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Knoll Gardens

COVID 19; JUST TO LET YOU KNOW…

We continue to be very busy with mail order though we are now achieving turnaround times that are closer to our usual time of up to 14 working days.

We are delighted to be able to offer timed slots for customers to visit the nursery and gardens. These slots must be pre booked via the shop page of the website. Orders can also be placed online for collection from the nursery but please do not travel until we have emailed to let you know that the plants are ready to collect.

Events And Classes

 

There’s always something special to see or do at Knoll Gardens. Our event 2020 programme compliments the changing seasons, and runs from February through to December, 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 and creative events, Knoll’s owner Neil Lucas leads regular horticultural walks, talks and masterclasses in the garden. As the UK’s leading authority on ornamental grasses, Neil can also be found speaking and lecturing across the UK and overseas.

 

  • August

  • Outdoor Yoga

    Knoll Gardens

    August 13, 2020

    9:00 am - 10:00 am

    £8.00

    Come and enjoy outdoor yoga in the tranquillity of Knoll’s glorious naturalistic garden before it opens to the public. Dependant on the weather the class will either by on mats on the lawn if warm and sunny; a yoga walk around the gardens if a little chilly; or under the marquee if a little wet. With 18 years of experience, Yoga Therapist Jackie Hayfield may include flowing movements with the breath, standing postures, breath work, guided relaxation and meditation in the garden. Booking essential.

    REGRET EVENT CANCELLED

    More information and booking:Jackie Hayfield 07955 587772 or Jackie.hayfield@sky.com

  • Foundation Friday; By Invitation only – Art Groups

    Knoll Gardens

    August 14, 2020

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    free of charge to invitees

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

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

    REGRET EVENT CANCELLED

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

  • Beginners Photography Class 2

    Knoll Gardens

    August 14, 2020

    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    £35.00

    Join Dave Peckham ARPS in the garden. A commercial photographer for over 30 years, he also runs courses in Lightroom and Photoshop. Dave is now passing on his vast knowledge and experience through a series of workshops in the garden at Knoll.

    This beginners course offers the opportunity to get answers to even the most basic of questions – without embarrassment or the feeling you are the only one to not fully understand the intricacies of their own camera!

    REGRET EVENT CANCELLED

    Book Online

  • Outdoor Yoga

    Knoll Gardens

    August 20, 2020

    9:00 am - 10:00 am

    £8.00

    Come and enjoy outdoor yoga in the tranquillity of Knoll’s glorious naturalistic garden before it opens to the public. Dependant on the weather the class will either by on mats on the lawn if warm and sunny; a yoga walk around the gardens if a little chilly; or under the marquee if a little wet. With 18 years of experience, Yoga Therapist Jackie Hayfield may include flowing movements with the breath, standing postures, breath work, guided relaxation and meditation in the garden. Booking essential.

    REGRET EVENT CANCELLED

    More information and booking:Jackie Hayfield 07955 587772 or Jackie.hayfield@sky.com

  • Foundation Friday; By Invitation only – Horticultural Groups

    Knoll Gardens

    August 21, 2020

    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    foc to invitees

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

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

    REGRET EVENT CANCELLED

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

  • Foundation Friday; Volunteer Recruitment Open Morning

    Knoll Gardens

    August 21, 2020

    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Free of Charge

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

    REGRET EVENT CANCELLED

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

  • Foundation Friday; Meet the RSPB

    Knoll Gardens

    August 21, 2020

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Normal garden admission charges apply

    The RSPB, the country’s largest nature conservation charity, is bringing its interactive wildlife information stand to Knoll Gardens. The charity will be offering wildlife advice and information as well as showcasing different wildlife habitats.

    REGRET EVENT CANCELLED

  • Changing Seasons in the Gardens with Neil Lucas Walk 3

    Knoll Gardens

    August 27, 2020

    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.

    REGRET EVENT CANCELLED

    Book online

  • Outdoor Yoga

    Knoll Gardens

    August 27, 2020

    9:00 am - 10:00 am

    £8.00

    Come and enjoy outdoor yoga in the tranquillity of Knoll’s glorious naturalistic garden before it opens to the public. Dependant on the weather the class will either by on mats on the lawn if warm and sunny; a yoga walk around the gardens if a little chilly; or under the marquee if a little wet. With 18 years of experience, Yoga Therapist Jackie Hayfield may include flowing movements with the breath, standing postures, breath work, guided relaxation and meditation in the garden. Booking essential.

