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Christmas Wreath Making

Come and try your hand at making Christmas Wreaths.

We will collect all sorts of natural materials from our gardens like seed heads, pods and cones. Once you start looking, it’s amazing what you can spot that will look great on a wreath. And it’s great fun trying out different combinations and interweaving them through your wreath circle.

Feel free to bring along any natural materials with you to mix and match with what we have already got.

Don’t worry if you think you aren’t particularly arty or crafty – it really doesn’t matter! Somehow the wreaths always work out fine. Nature’s little Christmas gift to us perhaps!

This workshop is free but if you take home a wreath, a suggested donation of £5 a wreath would be very welcome!

Hope to see you on Sunday any time from midday to 3pm.

Suitable for adults and children.

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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 3pm, 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.

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The Productive Garden – Summer Tree Pruning Workshop

A chance to learn from Russell Miller and Ella Hashemi of The Orchard Project, and Cat our community gardener, about how to prune stone fruit (apricots, plums, cherries, damsons) in the summer.  At BPCG, we have several upright trees in our orchard and a wall trained apricot in our herb garden.  This is a great opportunity for our trees and a great opportunity for you!

Everyone is welcome, no experience necessary.

Gather at 10am for a 3 hour session, of course with a tea break built in.

Booking essential – 12 places max.

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World of Worms (and waste)

Get up close to a gardener’s best friends: worms! Our composting worms have been busy turning our food waste into compost and we need your help sorting the worms from the compost in our fun light/dark experiment. Learn all about worms and their role in the composting process, and make a mini wormery to take home. Take our sustainability challenge to learn about waste and recycling, and plant a seed in an old food container to take home. NB Please bring a small empty water bottle and a food container (eg bean or tomato tin) if you have any in your recycling box!

£5 per child / £2.50 low-income. 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 notes’ 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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Wellies, pallets and watering cans – plant up the kids’ Natural Kitchen

Help us plant up our Natural Kitchen – an outdoor play space for under 5s to get messy with mud, soil, water and plants. In this workshop we will upcycle welly boots, gardening gloves, watering cans and even pallets to create fun planters filled with fragrant herbs and sensory plants that young children will enjoy.

This is a hands-on workshop for all ages, so younger participants can help with planting whereas adults and older children can help with construction. Bring your old wellies and watering cans (even if they are broken!)

This workshop is FREE but please book 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 notes’ 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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