Workshops at Miserden


We are delighted to announce a schedule of workshops taking place in The Peach House, a beautiful glass structure offering an unrivalled natural light workspace positioned alongside The Glasshouse Café. We have carefully selected local artisan craftsmen and women to run workshops including; Wood Carving and Forest Bathing, Jewellery Making, Floristry, Foraging and Cookery with more being added throughout the season. The overriding theme that brings the courses together is the woodland with most of the materials or inspiration being sourced across the estate.

The Miserden estate has long been known for its arts and crafts connections. Since the 1600’s Carpenters, Blacksmiths and Stone Masons have all worked within the village and estate - benefiting from the natural surroundings of the woodland and a tranquil nurturing backdrop.

We hope to enable people to get closer and enjoy a greater understanding of what is surrounding them and that Miserden offers ‘more than just a walk’. Since 1086 a ‘Great Wood’ was recorded as dominating the landscape in Miserden. The woodland has been nurtured and cultivated over many years and many generations and we proudly focus the theme of the estate on this.

Our workshops can be attended as a one off, to be enjoyed alone or with a group of friends or family. Please visit our website to find out more and book your session.

The Gardens at Miserden

Spoon Carving: An introduction to Green Woodwork Carving

28th August 2022 (10am - 4pm)
£150pp, Including lunch at the cafe.

As a member of the Heritage Crafts Association and the Association of Pole Lathe Turners & Green Woodworkers, Rosie Mockford, brings her passion for teaching heritage skills and green woodworking to this workshop. Using green wood (recently cut) from the estate, Rosie reveals the techniques for carving a spoon and spatula, using nothing but hand tools.

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Foraging & Cookery

10th September & 19th November 2022

9:30am - 3.30pm
£125pp, Including lunch.

Expert forager Rob Gould uncovers the culinary delights hidden within the Miserden woodland, such as, Hogweed, Stinky Bob (Geranium Robertianum) and Nettles. The Cotswold Cookery school demonstrate their skills at turning the foraged goods into a feast.

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Forest Bathing

16th September 2022 (1pm - 4pm)
£55pp, Including refreshments.

Forest Bathing is the ultimate meditation experience in nature, boosting mental and physical heath by tuning into the senses, breath, and landscape. Led by health practitioner, Rosie Mockford, visitors are guided through the forest to a private woodland clearing where they will be encouraged to explore their surroundings on a deeper level.

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Jewellery Making

17th September & 26th November 2022

10am - 1pm
£75pp, Including Garden Entry, tea/coffee

Join Stina Richardson from Viola Blu to create a unique sterling silver necklace, which you can wear with pride knowing you designed and made it yourself. This fun and friendly workshop is an ideal beginners introduction to jewellery making. Stina works with gold, silver, pearls and semi precious stones to create delicate nature-inspired necklaces, bracelets and earrings whose elegant simplicity have become her signature look.

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Floristry

21st September 2022: (2pm - 4pm)
£75pp, Including Garden Entry.

Jo from Aqua Flowers will demonstrate how to create a beautiful display using freshly cut colourful dahlias from the Garden at Miserden.

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Discover Miserden


Cafe at Miserden

We’re delighted to be re-opening our Glasshouse Café, for refuelling walkers and garden visitors. Our Pop up restaurants will also be returning. Dogs welcome.

Garden

Visit our lovely, timeless 17th century garden with spectacular views over a deer park and rolling Cotswold hills and a wonderful sense of peace and tranquillity.

Afternoon Teas at Miserden

Brand new, the ultimate Cotswolds Afternoon Tea. Exclusive bookings will be taken for the Garden Afternoon Tea and the Woodland Afternoon Tea – a delightful English treat being taken to a whole new level.

The Estate Office, Miserden,
Near Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 7JA

01285 821 303
estate.office@miserden.org