The Gardener’s Bothy 2023

This year we are going to try something different at the Bothy, namely moving to an events-based system of opening. We are going to be open for distinct periods of time around an event or theme rather than being open Thursday-Sunday for most weeks of the year.

Our first opening entitled ‘Early Bird’ will run between Saturday 4th March to Sunday 19th March and as the name suggests will be based around all things bird, as well as coppice products, tools and other items for use at the start of the gardening year. The full list of other opening dates for our events is below and during these periods we will be open every day of the week except for Mondays which fits in with the opening pattern of the Ferrers Centre.

Early Bird


Home & Garden

Tools & Timber



Winter Festival         

 4th March – 19th March

30th March – 23rd April

11th May – 28th May

8th June – 25th June

20th July – 13th August

31st August – 24th September

9th November - -23rd December


Weaving course dates 2023

Weaving course dates for 2023 A taste of things to come. Details to follow in the new year . .Friday 14th April – Bird themed: Bird Feeder and Small Bird SculptureSaturday 15th – Obelisk and Shrub SupportFriday 21st April – Obelisk and Shrub SupportSaturday 22nd April - Bee SculptureFriday 12th May – Lampshade (RE)Saturday 13th May – Straw work (RS)Saturday 20th May – Hazel Hurdle Panel (DA)Friday 8th September – Berry Basket (RE)Saturday...

Courses 2022

Courses 2022The programme is now organised and on the website. One or two more courses are still to be added and other courses can be organised for private groups by arrangement. To see the courses click here