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Courses at Helmsley Walled Garden in 2020


Due to COVID-19 restrictions all courses and events are cancelled until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience.


Botanical illustration with Bridget Gillespie

Ever wanted to learn how to draw and paint plants? Well come along and join a class run by award winning botanical illustrator Bridget Gillespie and learn how. Bridget runs a series of two day courses throughout the season. You can attend just one or book for a series. To learn more and find details of how to book click here.


Mindfully exploring the garden through drawing and poetry with Clare Belbin and Lauri Bower

Helmsley Walled Garden provides a superb setting for exploring our relationship with nature through words and images. Spend time discovering a new way of creating, whether this is drawing or poetry, by using mindfulness as the foundation. For more details and how to book please click here.


Flower Power – creating beautiful flower pictures with Lesley Seeger

If you’d like to discover the techniques and skills to make creative and innovative paintings then join artist Lesley Seeger for her two day workshops here. There are two workshops to choose from. For more details and how to book, please click here.


Garden photography with Dave Bakes of Ryedale Garden Photography

If you want to develop your skills in photography and take beautiful images of gardens then this is for you. Ideal for beginners or those new to digital photography. For more details and how to book please click here.


Summer fruit pruning

Summer pruning helps to ensure fruit ripens and there is good cropping for the following year. To find out more about this hands-on course and to book, please click here.