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Join in with our brand new programme of workshops this Autumn/Winter at Harewood. From festive floristry workshops with Leafy Couture, to Deer Park Safaris, there is something for everyone this season. Get creative with Leilah Vyner and weave your own Willow Reindeer, learn the tips of the trade with our Walks with the Head Gardener, or learn how to make your own needle felt Christmas decorations.
Autumn Walk with Harewood’s Head Gardener
Wed 16 Oct
Join Trevor Nicholson, Harewood’s Head Gardener of 24 years, for a walk and talk around the gardens in Autumn, and learn all about Harewood’s gardens from the man who knows them best.
Willow Stag Head Workshop with Leilah Vyner
Thu 17 Oct
Join us this autumn and make a stags head completely out of willow, with no metal frame. An ideal decoration for all year around and a fun way to learn a new traditional skill.
Deer Park Safari with the British Deer Society
Wed 30 Oct
Visitors will be treated to beautiful views of Yorkshire’s countryside and will get to see a true wildlife spectacle. Learn about Red, Fallow and Roe deer during the impressive autumn rut where mature stags compete with other males for access to females.
Nature Safari: Preparing for Winter with the British Deer Society
Thu 31 Oct
Learn all about how the countryside prepares for winter, from hibernation to rejuvenation, this walk will take you around the estate, to explore how both man and nature gets ready for the cold winter months.
Christmas Wreath Making with Leafy Couture
Wed 4 Dec
Create a beautiful seasonal wreath for your door this festive season using sumptuous seasonal foliage, fruit and berries. Taking inspiration from our historic surroundings we shall bring the spirit of a traditional Christmas with the scents of cinnamon, herbs and pine.
Needle Felt Festive Robins Day with Helen Riddle
Thu 5 Dec
Master basic needle-felting techniques to produce a life-sized standing robin to use as a decoration, hang on the tree or to give as a present.
Festive Wire Stags with Chris Moss
Fri 6 Dec
Learn how to construct a stunning contemporary deer head made from wire and decorated with antlers. With help and guidance and using simple techniques you’ll make a sculpture suitable for display indoors or out.
Christmas Reindeer Weaving with Leilah Vyner
Sat 7, Sun 8 & Wed 11 Dec
A festive Willow Weaving workshop where you will have the chance to make your very own 4-foot Christmas reindeer. Leilah Vyner will teach you the art of creating sculpture from willow to make large and small sculptures. We sold this workshop out three times over last year so grab your ticket quick!
Willow Christmas Wreaths with Leilah Vyner
Tue 10 Dec
A festive willow wreath making workshop using coppiced willow and greenery gathered from a local estate. You will also have a large variety of dried fruit and sparkly Christmas decorations to choose from while decorating your wreath.
Festive Floristry Workshop Day with Afternoon Tea with Leafy Couture
Wed 11 Dec
A fun, festive day of florals – learn how to make a beautiful wreath to hang on your door this Christmas, and have the opportunity to watch a demonstration from Leafy Couture’s founder Sarah Richardson, with tips on how to dress the perfect Christmas table. Complete your day with a Festive Afternoon Tea with the Leafy team, where you will have the chance to chat about all things floristry.
Needle Felt Christmas Decorations with Helen Riddle
Sun 15 Dec
Make a jolly Father Christmas, learning needle-felting techniques, to make a beautiful, crafty decoration or festive badge.