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Courses at Helmsley Walled Garden in 2019


Creating apple trees – successful grafting with Hilary Dodson

Learn the basics of grafting your own apple trees through this hands on course with apple expert Hilary Dodson. To find out more and to book, please click here.



Making and baking – children’s baking workshops with Just Bake Happy’s Annabelle Robinson

A series of themed baking workshops open to children from 6 to 11 throughout the year run by Annabelle Robinson from Just Bake Happy. To find out more about the different workshops and details of how to book, please click here.



Summer fruit pruning with head gardener Lisa Rennison

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.



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 please click here.



Mindfully exploring the garden through drawing and writing 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.



Creating with willow – willow weaving workshops with Andrea Firth

Interested  making your own willow decorations for your garden? Then come and join one of Andrea Firth’s willow weaving workshops here at the garden. Andrea is running several workshops over the summer. 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.



Create your own festive door decoration

Give your door some festive sparkle this Christmas and create your own stunning festive wreath made from spruce, foliage, seed heads and berries. For more details and how to book, please click here.



Festive decorations for your home

Spend a day here learning to make a door wreath and a candle centrepiece decoration for your dinner table from evergreens, seed heads and berries. For more information and booking please click here.