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What’s On October-November 2016

Take a look at our bumper what's on October-November 2016 calendar of events

Gathering and Preserving

Sunday 2nd October
£75 per person
Autumn is the perfect time to make jams and chutneys to enjoy through the colder months ahead. Join us for a relaxed Sunday foraging local delicacies (weather dependant!) and learning the ins and outs of preserving. Includes lunch. Book now.

Brand Brilliance Workshop

Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th October
£975+VAT per person
An intimate, two day event for creative entrepreneurs by Fiona Humberstone, best-selling author of ‘How To Style Your Brand’. Designed to help you find your focus, define what makes your brand brilliant and communicate with confidence and clarity. Book now.

Mums Leadership Programme

Wednesday 5th, 12th and 19th October
£20 per person
Join us for fun, reflective, experiential and non-judging sessions with like-minded Mums, where we will help you to define the steps to where you want to be as a Mum, and in addition help you step into your Leadership. Book now.

Mindful Eating Mindful Living

Friday 7th October and 4th November
£15 per person
Sam Weerasinghe, a mindfulness practitioner, will guide you through exercises to support healthier eating patterns in your life. Includes a mindful walk around the garden’s medicine wheel and some recipes from nutritionist Belinda Blake of Eat Yourself Fabulous. Book now.

The Basics of Folk Art

Monday 10th and Thursday 20th October
10:00-12:30 or 14:00-16:30
£25 per person
Hearts, Daisies, Roses and Bluebirds: You can make a beautiful card and learn how to distress and paint a heart or plaque using the You Can Folk It dotty tool and some basic brush strokes. No experience necessary as we will find the artist in you. Basic starter kit included as well as refreshments. Book now.

Mental Health Day: Feed Your Soul with Yoga

Monday 10th October
£13 per person
October 10th is Mental Health Day and in celebration Luma Zaki from Yoga In Surrey will be holding a special class to feed your soul with yoga. The class will include: yoga postures, meditation and breath work. This class is open for all levels. Book now.

Event and Party Flowers

Thursday 13th October and 17th November
Various times
£99 per person
Add the wow factor to a party or event with this half day class on dinner party and table centre pieces. It’s all about attention to detail and participants will create two stunning styles by combining colours and mix seasonal flowers as well as how to use containers to create the most impact. Book now.

Introduction to Mindfulness

Friday 14th October
£15 per person
Be guided by Sam Weerasinghe, a trained mindfulness practitioner, through some simple everyday exercises to bring a greater sense of awareness and stillness to your life. Open to all, no previous experience required. Book now.

Mindful Movement

Friday 14th October and 4th November
£15 per person
Through gentle yoga poses and breath work enjoy the healing benefits of mind and body movement with trained mindfulness practitioner, Sam Weerasinghe. Ideal for relieving stress and bringing physical and emotional balance into your everyday life. Suitable for all. Book now.

Fermentation Fundamentals

Saturday 15th October
£75 per person
Intro to making fermented foods led by award-winning Health Blogger Alana Holloway. Learn to create ferments such as sauerkraut, kimchi and a range of traditionally pickled vegetables, using various herbs and spices. Includes lunch. Book now.

Evening of Seasonal Flavours

Monday 17th October
£75 per person
An evening of inspirational, seasonal cookery in the Blid & Hatton Food Studio. We’ll prepare a beautiful menu to impress your guests with tips on stress-free, do-ahead entertaining and styling dishes. This part demo, part hands-on class includes a beautiful meal. Book now.

Mindful Parenting Programme

21st Oct, 11th, 18th, 25th Nov and 2nd Dec
£35 per session
Designed to offer parents the cognitive tools and support to navigate challenging moments with their children. Come to our free introduction session on the 21st October to meet the coaches and find out about the programme and its content. Book now.

Pop Up Supper Club

Friday 21st October
£40 per person
Bring friends or come to make new ones around the communal table in the Blid & Hatton Food Studio, where great conversations will be accompanied by Maddie’s seasonally flavoured menu. We promise it will be an evening to remember! The menu will be sent to you a week in advance for you to match up the wine/drink, should you want to. Book now.

FREE Pumpkin Hunt

Wednesday 26th – Monday 31st October
Mon-Sat 9am-5pm Sun 10am-4pm
Wondering what to do this Halloween Half Term? Fear not, we’ve got a FREE Pumpkin Hunt daily in the garden from Wednesday 26th to Monday 31st October. Pick up a form from The Garden Pod Cafe. Prizes for all correctly completed entries. Opening hours Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm. G-oooOOOOh-d Luck!

Children’s Christmas Crafting

Friday 28th October
10:00-11:00, 11:00-12:00, 12:00-13:00
£7.50 per child (minimum age 8)
Make a card with a painted bauble or heart decoration using the legendary ‘You Can Folk It dotty tool’ and learn the basics of Folk Art. These sessions will be very popular and numbers are limited so please book now.

