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

PAINTING USING NATURAL PLANT-BASED PAINT

Saturday 22nd October 2022

10am - 4pm
£75pp, Including Tea/Coffee and nibbles

Cotswolds-based artist Caroline will introduce participants of all levels to using natural, plant-based paints. A fun-filled, creative day to experiment and discover different painting techniques and then put this knowledge into practice.

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CHILDREN : FORAGING & COOKERY

Thursday 27th October 2022

9:30am - 12:30pm
£50 per child, Including meal for 4

The Cotswold Cookery School guide the children through a fun foraging first hour followed by a cookery lesson using their foraged finds. Leaving the workshop with a meal for 4 to take home for the family.

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Christmas Canapés

Saturday 19th November 2022

9:30am - 12.30pm
Details coming soon.

Join The Cotswold Cookery School for a morning making Christmas Canapés, to ensure you are all prepared to impress your family and friends this festive season.  Details coming soon!

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Jewellery Making

Saturday 26th November 2022

10am - 1pm
£75pp, Including Tea/coffee and Nibbles

Join Stina Richardson from Viola Blu to create your own unique sterling silver bracelet or earrings.  An ideal beginners introduction to jewellery making.

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Christmas Wreath Making

Thursday 1st December 2022

3pm - 5pm
£75pp, Including Mulled Wine and Festive NIbbles

Jo from Aqua Flowers will teach the techniques and guiding principles of creating your very own stylish Christmas wreath using foliage from the estate.

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Christmas Wreath Making

Thursday 8th December 2022

3pm - 5pm
£75pp, Including Mulled Wine and Festive NIbbles

Jo from Aqua Flowers will teach the techniques and guiding principles of creating your very own stylish Christmas wreath using foliage from the estate.

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The Art of Mosaic Making

Sunday 11th December 2022

10am - 1pm
£65pp, Including Tea/Coffee and Festive Nibbles

Join mosaic artist Sadie Rowlands for an enjoyable and relaxing morning learning the art of mosaic making.  Suitable for all levels.

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Winter Foliage in watercolour

Saturday 17th December 2022

10am - 4pm
£90pp, Including Tea/Coffee and Festive Nibbles

Surrounded by traditional decorations, seasonal foliage, and Miserden's breathtaking garden, Illustrator Emma will cover the basics of colour theory and getting past any fear of the blank page.

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COLOUR VALUES USING NATURAL PAINTS

Saturday 21st January 2023

10am - 4pm
£75pp, Including Tea/Coffee and Nibbles

This painting workshop, for people who have painted before, is an introduction to a whole new, innovative way of working with colour. Looking at colour values in the morning and then putting this knowledge into practice in the afternoon. The aim for the day is for you to create a bright, energetic painting, from a reference photo of your choice, using colour in an abstract way.

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PAINTING SPRING USING NATURAL PAINTS

Saturday 22nd April 2023

10am - 4pm
£75pp, Including Tea/Coffee and Nibbles

The focus of this workshop will be using natural, plant-based paints to create paintings of Miserden in the spring.
During the morning we will look at some composition ideas and do some en plein aire (outside) sketching, weather permitting. If it’s too wet or cold, we will stay inside in the warm to draw the view from the Peach House or draw a still life. In the afternoon, we will create a painting inspired by these morning sketches. It will be a fun-filled, inspiring day!

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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