Gardening Workshops & Offers     

  • SHRINRIN -YOKU or Japanese forest bathing is a popular form of relaxation – no water involved. Bring a waterproof mat, warm clothes & lie down quietly beneath the canopy of trees in our woodland area. For that hour before we open to the public, treat yourself to to thinking of nothing else except breathing, no texts, no phones, no children, no pets, no masks – just the calming influence of the sky & rustling leaves. At 11am you can explore the other gardens including the Meditation Garden & maybe call into the coffee shop for a herbal tea before leaving our sanctuary of peace & stillness at Birkheads, completely refreshed & feeling ready to cope with life beyond our gates.  Introductory Offer of £5 per person. No other discounts  or memberships apply as this is a special event.  
  • Conditions; The car park gate will be open from 9.30am & closed at 10am to achieve minimum sound on site. No admissions/ talking/noise between 10am & 11am when we ring a bell & open to the general visitors. There will be a limit of 20 ‘bathers’ so please book your slot in advance by ringing Christine on 07778447920 with card details.  If it happens to be raining we’ll postpone to the following Friday. We will ask you to observe the one way system & distancing around the gardens for your own safety. 
  • APRIL EVENT Fri. April 3rd.  10am-12noon “THE BEST TREE FOR YOUR GARDEN” Most people only have space for one tree in their garden , the trick is knowing which one to choose for year round interest & needs. Enjoy this informal morning with Christine to help you choose the best tree for your garden space & get years of pleasure from it. we’ll tour the gardens, looking at established trees early in the season for their eventual size, shape, flowers, bark, site, conditions required.You can revisit the trees in the gardens as many times as you like throughout the year to assess blossom, fruits & autumn colour with the season ticket included in the price.  
  • £30 per head includes coffee & traybake on arrival, tree tour, season ticket & entry to the gardens until 2.30pm. Birkheads Season Ticket Holders £18.00 per person. 10 places maximum.
  • MAY EVENT  Friday May 1st  10.00am – 12.noon. “RIGHT PLANT – RIGHT PLACE”  For that difficult spot in your garden where “Nothing grows & everything I put in dies”  we’ll look at how to choose the right plant for your garden. We’ll select 10 – 15 flowering perennials from the gardens & nursery to discuss their attributes including how & where its best to use them, how to create good planting combinations with other plants & how to avoid common pitfalls.
  • £24 per head. Includes coffee & traybake on arrival & tour of the gardens with owner Christine 10 places maximum. Birkheads Season Ticket holders £16  RHS members £24 per person (this includes a 20% discount which applies to the card holder). 
  • SNOWDROP WALKS The gardens will be open Fridays, Sats & Suns in
  • FEB / MARCH Guided Snowdrop Tours are now fully subscribed. Snowdrop Group Tours ; please see Groups page
  • Look at Special Friday Events in  Oct. discounted for members. Details on our Blog Page.
  • We now have a Coffee Loyalty Card for our valued regular customers please make sure that you collect yours on your first visit of the year.  Like & Share us on Facebook so you don’t miss new offers.
  • Tuesdays are reserved for pre-booked Coach groups.  See ‘Groups’ page
  • FEB- MARCH SNOWDROP TOUR. 10am-11am Fri-Sat Join an exclusive snowdrop tour held as part of Snowdrop Time at Birkheads. The tours take place with the owner before the gardens open giving a chance to view these heralds of spring up close and in your own time. See the gardens in winter with flowering shrubs &unusual trees. Discover some of the many different cultivars including collectors snowdrops. Refreshments of coffee & cake are included  as well as growing & caring information. Snowdrops ‘in the green’ for sale will be available. £15 per head
  • Oct 24th Bulb Lasagne & Winter Container Workshop  11am-3pm . £40pp 20% Discount for Season Ticket Holders Advance booking & payment required. Half an hour break for lunch, included in the price. Soup, roll, Cake & coffee.  Demonstration then a practical session for you to make your own  bulb lasagne to flower in spring. it includes all of  the materials to make a Bulb Lasagne today and take home with you. Bulbs, pots, gravel, compost, Pansies etc. Please bring your own gloves.   Followed by Winter Container Planting Demonstration. Restricted to  6 Places.
  • OCT.25th Seed Collecting. 11am-3pm £40 pp. 20% Discount for Season Ticket Holders  Advance booking & Payment required. Half hour break for lunch, included in the price. Soup & Roll, Coffee & Cake.  There’ll be a tour of the gardens identifying & collecting suitable seeds. Talk & Demo on Pre -sowing treatments to ensure germination. Then sow some of the seeds you’ve collected & take them home to await the magic,  ( also included in the price! ) Restricted to 6 places.
  • Nov. 7th Winter Pruning & Propagation 11am-3pm.£40 pp 20% Discount for Season Ticket Holders. Advance Booking & Payment required. Lunch as above. There’ll be a tour of the gardens included, we’ll identify which shrubs can be pruned now. How to prune effectively & confidently. How to use the pruning to make new plants. Suitable footwear & clothing required. Please bring your own gloves, secateurs & loppers – you’ll be more confident with your own equipment. Half hour break for lunch of Soup, Roll, Coffee & Cake,  included in the price. Restricted to 6 places.
  • To Be Arranged Late November. Christmas Wreath Making





NB. ADMISSION charges have remained the same for 8 years and are essential to help pay for maintenance  of the gardens, thank you for your support, we need it this year more than ever before.

SEASON TICKETS  REVISED CONDITIONS; – COVID 19 – Things may change but we’ll do what is in everyones best interest & safety