Vegcentric Workshop

Wednesday 2nd November
£75 per person
Josephine O’Hare, Masterchef Finalist 2015, is joining us in the Blid & Hatton Food Studio for an inspiring workshop focusing on the idea that we should celebrate the use of fresh seasonal ingredients, the joy of mindful cooking, the wonders of flavour, and the pleasure of eating well in great company. Book now.

Spice Health Heroes Book Launch

Thursday 3rd November
FREE event
Come and meet Natasha MacAller, ballerina-turned chef, presenting her new cookery book SPICE HEALTH HEROES and demonstrating some of the recipes from it. Includes lots of food sampling. Book now.

Photography For Parents

Saturday 3rd November and 3rd December
Do you wish someone could show you how to take gorgeous photos of your family in a simple and fun way? The workshop focuses on simple concepts that will dramatically improve your photos including setting up, lighting, composition, how to get those lovely blurry backgrounds and much more. Book now.

Christmas Shopping Evening

Thursday 10th November
Free entry
Please join us for a Christmas shopping evening in the courtyard and enjoy the following: 10% discount off everything in all shops, warming food samplings by Blid & Hatton, FREE yoga, art preview and live music. Find out more.

Blue Ticking Pop Up Shop

Saturday 12th and 26th November
Free entry
For two days only Blue Ticking will be exclusively showcasing their fabulously fun and unique goods for kids here at The Medicine Garden. Everything is bought, made and restored with love and attention to detail to ensure they are wonderfully unique and stand the test of time. Blue Ticking pride themselves on producing brilliant things, for brilliant kids. Find out more.

Q&A Cafe w/Instagrammer Gokce Georgiou

Monday 14th November
Free for members and first-timers. Non-members £10.
Join us in the Garden Pod Cafe for November’s Q & A Cafe. We’ll be chatting all things Instagram with CREATOR, photographer and social media influencer, Gokce Georgiou. With a following of over 60K on Instagram and brands like the Four Seasons Hotel Group seeking her services, Gokce is a wonderful example of how you can turn a passion project into the business of your dreams. Book now.

Make Your Gut Happy

Tuesday 15th November
£50 per person or £90 for two
Increasingly the importance of enough good bacteria in the gut is being highlighted. It is all too easy for bad bacteria to over crowd the good, leading to IBS type symptoms such as bloating, pain and constipation. Spend the evening together with nutritionist Sarah Zorab and chef Maddie Hatton learning what food makes for a happy gut. Includes supper. Book now.

Wildflowers Mindfulness

Saturday 19th November
£60 per person
Be guided through a morning of creative flower arranging exercises and mindful practice, designed to help centre your attention and focus your mind. Enjoy a mindful walk around the garden’s medicine wheel and have a go at making your own herbal teas to help relieve stress and bring calm and stillness to your life. Includes homemade restorative teas, floral garlands and handouts packed with mindful living tips. Open to all. Book now.

Christmas Market

Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th November
Donation on the door to The Medicine Garden Foundation
Now in its sixth year, our Christmas Market Weekend is set to be the biggest and best yet. Featuring some of the South East’s finest artisans and food producers, we guarantee this event will get even the grumpiest of humbugs into the Christmas spirit! Enjoy live music from The Wey Voices, Pantastic Steel Band, Heart and Soul, SaxClub4, Jubilee Community Choir, The Rock Choir, Molesing and the Surrey Hills Ukelele Big Band. PLUS our courtyard will once again be filled with the glorious smell of our non-drop Nordman Fir Christmas Trees. Choose one to take home with you. Find out more about our Christmas events.

Fermentation Fundamentals

Tuesday 29th November
£35 per guest or two for £60
If you missed Alana from Fodder & Plonk’s previous fermenting workshop, now’s your chance! Learn how the right food can nurse you back to good health. Invaluable to anyone with a busy life who wants to inject healthy food into their daily diet. The class finishes with supper and samples of fermented veg and pickles. Book now.

Xmas Canapés and Wine Matching

Wednesday 30th November
£50 per guest or two for £90
The Blid & Hatton Food Studio welcomes wine presenter and columnist Heather Dougherty. Together chef Maddie and Heather will show you how to pair beautiful wines with a range of delicious canapés just right for that Christmas drink you are planning. Book now.

#CookForSyria Charity Dinner

Saturday 3rd December
£45 per person
Blid & Hatton are joining the initiative started by Instagrammer Clarkenwell_Boy in aid of the UNICEF Syrian Children’s fund and supported by a range of top chefs. Numbers are limited to 45 guests, so please contact us to reserve your spot. Or for more details, please click here.

Santa’s Grotto for Kids and Dogs!

Wednesday 21st to Friday 23rd December
£8.50 per child or dog
We’ve just had word from The North Pole that Santa has booked in a special 3-day visit to The Medicine Garden to meet all the children and doggies of Surrey. Assisted by his friends at Toadstool Parties, Santa will be taking up residence in our magical woodland themed grotto on Wednesday 21st December and will stay until Friday 23rd December. Includes a gift from the big man himself! Book by email or phone 07940 136482 (Mon-Fri 10am-4pm).