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Knoll Gardens

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.

 

  • April

  • Bat Walk 1 with Jan Freeborn

    Knoll Gardens

    April 9, 2020

    7:00 pm

    £6.50

    Enjoy a short presentation and familiarise yourself with the garden’s layout before taking a special evening stroll as you search for Knoll’s most elusive night-time visitors. Using the latest technology and years of experience, Jan will help you identify the bats you see and hear, and attempt to attract them down for a closer look.

    For every ticket purchased £2.50 will be donated to the garden’s charity, the Knoll Gardens Foundation and £2.50 to the Dorset Bat Group

    Book online

  • Changing Seasons in the Garden with Neil Lucas Walk 1

    Knoll Gardens

    April 23, 2020

    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    £10.00

    The first of a series of four bimonthly garden walks which offer a unique opportunity to spend time with Neil Lucas in the garden. Each individual walk will focus on the garden’s changing seasonal highlights; from spectacular individual plants to mass plantings of Knoll’s acclaimed grasses, and the rare and unusual trees and shrubs that form the backbone of the garden. On route you’ll also find out a little more about Neil’s 25 years at Knoll, his aim to have a flower in bloom on every day of the season, and how he is looking after the garden’s wildlife.

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

    Book Online

  • Foundation Friday; RSPB Members Day

    Knoll Gardens

    April 24, 2020

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Foc to RSPB Members

    Meet up with representatives of the RSPB, the country’s largest nature conservation charity, and discover how Knoll’s naturalistic gardening ethos continues to create a garden that welcomes wildlife as well as providing year-round beauty.

    On this special day RSPB members and volunteers can visit the gardens free of charge on production of a valid RSPB membership card or proof of volunteering status.

    No booking required. Normal garden admission charges apply to all non RSPB members.

    On this special day for every full price ticket purchased £5 will be donated to the garden’s charity, the Knoll Gardens Foundation.

  • Bugs and Buds Class 3

    Knoll Gardens

    April 25, 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

  • May

  • Foundation Friday; Volunteer Recruitment Open Morning

    Knoll Gardens

    May 1, 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 morning 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.

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

  • Foundation Friday; By Invitation only – Art Groups

    Knoll Gardens

    May 1, 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.

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

  • Foundation Friday; Dorset Wildlife Trust Members Day

    Knoll Gardens

    May 15, 2020

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    foc to DWT members

    Meet up with representatives of Dorset’s largest conservation charity and discover how Knoll’s naturalistic gardening ethos continues to create a garden that welcomes wildlife as well as providing year-round beauty.

    In recent years, Knoll’s charitable arm, the Knoll Gardens Foundation has been working very closely with Dorset Wildlife Trust. On this special day DWT members and volunteers can visit the gardens free of charge on production of a valid DWT membership card or proof of volunteering status. And, anyone joining DWT on the day will have their garden admission charge refunded.

    No booking required. Normal garden admission charges apply to all non DWT members.

    On this special day for every full price ticket purchased £5 will be donated to the garden’s charity, the Knoll Gardens Foundation.

  • Garden Bee Walk 1

    Knoll Gardens

    May 15, 2020

    11:15 am - 12:15 am

    £5.50

    Join Knoll’s bumblebee surveyor (and Knoll charity trustee), Rowena Jecock in the garden to discover more about the fascinating world of our bees, begin to identify some of the species you are most likely to find in your own garden and what you can do to help them thrive.

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

    Book Online

  • Foundation Friday; Meet the RSPB

    Knoll Gardens

    May 22, 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 the Knoll Gardens. The charity will be offering wildlife advice and information as well as showcasing different wildlife habitats.

  • Foundation Friday; Dorset Arts and Crafts Association

    Knoll Gardens

    May 22, 2020

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    foc to DACA Members

    The Knoll Gardens Foundation welcomes members of the Dorset Arts and Crafts Association to the garden free-of-charge as part of the charity’s drive to promote wildlife friendly gardening with the ‘wow factor’ to the local community.

    No admission charge for DACA members, but please show proof of membership on arrival.

  • Bugs and Buds Class 4

    Knoll Gardens

    May 30, 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

  • June

  • Outdoor Yoga

    Knoll Gardens

    June 4, 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; We value our Volunteers

    Knoll Gardens

    June 5, 2020

    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    free for Volunteers

    In celebration of National Volunteers Week Knoll Gardens is offering free garden admission to everyone who gives up their valuable time to volunteer in any capacity. Meet up with our own volunteers in the morning or simply relax as you enjoy a stroll around our naturalistic garden. We welcome new volunteers at Knoll and a member of the Knoll Gardens Foundation team will be around to provide more information.
    Please bring some proof of your volunteering status to gain free admission.

    More Information

  • Bat Walk 2 with Jan Freeborn

    Knoll Gardens

    June 11, 2020

    8:30 pm

    £6.50

    Enjoy a short presentation and familiarise yourself with the garden’s layout before taking a special evening stroll as you search for Knoll’s most elusive night-time visitors. Using the latest technology and years of experience, Jan will help you identify the bats you see and hear, and attempt to attract them down for a closer look.

    For every ticket purchased £2.50 will be donated to the garden’s charity, the Knoll Gardens Foundation and £2.50 to the Dorset Bat Group

    Book Online

  • Outdoor Yoga

    Knoll Gardens

    June 11, 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; By Invitation only – Camera Clubs

    Knoll Gardens

    June 12, 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 Photography Class 1

    Knoll Gardens

    June 12, 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!

