Tag: autumn

Autumn Half Term Family Friendly Activities

Pumpkins, Bats and Land Art: Drop-in activities for young ones and their grown ups.

Monday to Friday, 12 – 3pm  (Gardens open from 11am)
Simple autumn themed craft makes every day: Bat mobiles, pumpkins scarecrows, leaf ghosts… Outdoor and undercover activities; find the lego creatures before they hibernate for winter, add to our Land Art Festival art work (See Saturday 27th for separate event).

Get outdoors and breathe the air this Half Term.
Ideal for children over 4, but all age family groups welcome.
£2 per person – everyone over 5 years old.
Free for Family Activity Annual Pass holders

Cafe open.

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Autumn Half Term Family Friendly Activities

Pumpkins, Bats and Land Art: Drop-in activities for young ones and their grown ups.

Monday to Friday, 12 – 3pm  (Gardens open from 11am)
Simple autumn themed craft makes every day: Bat mobiles, pumpkins scarecrows, leaf ghosts… Outdoor and undercover activities; find the lego creatures before they hibernate for winter, add to our Land Art Festival art work (See Saturday 27th for separate event).

Get outdoors and breathe the air this Half Term.
Ideal for children over 4, but all age family groups welcome.
£2 per person – everyone over 5 years old.
Free for Family Activity Annual Pass holders

Cafe open.

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Autumn Half Term Family Friendly Activities

Pumpkins, Bats and Land Art: Drop-in activities for young ones and their grown ups.

Monday to Friday, 12 – 3pm  (Gardens open from 11am)
Simple autumn themed craft makes every day: Bat mobiles, pumpkins scarecrows, leaf ghosts… Outdoor and undercover activities; find the lego creatures before they hibernate for winter, add to our Land Art Festival art work (See Saturday 27th for separate event).

Get outdoors and breathe the air this Half Term.
Ideal for children over 4, but all age family groups welcome.
£2 per person – everyone over 5 years old.
Free for Family Activity Annual Pass holders

Cafe open.

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Autumn Half Term Family Friendly Activities

Pumpkins, Bats and Land Art: Drop-in activities for young ones and their grown ups.

Monday to Friday, 12 – 3pm  (Gardens open from 11am)
Simple autumn themed craft makes every day: Bat mobiles, pumpkins scarecrows, leaf ghosts… Outdoor and undercover activities; find the lego creatures before they hibernate for winter, add to our Land Art Festival art work (See Saturday 27th for separate event).

Get outdoors and breathe the air this Half Term.
Ideal for children over 4, but all age family groups welcome.
£2 per person – everyone over 5 years old.
Free for Family Activity Annual Pass holders

Cafe open.

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Autumn Half Term Family Friendly Activities

Pumpkins, Bats and Land Art: Drop-in activities for young ones and their grown ups.

Monday to Friday, 12 – 3pm  (Gardens open from 11am)
Simple autumn themed craft makes every day: Bat mobiles, pumpkins scarecrows, leaf ghosts… Outdoor and undercover activities; find the lego creatures before they hibernate for winter, add to our Land Art Festival art work (See Saturday 27th for separate event).

Get outdoors and breathe the air this Half Term.
Ideal for children over 4, but all age family groups welcome.
£2 per person – everyone over 5 years old.
Free for Family Activity Annual Pass holders

Cafe open.

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Land Art festival – schools and home educator sessions

Join internationally acclaimed Environmental Land Artists Richard Shilling and Julia Brooklyn 
for half or whole day sessions in the Gardens.

Land Art combines creativity, team work, quiet contemplation, running around in the open air,

discovering the seasons, looking, making, patterns, counting, measuring , colour ……fun.

Our autumn environmental land art festival uses found and natural objects to make temporary art works together. Join us.

Book a place for your class, family or home educated group on Thursday or Friday – half days or whole days are possible. (guide price per child £5 – group prices negotiable)

Then why  not join us for drop in sessions on Saturday all day (12.30 -4.30pm)

Contact us by email or by phone for more information and to book sessions on Thursday and Friday.

0121 749 4100 , admin@cbhgt.org.uk

Please note – these are outdoor sessions – come dressed appropriately.

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Land Art festival – schools and home educator sessions

Join internationally acclaimed Environmental Land Artists Richard Shilling and Julia Brooklyn 
for half or whole day sessions in the Gardens.

Land Art combines creativity, team work, quiet contemplation, running around in the open air,

discovering the seasons, looking, making, patterns, counting, measuring , colour ……fun.

Our autumn environmental land art festival uses found and natural objects to make temporary art works together. Join us.

Book a place for your class, family or home educated group on Thursday or Friday – half days or whole days are possible. (guide price per child £5 – group prices negotiable)

Then why  not join us for drop in sessions on Saturday all day (12.30 -4.30pm)

Contact us by email or by phone for more information and to book sessions on Thursday and Friday.

0121 749 4100 , admin@cbhgt.org.uk

Please note – these are outdoor sessions – come dressed appropriately.

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The Strawberry Tree

  The Strawberry Tree (Arbutus unedo) is a easy tree or shrub to identify, having both flowers and fruit present at the same time. The strawberry (or I think more like lychee) like fruit take up to a year to ripen, so as last year’s fruits turn red, the flowers that will form next year’s fruit start to appear. The fruit is said to be edible, although not very tasty, which may be hinted at in it’s Latin name ‘unedo‘; coming from unum edo ‘I eat one’ – meaning after you have eaten one you wouldn’t want another one? Having not yet tried one I couldn’t say! Which is good news for the birds, leaving plenty of fruit for them to feast on during the colder months.

A member of the Ericaceae family of plants, most commonly known as heather, the flowers bear a strong resemblance to those of heathers, with bell-like downward facing flowers in small clusters.

You may have also seen this plant in a well known Morris & Co. design, used in fabrics and wallpapers where you can clearly see the red fruits and white flowers.

Have a wander down to the Lower Wilderness to have a closer look at these interesting plants..

 

 

 

 

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