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Community Lanterns Parade

Join in or come and watch.
The fourth of our illuminated winter wodland afternoons. Bring your pre-made lanterns or come early and join in the afternoon workshop.
(see calendar for previous  lantern making opportunities)

As dusk falls artist Sophie Handy and our guest performers will lead us all in a short parade around the Gardens and our illuminated mushroom village.
We finish with a seasonal performance suitable for all the family.

Free cup of hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows complete the community get together.
Come early to make your lantern and take home tree decoration

FREE MAKE AND TAKE workshops:
Lantern making session:
Make a lantern from paper and bamboo (takes about 2 hours) 
Natural Christmas Tree Decorations: 
Make a twig star or glittery pine cone or …

TICKETS:
£3 for anyone over 4 years old.
Family ticket £10 Free for Garden members and holders of Family Activity Annual Pass
[ticket prices are a contribution to covering our charity’s costs for this and other events]

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Enchanted Woodland Walk and prize draw

The second of our 4 fabulous afternoons full of woodland magic, light, lanterns and entertainment.
Our pre-Christmas offering this year includes enchanting illuminated walks around the garden, spotting our mushroom village houses under the trees, behind the hedge and even up in the branches.

As well as the Woodland Walk each Open Weekend Day has
FREE MAKE AND TAKE workshops:
    Lantern making session:
Make a lantern from paper and bamboo (takes about 2 hours)
    Natural Christmas Tree Decorations: 
Make a twig star or glittery pine cone or …
Keep warm with a hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows as you walk around the site together.

TICKETS:
£3 for anyone over 4 years old.
Family ticket £10 Free for Garden members and holders of Family Activity Annual Pass
£3 for anyone over 4 years old.
Family ticket £10 Free for Garden members and holders of Family Activity Annual Pass
[ticket prices are a contribution to covering our charity’s costs for this and other events]

This year”s Prize Draw will be drawn today … get your raffle tickets well in time…what can you win for Christmas?

On Saturday 16th December come and join in the grand finale. A Community Lantern Parade …
Take part or just watch…there’s lights, a surprise performance, fun and free hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows.

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Free Community Lantern Making workshops

Help make our enchanted mushroom lantern village for Christmas in the Gardens.

We’re working with artist Sohpie Handy to make 100 little mushroom houses from willow and tissue paper.

Spend a couple of hours with your friends of family learning and making with Sophie.  Your creations will go into the Gardens to help make a magical, illuminated woodland walk ready for our weekends before Christmas. Be part of making it special for all our visitors – young and old, local and from further afield…Our mushroom village houses will be popping up all over the Garden … #wegrowtogether.

the woodland walk will be open for at least 4 special weekend days in December.. culminating in a Community Lantern Parade on the 16th December.

Mushroom makers’ who help on these making workshop days will get free refreshments on the day and, as a thank you, a token for free hot chocolate and marshmallows in our community Lantern Parade on 16th Dec.

It takes about 2-3 hours to make the lanterns, and its probably best for children over 7years old .

Pop in on the days .. or contact us here for more info, or if your group can come another time

A great family, club or class event. These workshops are free.

(entrance to the lantern events and walk weekend days is £3)

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Free Community Lantern Making workshops

Help make our enchanted mushroom lantern village for Christmas in the Gardens.

We’re working with artist Sohpie Handy to make 100 little mushroom houses from willow and tissue paper.

Spend a couple of hours with your friends of family learning and making with Sophie.  Your creations will go into the Gardens to help make a magical, illuminated woodland walk ready for our weekends before Christmas. Be part of making it special for all our visitors – young and old, local and from further afield…Our mushroom village houses will be popping up all over the Garden … #wegrowtogether.

the woodland walk will be open for at least 4 special weekend days in December.. culminating in a Community Lantern Parade on the 16th December.

Mushroom makers’ who help on these making workshop days will get free refreshments on the day and, as a thank you, a token for free hot chocolate and marshmallows in our community Lantern Parade on 16th Dec.

It takes about 2-3 hours to make the lanterns, and its probably best for children over 7years old .

Pop in on the days .. or contact us here for more info, or if your group can come another time

A great family, club or class event. These workshops are free.

(entrance to the lantern events and walk weekend days is £3)

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Free lantern making workshops

Help make our enchanted mushroom lantern village for christmas in the Gardens.

We’re working with artist Sophie Handy to make 100 little mushroom houses from willow and tissue paper. A great family, club or class event. These workshops are free.

Your creations will go into the Gardens to help make a magical, illuminated woodland walk ready for our weekends before christmas 

and the big Community Lantern Parade. ‘Mushroom makers’ who help on these days will get free refreshments on the day and, as a thank you, a token for free hot chocolate and marshmallows in our Community Lantern Parade on 16th Dec.

It takes about 2-3 hours to make the lanterns, and its probably best for children over 7 years old.

November 10th (12-5pm) and Saturday 11th (10- 4pm)

Pop in on the days .. or contact us here for more info

SEE here for details of the events lantern parades, woodland walks and entertainment

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Unplug and Play – all summer

Five weeks of good value summer fun at the Gardens

Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12- 3.30… it’s Unplug and Play

Crafts, gardening and outdoor exploration. Children and families can enjoy outdoor play and/or craft activities under gentle supervision.

