, the others being held on 29th April and 12th July.

For workshop content enquiries: davepeckham@mac.com

Book Online

Yoga in the Gardens

Yoga in the Gardens

Enjoy outdoor yoga in the tranquillity of Knoll’s glorious naturalistic garden before it opens to the public. Inspired by the weather and nature, classes may be out on the lawn if warm and sunny, a ‘yoga’ walk around the gardens if chilly, or under the shelter of the marquee if a little wet. These varied and holistic sessions may include flowing movements with the breath, yoga postures, breath work, guided relaxation, mindfulness and meditation.

Classes are taught by experienced yoga teachers Jackie Hayfield and Bex Triggs and 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 with over 20 years’ experience, a CNHC Registered Yoga Therapist, and Meditation Teacher.

Bex Triggs is 200 hour registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance Professionals UK.

£12.00 per class or £40 for a 4-week block (includes entry into the gardens).

October Events

Grass Masterclass

Grass Masterclass

A rare opportunity to attend an offsite masterclass with Neil who is celebrating his 30th year at Knoll Gardens. Join Neil at Howard Nurseries as he shares his extensive knowledge on ornamental grasses together with the practical hands-on experience that helped him to create Knoll Gardens’ stunning naturalistic style.

Book Online

Professional Grass Masterclass

Professional Grass Masterclass

An exclusive class for garden designers and trade professionals

A rare opportunity to attend an offsite masterclass with Neil who is celebrating his 30th year at Knoll Gardens. Join Neil at Howard Nurseries as he shares his extensive knowledge on ornamental grasses together with the practical hands-on experience that helped him to create Knoll Gardens’ stunning naturalistic style.

Book Online

Grass Masterclass – with Neil Lucas

Grass Masterclass – with Neil Lucas

Grasses and their allies are a huge group of plants, offering a range of unique qualities that make them such versatile, practical, and yet easy care and beautiful additions to our gardens and designed spaces.

Renowned for his expertise on grasses and their use in our designed spaces, join Neil Lucas for an afternoon (from 2pm to 4.30pm), centred around a tour of the garden as he imparts something of his knowledge and experience gained during his 30 years of living and working at Knoll. Neil will show how grasses are an essential part of the naturalistic and wildlife friendly ethos and approach to garden making,  which has made Knoll the respected garden that it is today. Whatever your experience level learn how to choose, use and care for them, and see just how valuable grasses can be for todays gardens and the wider environment.

This is the first of four stand alone classes, and is suitable for private gardeners and trade professionals.

Book Online

To obtain special RHS MEMBERS PRICE of £40 please phone nursery direct and quote membership number.

Changing Seasons in the Garden with Neil Lucas

Changing Seasons in the Garden with Neil Lucas

One of a series of 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. On 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 several of the walks to experience at first hand the spectacular seasonal changes that take place every year at Knoll, watching grasses grow up 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