News Archive — Get giddy in the Gracechurch Garden

 

29th April – 5th May 2019

We’re celebrating National Gardening Week with 7 days of FREE garden-themed fun, craft workshops, demonstrations and giveaways in the Gracechurch Garden.

Come down and explore our traditional country garden – walk through the rickety gate and onto the lush green lawn, admire pots filled with beautiful blooms and discover the potting shed and our very own veggie patch. Take a moment to enjoy a read on the garden bench, kick up your heels on the swing or play hide and seek in the tree trunks! The Gracechurch Garden is the ideal place to channel those spring / summer vibes and learn lots about life in the garden and the great outdoors!

Make a pottery plant label 
Monday 29th April

Join Café Ceramica to make your very own frost-proof plant label out of clay in these FREE workshops held at 11am, 12pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm. Your label will be fired by Café Ceramica and ready for collection from their store, a week after the event.
Spaces are strictly limited to 15 participants, so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Get to grips with wild gardening
Tuesday 30th April, Wednesday 1st May & Thursday 2nd May

Meet the team from Birmingham Wildlife Trust, who will be in the Gracechurch Garden with their wild garden display to demonstrate the art of wild gardening. There will be FREE wildflower seed packs and information on how to attract bees into your garden, as well as FREE demonstration talks at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm, where you’ll be shown how to make your own garden wild through a series of simple steps.

Make a pottery cactus pot
Friday 3rd May

Café Ceramica is back once again to make pottery cactus pots! These FREE workshops held at 11am, 12pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm. Your pot will be fired by Café Ceramica and ready for collection from their store, a week after the event. There is also the option of paying a fee to decorate your pot at the café too.
Spaces are strictly limited to 15 participants, so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Kids crafts and nature trail
Saturday 4th May

Bring the kids to join our ‘Nature Detective Activity Trail’, where they can track down the 10 bugs, hidden in store windows around The Gracechurch Centre. Once they have uncovered all the bugs, they can come back to the Gracechurch Garden to receive a sweet treat!
Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens will be here to show you all they have on offer this summer, showcase their annual family pass and make hungry caterpillars with the kids.
Snuffles Hedgehog Rescue Centre will also be here to discuss their work and tell you all there is to know about our prickly little friends!

Mini bird feeder decorating for kids
Sunday 5th May

Bring your little gardeners to join our ‘Feed the Birds’ workshop, where they will be able to decorate their own mini bird feeder to take home, along with a free packet of bird seed and a fun educational pack from the RSPB to get them started.
Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens  will also be back to showcase all they have on offer this summer, as well as their annual family pass and make hungry caterpillars with the kids.

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