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we are all natural storytellers

People who love gardens are natural storytellers. In this practical workshop, renowned garden designer Ray Robinson takes you on a tour of Mistover's garden, sharing ideas you could try in your own garden. 


  Then swap plants for pen as you branch into garden-inspired writing activities with Ros Marsden.

You don't need any garden or writing experience to enjoy this workshop!

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 Branch Into Words 

Excite your creativity in this hands-on Daylesford workshop as you enjoy a garden tour, then discover that  your love of nature connects to a love of writing.

garden tour

Join our design expert Ray Robinson

to explore Mistover's garden.

Learn about our areas dedicated to food,  the garden beds, and our outdoor spaces with special meaning.

Ray will explain how garden structure works, the best plants to choose and how to keep plants happy.

He will answer every question you dig up!

writing for pleasure

Inspired by your garden tour, join Ros Marsden for some fun writing activities. 

You don't need any writing experience at all.

Each exercise starts with a theme from our garden, but who knows where this takes you!

We focus on how to be descriptive, how to use the things around you, to enjoy any form of writing.

You may leave inspired to write a novel, autobiography, diary, story for a child you know, or a letter to a friend or grandparent you love.

what will i be doing?
strictly limited numbers of participants. don't miss out!
Class size is limited to 8 so you get the most out of every minute. 


Please write to us here before you book if you have questions regarding accessibility. Whilst nearly all the garden is on grassed flat areas, one area is on a gentle slope.


COVID Information

We request COVID check in and adherence to COVID safe requirements. .


If event is postponed due to COVID, tickets can be transferred to a newly organised date or if you cannot attend the new date, full refund will be issued.

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Take home your own A4 writing book full of your garden ideas and writing cleverness!

workshop hosts
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ros marsden

Ros worked in mainstream television, producing hundreds of hours of live television for Network Ten before moving to Fairfax Media to work at The Age and as corporate communications manager for over 150 Fairfax mastheads. She has written and edited over many years, including for social media. She is the author of F.Bombs, The Handy Guide to Make Your Life Easier and Limericks by Famous Australians, where she asked famous Australians to write autobiographical limericks.


Ros has conducted numerous writing workshops, including for Writers Victoria and loves to show people that they really can write.

ray robinson

We are fortunate to be guided by the genius of garden design expert Ray Robinson at Mistover. Ray has worked in some of the finest gardens in Europe and Australia and designs his clients' gardens to reflect the owners' personalities and interests. He has been an inspiring force as President of Friends of Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens, a not-for-profit group dedicated to supporting the horticultural heritage of Daylesford's outstanding botanic gardens.


Now you can benefit from a practical garden experience with Ray at our workshop. Ray understands the needs of the smallest apartment garden through to the complexities of maintaining a large acre garden.


Saturday 30 October 2021

10 am to 1 pm

3 hour workshop

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Includes morning tea

Limited numbers to keep workshop informal and participatory

what you do

Guided garden tour discussing design, plant choices, when to plant and prune

Writing activities inspired by your tour of the garden




Clothing for four seasons in one day!

Closed-toe shoes or boots

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 Feel at home

Everyone can write

Branch into Words workshop
Branch into Words workshop
Oct 30, 2021, 10:00 AM
Mistover, Daylesford

If you can't make this date, keep in touch with us about future dates by subscribing below. 

Thanks for subscribing. We will let you know when our next event is happening. Cheers from Ros and Rob at Mistover.

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