October events highlights
The leaves are falling, we’re digging out our cosiest knits and the evenings are getting darker – it’s safe to say we’re officially in the swing of autumn.
Now that our annual Harvest Festival has taken place we feel fully in the autumn spirit. Our Market Garden is bursting with fresh seasonal vegetables including succulent squash, hearty potato varieties and delicious onions, our venison and game are coming into season and we’re making the most of nature’s golden-brown hues whilst they last.
Our events schedule for October is jam packed with seasonally-inspired themes; from wellness workshops to autumnal floristry and cooking a seasonal dinner party, October offers an opportunity to celebrate all that the season has to offer.
Read our events highlights below or explore our full list of October events.
Introduction to paper marbling: Notting Hill
2nd October, 7-9pm
Learn the traditional Turkish art of paper marbling with Lucy McGrath, founder of Marmor Paperie. Learning techniques from scratch with guidance from Lucy, you’ll create ten striking marbled papers to take home.
Ferments to eat and drink: Cotswolds
4th October, 10am-2pm
Ferments are a pantry staple that will boost your health for the transition into autumn. This half day course will cover their history along with a series of tasters, demos and hands-on sessions led by our expert tutors.
Star gazing: Cotswolds
8th October, 6-8pm
Enjoy an evening of stargazing away from street lights and built up urban areas. In the peaceful tranquility of our Cotswolds farm you’ll use telescopes from The Chipping Norton Amateur Astronomy Group.
Beginners’ hand embroidery: Pimlico
8th October, 6.30-8.30pm
Ideal for anyone with an interest in embroidery, this workshop will cover ten of the most popular embroidery stitches and how to create your own mini modern sampler as well as an embroidery kit to take home.
Seasonal wreath making: Cotswolds
10th October, 9.30am-1pm
Our farms hedgerows and woodlands offer an abundance of seasonal foliage. Our seasonal wreath making classes cover the basics of wreath making with our expert florists and you’ll get to take your creation home.
Wild & foraged: Cotswolds
12th October, 9.30am-3pm
Experience the age-old skill of foraging; harvesting and eating the most delicious, seasonal ingredients from nature’s larder. After a guided walk outdoors, you’ll cook your gathered ingredients with tips from our tutors.
Spoon carving with Dickon Morris: Cotswolds
19th October, 10.30am-1.30pm
One of our most popular classes returns to our Cotswolds farm. Led by artisanal maker Dickon Morris, you’ll be guided through making your own hand-carved spoon out of naturally fallen wood from our farm.
Healthy hibernation wellness workshop: Pimlico
21st October, 6.30-8pm
Boost your immune system for the transition into cooler weather. Led by our resident nutritionist & wellness expert Rhaya Jordan, you’ll learn tips and recipes for nourishing dishes that aid rest and rejuvenation.
Seasonal dinner party: Cotswolds
26th October, 9.30am-3pm
Make the most of autumn’s produce and learn how to put on a dinner party that celebrates seasonal varieties. Led by our expert tutors, you’ll leave with the confidence to cook and impress your guests.
Seasonal flower pressing: Cotswolds
31st October, 1.30-5pm
Preserve the beauty of autumn’s blooms with the art of flower pressing. After a tour of our organic Cutting Garden you’ll learn how to press, frame and present your gathered blooms with guidance from our florists.
To view all upcoming events, visit our events page.