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New Years Day

01 Jan 10:00 - 01 Jan 16:30

Escape and relax with a stroll around the Gardens followed by brunch in the Garden Kitchen.

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RHS level 2 Protected environments and their use in plant cultivation

08 Jan 13:00 - 08 Jan 13:00

Are you a keen gardener, passionate about plants and wanting to learn more? Or do you want to start a career in horticulture? This course will allow you to understand and put into practice basic surveying, design principles and to apply them to good garden design and planning This courses starts on Thursday 8 January 1-30pm 6 weekly sessions. Course Overview The course is taught through talks; demonstrations and a range of activities both in the classroom and out in the gardens (weather permitting). Please come dressed in suitable clothing for the weather (i.e. waterproof jackets and wear suitable shoes). Also bring pen and paper. Week 1 - Where to start & site appraisals Week 2 - Measuring gardens and scale drawings Week 3 - Basic garden planning principles; shape, symmetry, asymmetry, colour, focal points and movement Week 4 - Characteristics of accepted garden design styles; formality and informality, Landscape, Knot Gardens, Cottage gardens and ecological related plantings. Week 5 - Effective and appropriate use of hard landscaping materials Week 6 - Planting plans and effective use of plants This course is a module of the RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture. The RHS Level 2 is taught at Ness on a rolling programme of eight modules, each lasting 6 weeks. You can begin at the start of any module and study as many modules as you like. Find out more about the RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture Who is it suitable for? 18+. There are no formal entry requirements; although the course is aimed at gardeners with some experience or those who have completed some level 1 courses. What does it cost? £60 Friends (£65 non members) per module Do I need to book a place? Yes - Contact Ness Gardens t. 0845 030 4063 (10am-4pm) or at the admissions desk on your next visit.

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Thornton Manor and the Art and Craft of Garden Making

18 Jan 14:30 - 18 Jan 16:00

Discover the gardens of Thornton Manor and the celebrated Edwardian garden designer Thomas Mawson.

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Ireland's generous Nature: Irish Gardens and Plant Lore

01 Feb 14:30 - 01 Feb 16:00

Some if Ireland's famous gardens and arboreta, and the ancient plant lore safeguarded in them.

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Wedding Fayre

08 Feb 12:00 - 08 Feb 15:00

Meet local suppliers and talk to the wedding team at Ness.

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Winter Wonder Discovery Week

14 Feb 00:00 - 22 Feb 00:00

Half term activities for all the family!

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Snowdrop Walk

14 Feb 13:00 - 14 Feb 15:00

Take our guided tour around the many different varieties of snowdrops growing in the Gardens.

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'Kew - Gardens for Science and Pleasure'; Sylvia Philips

15 Feb 14:30 - 15 Feb 16:00

How Kew Gardens has developed from being purely one of Londons Royal Parks to today's world-famous botanical Mecca.

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Snowdrop Walk

18 Feb 13:00 - 18 Feb 15:00

Take our guided tour around the many different varieties of snowdrops growing in the Gardens.

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Snowdrop Walk (1)

22 Feb 13:00 - 22 Feb 15:00

Take our guided tour around the many different varieties of snowdrops growing in the Gardens.

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Grow Your Own Thumb

Grow Your Own

26 Feb 09:30 - 26 Feb 09:30

Interested in growing your own vegetables and fruit? Don't know where to start or what to grow?

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Star-Gazing Evening and Supper (1)

26 Feb 18:00 - 26 Feb 22:00

An evening of talks, telescopes and viewing the night sky presented by the Liverpool Astronomical Society.

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'Wildlife of Ness: a Biodiversity Hotspot'.

01 Mar 14:30 - 01 Mar 16:00

The results of Bioblitz Day, 14 June 2014, when 60 wildlife experts descended on Ness Gardens and identified every plant and animal species found here.

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Family Science Fair

14 Mar 11:00 - 14 Mar 15:00

FREE Family friendly fun about the world of science – drop in and have a go at the hands-on activities.

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Mother's Day

15 Mar 10:00 - 15 Mar 17:00

Mother's Day Turn mum into a boffin on the Scientific Discovery Trail* and she will get a chocolate treat. Organise afternoon tea for mum - call the Garden Kitchen on 0161 273 3469

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