This 6 week course is for people who are interested in learning about becoming a beekeeper. The course covers:
The natural history of honeybees is truly fascinating and the hobby is very rewarding for those that take it up.
The sessions are delivered by members of Birmingham & District Bee Keepers Association over six weeks. The teaching is classroom based with some practical, hands on content over one and a half hours. All practical materials are provided.
The Premier Squash League is finally set for a full return this October for the 2022/23 season.
All of Birmingham Lions home matches will take place on the glass back courts at Sport & Fitness, which has in-built spectator seating. Buy your match tickets or save on a season ticket for all three home games this season!
Taking our inspiration from Winterbourne Gardens we will create individual two or three colour lino prints onto paper using the reduction cut method.
All materials are provided. Please bring an apron or wear old clothes. We will also spend time in the garden, so suitable footwear and outer wear depending on the weather. A camera or phone with a good camera will also be useful but not essential.
Pre-booking is essential. Tickets can be purchased from the Winterbourne shop or via the Book Now button on this page.
If you wish to make prints onto book cloths to cover your own hand stitched case bound books, you can join the combined workshop Design, Print and Make your own Book, running on 17th and 24th June.
“Brilliant tutor and great explanation of the technique” – participant at Sarah’s Reduction Cut Lino workshop at Winterbourne in April 2017.
Our courses are suitable for 18 years or above.
You will be taught all the skills to create two small pieces of stained glass including: glass cutting, grinding, foiling, soldering and finishing.
You will learn how to safely use the specialist equipment and materials that are involved in the stained glass process, such as cutters, grinders and soldering irons.
Tools, materials and equipment are provided.
Pre-booking is essential. Tickets can be purchased in the Winterbourne shop or via the Book Now button on this page.
Join our tutor for a Garden Design short course
Over six weeks Darren will teach you all the elements you need to create an effective garden design. In a mixture of lectures and practical workshops you will learn the basic techniques in the design and construction of gardens.
This course will take place on Thursdays from 10am – 2pm on the following dates: 16th, 23rd and 30th August, 6th, 13th and 20th September.
Darren has spent his career delivering and managing horticultural and other land based qualifications as well as running a successful garden design consultancy. He was one of the first recipients of the City and Guilds medal of excellence, awarded for his teaching and training. He works as a quality assurance coordinator for a number of organisations, ensuring standards are maintained. Darren regularly has articles published in the gardening press and is the permanent gardening expert for BBC WM 95.6 in the West Midlands, and was nominated for a garden media guild award in 2016. Darren’s enthusiastic approaches to teaching and garden design aim to inspire and motivate, and are developed to make learning both enjoyable and progressive.
Completely new to running and not sure where to start? Always fancied running a 10k but never got round to doing it? Want to set a new goal and to get fit with friends? Or are you a seasoned runner looking for your next challenge? If you answered yes to any of these then why not join hundreds of University of Birmingham staff, students, alumni and community for the Great Birmingham 10K on Sunday 7th May 2022.
For more information see https://www.greatrun.org/events/great-birmingham-run/
You can also enter the Great Birmingham half marathon through us on the same day.
All entrants will get a free UoB tech t shirt included to wear for the race.
Join a skilled member of our Horticultural Team as they guide you around the garden, paying special attention to seasonal highlights and features of interest.
A relaxed and enjoyable way to enjoy the garden, with ample time for questions at the end.
The standard route that is taken is not accessible for wheelchairs, but if you contact us in advance we will try our best to adjust accordingly.
Price is £5 for the tour but standard admission is chargeable in addition, with the usual exception for Winterbourne Members and University of Birmingham staff and students.
Join us for a spectacular evening of interactive who-dunnit as our friends Foghorn Unscripted bring to life a Murder Mystery with Winterbourne’s idyllic terrace as backdrop.
Visitors are welcome to arrive from 6pm, with Afternoon Tea served to your table. The performance will begin promptly at 7.30pm
Tickets are priced at £29.50 per person and include a delicious Winterbourne Afternoon Tea and entertainment. Guests are invited to dress the part in 1920s costume, but this is optional!
A relaxed evening in the garden with the backdrop of jazz sounds and the picturesque location of Winterbourne’s botanic garden.
Ask any of the regulars, there’s no better way to spend a summer’s evening.