The mud kitchen, maze, dipping pond and some gardening activities available for families to explore any day during summer.  Every week will have a different activity based on something in the Gardens.

Week one 25th, 26th, 27th July    Get up and do

Recycled streamers, making chatterboxes and all things on the move: waving, bending, climbing, crawling flying, rolling , fluttering , creeping.

 Week two, 2nd & 3rd August  Wildlife disguises

Collages from leaves, green man masquerade masks, find the dancers in the trees.

(because of the Dogs Don’t do Ballet performance on Tues 1st – there will be no craft activities. Tickets for the performance £10)

Week three, 8th, 9th 10th August  Make an impression..

Clay hedgehogs, leaf and bark rubbings, flowers and leaf pressed nature medallions

Week four, 15th, 16th 17th August  Festival style! The recycled way.

Make your own flags and bunting from plastic bags, paper and other household things.

NB Thursday 17th is big Family Fun Day 11-3.30

Week five, 22nd 23rd, 24th August  Teddies, picnics, making a picture

Sit and relax with teddy, make a den, explore the wildlife and create some art around the site

 

There’s 10 acres of formal gardens, lawns, holly maze and wilder areas, so lots of places to explore, play and run around whatever is going on.

  • Café and small shop onsite. No need to book.
  • Cost: £2 per person (free for under 5s)
  • £8 for a family day ticket (up to 5 people, maximum of 2 adults)
  • £20 for a family week ticket (up to 5 people, maximum of 2 adults)
  • Free for Family Activity Annual Pass holders (up to 5 people, maximum of 2 adults, including named cardholder) Pass cost £40 and will runs for 12 months.

Contact: 0121 749 4100   Email: admin@cbhgt.org.uk

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Head/Senior Gardener (p/t role)

Want to work in, and support, these amazing Historic Gardens?  We have an immediate vacancy for a part-time managing gardener who can help us plan and manage the next season or two.

Are you an experienced and trained gardener looking at a chance to ‘act up’  a grade, or perhaps are near retirement. 

The 10 acres of historic formal gardens – with wilder wildlife areas- in east Birmingham is owned and run by an independent charitable trust and staffed mainly by volunteers.

This is an opportunity for a qualified gardener (RHS level3 or equivalent vocational experience) with existing management and budgeting experience to extend or further practice their management skills.

See the attached Job description. Please ring or email us for an informal chat and more information.

Job Description (.docx)  Job Description P/T Head/Senior Gardener

Job description (pdf)  Job Description P/T Head/Senior Gardener

Please do share this with others.

 

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1940s Hop at the Hall

Hurry Hurry, these are the very last tickets for the Hop ….Make sure you have yours

Im afraid there is no waiting list. One or two may become available during the day at the 40s event, but due to space restrictions, we cannot sell any on the door.

After a day in the field, we have a night of nostalgia, with musicians from the Ashby Big Band and our very own crooner king, Kevin Mack.

The Hop takes place in the MaltHouse at Castle Bromwich Hall Hotel, from seven(ish) to eleven(ish). On site Bar and a Fab Forties bar menu.

Come with your glad rags on!

The venue is relatively small, please limit your ticket purchases to 5 to allow everyone to have a chance to come. A small number of tickets will be on sale on the day.
Purchasing Tickets Online
If you are a UK tax payer please use the Gift Aid button when you reach checkout – that will allow us to claim further money from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.

The simple checkout process uses paypal and allows you to pay using debit or credit card. However, by selecting ‘Check Out as a Guest’ within the paypal interface you do not need to have (or create) a paypal account to complete the transaction.

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Digital Volunteers wanted at Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens

We are looking for volunteers who can help us with the digital side of the gardens – helping us promote our regular programme of activities as well as our special events online.

The role of a digital volunteer will include:

  • Creating and scheduling posts for our various social media platforms including; Facebook and Twitter.
  • Assisting in compiling monthly newsletters
  • Compiling and writing copy for the website

We are looking for someone with experience, but depending on your interests, we can tailor the role to you, and work with you to develop your current social media skills.

This will suit volunteers who might have:

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications
  • Current experience using social media platforms
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Good computer skills
  • Proof reading skills
  • Graphic design knowledge
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Enthusiasm!

Ideally we would be looking for someone willing to develop a long term relationship and is able to commit time each week to help us in this role.

Benefits would include:

  • Access to a great historic garden with a growing event calendar.
  • Experience working with an active charity.
  • Ability to develop skills and learn new ones

If this sounds like something you be interested in fill in our quick form and we’ll be in touch to tell you more.

 

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Social Media Surgery at Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens

Here at Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens we like sharing what we’re up to on our website, facebook page and other social media. We think it’s a great way to connect with our community – and it could be for you too.

That’s why we are hosting the Castle Bromwich Social Media Surgery.

Our staff, volunteers and local partners are offering free social media help to other local voluntary organisations, community groups, charities, clubs and societies in a relaxed, informal setting.

The next surgery is Monday 7th November 5pm  – if you or someone in your group would like to come along they can register via the Social Media  Surgery website.

You can come along for some support, learn with us and then return for more help, or to give some help to someone else yourself. You can come to as many sessions as you’d like.

Current dates include:

We look forward to seeing you here.

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