Easter fun

Saturday April 8th, 10am – 1pm

Fun activities for all the family including an Easter egg hunt, pond dipping, egg and plant pot decorating and willow weaving. And we’ll have some gorgeous Easter chicks.

The tea shed will be open selling hot and cold drinks and homemade cakes.

£3 per child (concessions available)

We’re fundraising for our community activities this summer.

Please join us!

Fruit growing course

Thanks to everyone who joined our organic fruit growing course in February. We had four sessions and it was great to be able to deliver the theory, alongside the hands-on practical from gage and pear tree planting to pruning  trees, bushes, canes, vines and even the delicious Japanese wineberry. 

‘It’s such a fantastic space to teach in the outdoor classroom,’ says Jules, our Head of Development and chief gardener, ‘with  tea breaks around the fire bowl I cant wait to teach more gardening and food growing related courses at SW this year.’

What you said you liked about the course:

  • Being able to put into practice aspects of the learning: planting of fruit trees and pruning.”    
  • Having extensive hand-outs was useful as my memory isn’t great! ”   
  • Being able to bring questions about current issues
  • “Being given the knowledge and explanations and then being able to test out your knowledge and learn as you go along in a supportive group.”

Water, water everywhere!

With much of the garden under water we used our first weekend opening to make the rotunda area (where we all sit for a cuppa and a chat) more habitable and safe for the volunteers.

We started bailing out at 9.30am and within an hour we were laying plastic tiles and covering the area with pea shingle and woodchip. There were 20 of us helping out with barrowing, bailing and raking to make a lovely dry floor for us all to use. Thanks to everyone for their help and a special shout out to Martin for the woodchip, and to our ‘Woodchip Angel’ Yann.

Our next weekend opening will be on Sunday February 5th and each ‘first Sunday’ going forward.

Thank you!

To everyone who helped out and donated food and time to make Saturday’s family day at the garden such a success.

We had Jasmine Rosser, an amazing local face painter, food donations from Lidl, Iceland, Sainsburys and Gilberts and freshly baked goods from The Bears and Grain and Hearth . We also need to thank all our fantastic volunteers for their time and enthusiasm in welcoming a bunch of new young guests to Stream Walk.

Summer at the garden

It’s been a wonderful summer at the garden…here are some of our recent photos, thanks to Fran.