    REGRET EVENT CANCELLED

    More information and booking:Jackie Hayfield 07955 587772 or Jackie.hayfield@sky.com

  • Bugs and Buds Class 7

    Knoll Gardens

    August 29, 2020

    10:30 am - 12:00 am

    £5.00

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

    REGRET EVENT CANCELLED

    Find out about Knoll Gardens Foundation

  • September

  • Outdoor Yoga

    Knoll Gardens

    September 3, 2020

    9:00 am - 10:00 am

    £8.00

    Come and enjoy outdoor yoga in the tranquillity of Knoll’s glorious naturalistic garden before it opens to the public. Dependant on the weather the class will either by on mats on the lawn if warm and sunny; a yoga walk around the gardens if a little chilly; or under the marquee if a little wet. With 18 years of experience, Yoga Therapist Jackie Hayfield may include flowing movements with the breath, standing postures, breath work, guided relaxation and meditation in the garden. Booking essential.

    More information and booking:Jackie Hayfield 07955 587772 or Jackie.hayfield@sky.com

  • Grass Masterclass 3

    Howard Nurseries, Wortham, Diss, IP22 1PX

    September 3, 2020

    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    £35.00

    Nationally recognised for his ‘specialist subject’, join Neil at Howard Nurseries for this very special masterclass, from 2pm – 4.30pm, as the UKs leading authority on ornamental grasses, shares his extensive horticultural knowledge together with the practical hands-on experience that has helped him to create Knoll Gardens stunning and constantly evolving naturalistic style. There will be an opportunity to buy some plants from this exclusively wholesale nursery.

    REGRET EVENT CANCELLED

    Book Online

  • Professional Grass Masterclass

    Howard Nurseries, Wortham, Diss, IP22 1PX

    September 4, 2020

    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

    £40.00

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

    Nationally recognised for his ‘specialist subject’, join Neil at Howard Nurseries for this very special masterclass, from 10am – 1pm, as the UKs leading authority on ornamental grasses, shares his extensive horticultural knowledge together with the practical hands-on experience that has helped him to create Knoll Gardens stunning and constantly evolving naturalistic style.

    REGRET EVENT CANCELLED

    Book Online

  • Outdoor Yoga

    Knoll Gardens

    September 10, 2020

    9:00 am - 10:00 am

    £8.00

    Come and enjoy outdoor yoga in the tranquillity of Knoll’s glorious naturalistic garden before it opens to the public. Dependant on the weather the class will either by on mats on the lawn if warm and sunny; a yoga walk around the gardens if a little chilly; or under the marquee if a little wet. With 18 years of experience, Yoga Therapist Jackie Hayfield may include flowing movements with the breath, standing postures, breath work, guided relaxation and meditation in the garden. Booking essential.

    More information and booking:Jackie Hayfield 07955 587772 or Jackie.hayfield@sky.com

  • Grass Masterclass 1

    Knoll Gardens

    September 10, 2020

    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    £35.00

    Spend the afternoon with the UK’s leading authority on ornamental grasses as Knoll Gardens owner, Neil Lucas shares his wealth of knowledge and draws from personal experience and Knoll’s stunning autumn displays to provide practical advice. From maintenance to design, Neil covers all you need to know about grasses and how to use them in a garden setting.

    Book Online

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

  • Foundation Friday; By Invitation only – Camera Clubs

    Knoll Gardens

    September 11, 2020

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    free of charge to invitees

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

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

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

  • Beginners Guide to close-up & macro photography Class 2

    Knoll Gardens

    September 11, 2020

    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    £35.00

    Join Dave Peckham, a commercial photographer of over 30 years, and who now now runs Lightroom and Photoshop courses. This beginners guide to close-up and macro photography is a perfect opportunity to benefit from his experience, find out how to get the best out of your camera for close-up work and learn about the equipment available to improve your shots by trying out some of Dave’s photo kit

    Book Online

  • Garden Media Guild event; by invitation only.

    Knoll Gardens

    September 16, 2020

    1:00 pm

    foc to invitees

    The Garden Media Guild (GMG) brings together professional garden writers, authors, photographers, broadcasters, editors, lecturers and allied trades to raise the quality of garden writing, photography and broadcasting, and to keep members up-to-date with events in the world of gardening and horticulture. We are delighted to host the GMG on this special afternoon in the garden.

