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Natural Dye Plant Walk

*** IF YOU STILL WISH TO COME TO THIS, THERE ARE A FEW TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE GATE FROM METTE, BUT NO MORE ONLINE BOOKING, SORRY! ***

Come take a walk to discover the numerous flowers, leaves, roots, and barks growing in Brockwell Park and the Greenhouse Dye garden, that can be used to create natural dyes and colour. We’ll start off in the BPCG dye garden and then go for a wander in Brockwell Park to identify a number of trees or plants that give long-lasting wonderful colours on animal fibres like wool and silk.

There will be a short session at the end demonstrating materials that have been harvested previously and/or purchased and the lovely colours that can be achieved on wool and silk.

This session would be a good introduction for people who are curious about dyeing with natural materials and/or for more experienced dyers who want to learn more about what native/local plants are suitable for dyeing.

Note that this session does not involve any hands-on dyeing nor any gathering of material.

There are 2 free tickets on this workshop for BPCG volunteers.  Please contact Kate on director@brockwellgreenhouses.org.uk if you would like one of these!

This walk is led by Mette Lindahl-Wise, an indie dyer based in Herne Hill. She draws on the British approach to dyeing with natural materials as well as on the Scandinavian tradition which can be traced back to the Viking ages.

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May Fete 2019

Join us for our annual May Fete on Saturday May 11th 1pm to 5pm!

We have a whole host of great treats for you to celebrate the lovely month of May.

Here’s the line up!

Maypole dancing – to the music and guidance of the Brixton Tatterjacks

Traditional Games – try your hand at tug of war, dress the scarecrows, splat the rat, welly wanging,  human fruit machine, nature trail,  obstacle race and more

Crafts – have a go at making ribbon wands, may day crowns, green man masks, flower craft and badges. Decorate our table cloths with Red Veg Dyes!

Face Painting – you can be flowery, scary or something else all together!

Fermenting – find out about the magical wonders of fermentation with Jelena Belgrave

Green Woodworking and Bee Keeping Demonstrations

Morris Dancing – be entertained by the  sounds and steps of the wonderful Brixton Tatterjacks

Cob Oven Pizza – tuck into delicious pizza from the BPCG Cob Oven 1pm to 2.30pm

Afternoon Tea – enjoy delicious tea, tarts, biscuits and cakes from 3.00pm

Online tickets sales are now ended.  But tickets to include all the above activities (except pizzas) are available on the gate on Saturday 11th May from 1pm.  £4 adult, £3 child*. (Concessions £3 adult, £1.50 child). Sorry no pizzas included in these on the gate tickets.
*child is over 18 months and under 14 years old.

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Story Stompers Preschool Group

Stomp along to Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses for our weekly outdoor preschoolers’ group!

Join us for storytelling and explore the gardens and enjoy natural play and craft – whatever the weather. Term time Tuesdays 9.15 – 10.15am

Recommended for children aged 2-4 years

Tickets £4 per child / £2.50 low-income. This session can 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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Let’s Get Twiggy!

Join us for some twig-tastic fun at Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses as we explore our winter woodland, collecting twigs and sticks on the way.

Make your very own journey stick to tell the story of your woodland finds, and discover many other activities that you can do with twigs; from creating your own piece of land art, making a musical instrument, building a twig tower, or make a magic potion in the natural kitchen!

£5 per child / £2.50 low-income. 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 a participating adult in this family workshop.

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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Story Stompers Preschool Group

Stomp along to Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses for our weekly preschool group!

Welcome Story Stompers! Join us at the Greenhouses for an outdoor story, explore the gardens and woodland with Helen, and enjoy story themed craft activities and natural play – whatever the weather. Remember to wrap up warm!

Term time Tuesdays 9.15am (Story at 9.30am) – 10.30am

Recommended for children aged 2-4 years

Tickets £4 per child / £2.50 low-income

This session can 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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