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Workshops and Events 2020

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A veritable cornucopia of delights for you, all based around the fantastic (dare I say, Award Winning!) Nant-y-Bedd garden and garden room.

Please check with us about all future dates due to COVID-19.  Currently we have cancelled, in line with Govt guidelines, all events until the end of May.  Events after this will be subject to ongoing conditions. 

New for 2020 we have Jessica Tanner with two fascinating topics

Artists Willow Charcoal Making

Saturday 30th May This date is cancelled due to COVID-19 please get in touch about possible future dates

and Saturday 10th October  10.00am to 3.30pm

£60 including all materials, delicious seasonal, organic lunch, tea & cake.

Click here for more details

 

Wild Weaving

Saturday 20th June and Wednesday 16th September   10.00am to 3.30pm

£60 including all materials, delicious seasonal, organic lunch, tea & cake.

Click here for more details

 

…and some old favourites – book early as they tend to be filled quickly.

Wild Gardening 2020 Saturday 25th April This date is cancelled due to COVID-19 please get in touch about possible future dates

and Thursday 10th September  with Sue

 

Compost workshops 2020    Saturday 6thJune and Thursday 16th July  with Sue

How to make the crumbly brown gold….

 

£65 (20% RHS Member discount) incl 2-course lunch, tea & cakes. 10.00 to 3.30

Contact us on garden@nantybedd.com to book

 

Foraging   Led by Liz Knight (Forage Fine Foods)

Saturday 18th April, Saturday 16th May, These dates are cancelled due to COVID-19 please get in touch about possible future dates

Saturday 27th June, Wednesday 19th August, Saturday 17th October and Saturday 14th November

Liz is so enthusiatic

£75 incl lunch, teas.  10.00 to 2.00

Details/booking at www.foragefinefoods.com

 

Forest Bathing (Shinrin-yoku)     Led by Carina Greenwood

Saturday 2nd May (1/2 day) and Sunday 17th May (full day) These dates are cancelled due to COVID-19 please get in touch about possible future dates

Wood sorrel in the forest sun

Prices £75 full day including lunch, £25 half day

Details at www.forestbathe.co.uk

Booking via Eventbrite

 

 

Blueprints 2020

   Led by Ruth Barnes Richards

Saturday 13th June and Saturday 11th July

Blue and beautiful

£55   Materials included.  Bring picnic lunch

Details/booking at www.thedaylightthief.com

 

Taking the Mystery Out of Plant Diseases 2020   Led by Dr. Mary Barkham

Wednesday 22nd July and Saturday 3rd October

£55  (20% RHS Member discount) including lunch

Details/booking at marymbarkham@hotmail.com

 

We look forward to seeing you here at Nantybedd Garden!

Shinrin-yoku or 森林浴 (Forest Bathing)

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I do hope the Japanese characters at the top are the right ones – I got them from the website of our latest event provider!

Shinrin-yoku or Forest Bathing is becoming very popular in the UK and now it comes to Nant y Bedd Garden.  It will also be at the Chelsea Flower Show, where the Duchess of Cambridge is helping to design the RHS display, including a bit for Forest Bathing!  As usual we are bang up to date with all the latest trends!

It means ‘bathing’ all the senses, whilst walking slowly in the forest.

When taking in the forest atmosphere like this, the brain naturally switches off from the ‘sustained directed attention’ of life’s daily pressures. Shinrin-yoku is restorative, both mentally and physically, like a bath.

woodland and river

Idyllic spot for a bit of Forest Bathing

Walking in the forest in this way is not like hiking in the woods, nor indeed does it involve collecting or recording information and images like a naturalist or for social media.

You can find out a lot more about it on Carina Greenwood’s site, Forest Bathe.

Carina will be leading three groups here at Nant y Bedd, taking in our conifer woodland, riverbank and of course other parts of the garden.

Dates are currently fixed for 20th May, 24th June and 23rd September.  All of these are Mondays, so a lovely way of starting the week! Days will start at 10.30 and go through until about 4.00pm.  Find out more by clicking the ‘BOOK’ tab on the Forest Bathe site.

We are really looking forward to this fascinating addition to the Workshops and Events roster here this year.