Category: membership

3 extra months for Free

Being a Member of the Gardens has always been ‘a worthwhile thing’.

Not only do you get free entry all year round to see and explore the changing seasons in the historic Gardens there is also a raft of other new benefits, like exclusive summer early evening openings, tea/coffee vouchers and day passes to share with family.

This year of course, it’s all gone a little haywire.

We don’t want our members to miss out so, all existing, new and renewing members* will now get 15 months for the same price as their 12 month membership.

A full 3 extra months for free.

We hope this helps you still to get your fill of lovely moments in the Gardens…

By taking out, or keeping your membership, you know also that you really are helping the Gardens grow! The financial contribution memberships make is currently the only trading income we have… so thank you again.

Here is more about our membership schemes…https://www.castlebromwichhallgardens.org.uk/memberships/

*covers renewing during the time we are closed because of covid-19 only

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Farewell for now … The Temporary Closure of the Gardens

 Despite the best efforts of all, the Gardens will remain closed to the public until it is safe to re-open again. An eerie and strange feeling has engulfed us, with a globally collective fear of what may come; we recognise the benefit of fresh air and green space in the Gardens and the comfort and solace this brings to many of you.  With this in mind, we will keep you updated regularly in a digital sense – writing blog posts, posting to social media, suggesting activities on various topics in the coming weeks and beyond. We will tend to the Gardens in the most reduced way, maintaining what we can during this time. The Gardens team have been working flat out to plant, sow, build, chop and mow, but for now it’s tools down to keep the population safe. Here is a round up of the year so far and what’s happening now: 

We began the year with a wonderful Wassail, the Green Man joined us with hot cider and apple juice as we celebrated and wished for a bountiful apple harvest later this year. An unusually warm and sunny afternoon, with much merriment. February half-term saw the first of our planned activities in the Gardens. Spiderman and Elsa joined us for a special visit in the Orangery, Unplug and Play family activities took place in between Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis – well done to those who braved the winds. School groups came to learn all about the natural world in the Gardens and our troop of wonderful volunteers continued to work in the vegetation, help fundraise, run the cafe and ticket desk and work behind the scenes on history gathering in preparation for our planned ‘Big History’ day. We have also been looking at the future of the Gardens in its 35th anniversary year, harnessing what we can to develop and grow for many years to come. 

The Gardens have slowly been awakening in the past few weeks, the first buds and greenery have begun to appear, including the beautiful snowdrops, daffodils and just now a sprinkling of blossom. With the promise of new growth and life creeping about the walls, the plants have been reminding us that “they can’t cancel Spring!”. With wildlife also emerging, our night camera had spotted heron’s dipping for the frogs in the ponds, plenty of frogspawn bobbing in the spinney pond, foxes padding about and a couple of house cats who snuck in too.

With the recent uncertainty in the world, we have made a change to our Memberships. Those who have a current Membership, have recently renewed, or would like to take a new Membership out in the next 3 months, will receive 15 months access instead of 12 months. We will review this as we can in order to give people extended access where they may have missed out during the restrictions. 

As a charitable trust, we rely quite heavily on funding and income from visitors. If you would like to support us from home and feel that you can at this time, we would be grateful for any donations via our page on Just Giving. https://www.justgiving.com/cbh-gardens

We will leave you with this image from illustrator Charlie Mackesy – “When the big things feel out of control … focus on what you love right under your nose.”

Thank you for reading, keep safe at home and join us online again soon for more news and updates from the Gardens

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Family Activities Annual Pass..

Your back garden just got bigger!

Our 10 acres is ready for you, and your young ones, to explore, discover, have fun and chill, all year round.

If you’ve enjoyed our school holiday crafting, creative and outdoor activities, why not take advantage of the Family Activity Annual Pass so you can bring the family back, again and again.

As well as free access to the over 40 days of organised family activities, you can use the Gardens, have picnics, play in the mud kitchen, hunt for bugs and beasties or build dens any day we are open … all year round.

That is, every day we are open (except Special Events) – we are open 5 days a week in winter and 7 days a week from April to October!

The Pass costs just £40 and is valid from January to December. It covers up to 5 people over 5years old (maximum 2 adults).  (Conditions apply)

Download a membership form here:  Membership form (PDF).  Or pop in when we are open and ask about it.

In summer, normal entrance for two adults and two children over 5yrs old would cost £11… The pass saves you money even if you visit just 4 time per year.

 

 

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