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Autumn Nature Journalling Retreat – 2024

11 October @ 12:00 - 13 October @ 14:30

£85.00 – £605.00

Autumn Nature Journalling Retreat – Event Details


During this Autumn retreat, you will be expertly guided through all aspects of creative nature journalling. In addition, you will have the opportunity to undertake an Autumnal nature walk within the surrounding area of outstanding natural beauty.

Due to the guided practice and practical demonstrations offered throughout the retreat, it is suitable for all ability levels. Please note that attendees are limited to 8 people to ensure that everyone can receive the help and support that they require.

The retreat will be led by Sharon Brookes who is a practising artist and fully qualified art teacher with nearly 30 years’ experience of teaching.

The Autumn Nature Journalling Retreat Options:

  • The Saturday Introductory Experience runs from 10:30-3:30pm and covers the basics of nature journalling plus an opportunity to undertake a nature walk.
  • The full weekend course runs from Saturday-Sunday, 10:30am to 3:30pm on each day and offers a more comprehensive programme of creative activity.
  • The full weekend retreat runs from Friday at 12pm through to Sunday at 2:30pm and offers a comprehensive programme plus includes evening meals, social activities and luxury hotel accommodation.

During the Autumn Nature Journalling Retreat, we will:

  • Undertake a relaxing and gentle 3-mile nature walk where you will record your observations and gather inspiration for your nature journal.
  • Take part in art and craft workshops to explore creative approaches to nature journalling. For example, you will create journal pages using drawing, collage and printmaking techniques.
  • By the end of the retreat, you will have started your own personal and creative nature journal. It is hoped that, by attending the retreat, you will foster a love for nature journalling and continue to develop your nature journal.

What’s included:

  • Expert guidance by a fully qualified art teacher.
  • Practical demonstrations and exercises on drawing, crafting and printmaking techniques.
  • Course notes to take home.
  • All practical materials to use on the day.
  • A simple lunch plus tea and coffee on each day.
  • Our full retreat package also includes evening meals, social activities and luxury hotel accommodation.

What you will need to bring:

  • Suitable footwear and clothing for a 3-mile nature walk over open countryside.
  • A camera or camera phone for the nature walk.

Further Details on the Autumn Nature Journalling Retreat:

For further details, please visit our website page


We can arrange large-print scripts, if required. Please let us know on booking if you would like to access them. Please note that our bathroom facilities are located on the first floor. Owing to the nature of the retreat, you will be accessing outside areas that have some uneven ground.

For further details on access, please consult our studio facilities page.

If you would like to discuss any access arrangements, please contact Sharon. You will find the contact details at the bottom of the page.

Directions to the retreat:

Please see our full address and Google Map link at the bottom of this page. For your convenience, we will also send you detailed directions after you have completed your booking. In the meantime, you may also wish to refer to our Contact Us & Directions page for further details.

Watch the video featuring our tutor’s nature journal for inspiration.


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12 Oct 24 Saturday Introductory Experience in Nature Journalling
This ticket is valid for 10:30am-3:30pm on Saturday 12 Oct 2024. Venue: Backbury Studio, Hereford HR1 4NA.
£ 85.00
12-13 Oct 24 Course in Nature Journalling
Valid for Sat/Sun 10:30am - 15:30pm on both days. Venue: Backbury House Studio, Backbury House, Hereford HR1 4NA,
£ 170.00
11-13 Oct 24 Nature Journalling Retreat Ticket
This ticket is valid for 12pm 11/10/24 to 2:30pm 13/10/24. Venue: Backbury Studio, Hereford HR1 4NA.
£ 605.00
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11 October @ 12:00
13 October @ 14:30
£85.00 – £605.00
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Sharon Brookes
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Backbury House Studio
Backbury House, Checkley
Hereford, Herefordshire HR1 4NA United Kingdom
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