Bamboo Trellis Workshop (Sold Out)
With its massive canes swaying in the wind, Blithewold’s spectacular Bamboo Grove (Phyllostachys aureosulcata) has long fascinated visitors. But beyond its ornamental and aesthetic value, bamboo is a highly functional, strong, and environmentally sustainable building material.
Our Grounds Manager, Fred Perry, has years of experience harvesting the stalks and constructing unique bamboo vine supports, trellises, and pergolas for the gardens. In this workshop, Fred will give a brief history of the bamboo plant, discuss its creative applications in the garden, and highlight popular trellis and support designs. After Fred has demonstrated stalk preparation, fastening techniques, and the trellis building process, you will get the opportunity to build your own trellis out of bamboo harvested from Blithewold’s grove.
All materials will be provided.
This class is full.
Thursday, March 27
Lords, Ladies, & Mummies: The Story of Highclere Castle, the Real Downton Abbey* Talk & Tea with Curt DiCamillo
Wednesday, April 02
- Wednesday, April 30
Friday, April 04
(Mar 07, '14)
Since Kris is off this week I decided I would double up on posts and change the format a little bit. Below are an assortment of cones (and one non conifer). Can you give all 7 common names (or scientific for bonus points)? Try to identify them all, and if you can’t; then […]
A Trip to New Orleans
(Oct 01, '13)
Have you ever marveled at the different ways men and women see historic sites? Here at Blithewold, Docents have to be prepared to answer very different questions from visitors. Marjorie Lyon, herself, was well aware of this disparity, and in … Continue reading