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Events 2020

Events

 

Our ever popular markets are returning, this being the first of our Summer markets, showcasing local artisan makers and sellers nestled within the tranquil surroundings of Holden Clough. Book a visit online.

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Summer Courses and Workshops

 

PIP COTTAGE WILLOW WEAVING WORKSHOP 

17th or 19th June, 10-12.30pm £60

Learn the art of willow weaving with local maker Julie Livesey. An opportunity to make your very own willow obelisk to display in your garden or perhaps as a gift for Father’s Day, great to grow your climbing beans or sweet peas up or simply a feature in your garden. Great class for beginners and a great group activity to meet up with friends!

BOOK 17th JUNE

BOOK 19TH JUNE

 

A CELEBRATION OF BRITISH FLOWER WEEK

Friday 18th June, 10am - 11am £30, Jam jar floral demonstrations in The Garden Room  with Alli and Helen 

Celebrate British Flower week with a masterclass in flower arranging with the talented Alli and Helen. This hands on workshop will give a brief insight into flower arranging and you will create your own jam jar flower arrangement to take away with you at the end. Includes a hot drink refreshment during the class.

All courses and workshops will be held in line with Covid guidelines and include Tea/Coffee and Cake 

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ALL ABOUT HOUSEPLANTS with Anthony

29th June 10.30am - 12pm £30

A fabulous opportunity to meet and learn from our house plant expert Anthony, he has a love of house plants like no other! He will give an interesting introduction into a range of houseplants, this talk will be suitable for both beginners or experienced house plant growers and Anthony will be available to answer questions afterwards too. Includes a hot drink refreshment during the class. His passion and knowledge will fill you with inspiration to enhance your house plants or encourage you to extend your collection, truly a workshop not to miss!!

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SUMMER SALADS with Head Chef Radek

1st July 10.30am – 12.30pm £50

Meet our head chef Radek and learn how to create delicious seasonal salads from locally sourced ingredients. His salads are very creative and delicious, you will gain recipe cards, enjoy a lunch sampling his salad creations and best of all you will also get to take a salad home to enjoy later too!

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MODERN CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP with Mellor & Rose

4th July 10am-1.30pm £68

Writing plays a huge part at Holden Clough as we describe our plants and happenings on slates around the nursery, this is an opportunity to learn about the beautiful art of calligraphy, we are pleased to welcome Mellor & Rose, made up of Beverley Mellor, Lucy Mellor and Polly Mellor, host Calligraphy Workshops and provide Handlettering for brands and design work. Mellor & Rose have become known for their engaging, fun and detail-orientated Modern Calligraphy and Lettering Workshops in both dip pen and the bolder style of Brush Letter along with larger scale Chalk Lettering Workshops. So lovely for weddings and occasions!

In all our 2 and a half hour Modern Calligraphy Workshops we focus on firstly how we correctly use our pens and progress through the modern style alphabets and letter forms. As designers we also look also at layout, spacing and how we can put some nice ‘energy’ into our Lettering. We gradually work through projects and first Lettering pieces (there’s always some doodling and flourishing along the way!) and when you look back at the end you will be pleasantly surprised as to how far you have come!

Modern Calligraphy is a more more relaxed version of traditional Calligraphy, less concerned with perfection and far less ‘prescriptive’. Handlettering in modern script  is very much about your own hand and creating more energetic letters with a lovely flow. Whether playful, informal or with a more elegant appeal - you can switch this lovely style around, play with it and have fun!

If you have been thinking about trying a new creative, mindful hobby and love the idea of taking a break from your laptop and creating some lovely cards and stationery - this Modern Calligraphy for Absolute Beginners Workshop course is for you!

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NURSERY TOUR with John Foley

7th July 10.30am £30

Enjoy a tour around the nursery with owner John Foley. See behind the scenes, in the growing field and how the potting process works and even the amazing potting machine in action!! Learn about future plans for Holden Clough as there is lots more still to come. John will of course be available for any gardening questions afterwards too!

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STRAWBERRY, OUR SUMMER MARKET

9TH – 11TH July 9am till 5pm, FREE ENTRY, please book

Our ever popular markets are returning, this being the first of our Summer markets, showcasing local artisan makers and sellers nestled within the tranquil surroundings of Holden Clough. Book a visit online.

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SUMMER VASE ARRANGEMENT with Alli and Helen

13th July 10.30am - 12.30pm £60

An informal workshop with Alli and Helen who share their knowledge and passion for flowers and how to achieve a seasonal arrangement from the flowers in and around your garden, happily advising on your own arrangement or style. The vase and materials are included and you can enjoy a hot or cold drink of your choice during the workshop.

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CHILDREN’S PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP - Aire Studio

17th July - 10am – 12pm £18

Holden Clough are pleased to welcome Claire of Aire Stuido for the first of an interesting selection of workshops for both children and adult, in this first workshop for children inspiration from the botanical surroundings of Holden Clough will be used by budding designers who will have the opportunity to make a selection of beautifully printed stationery and a tote bag.

Exploring the beautiful craft of Indian block printing, children will be shown the process of colour application and how to develop a design in repeat onto sustainable wrapping paper, a card and eco-friendly tote-bag. Ideal for conscious crafters who would like to gift their creations for someone special.

Suitable for ages 6 upwards. Parents are welcome to supervise where necessary.

