WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES WITH THE NGS 2018-04-09T20:07:42+00:00


Classes and workshops take place when the gardens are open for charity events. Artists exhibiting their sculptures and art offer the opportunity to sample creative ways of expression in the half day and full day sessions.

The next classes will be in May 2018 and further details will be posted nearer the time, bookings and payment can be made online through the website.

Below are some examples of previous Workshops.



These open days are for all ages, we offer the opportunity to wander in the garden on your own or with your children and grand children. Explore the paths and nature in the birdhide, watch the wildlife making their homes in the woodland, find out about sculpture and art installations that tell their different stories. There are drawing boards and pencils to be creative together or just sit and enjoy a drink and a piece of homemade cake. The garden changes with the seasons, the weather makes for exciting changes and the chance to find the child in you again. Warton Hall is a place to meet new friends.



The Meditation sessions are guided walks for those who would like to join me in a meditation in harmony with all of nature. Spend time in the beautiful gardens of Warton Hall, find here your inner peace. Gardens every where are a place of healing, they uplift the spirit and share their energy and harmony with our own true nature. Join us as we observe the changing seasons with mindful practices like ‘walking the right path’, ‘healing rain drops’, ‘seeing my reflection’. Good company and laughter, a cup of tea and a slice of cake, the simple things in life are really what we need. These mornings may also be spent in quiet contemplation and rest, this is just what we need some days.



Modern Calligraphy Workshops
Mellor and Rose are hosting modern calligraphy classes here at Warton Hall Lancashire. Beverley’s friendly classes bring together groups of likeminded people who want to try their hand at this super on-trend lettering style. We would recommend you start with the beginners class where all the basics are taught along with technique and the full modern calligraphy alphabet. A starter pack of straight dip pen, nib and practice work sheets are included in the price of £35.00 for a 2 hour class.

Come and learn Modern Calligraphy with Mellor&Rose!
A step-by-step Beginners Calligraphy Workshop for those wanting to learn this beautiful relaxed lettering style that is gaining in popularity.
Whether you want to write your own invitations, create some hand lettered wall art or simply want to try something new; come along to one of our Beginners Workshops which start right at the beginning and focuses on modern lettering techniques.
We’ll look at how to form letters, strokes and shapes; introduce how to use the dip pen and ink (and how hopefully not get covered ink). We’ll develop these into letters with some exercises and start forming words and finish with a hand lettered gift tag.
At our relaxed classes – are kept small to ensure there is plenty of one-to-one help and guidance.
We currently offer two hour workshops with follow on workshops for improvers through to more advanced stages at two dedicated and rather lovely venues in Lytham St Annes.
Coming soon are Full day Workshops and our Wedding Calligraphy Workshops for brides to be wishing to use modern calligraphy for their stationery and hand written envelopes.
The Modern Calligraphy Workshop
includes a Calligraphy Starter Kit to use in class and take home to practice and includes
Dip pen, Nib, Practice Letter & Copy sheets

Decorating mirrors: take your modern calligraphy skills one step further and decorate a mirror. Once you have aquired the basic skills of calligraphy you will be ready to join these future new events.



Open Gardens Yoga Outdoors

Yoga sessions are for all abilities and ages. Adult classes are held out in the garden under the 400 year old Weeping Hornbeam tree. Be in touch with nature as you breath in the fresh air and gently stretch your body and rest your mind. A peaceful energising connection with nature and the elements.


If you are interested in Yoga for Children aged 6 – 11 years please contact me as we set up dates and times for the school holidays. Grand parents can sit and enjoy a coffee whilst the children begin the beautful jouney into finding strength, agility and their own inner peace. Both boys and girls are welcome, in good company we learn respect, determination and kindness amongst our peer group and take these atributes out into a beautiful world.


British Florist Association 2017 Finalists Bond & Bloom in Lytham will be hosting a floristry workshop on the morning of the Bank Holiday, Monday 7 May, here at Warton Hall. The class will run from 11am – 1pm and will cost £30 per person including materials.

Make with  flowers, succulents and other vegetative materials, which can then be taken home for you to enjoy or to gift to others.

Natural Art & Mandala Workshop
Natural Art & Mandala Workshop with environmental artists Richard Shilling & Julia Brooklyn. Come and join us at Halton Mill to create intricate mandalas and other creations, using a plethora of Mother Nature’s fascinating materials. Suitable for all, over 10’s only. All materials supplied.  
Price: £15 per person booking essential as places are limited (a percentage goes towards the NGS charity)
When: 10am-12pm  Saturday 5th May and Monday 7th May in the Studio at Warton Hall, Lytham    





An exciting approach to making glass pieces come along to the Studio and be creative, learn new skills and understand new ways of working with glass in the kiln. Using colours from the Bullseye range learn about kiln firing and design process. This is the first of a series of Workshops which will surprise and delight. All materials provided. The work will be fired after the workshop and be ready for collection the following week (depending on the size of the work.)