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Mini Moss Worlds

Join us at the Greenhouses to make your very own miniature moss world! Explore different types of moss and look for moss growing in our garden and woodland. Then find out about the basics of plant care and let your imagination run wild as you create a marvellous mini moss world to take home.

£6.00 per child / £3.00 low-income (price includes moss world materials). Family workshop for children of all ages.

This workshop must be booked in advance using our online ticketing system (see below).

Please provide ages of children and details of any allergies, medical conditions or additional needs in the ‘additional needs’ box when booking.

Please note, all children must be supervised by an adult.

By registering for this event, you will automatically be added to our family events mailing list. You can unsubscribe from the list at any time using the ‘unsubscribe’ link in emails.

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Winter Tree Pruning Workshop

Join us and The Orchard Project for a day of pruning the fruit trees in our woodland. You will:

  • Learn how to prune younger fruit trees, including apple, pear, medlar and quince
  • Develop your understanding of common fruit tree management challenges from vigorous trees to trees in poor condition.
  • Discover the appropriate tools for pruning younger trees
  • Gain practical experience of pruning to look after trees at BPCG and elsewhere

Bear in mind that …

  • The training will be outdoors, so bring appropriate clothing.
  • Bring a packed lunch – we have a microwave and hob to heat stuff up if you want to
  • There’s a maximum of 12 people per workshop giving you the best chance to learn
  • Everyone is welcome, no experience necessaryAnd…..if you are able to, please stay on afterwards for a Wassail Celebration of our Woodland from 4pm to 5pm.  There’ll be lots of noise from our children led Wassail procession, and lots of mulled cider and apple juice.  If your pruning has not woken up the trees, this Wassail certainly will, and will give us a great harvest in 2018!
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Garden Notes 16 Jan 2018

This week in the garden we will continue our winter pruning of apple and pear trees.  It is important to do this when the trees are still dormant, that is when the buds have not yet started to open.  Trees store most of their energy reserves in their sap, and in winter, deciduous trees’ sap […]

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Demijohn Terrarium Workshop

Come and join Jar and Fern at the Greenhouses to make your own Demijohn Terrarium. These beautiful vintage wine-making bottles make the most beautiful ship-in-a-bottle style terrariums. We will show you all the techniques and give you all the tools to create these from scratch.

We will explain the history of Terrariums, how to care for them and the ideal plants to fill them with. You will be provided with everything you need to create your own ecosystem, we will have a range of plants for you to choose from including Fittonia, Ivy/Fern and Moss as well as a large sealable glass demijohn. We will guide you through creating your own terrarium which will be all yours to take home at the end of the session.

You will leave with a care guide for your terrarium, as well as receiving a digital document which will tell you all you need to know about how to make more terrariums as we know they can be quite addictive!

Tea, Coffee and light refreshments will be provided, all in the beautiful surroundings of Brockwell Community Greenhouses. Also, feel free to BYOB if you like.

Please book here  direct with Jar and Fern

For more info on Jar and Fern’s other workshops, go here

After this workshop from 2pm, if any BPCG volunteers are interested in bringing along their own vessel along, Jar and Fern have kindly said they could help them make something in these using some of Jar and Fern’s plants. Please let Kate know on director@brockwellgreenhouses.org.uk, if this is of interest.

If you can’t make this one, Jar and Fern will be hosting a second Demijohn Terrarium Workshop at BPCG on Saturday 7th October at 1.15pm to 3pm.  Book here


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British Native Planting and Gardening for Biodiversity

In our seventh session of The Productive Garden Workshops, visiting speaker, Julie Henley Wilkinson will lead an hours session on British native plants, sustainability and gardening for biodiversity.  Julie will be travelling from outside London so we will start our session later than normal at 11.00am rather than 10.00am.   Julie is an Organic Horticulturist for Wellbeing, People & Planet. Thank you to Western Riverside Environmental Fund (WREF) for their support of this event.

We will then break for lunch and follow on with a practical hands on session when we will plant out lots of British Native Plants in our woodland.

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