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How to make Compost and why

In the second of Cat’s Sunday Creative Garden workshops, we will look at compost, this most essential of gardening ingredients!

Compost containers come in many shapes and sizes. We will look at a selection of these and discuss the pros and cons of each as well as looking at what to put in your compost and what not to!  This will be followed by an introduction to plant nutrition and easy ways to make your own organic plant feed by making comfrey tea and nettle tea.

All our Creative Garden workshops involve hands on learning as well as some fascinating plant science and botany.  Show up just before 11am, dressed in warm clothes you don’t mind getting mucky, and sturdy boots and shoes.  If you have gardening gloves, bring them along. If not, we can lend. Most of our sessions are free * but so we know you are coming, please book a ticket below.   (* excepting Willow Weaving 1st April and Hanging Baskets May 27th )

 

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The Secrets of Seeds

In the first of Cat’s series of Creative Garden Workshops, find out what seeds are, why they are so important for biodiversity, and how to collect, store and encourage them to germinate.  You’ll be fascinated!

We will also sow seeds and teach you about the requirements of different sizes and types of seeds.

And learn all about the aftercare requirements of the young seedlings.

All our Creative Garden workshops involve hands on learning as well as some fascinating plant science and botany.  Show up just before 11am, dressed in warm clothes you don’t mind getting mucky, and sturdy boots and shoes.  If you have gardening gloves, bring them along. If not, we can lend. Most of our sessions are free * but so we know you are coming, please book a ticket below.   (* excepting Willow Weaving 1st April and Hanging Baskets May 27th )

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Garden Notes 20th Feb 2018

This week in the garden, we have a wonderfully large pile of brush wood in the garden and we will be using this to make a new dead hedge in the woodland. For those of you unfamiliar with the term ‘dead hedge’ it is one of the most primitive and ancient forms of hedging. A […]

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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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