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April 2020

Craft and Conservation Day

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sallerton Wood

On these Craft and Conservation Days, the morning will be spent carrying out various woodland management tasks such as path maintenance, tree planting and small scale coppicing. Then, after lunch, volunteers will be tooled up and guided by Andy and Jane to complete their own green woodwork projects FOR FREE! This might entail learning how to carve a spoon, make a mallet, turn a dibber or any number of small woodwork or clay projects. Simply book, arrive with a packed…

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£5

Open Gardens 2020 – Weir Cottage

April 26 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Weir Cottage, Weir Quay, PL20 7BT

Originally owned by Lady Harriet, wife of the 3rd Curator of Kew Gardens. Join us and explore this lovely sheltered riverside garden, which includes a wonderful display of historic daffodils, spring flowers and a fascinating collection of specimen trees. Enjoy walking along this peaceful stretch of the River Tamar. Directions: drive to Bere Alston then follow the orange arrows to Weir Quay. Part of St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth’s Open Gardens 2020, featuring over 90 individual gardens across 23 dates.

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May 2020

Stool-making

May 2
Sallerton Wood

3-day greenwood stool making course, covering all the green woodworking skills and processes needed in order to construct your own sturdy stool from a green ash log. Cost: £240. Information 07722 435964 (daytime)/01822 841718 (evenings) or andy@sallertonwood.org.uk

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£5

Open Gardens 2020 – Lewtrenchard Manor Gardens

May 6 @ 12:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lewtrenchard Manor, EX20 4PN

A chance for you to visit the spring gardens a Lewtrenchard. The gardens, designed by Walter Sorel, extend over several acres with streams, a sunken garden, a profusion of shrubs, a huge rustic dovecote and a recently restored walled vegetable garden. There are timeless walks from the gardens along Madam’s Walk, on the banks of the River Lew and to the woods and beyond. Directions: from Launceston, Tavistock or Okehampton take the road to Lewdown. Once in the village follow…

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Buckland Art Group Exhibition 2020

May 8 @ 10:00 am - May 10 @ 5:00 pm
Buckland Monachorum Village Hall

Free admission to this popular, annual Art & Craft Exhibition by Buckland Art Group. Held over the VE Day 75th anniversary Bank Holiday weekend, in Buckland Monachorum Village Hall. View original paintings and craft work by local artists. Tea, cakes and other refreshments available. Vote for your favourite painting. An ideal opportunity to treat yourself to a new piece of artwork, or buy a present for a friend.

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Advanced Chair Making

May 9
Sallerton Wood

8-day chair making course, runs concurrently with 6-day course but with additional two days to master more advanced techniques. Cost: £565. Information 07722 435964 (daytime)/01822 841718 (evenings) or andy@sallertonwood.org.uk

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Chair Making

May 9
Sallerton Wood

6-day green chair making course. Range of chair-back designs and seating materials to suit all abilities and tastes. Cost: £425. Information 07722 435964 (daytime)/01822 841718 (evenings) or andy@sallertonwood.org.uk

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£5

Open Gardens 2020 – Sandhill House

May 10 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sandhill House, PL18 9DR

Opening exclusively for St Luke’s, Sandhill House is a real hidden gem. Located at the top of Gunnislake, with commanding views across the Tamar Valley, the spring gardens feature mature trees and shrubs, lawns and water features. Be inspired as you stroll through the grounds, enjoying the sight and scent of a wide variety of flowers, as well as the history of this private space. Directions: Drive or take the train to Gunnislake. From the railway station car park, follow the…

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Introduction to Green Woodworking

May 21
Sallerton Wood

1-day course covering the properties of green wood, cleaving techniques and production of simple craft objects created from a greenwood log using traditional hand tools such as draw-knives and pole lathes. Cost: £80. Information 07722 435964 (daytime)/01822 841718 (evenings) or andy@sallertonwood.org.uk

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Victorian Bank Holiday Weekend at Morwellham

May 23 @ 10:00 am - May 25 @ 5:00 pm
Morwellham Quay

Meet the award-winning living history group, ‘The Ragged Victorians’, for a family weekend full of Victorian fun and banter. Camping available Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. 01822 832766 Book online for 10% discount – www.morwellham.org

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