EVENTS AND COURSES

38 events

Moth Mania Workshop Weds 29th May 2024

  • 29 May 2024
  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Careys Secret Garden

Join us for a brilliant MOTH MANIA event and learn more about these incredible creatures! Discover the different types of moths native to the UK. Suitable for ages 4yrs+, young people and adults.

Parent & Toddler Groups Friday Mornings

  • Multiple sessions available from 31 May 2024 to 19 Jul 2024
  • Careys Secret Garden

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: Spend a morning with your toddler at Careys Secret Garden in Wareham. A beautiful, tranquil space, where connecting to nature is the name of the game! Sessions run from 9.30am - 11am and you can stay in the garden as long as you like after the session.

Secret Yoga Flow with Sonja Saturdays May to September 2024

  • Multiple sessions available from 1 Jun 2024 to 28 Sep 2024
  • Careys Secret Garden

Come and practice yoga amongst the trees, accompanied by nothing more than the songs of birds and a gentle yoga community. Saturday mornings May to September.

Bee Keeping Experience Sat 1st June 2024

  • 1 Jun 2024
  • 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Careys Secret Garden

Join local beekeeper Mike Horton for a bee-rilliant workshop into life in the hive of Careys bees! This workshop includes both theory and practical elements, with the opportunity to put on a bee suit and inspect the hives. A fantastic insight into the interesting world of bees and beekeeping.

Moth Mania Workshop Sat 8th June 2024

  • 8 Jun 2024
  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Careys Secret Garden

Join us for a brilliant MOTH MANIA event and learn more about these incredible creatures! Discover the different types of moths native to the UK. Suitable for ages 4yrs+, young people and adults.

A Series of Scented Adventures Rose Sat 8th June 2024

  • 8 Jun 2024
  • 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Careys Secret Garden

Join our Head Gardener Paul and Garden 'Finder' and Perfumer Simon for this exciting explorative adventure into all things ROSE. Your ticket will include a cream tea basket themed with Rose flavours.

Birds and the Bees Experience 2024

  • Multiple sessions available from 11 Jun 2024 to 16 Jul 2024
  • Careys Secret Garden

A truly unique and exciting experience for wildlife fans and nature lovers. Come and see the incredible nesting Ospreys and learn the basics of beekeeping under expert guidance all in one day at Careys Secret Garden.

Creative Clay Workshop Botanical Tiles Thurs 13th June 2024

  • 13 Jun 2024
  • 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Careys Secret Garden

Come and be inspired by nature in the beautiful surroundings of the Secret Garden and create your own masterpiece in clay. In this fantastic workshop, you'll learn various techniques for working with clay, and then create your very own clay creature under expert guidance.

Introduction to Forest Bathing Sat 15th June 2024

  • 15 Jun 2024
  • 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Careys Secret Garden

Come along and enjoy spending a peaceful 2 hours bathing in the beautiful secret woodland and garden at Careys.

Herbs and Harmony Tea Tasting and Signature Blending Sessions

  • Multiple sessions available from 15 Jun 2024 to 27 Jul 2024
  • Careys Secret Garden

Join Dorota from Koyotea for a secret tea-tasting session and take your confusion to infusion! In this workshop Dorota will guide you through the art of herbal tea infusions to create your very own signature blend. Several dates are available, please book early as there are limited tickets for these workshops.

Garden Members Only Osprey Tours 2024

  • Multiple sessions available on 18 Jun 2024 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Careys Secret Garden

Exclusive Garden Members Osprey Tours - available to book now with your Careys Secret Garden Annual Membership.

Sustainable Sewing Workshop with Defashion Dorset Weds 19th June 2024

  • 19 Jun 2024
  • 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Careys Secret Garden

Join Jennifer and team from Hawkers Re-Creatives at the Secret Garden for a sustainable sewing workshop. Learn how to mend, repair and upcycle your clothing with this gentle, nature-inspired workshop. These workshops run regularly once a month.

Beginners Macrame Workshop Fri 21st June 2024

  • 21 Jun 2024
  • 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Careys Secret Garden

Beginners Macrame Workshop, join Bonnie Lass Create to make your very own plant pot hanger in the beautiful and inspiring walled garden.

Willow Lampshade Making Workshop Sat 22nd June 2024

  • 22 Jun 2024
  • 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Careys Secret Garden

In this workshop you will create your very own beautiful willow lampshade to take home.

Summer Solstice Retreat Afternoon Sat 22nd June 2024

  • 22 Jun 2024
  • 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Careys Secret Garden

Join Stevie-Joanne McCormick Astrologer, Life Coach and Sound Healer for a Summer Solstice retreat afternoon in the Secret Garden. In this three-hour course you will be expertly guided through a range of activities designed to embrace the art of cyclical living, all within the beautiful and calming surroundings of the walled garden at Careys.

Gentle Craftivism: Sarah P Corbett & Simon Constantine in conversation

  • 30 Jun 2024
  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Careys Secret Garden

Award-winning activist, author and Ashoka Fellow Sarah P Corbett will be in-conversation with founder of Careys Secret Garden Simon Constantine who is also the founder of And Fragrance. All of Simon's and Sarah's ventures are all about creating positive solutions to the problems we face in a world in a world of fear and confusion. Join us for this special event and discover "Craftivism"

A Series of Scented Adventures Lavender Sat 6th July 2024

  • 6 Jul 2024
  • 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Careys Secret Garden

Join our Head Gardener Paul and Garden 'Finder' and Perfumer Simon for this exciting explorative adventure into all things LAVENDER. Your ticket will include a cream tea basket themed with lavender flavours.

