Seeing Nature in a New Light




Thursday 27th July – Discovering Brantwood’s moths – Get close to the night flying moths at Brantwood!  Moth traps will be put out at dusk in the gardens to see what is attracted to the lights.  Details and bookings: Hilary Smith,   Tel: 01524 298680/07946 026670.  Free event.  Meet in Brantwood car park. 8.45pm

Friday 28th July – Butterflies of Brantwood  11.00am- 1.00pm – Guided walk through Brantwood gardens and estate to study and identify our range of butterflies and day flying moths. Details and bookings: Hilary Smith,   Tel: 01524 298680/07946 026670.  Free event.  Meet in Brantwood car park.


As some of these activities are weather dependent it is recommended that people ring in advance to confirm they are going ahead.



At Brantwood on Coniston Water we are building a small Biodynamic Practice Group to carry on the inspiration of the Brantwood Soil Life Project. Spanning seven years, this work explored the values and potential for biodynamic land management of pasture, taking us on a fascinating and unexpectedly journey in working with land. Applying the BD Preparations, taking soil samples for laboratory analysis and chromatography, and spending a day every six months connecting with the Meadow through Spiritual Science Observation, we recorded it’s changes throughout the year.

‎This little group now offers possibilities to attend specific biodynamic Work Days throughout the year, to become a Brantwood Volunteer and to join the Wednesday Morning work in the garden’s apple orchard, cared for using a Biodynamic approach.

We are a remarkable collection of people! From the former Head Gardener and  Estate Manager of Brantwood, to  a long standing practioner of Biodynamic ‎Gardening who has been a great support to Lancaster Steiner School, we also include a local farmer, a woodland owner, a young foraging plant expert and a couple who have worked in the Camphill Communities with Biodynamics and now live locally. There is always room for more!

Connected to the group are events which are a part of the Brantwood cultural life – these include the Dawn Scything morning in July,  mowing hay in the part of the Meadow where  outdoor theatre takes place.

Please contact me,  Vivian Griffiths,  Group Co-ordinator,  if you would like more information


PHONE/TEXT. 07931 373235

Event Information

Date & Time: Throughout Spring & Summer

Brantwood is an independent registered charity - The Brantwood Trust Coniston Cumbria LA21 8AD Telephone: 015394 41396 Fax: 015394 41263