Workshops

We run a range of workshops, garden parties and other events through the year. Please look through the list and details for those currently planned and follow the instructions to book places.

Friendship Days

These mainly outdoor and under gazebo sessions include:

  • Welcome refreshments
  • Simple activities including practical things like gardening, flower and other crafts
  • Sharing memories and chatting
  • A walk around the site looking at plants, nature and wildlife
  • A picnic that can be eaten on site with others or taken home

The activities on these days are all specifically designed to suit older people, including those living with dementia or other conditions and their carers and past carers.

Current social distancing guidelines are followed and we ask that you wear warm clothes and strong shoes.

We need to be sure we can provide enough covered areas, suitable activities, refreshments and adequate support so BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL, numbers are limited, and places allocated on a first come first served basis.

Suggested donations towards materials and costs for this programme are £5 per person per session.

The current planned dates are on Wednesdays at 10.00am – 1.00pm on the following dates:

  • 28th April
  • 26th May
  • 30th June
  • 28th July
  • 25th August

Please contact us for further details and to book.

Woodfit

This is a programme of weekly sessions designed to improve your fitness, confidence and wellbeing.

Current social distancing rules are followed, and we ask that you wear warm clothing and strong shoes.

Suggested donations towards the costs are £4 per person per session. Limited places so ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL.

Please contact Sage Gardener or, for more details and a chat, Helen on helen.sagegardener@virginmedia.com or telephone  07786912619 to book.

Every Monday in School Term times from 11 – 12  . Sessions include:-

  • Bodyweight exercise session in the woods suitable for all abilities (barefoot optional). This includes: development of whole body strength, improvement of your cardiovascular system and increasing flexibility whilst breathing in the fresh air.
  • Outdoors stretch and destress session: Improvement and development of flexibility and learning relaxation techniques in the fresh air.

Acorn Tales

At Sage Gardener we appreciate that everyone has a story waiting to be told. Sometimes it is easy to think that our stories are unimportant or that people don’t have time to listen to us or hear about our past (and current) lives.

Acorn tales is a chance to be heard and listened to, chat to someone, to have your memories expressed in a way that suits you and potentially to share your life experiences with others, be they family, friends or new people.

These are personalised  1:1 sessions or small groups led by our team of volunteers and run on a Monday and Wednesday by pre booked appointments only at our site at The Lodge, Eagle Hall LN6 9HZ. Light refreshments are provided.

These sessions are an ideal way to start recovering from social isolation and shielding during Covid in a safe and friendly way. 

Limited places so ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL.
Please contact us for further details and to book.

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Escape to the Woods Workshops 10am – 1pm

These wellness workshops are run interactively by a subject specific professional and will involve indoor and outdoor activities alongside learning. Materials and light refreshments included.

Current social distancing rules are followed, and we ask that you wear warm clothing and strong shoes.

As these workshops are subsidised by Anglian Water, Lincolnshire Community Foundation, and LPFT suggested donations towards materials and costs are £15 per person per session. Limited places so ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL.

Please contact us for further details and to book.

Wild Cooking in the Woods
Following the success of the taster last year this has been designed to create your own healthy and delicious meals in the outdoors cooking on a fire.
Wednesday 5th May 10.00 – 1.00

Art in the Woods
Painting on canvas in the fresh air using nature as inspiration. No experience required!
Wednesday 19th May 10.00 – 1.00

Gardening workshop – Healthy Herbs
This is an interactive workshop to help develop your knowledge and skills and will be led by experienced “Gardeners”. The taught session will be followed by practical activities and further information about gardening and our site.
Wednesday June 2nd 10.00 – 1.00

Dance in the Woods
Join in a variety of dancing in our beautiful woods and gardens to help improve your health and have lots of fun.
Wednesday 14th July 10.00 – 1.00

Gardening workshop – Bringing the outside in – House plants
This is an interactive workshop to help develop your knowledge and skills and will be led by experienced “Gardeners”. The taught session will be followed by practical activities and further information about gardening and our site. Wednesday August 11th 10.00 – 1.00

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Escape to the Woods Special Workshops (Timings vary)

These interactive, longer day, wellness workshops are run by subject specific professionals and will involve indoor and outdoor activities alongside learning. Materials and light refreshments included.
Current social distancing rules are followed, and we ask that you wear warm clothing and strong shoes.
No previous experience needed. Includes materials, tutorials, a light lunch and refreshments.
As these workshops are subsidised by Anglian Water, Lincolnshire Community Foundation, and LPFT suggested donations towards materials and costs are £25 per person per session. Limited places so ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL.
Please contact us for further details and to book.

