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Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens will be hosting their Harvest and Apple day on Sunday 13th October between 12.30 – 4.30pm.
One of the most popular events in the gardens calendar, this is a day out for all the family.
Visitors can explore the historic, 10 acres 18th century restored walled gardens and enjoy several free activities and displays.
Have a go at pressing apples picked from the garden, take part in snap apple or the longest apple peel competition, visit the Orangery and discover the vegetable display.
Younger visitors can take part in apple printing, try hook for apples or listen to songs and stories performed by The Wild Man of the Woods, Britain’s widest travelled Green Man. There will also be face painting and craft activities.
Or just take a leisurely stroll, explore the Summer House, Holly Walk and Maze, a place of beauty, to breathe deeply, escape & relax.
We are encouraging local people to bring their windfalls apples for juicing, remembering to bring their own containers to take it home.
The café will be open serving hot and cold food and drinks.
Entrance to the event will be charged at adults £5, children (5 – 15 years) £1, under 5 go FREE and most of the activities are free.
Find out more by calling 0121 749 4100.
Half Term Family Friendly Activities in the Gardens
Make the most of the warmer weather to get out and about in the open and discover nature.
Self Guided Trails all week
There’s a caterpillar flower trail for the littl’uns and for everyone, try our ‘invent a plant name‘ to stretch everyone’s creative powers.
Leaf and plant printing.
Make your own pictures, bunting or gift tags with collected leaves and flowers.
We’ll use 2 techniques. One with paint and one with a hammer (Hapa zome).
suitable for all ages (with adult supervision
12- 3pm, £2 per person (including garden entry).
FREE for Family Friendly Activities Annual Pass holders
Tuesday 28th May
Wednesday 29th May
Friday 31st May
Don’t forget the Gardens open at 11am – Make a day of it
Spend the day under the blossom trees in the heritage orchards of the Historic Gardens.
With apple and pear blossoms instead of the traditional Japanese plum, this version of Hanami still echoes the tradition of enjoying the beauty of the flowers this Spring.
A picnic in the Gardens is always enjoyable, however, the orchards in full bloom also provide the perfect setting for your relaxing day out.
Traditional Japanese food by Pika Pika will be available on the day, with a selection of delicious sushi and curry available.
Bring your own food and drink too. Cafe open for light refreshments
Music and other activities likely! Take part in learning how to create beautiful origami creations.
Normal entrance fees
Richard Shilling – acclaimed environmental Land Artist – will make a welcome return to our green and pleasant land in October.
He and his partner Julia Brooklyn, who specialises in working with children, have agreed to run some special days for schools on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th October.
Using natural materials and responding to the environment the class workshops will release individual and group creativity this Autumn.
Half days or whole school length days are available to book. We welcome schools of any kind and
groups of home educated children to book places.
Suitable for all ages and abilities
£5 per child (group prices by negotiation), ring 0121 749 4100 or email to book
Julia and Richard have agreed to stay over until Saturday and to continue the Festival feel of their artist residency on Saturday 27th October. The Land Art Fesitval day will be a drop in anytime, join in and make art together type event. Let our garden inspire you to explore shapes and places together
Normal Garden Entry fees apply (TBC)
The amazing young performers of the K’antu early music ensemble provice a fun and lively ‘have a go’ music making workshop this summer afternoon (1pm -2.30pm)…
Watch out: vegetable flutes may be involved :-)))
Later at 3.30pm K’antu will enchant us with a concert of early music in our 17th century Gardens
Normal entry prices apply
Discounted entry for members
We are delighted to welcome back the ‘flower fairies’ from Birmingham Society of Botanical Artists.
Last year the talented artists from the Society sat in the Garden, the greenhouse, the visitor centre whichever was the most comfortable, and drew together, once a month.
They are back again this year starting on Valentine’s Day, Wednesday 14th at 1.30pm
They invite anyone to join them, in companionship, for a couple of hours each month
Each season has a fresh thing to discover; an early apricot, a humble seedhead or a spectacular flower. some decided to follow a tree the whole year around, others had a go at whatever they found.
Love drawing, but too shy to show anyone?
Well come along on these monthly Wednesday afternoons. Everyone is welcome to take their ‘line for a walk’, with pencil and paper in a relaxed and non-judgemental atmosphere. Draw in companionship.
And… if you do want advice and comment, then the artists are on hand to helpyou out.
LOVE drawing this Valentine’s Day …make it a monthly date.
The second Wednesday in the Month – 1.30 -3.30pm
Bring your own materials or take advantage of some basic pen and paper we’ll provide.
Normal entry fees apply but (basic)materials and support are free
Another special opening in the early season. More and more people like the freedom of an outdoor wedding reception, so we are thrilled to host Elite Tents very own Wedding Fair for a weekend.
Couples are relishing more and more the opportunity to create their own style, have control of the budget and find the freedom to spread across a landscape.
We have been welcoming parties and receptions into the Gardens for a couple of years now. Various contractors know us and what the space can offer. This weekend one of our lovely partners, Elite Tents, will be gathering a bunch of scrumptious suppliers and showing you just what a wedding reception could be here.
Entry on both days will be free.
Come and speak to them and us about hiring the Gardens for your event
While you’re here, wander the extensive grounds to see the snowdrops, aconites and emerging daffodils.
Click here to see our hire information Hiring the Gardens
See the poster here: Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens Open Day March 2018
*Heads UP* Really sorry , but due to the predicted bad weather over the next few days, we have reluctantly CANCELLED the lantern event this coming Sunday 10th DECEMBER.
We are all so sorry to disappoint people, we, Castle Bromwich singers, Glorishears of Brummagem and all the volunteers here are really sad we cannot entertain the public on that day. The mushroom lanterns have also taken a bit of battering by Storm Caroline.
We will be preparing as usual for the Lantern Parade event on SATURDAY 16th DECEMBER …. ya’ll come!
(If you had friends who were planning to come this Sunday, please help us reach them, by letting them know. Many thanks)
Sunday is the first of our four enchanting afternoons in the Gardens
Come along in the afternoon tomorrow, make some easy lanterns form tissue willow and twigs and then …. as the sun goes down, and the light begins to fade…the mushroom village begins to appear. Take you lantern and explore the Garden, follow the paths find the mushroom village… some of them seem to be having a party, others are cosily tucked up…
Join for one or four afternoons of fun… see here for more (4 dates 26 nov, 2nd Dec, 10 dec and 16th Dec
£3 for everyone over 4years old (including crafts and lanterns)
Free for Garden members and Family Activity Annual Pass holders.