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Enchanted woodlands, carol and mummers

Lantern walks in the mushroom village, carol singing and Mummers play 
Join us for the third of our 4 fabulous afternoons full of woodland magic, light, lanterns and entertainment.

As well as the Woodland Walk, craft Make and Takes today also has seasonal entertainment from Castle Bromwich Singers and roustabout fun from Glorishears of Brummagem mummers play

Nature doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. Take a lantern and see if you can spot the growing mushroom lanterns village and charming woodland creatures.

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]

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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Enchanted illuminated woodland walk

Brand new this winter. 
Four fabulous afternoons full of woodland magic, light, lanterns and entertainment.
Nature doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. Take a lantern and see if you can spot the growing mushroom lanterns village and charming woodland creatures.
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.

The installation is made by artist Sophie Handy with local community input

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.
As dusk falls, the mushroom houses appear, how many can you see?
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]

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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Half Term Family Friendly Activites

Drop-in activities for young ones and their grown ups.

Monday to Friday , 12 – 3pm
Simple autumn themed craft makes every day. Bat mobiles, leaf crowns, pine cone bird feeders. Outdoor and undercover activities; make fresh apple juice with our apple press, dig up the last of the potatoes, add to our leafy – land art tree. Ideal for children over 4, but family groups welcome.

£2 per person – everyone over 5 years old. Free for Family Activity Annual Pass holders

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Half Term Family Friendly Activites

Drop-in activities for young ones and their grown ups.

Monday to Friday , 12 – 3pm
Simple autumn themed craft makes every day. Bat mobiles, leaf crowns, pine cone bird feeders. Outdoor and undercover activities; make fresh apple juice with our apple press, dig up the last of the potatoes, add to our leafy – land art tree. Ideal for children over 4, but family groups welcome.

£2 per person – everyone over 5 years old. Free for Family Activity Annual Pass holders

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Half Term Family Friendly Activites

Drop-in activities for young ones and their grown ups.

Monday to Friday , 12 – 3pm
Simple autumn themed craft makes every day. Bat mobiles, leaf crowns, pine cone bird feeders. Outdoor and undercover activities; make fresh apple juice with our apple press, dig up the last of the potatoes, add to our leafy – land art tree. Ideal for children over 4, but family groups welcome.

£2 per person – everyone over 5 years old. Free for Family Activity Annual Pass holders

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Half Term Family Friendly Activites

Drop-in activities for young ones and their grown ups.

Monday to Friday , 12 – 3pm
Simple autumn themed craft makes every day. Bat mobiles, leaf crowns, pine cone bird feeders. Outdoor and undercover activities; make fresh apple juice with our apple press, dig up the last of the potatoes, add to our leafy – land art tree. Ideal for children over 4, but family groups welcome.

£2 per person – everyone over 5 years old. Free for Family Activity Annual Pass holders

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Half Term Family Friendly Activites

Drop-in activities for young ones and their grown ups.

Monday to Friday , 12 – 3pm
Simple autumn themed craft makes every day. Bat mobiles, leaf crowns, pine cone bird feeders. Outdoor and undercover activities; make fresh apple juice with our apple press, dig up the last of the potatoes, add to our leafy – land art tree. Ideal for children over 4, but family groups welcome.

£2 per person – everyone over 5 years old. Free for Family Activity Annual Pass holders

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Half Term Family Friendly Activites

Drop-in activities for young ones and their grown ups.

Monday to Friday , 12 – 3pm
Simple autumn themed craft makes every day. Bat mobiles, leaf crowns, pine cone bird feeders. Outdoor and undercover activities; make fresh apple juice with our apple press, dig up the last of the potatoes, add to our leafy – land art tree. Ideal for children over 4, but family groups welcome.

£2 per person – everyone over 5 years old. Free for Family Activity Annual Pass holders

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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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Harvest…

The Gardens are blessed with 2 apple and pear orchards and espaliered fruit fences all planted with over 60 heritage varieties dating back to the 1500s.

Like many fruit growers we’ve had a mixed year.

Normally we are able to produce a goodly number of single variety fruit juices for sale to our visitors. A radical pruning of the trees last year combined with the weather, has meant the crop this year is almost non-existent. (don’t worry it’s all to the good,we hope for an even bigger crop next year.

Undaunted, our annual Apple day this year will turn its focus to the urban harvest within our local community and the abundance of crab apples and other apple trees on the public land hereabouts. On 15th October it will be ‘Bring a Bottle’ and ‘juice your own’ – our three donated apple presses will be hard at work all day.

Our large veg plot – in 18th century ‘stylee’ the Batty Langley,usually provides a good crop of Cardoons, Artichokes, Squashes and Rhubarb. This year our younger visitors also planted up a runner bean tunnel …their effort have been rewarded with a great crop.

Earlier in the year visitors also helped us plant some special heritage potato varieties.

Early potato varieties, reputedly planted by local hero Sir Matthew Boulton, were re-introduced in the Garden but we have yet to test the taste of the tiny Yam and Congo varieties..

A good crop of Arran Victory, the potato named to celebrate the end of the 1914-18 war, has also been harvested – so we have plenty of seed potatoes for 2018 commemorations.

Together with Highland Burgundy red and Salad Blue, we’re hoping to produce red, white a blue mash!

Come along to our Harvest day Sunday 15th October 2017, 12.30 -4.30

(dont foget bring your apples, some clean bottles… and hopefully after a little elbow grease on the apple presser you’ll take home your very own juicy drink :_)

More details soon

 

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