Barn Events and Workshops
Join us for events at the Barn that will challenge, entertain and delight you, your family and friends.
Creative workshops in music and four part harmony, willow weaving and apple grafting will be delivered in the spectacular surroundings of the Medieval Barn.
Enjoy a picnic on the lawn before witnessing one of Shakespeare’s famous comedies or before meeting Lewis Carroll’s Alice in her magical world of fantastic creatures.
We invite you to explore and learn about the Barn, its grounds and our continuing regeneration programme.
Come and enjoy this wonderful piece of heritage.
Events and Workshops at the Barn :
Saturday 9 December - Creating your own Christmas Door Wreath Workshop
– Organic Blooms – 10.00am - 12.30pm
Enjoy a morning creating a beautiful festive wreath to hang on your front door this Christmas. Florists from Organic Blooms at Latteridge will share their expertise at this workshop to help you produce a fabulous wreath full of seasonal colours and foliage that will last throughout the holiday season.
Cost - £45 to include all materials and seasonal refreshments.
Saturday 16 December - Carols in the Barn - 3.30pm - 5pm
Sunday 17 December - Carols in the Barn - 3.30pm - 5pm
These dramatic performances of the Christmas story by members of St Michael’s Church are suitable for all ages and we can all join in to sing well known carols.
Gates open at 3.30pm so that visitors can collect a cup of mulled wine or fruit juice and a mince pie in advance of the Carols at 4.00pm.
Please remember, the Barn is an unheated medieval agricultural building so wrap up warm.
The grounds are uneven so wear suitable footwear.
A torch maybe useful.
Parking is limited so please walk if you possibly can. If you do need to bring a car please enter Church Lane from the Beacon Lane end only (ie. one way system exiting onto Winterbourne High Street).
Purchase tickets from Monday 6 November 2017
Cost: Adults £2.00. Children under 16 - £1.00
- • Tel: Gill - 01454 774479
- • Daisy’s Coffee Shop, Winterbourne
- • On arrival at Winterbourne Medieval Barn – subject to availability.
Saturday 3 March 2018 - Apple Grafting Courses and Workshops - 10am - 4pm
This apple grafting workshop will again be offered in 2018. The course will explain why we graft, how it works and illustrate some of the techniques involved. It will then involve individual hands on work in learning to sharpen knives, cut the wood in the correct way and prepare the cut wood for grafting. Then comes the key moment, that of making your own graft from start to finish, ending up with a new apple tree. There will be the opportunity to make at least three grafts, there may be additional root stocks on which to make further grafts at a small cost.
The workshop will again be run by Ben Raskin, Head of Horticulture at the Soil Association who is a very experienced horticulturalist and from personal experience an excellent tutor. All participants on the 2017 course rated all aspects as excellent.
Once you have learnt to graft you will have the whole world of varieties available to you to be able to grow yourself.
We will provide some common varieties for grafting. If you have a favourite that you wish to propagate then bring your own wood to graft. If you know of a particular variety that you wish to propagate, but do not have wood, please let us know and we will attempt to procure some scion wood. The only equipment you will need will be a very sharp knife, e.g. a Stanley Knife.
The cost will be £45 which include provision of three rootstocks and tea, coffee and biscuits at various intervals during the day.
This course would make a very suitable present.
The workshop is limited to 8. If demand is sufficient, it may be repeated the following weekend.
For enquiries, please telephone 0117 957 4921
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