Tag: food

National Gardens Scheme: Charity Activity Day

Saturday July 8th 12:30 – 4:30

Our multiple charity day: You give – we give away.
Lots of goodies to sample or take part in, including :

  • Change Kitchen doing a pop-up of vegan and veggie food,
  • Our friend Trevor from Hosta Groundcare will lead our popular- Summer Baskets Workshop (£20).
  • And, to celebrate Wimbledon; Some informal coaching from Pype Hayes tennis club coaches and a spot of croquet on the lawn too.

Join in and make a difference to one of the many nursing charities supported by the National Gardens Scheme
Usual Entry prices
We will be donating to the NGS National Charities
To find out what these are visit the NGS site HERE

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Pop-up cafe with music on the Lawn

Relaxed afternoons in the Gardens … a little time to ‘take time for me’. a pop-up cafe from local, artisan and quality food businesses and some live music to chill out

This month we are delighted to welcome the award winning Indian takeaway specialists ‘Chutney Express‘.
Based in Castle Bromwich, they have in just four years been crowned King of Curries in the West Midlands and been national finalists twice for the national Curry awards.

Meet them and try some of their yummy food in our relaxed pop-up cafe.
Dave – who is also one of our Garden guides, will be providing some gentle background guitar music too.
Good prices, good food and good company .
Usual Garden entry prices 

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Music and Tea on the Lawn – Afternoons for relaxing

A new series of gentle, relaxed afternoons where you can take full advantage of the Gardens for some ‘me-time’.
We’ve asked some of the best local or artisan food businesses to run a one day pop-up cafe in the Orangery at the Gardens.
This month you can try some truly luscious cakes made by Bakes and Bits.
They currently operate in the city centre but hail originally from Castle Bromwich.

To put the ‘cherry on the cake’ of your afternoon experience we are also offering aspiring local musicians a chance to entertain our visitors while they chill and chomp on their cupcakes. We may not have a bandstand.. but we’ll have handpicked buskers to bathe your ears.
Good prices, good food and good company ..

Usual Garden entry prices
PS – We are still offering music slots – contact us if you are interested in knowing more
(Sun May 21st, Sat June 17th , Sat. July 8th & Sun July 23rd)

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1940s Weekend

Another weekend full of nostalgia, stories, music and vintage fun.

Seriously good entertainment from Kevin Mack, George Formby Experience, Harmony Belle and many others.

Re-enactors from the home front: Peggy Skivvy, Victory Belles WI, Bevan Boys. Reminders of the fighting forces: Pathfinders, Red Caps and many many more.

Vehicles, encampments and vintage sales.

Get your hair done 40s style (KDB Vintage Hairstyling), try on some frocks…

Enjoy cakes, ale (from the hotel bar) and hog roast.

Fun for all the Family.

Buy your tickets on the door. Normal everyday entry prices to the Gardens. See HERE

Please note: The Saturday night dance is ticketed separately – SORRY, we’re all sold out !

 

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1940s Weekend

Another weekend full of nostalgia, stories, music and vintage fun.

Seriously good entertainment from Kevin Mack, George Formby Experience, Harmony Belle and many others.

Re-enactors from the home front: Penny Skivvy, Victory Belles WI, Bevan Boys. Reminders of the fighting forces: Pathfinders, Red Caps and many many more.

Vehicles, encampments and vintage sales.

Get your hair done 40s style (KDB Vintage Hairstyling), try on some frocks…

Enjoy cakes, ale (from the hotel bar) and hog roast.

Fun for all the Family.

Buy your tickets on the door. Normal everyday entry prices to the Gardens. See HERE

 

Please note: The Saturday night dance is ticketed separately. I’m afraid we’re all sold out!

 

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Pop in for pop-up food and music…

A new series of gentle, relaxed afternoons where you can take full advantage of the Gardens for some ‘me-time’.
We’ve asked some of the best local or artisan food businesses to run a one day pop-up cafe in the Orangery at the Gardens.
This month (May 21st) you can try some truly luscious cakes made by Bakes and Bits.
They currently operate in the city centre but hail originally from Castle Bromwich.

To put the ‘cherry on the cake’ of your afternoon experience we are also offering aspiring local musicians a chance to entertain our visitors while they chill and chomp on their cupcakes. We may not have a bandstand.. but we’ll have handpicked buskers to bathe your ears.
Good prices, good food and good company ..

Usual Garden entry prices
PS – We are still offering music slots – contact us if you are interested in knowing more
(Sun May 21st, Sat June 17th , Sat. July 8th & Sun July 23rd)

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Blossom Picnics – Hanami Day

Spend the day under the blossom trees in our heritage orchards for our version of Japanese Hanami tradition of enjoying the beauty of the flowers.

 

A picnic in the Gardens is always enjoyable, however, the orchards in bloom provide the perfect setting to your relaxing day out. Traditional Japanese food by Pika Pika will be available on the day, with a selection of delicious sushi and curry available.

Take part in learning how to create beautiful origami creations too.

Normal Entry prices

£4 for adults, £4.50 (plus gift aid)

£1 for children, Under 5s free

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Building Cob Ovens – Pizza and Potatoes

Get your feet stuck in and your hands mucky creating our community Cob Oven. Just watch or join in. Those who get ‘stuck in’ will be invited to share the community feast of pizza from the first firing on Wednesday evening. So put your best foot forward and come join in.

The feast may continue past the specified event times.

Normal entry prices
£4.50/£4 adults/concessions
£1 child/ under 5s free
Family Activities Annual Pass holders -free

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Building Cob Ovens – Pizza and Potatoes

Get your feet stuck in and your hands mucky creating our community Cob Oven. Just watch or join in. Those who get ‘stuck in’ will be invited to share the community feast of pizza from the first firing on Wednesday evening. So put your best foot forward and come join in.

Normal entry prices
£4.50/£4 adults/concessions
£1 child/ under 5s free
Family Activities Annual Pass holders -free

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