Woodland Floral Retreat – Nature’s Art
A relaxing, interactive session providing the opportunity to design and make a range of innovative designs. Jane Newman NDSF is the lead tutor. She is an experienced florist, horticulturist and flower arranger who loves to work with natural materials and flowers. World travel has inspired her ideas to use nature and the enjoyment of woods and flowers to improve your mental health. In her own words, “enjoying nature and making it into floral designs gives a tremendous sense of satisfaction and relaxation—anybody can achieve pleasure from doing this”
Wednesday June 9th 10.00 – 2.00

Woodland Floral Retreat – Sensory Nature
A relaxing, interactive session providing the opportunity to design and make a range of innovative designs. Jane Newman NDSF is the lead tutor. She is an experienced florist, horticulturist and flower arranger who loves to work with natural materials and flowers. World travel has inspired her ideas to use nature and the enjoyment of woods and flowers to improve your mental health. In her own words, “using your senses and sensory actions ensure you enjoy nature and using the senses to add into floral designs gives a tremendous sense of satisfaction and relaxation—”anybody can achieve pleasure from doing this”
Wednesday July 7th 10.00 – 2.00

Photography Workshop
This interactive session will include tutorials, alongside the opportunity to take a range of photos. David Harrison, a local commercial and award-winning wildlife photographer, is the lead tutor. In his own words “the best camera is the one you have in your hand”. About the workshop “it’s not about technicalities, it’s about having fun and learning along the way.”
All levels are welcome. Cameras are available to borrow and a 1:1 tutorial included.
Sunday June 13th 10.00 – 3.00

Family fun day – Wellbeing and Memorabilia event

This is a one-off family and intergenerational special celebration to showcase the stories and memories we have been collecting from people both during and after lockdown alongside some ideas and practical tips for improving your wellbeing using the natural world. There will be fun activities, models, practical sessions, music and light refreshments.
Wednesday 18th August from 11.00am – 3.00pm
No cost but donations appreciated.

Nature’s Pathways – Health Improvement Programme

Nature’s Pathways uses nature and the outdoors as an inspirational guide to improving physical and mental health. Using and observing nature in a variety of different ways and linking with plants, trees, wildlife and birds you will explore how you can work together to develop roots and branches as solutions to enhance your wellbeing and build a healthier you.
After what has felt like a long and hard winter, we could all do with a bit of TLC for the body and mind. Nature’s Pathways is an extended wellbeing programme aimed at helping you to boost your mood and health. Learn how to cope with difficult emotions, explore calming techniques, feel healthier and make new connections at the same time.
Workshops can be part of the full programme or attended as one-off workshops without the backup support.

Please contact us for further details and to book.
Limited places so ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL.

Full programme SPECIAL OFFER!
Book and pay for all 8 workshops for only £125 (Pre-Bookable lunch available at additional cost) and get the following benefits:

  • A personal development plan
  • 8 workshops on site
  • A further 8 workshops delivered electronically in between the face to face sessions
  • One on one tutor support throughout the programme
  • Access to our ancient woodland (by arrangement)

One off workshops are £20 per workshop as a donation towards materials and costs. (Pre-Bookable lunch available for additional cost)
All workshops include light refreshments and materials and run on site from 10am – 2.00pm

Programme
The Natural You: Time to Start Rebuilding
Wednesday 12th May

Building the Natural You: Taking Note in Nature
Wednesday 16th June

Building the Natural You: Taking in Nature’s Beauty
Wednesday 21st July

Building the Natural You: Using Nature’s Calm
Wednesday 22nd September

Building the Natural You: Using Nature’s Fun
Wednesday 20th October

Building the Natural You: Following Nature’s Cycles
Wednesday 3rd November

Building the Natural You: Coping with Nature’s Storms
Wednesday 8th December

Building the Natural You: Feeling Connected
Wednesday in January 2022 – TBC

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Afternoon Teas, Site visits and group visits

We are able to offer some bespoke afternoon tea visits with or without a demonstration /talk, specific group visits with or without refreshments and one-off visits from other parties.
Please contact us directly to discuss your requirements.

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Site Location
The Lodge

Eagle Hall

Swinderby

Lincolnshire
LN6 9HZ

Office Address

45 Helsby Road
Lincoln
LN5 8SN

sagegardenerlincs@gmail.com

07707 325 016

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