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MACRAME PLANT HANGER WORKSHOP – by Kinswoman

22nd July 10.30am till 12.30pm £50

Macrame is a lovely therapeutic activity, which can be done indoors or outdoors. Enjoy completing your macrame plant hanging after the workshop by purchasing a plant from Holden Clough. 

Come away with a lovely piece of boho inspired décor.

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MINDFULNESS DRAWING – by Kinswoman

22nd July 6pm-8pm £30

Take some time to draw and unwind in a calming setting. 

Experiment with different mediums to create a still life drawing.

This class is for all ability’s whether you are a skilled artist or simply want to stress release, this is not a masterclass it is simply a chance to pause and enjoy a mindful experience. 

We will provide different materials, mediums, papers and create a still life display as inspiration. 

Come along with a friend or enjoy making new friends. 

Sophie and I both love to draw, however with our lives being so busy it is difficult sometimes to pause and give yourself the time to pause, this class will give you the opportunity to enjoy an escape and peacefully draw.

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FLORA AND FORNA LINO MONO PRINTING WORKSHOP- with Aire Studio

31st July -10am-12pm £30
 

Exploring the traditional printing technics of mono-printing, lino printing and relief printing, the botanical structures of Holden Clough’s flora and fauna will be used to inspire a bespoke design which will be developed onto paper and fabric. These accessible techniques help those that feel they lack in the creative gene to produce pieces of art to be proud of. A relaxing and meditative way to engage with nature and creativity whilst being guided through each step of the design process. No experience necessary.

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CHILDREN’S CUT FLOWER HUNT WITH PRIZES - FREE

The children’s flower hunt and quiz

A lovely way for the little people to enjoy the nursery and learn about plants and earn a prize for all the fun and effort

 

4th August THE COTTAGE GARDEN - WITH JOHN FOLEY

4TH AUGUST 10.30-12PM £30

Enjoy a talk by nursery owner John Foley with an insight into traditional cottage garden planting. John will advise on some of the best cottage garden plants as well as handy hints and tips on how to get the most out of your flowers and garden. John has spoken up and down the country to various garden clubs and always wows with his knowledge on any gardening subject!

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BEASTIE & BOTANICALS WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN – with Aire Studio

6th August - 10am - 12pm £18

In this new fun and interactive session children have the choice of making a patterned, brilliant 'Beasties & Botanicals' hanging or a ‘Flora & Fauna’ head piece. Guided through the processes of embroidery, print and application of colour, the session welcomes all young makers, regardless of ability, where they will be encouraged to enjoy the creative process and the interactive masterpieces they create. Taking inspiration of the vivid colours and textures they have seen in nature throughout the Summer and glorious surroundings of Holden Clough, this isn’t a workshop to miss out on.

Suitable for ages 6 upwards. Parents are welcome to supervise where necessary.

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FLOWER CROWNS – with Kinswoman

7th August 10.30am – 12pm £40

Perfect for celebrating summer solstice, hen party’s, baby showers or just a chance be creative!

Create a beautiful fresh flower headdress, perfect way to embrace those summer hippie vibes!

And great photo opportunity with your friends once completed.

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THE ART OF WIRE SCULPTING - by Susan Nichols

10th August 9.30am till 4.30pm £120 including lunch

Come on a one day wire sculpture course and make a hen out of galvanised chicken wire. You will be guided through the process and starting with a simple frame, will build up your hen with many pieces of folded and shaped wire, so that you will go home with a finished bird. All the wire pieces will be brought ready cut to enable smooth progress. These are solid, sturdy and designed to last for years, with inbuilt spikes to hold them securely into the ground.  

You will need gloves. needle nosed pliers, a strong apron and glasses if needed for close work, but Susan will bring plenty of spares in case.

Susan says 'She has been teaching for over 10 years and says she hasn’t had a ‘failure’ yet'! so come and have a go.(Please note this may not be suitable for those with arthritis or other joint problems in their hands or wrists)

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FLOWER ARRANGING AND CONVERSATION ABOUT CROCOSMIA with Alli and John

11th August 10.30am - 12pm £30

Crocosmia for many years have been a favourite plant of John Foleys ! Come along and learn all about the flower, it’s history and the species and its place in the border or vase!

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ADULTS & CHILDRENS PLANT POT PAINTING – with Kinswoman

13th August 10.30am till 12pm children’s workshop suitable for age 8 plus 

Adults £25/Children £15

Enjoy painting and creating a personal unique plant pot to brighten up your home or garden. 

Can be enjoyed by all ages, a perfect family experience.

We will provide a range of plant pots and coloured paints. While your artwork dries enjoy a wonder around the Holden Clough Nursery

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DAHLIA, OUR SECOND SUMMER MARKET

20th – 22ND AUGUST 9am till 5pm FREE ENTRY, please book

Our ever popular markets are returning, this being the first of our Summer markets, showcasing local artisan makers and sellers nestled within the tranquil surroundings of Holden Clough. Book a visit online.

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MEET THE CHEF WITH HEAD CHEF RADEK

25th August 10.30am till 12.30pm £40

Enjoy a morning creating and tasting healthy detox juices, a mix of fruit juices and also vegetables ones, learn the health benefits and take away recipe cards to try them at home.

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To book click links above or call 01200 447615 or email info@holdencloughnursery.com