Events

Botanical Illustration Course with Reinhild Raistrick at Fullers Mill Garden

Illustrating Snowdrops

Monday 28 to Tuesday 29 January 2019, 10am – 4pm (£100)

Wrap up warmly and join us in a unique garden to welcome these early harbingers of spring.

A two-day course will give you the opportunity to study these fragile and beautiful flowers in fine detail. Time will be spent looking at some of the Galanthus collection in situ then you will be working with potted specimens in the warmth and comfort of the Bothy while being able to admire views of the winter garden. You will examine the botanical differences between species and learn how to create an accurate drawing and pleasing composition with Reinhild guiding you and demonstrating how to use shading to capture the subtleties of white flowers on white paper in watercolour.

This course is suitable for artists of all levels.
An equipment and materials list to follow on booking.

Pre-booking is required. Call the Fullers Mill Garden office on 01284 728 888 or email Anne Valentine.


Self-Employed Gardening as a Career?                       
A practical talk on getting started

Delivered in a show-and-tell style by Suffolk gardener Rob Brown

Monday 11th March 2019, 1:00pm-4:00pm

At Fullers Mill Garden, West Stow, IP28 6HD

£10 payable in advance: includes garden tour and goody pack.

Setting up your business, keeping accounts, gaining plant knowledge, business models, what to charge, how to get paid, how to assess and cost a job, how to get clients and how to keep them, working safely and green practices, professional support, show & tell on equipment, tour of Fuller’s Mill garden, the Perennial charity, the wonder of plants and rewards of the job for you and your clients, how to stay informed, visiting other gardens, plant fairs and nurseries.

Book your place – phone Rob Brown on 01284 719 542

Or email: robbrown.gardening@gmail.com

(Pay by cheque, postal order or Paypal)


Botanical Illustration Course with Reinhild Raistrick at Fullers Mill Garden

Illustrating Lilies

Monday 22 to Tuesday 23 July 2019, 10am – 4pm (£100)

The two-day course provides an opportunity to illustrate the wonderful range of lilies in this garden, ranging from the golden Lilium lancifolium to the multicoloured extravagances of the Lilium Martagon collection. Time will be spent going around the garden before settling down to sketch your chosen plant. A cut stem of the lily will be brought into the Bothy, our light and airy classroom where Reinhild will guide you through the accurate composition and placing of the subject on the page.  This drawing will be the basis for your watercolour painting, with an emphasis on achieving the subtleties and correct hues for your flower.

This course is suitable for artists of all levels.
An equipment and materials list to follow on booking.

Pre-booking is required. Call the Fullers Mill Garden office on 01284 728 888 or email Anne Valentine


Botanical Illustration Course with Reinhild Raistrick at Fullers Mill Garden

Illustrating Autumn Leaves

Monday 7 to Tuesday 8 October 2019, 10am – 4pm (£100)

This two-day course will give you the opportunity to explore the wonderful colours of the autumn foliage.  Wander the pathways through the garden down to the lake before returning to the warmth of the Bothy where Reinhild will guide you through the compositional and watercolour techniques necessary to optimize the capture of those glowing hues into a pleasing portrait of bright autumn leaves. You will primarily be using a wet-in-wet method with the addition of some dry brush work, to accentuate the detail and individuality of the variegated leaves.

This course is suitable for artists of all levels.
An equipment and materials list to follow on booking.

Pre-booking is required. Call the Fullers Mill Garden office on 01284 728 888 or email Anne Valentine.

OPENING TIMES

We would like to thank everyone who visited in spring and summer 2018

Garden Season Spring/Summer 2019: open 3 April – 29 September 

Sunday  — 11:00am-5:00pm

Monday — CLOSED

Tuesday — CLOSED

Wednesday — 2:00pm-5:00pm

Thursday — CLOSED

Friday — 2:00pm-5:00pm

Saturday — CLOSED

NEW for 2018
Fullers Mill Garden is now an RHS Partner Garden, with RHS members entitled to free entry on Wednesday afternoons.

Private visits from groups are welcomed throughout the year by prior arrangement, with guided tours available from staff and plenty of parking for coaches.

Tea, coffee and delicious home-made cakes are available to purchase from the Bothy. Plants propagated from the garden are available for sale.

Assistance dogs only please.

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