    Book Online

  • Willow Workshop 2 – Dragonflies

    Knoll Gardens

    June 13, 2020

    10:30 am - 2:30 pm

    £50.00

    Join Tracy Standish and learn the basic skills and techniques of willow weaving whilst creating a wonderful dragonfly to decorate your garden or pond. If time allows you can also make a smaller decorative item such as a snail or fish.

    We will be weaving in the garden under the shelter of a marquee, so please dress appropriately for the weather on the day and bring your own lunch. Please bring secateurs if possible, although there will some available to borrow on the day.

    Drinks can be purchased from the refreshment cabin.

    Book online

  • Designing in the Naturalistic Style Class 1

    Knoll Gardens

    June 18, 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

  • Outdoor Yoga

    Knoll Gardens

    June 18, 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  Jackie.hayfield@sky.com

  • Outdoor Yoga

    Knoll Gardens

    June 25, 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  Jackie.hayfield@sky.com

  • Changing Seasons in the Gardens with Neil Lucas Walk 2

    Knoll Gardens

    June 25, 2020

    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 onlinehttps://www.knollgardens.co.uk/product/changing-seasons-in-the-garden-27th-june-2019/

  • Foundation Friday; NGS Open Day

    Knoll Gardens

    June 26, 2020

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Normal Admission Prices

    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 5

    Knoll Gardens

    June 27, 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

  • July

  • Outdoor Yoga

    Knoll Gardens

    July 2, 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 Jackie.hayfield@sky.com

  • Stone Carving Workshop – with Sarah Moore

    Knoll Gardens

    July 4, 2020

    9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    £75.00

    Join sculptor and fine artist Sarah Moore in the garden at Knoll for this special one-day stone carving workshop. Working in local Bath stone you will learn basic stone carving skills as you create an original stone carving to take home. Ticket price to include materials.

    Booking Essential
    To book call Sarah on 01202 877183  or email sarahmoore.sculptor@yahoo.co.uk

  • Outdoor Yoga

    Knoll Gardens

    July 9, 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

  • Beginners Guide to close-up & macro photography Class 1

    Knoll Gardens

    July 10, 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 Bee Walk 2

    Knoll Gardens

    July 10, 2020

    11:15 am - 12:15 pm

    £5.50

    Join Knoll’s bumblebee surveyor (and Knoll charity trustee), Rowena Jecock in the garden between 11.15am – 12.15pm to discover more about the fascinating world of our bees, begin to identify some of the species you are most likely to find in your own garden and what you can do to help them thrive.

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

    Book Online

  • Outdoor Yoga

    Knoll Gardens

    July 16, 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; BNSS Members Day

    Knoll Gardens

    July 17, 2020

    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    foc to BNSS members, staff & volunteers

    The Knoll Gardens Foundation welcomes staff, members and volunteers of the Bournemouth Natural Science Society to the garden free-of-charge as part of the charity’s drive to promote wildlife friendly gardening with the ‘wow factor’.

    No booking required. Normal garden admission charges apply to all non BNSS members and volunteers.

    For more info email foundation@knollgardens.co.uk

  • Guided Butterfly Walk

    Knoll Gardens

    July 17, 2020

    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

    £5.50

    In line with the nation’s Big Butterfly Count, dedicated lepidopterist Keith Powrie leads a walk around the gardens to help you identify the many butterflies to be found there. Keith has been recording butterfly sightings at Knoll for many years and brings an infectious enthusiasm to any guided walk.

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

    Book online

  • Designing in the Naturalistic Style Class 2

    Knoll Gardens

    July 23, 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

  • Outdoor Yoga

    Knoll Gardens

    July 23, 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

  • Bugs and Buds Class 6

    Knoll Gardens

    July 25, 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

  • Outdoor Yoga

    Knoll Gardens

    July 30, 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

  • August

  • Mosaic Workshop with Sarah Moore

    Knoll Gardens

    August 1, 2020

    10:00 am - 4:30 pm

    £65.00

    Join artist and sculptor Sarah Moore in the garden at Knoll for this special one-day mosaic workshop. Participants are invited to bring along a special item of their own china, beads, buttons, shells etc to incorporate into their finished work to take home.

    Booking essential as limited numbers; price includes materials.

    To book call Sarah on 01202 877183 or email sarahmoore.sculptor@yahoo.co.uk

  • Bat Walk 3 with Jan Freeborn

    Knoll Gardens

    August 3, 2020

    8:00 pm

    £6.50

    Enjoy a short presentation and familiarise yourself with the garden’s layout before taking a special evening stroll as you search for Knoll’s most elusive night-time visitors. Using the latest technology and years of experience, Jan will help you identify the bats you see and hear, and attempt to attract them down for a closer look.

    For every ticket purchased £2.50 will be donated to the garden’s charity, the Knoll Gardens Foundation and £2.50 to the Dorset Bat Group

    Book Online

  • Knoll Gardens Foundation; Annual Garden Wildlife Survey

    Knoll Gardens

    August 4, 2020

    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Normal admission charges

    Join wildlife volunteers and experts from the Dorset Wildlife Trust and the RSPB along with  other wildlife enthusiasts, as they discover more about Knoll’s garden wildlife and help survey the garden. Suitable for all ages, beginners and experts alike, everyone is welcome to come along and get involved.

    No booking required.  For every full price  ticket purchased £5 will be donated to the garden’s charity, the Knoll Gardens Foundation.

    More Information

  • Outdoor Yoga

    Knoll Gardens

    August 6, 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

  • 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.

    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.

    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!

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

  • 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.

    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.

    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

    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.

    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.

    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

  • 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