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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 (advanced booking coming soon).
  • And, to celebrate Wimbledon; croquet and other mini sporting games on the lawn.

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

West Midlands Light Orchestra

Enjoy the Big Band sound from West Midlands Light Orchestra. WMLO have delighted our audiences for quite a few years now, we’re really pleased to welcome them back again this month.

Great tunes that we’re all familiar with, some lovely singers and much very excellent playing.

Bring a picnic and chill out on the lawns. … bring a sunshade that doubles as an umbrella, you never know… We just carry on

Gardens open from 12.30.

Performance from 2 ish.. approx

Tickets (£8) available online, here, in advance or on the door on the day.

New-bees … we’ve got a new queen

We have 4 hives on site. Two are owned by Norman and are well established in the Gardens. They have been joined by two new ones, owned and looked after by Malcolm.

They’ve been a bit feisty settling in and Malcolm realised they were missing their queen…”where did you go to my lovely?”

Today Malcolm fetched two fresh Buckfast Queens and they’ve now been installed… and Malcolm even dressed , from top to to toe, in white for the occasion.

Welcome to the Gardens queenies both.

Invasion of the Giant Flowers – half term activities

Did you shrink or did the flowers just grow?

Wander amongst our beautiful towering plants over 4 metres tall – they’re crocheted!

This May half term join in the festival atmosphere with our Alice in Wonderland sized installation… All week from Bank Holiday Monday (29th May) through to Friday (June 2nd) we’ll also running family friendly activities around our flower theme.

Add a pompom flower to our woolly field and make some pom pom bees to fly amongst them.

Help us build giant bug hotel and learn how to make your own mini-beastie hotel at home. And why not construct a giant birds nest for the little ones to snuggle up in.

Little green fingers can also help us plant up our Jack and the Giant Beanstalk runner bean tunnel… plant now and come back to play in the tunnel over summer.

The giant flowers are here all week and weekend, the family activities are Monday to Friday.

Family Friendly sessions + entry to the Gardens £2 (for anyone over 5 years old)

Family Activities Annual Pass holders: FREE

NB Normal entry prices for non-family groups


Family Activities 12- 3pm Monday to Friday

Gardens open Saturday 27th – Sunday 4th