We are always looking for new ways to improve peoples outdoor experience, and we’re proud to be teaming up with Jenny and Annaliitta from Country Living Workshops to give you and your friends an opportunity to learn how to get the best out of your outdoor space and embrace country living.

Together, were putting on a whole load of workshops and courses over the next 15 months that you and your friends can come along to. Here’s what we’ve got coming up:

6th October 2010 – Chutneys, Pickles and Preserves

Join us for this lunchtime workshop and discover how to make the most delicious preserves using the produce from your garden and fruits from the hedgerow.

Following a short demonstration, enjoy a tasty ploughman’s lunch and sample a range of our homemade chutneys …a real autumn treat.

11:30 – 1:30. £20 per person

17th November – Christmas Chocolates

We Love Chocolate and what would be nicer than making your own this Christmas?

During this evening we will show you how to make a selection of your own scrumptious chocolates that you could give away to family and friends…. or just keep as an indulgent treat for yourself.

7- 9 pm. £15 per person

14th December – Victorian Kissing ball

Join us for the morning and learn how to make a beautiful Victorian Kissing Ball. Whether your style is natural, rustic, glitz or glam, you will leave with a beautiful, historical decoration to adorn your home. So come and relax and enjoy a relaxing morning before the chaos of Christmas sets in and let your imagination run wild. Not only this but you can enjoy a slab of delicious homemade cake and a hot drink.

9:30 – 12:00. £40 per person

If you fancy coming along with some friends to these workshops or are interested in any workshops in 2011 please let us know here at the Bell Plantation on 01327 354126. Alternatiely you can visit Country Living workshops at: //www.btcworkshops.co.uk/.

Ashley Warren

Ashley Warren has lived and loved horticulture and agriculture all his life; he had his first greenhouse at the age of 10 and his first cow when he was 16. He started landscaping in 1984 mainly in Milton Keynes and then all over the country. He moved to Daventry Road Farmhouse in 1987 and has developed Bell Plantation Garden Centre in Towcester, Northants over the last 30 years.

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