Bee Keeping Experience Sat 6th July 2024

  • 6 Jul 2024
  • 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Careys Secret Garden

Join local beekeeper Mike Horton for a bee-rilliant workshop into life in the hive of Careys bees! This workshop includes both theory and practical elements, with the opportunity to put on a bee suit and inspect the hives. A fantastic insight into the interesting world of bees and beekeeping.

Resilient by Nature ADHD Retreat Day Sat 13th July 2024

  • 13 Jul 2024
  • 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Careys Secret Garden

Find a new appreciation for your ADHD brain’s adaptability, resilience, unconventionality, passion and compassion. When it comes to adaptability we can take great inspiration from nature and we’ll be inviting her into our conversations in this retreat day with Jane Woods.

Bat Night Trail Weds 17th July 2024

  • 17 Jul 2024
  • 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
  • Careys Secret Garden

Come and find out about these incredible and fascinating creatures of the night at Careys Secret Garden with local Bat enthusiast Nick Tomlinson. Suitable for ages 12yrs+.

Creative Clay Workshop Foliage Creatures Sat 20th July 2024

  • 20 Jul 2024
  • 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Careys Secret Garden

Come and be inspired by nature in the beautiful surroundings of the Secret Garden and create your own masterpiece in clay. In this fantastic workshop, you'll learn various techniques for working with clay, and then create your very own clay creature under expert guidance.

A Series of Scented Adventures Pelargoniums Sat 20th July 2024

  • 20 Jul 2024
  • 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Careys Secret Garden

Join our Head Gardener Paul and Garden 'Finder' and Perfumer Simon for this exciting explorative adventure into all things LAVENDER. Your ticket will include a cream tea basket themed with Pelargonium flavours.

Moth Mania Workshop Sat 27th July 2024

  • 27 Jul 2024
  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Careys Secret Garden

Join us for a brilliant MOTH MANIA event and learn more about these incredible creatures! Discover the different types of moths native to the UK. Suitable for ages 4yrs+, young people and adults.

A Series of Scented Adventures Citrus Sat 3rd August 2024

  • 3 Aug 2024
  • 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Careys Secret Garden

Join our Head Gardener Paul and Garden 'Finder' and Perfumer Simon for this exciting explorative adventure into all things CITRUS. Your ticket will include a cream tea basket themed with Citrus flavours.

Bat Night Trail Weds 7th August 2024

  • 7 Aug 2024
  • 7:15 pm - 9:45 pm
  • Careys Secret Garden

Come and find out about these incredible and fascinating creatures of the night at Careys Secret Garden with local Bat enthusiast Nick Tomlinson. Suitable for ages 12yrs+.

Moth Mania Workshop Sat 10th August 2024

  • 10 Aug 2024
  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Careys Secret Garden

Join us for a brilliant MOTH MANIA event and learn more about these incredible creatures! Discover the different types of moths native to the UK. Suitable for ages 4yrs+, young people and adults.

Bee Keeping Experience Sat 10th August 2024

  • 10 Aug 2024
  • 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Careys Secret Garden

Join local beekeeper Mike Horton for a bee-rilliant workshop into life in the hive of Careys bees! This workshop includes both theory and practical elements, with the opportunity to put on a bee suit and inspect the hives. A fantastic insight into the interesting world of bees and beekeeping.

Beginners Macrame Workshop Sat 17th August 2024

  • 17 Aug 2024
  • 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Careys Secret Garden

Beginners Macrame Workshop, join Bonnie Lass Create to make your very own Market Bag in the beautiful and inspiring walled garden.

Wild Weddings Open Afternoon Sat 17th Aug 2024

  • 17 Aug 2024
  • 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Careys Secret Garden

Join us for a special celebratory afternoon in the Secret Garden. We will be opening our books for wild wedding ceremonies in 2025 so we're hosting an open afternoon this August for potential brides and grooms to come and take a look around the venue.

Moth Mania Workshop Sat 24th August 2024

  • 24 Aug 2024
  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Careys Secret Garden

Join us for a brilliant MOTH MANIA event and learn more about these incredible creatures! Discover the different types of moths native to the UK. Suitable for ages 4yrs+, young people and adults.

Cinema Under The Stars at Careys 31st August 2024

  • 31 Aug 2024
  • 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
  • Careys Secret Garden

Experience the magic of the silver screen amidst a beautiful rewilded garden. Calendar Girls (15) Inspired by a true story of a group of Yorkshire women who pose naked for a fundraising calendar . . .

Mushroom Foraging Fri 27th Sept 2024

  • 27 Sep 2024
  • 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Careys Secret Garden

Learn the basics of safely identifying edible and poisonous mushroom species with John Rensten

Willow Catalan Harvest Basket Workshop Sat 28th September 2024

  • 28 Sep 2024
  • 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Careys Secret Garden

In this workshop you will create your very own beautiful willow Catalan harvest basket to take home.

Mushroom Foraging Fri 11th Oct 2024

  • 11 Oct 2024
  • 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Careys Secret Garden

Learn the basics of safely identifying edible and poisonous mushroom species with John Rensten

Willow Handbag Making Workshop Sat 19th Oct 2024

  • 19 Oct 2024
  • 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Careys Secret Garden

In this workshop you will create your very own beautiful willow handbag/lunch basket to take home.

Mushroom Foraging Sat 9th Nov 2024

  • 9 Nov 2024
  • 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Careys Secret Garden

Learn the basics of safely identifying edible and poisonous mushroom species with John Rensten

Eco Christmas Willow Tree Decoration Workshop Fri 29th Nov 2024

  • 29 Nov 2024
  • 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Careys Secret Garden

Move away from plastic, and be part of the 'Eco-Christmas' revolution with this wonderful willow decoration-making workshop.

Mushroom Foraging Sat 30th Nov 2024

  • 30 Nov 2024
  • 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Careys Secret Garden

Learn the basics of safely identifying edible and poisonous mushroom species with John Rensten