  • Outdoor Yoga

    Knoll Gardens

    September 17, 2020

    9:00 am - 10:00 am

    £8.00

    Come and enjoy outdoor yoga in the tranquillity of Knoll’s glorious naturalistic garden before it opens to the public. Dependant on the weather the class will either by on mats on the lawn if warm and sunny; a yoga walk around the gardens if a little chilly; or under the marquee if a little wet. With 18 years of experience, Yoga Therapist Jackie Hayfield may include flowing movements with the breath, standing postures, breath work, guided relaxation and meditation in the garden. Booking essential.

    More information and booking:Jackie Hayfield 07955 587772 or Jackie.hayfield@sky.com

  • Professional Grass Masterclass 1

    Knoll Gardens

    September 17, 2020

    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    £40.00

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

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

    Book Online

  • Outdoor Yoga

    Knoll Gardens

    September 24, 2020

    9:00 am - 10:00 am

    £8.00

    Come and enjoy outdoor yoga in the tranquillity of Knoll’s glorious naturalistic garden before it opens to the public. Dependant on the weather the class will either by on mats on the lawn if warm and sunny; a yoga walk around the gardens if a little chilly; or under the marquee if a little wet. With 18 years of experience, Yoga Therapist Jackie Hayfield may include flowing movements with the breath, standing postures, breath work, guided relaxation and meditation in the garden. Booking essential.

    More information and booking:Jackie Hayfield 07955 587772 or Jackie.hayfield@sky.com

  • Foundation Friday; NGS Open Day

    Knoll Gardens

    September 25, 2020

    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 26, 2020

    10:30 am - 12:00 am

    £5.00

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

    Find out about Knoll Gardens Foundation

  • October

  • Grass Masterclass 2

    Knoll Gardens

    October 1, 2020

    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    £35.00

    Spend the afternoon with the UK’s leading authority on ornamental grasses as Knoll Gardens owner, Neil Lucas shares his wealth of knowledge and draws from personal experience and Knoll’s stunning autumn displays to provide practical advice. From maintenance to design, Neil covers all you need to know about grasses and how to use them in a garden setting.

    Book Online

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

  • Professional Grass Masterclass 2

    Knoll Gardens

    October 8, 2020

    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    £40.00

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

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

    Book Online

  • Willow Workshop 3 Round Baskets for Beginners

    Knoll Gardens

    October 10, 2020

    10:00 am - 4:30 pm

    £65.00

    Spend a day in the garden with Tracey Standish learning traditional basketry techniques and weaving a useful and beautiful, round basket from willow. Firstly get to grips with making a round base before securing the uprights, weaving up the sides and finishing off with a simple border. Finally, a handle can be added if desired.

    This workshop is suitable for beginners and you will go home with a finished piece. We will be weaving in the garden under a marquee, so please dress appropriately for the weather and bring your own lunch.

    Book Online

  • Designing in the Naturalistic Style Class 3

    Knoll Gardens

    October 15, 2020

    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    £35.00

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

    Book online

  • Changing Seasons in the Garden with Neil Lucas Walk 4

    Knoll Gardens

    October 22, 2020

    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 31, 2020

    10:30 am - 12:00 am

    £5.00

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

    Find out about Knoll Gardens Foundation

  • November

  • Bugs and Buds Class 10

    Knoll Gardens

    November 28, 2020

    10:30 am - 12:00 am

    £5.00

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

    Find out about Knoll Gardens Foundation

  • December

  • Succulent Wreath Workshop

    Knoll Gardens

    December 4, 2020

    10:30 am - 1:00 pm

    £50.00

    Create a stunning succulent wreath in time for Christmas! From 10.30am to 1pm Tracy will guide you through weaving a simple wreath from willow before you turn it into a beautifully unique festive decoration using moss, ivy and succulents. The wreath will partially be covered allowing the willow hoop to show through.
    Your wreath will need a few days to ‘sit’ before it can be hung, allowing the succulents to bed into the moss, and the moss should be kept damp over the festive period. In the new year you can remove the succulents and pot them up whilst the wreath can be dried out and used again the following year.

    Please note we will be working under the shelter of a marquee, so please dress appropriately for the weather.

    Book Online

  • Bugs and Buds Class 11

    Knoll Gardens

    December 12, 2020

    10:30 am - 12:00 am

    £5.00

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

    Find out about Knoll Gardens Foundation