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Draw the Gardens … relaxed drawing sessions

Like to draw? Join us for monthly relaxed drawing sessions with our artists in residence.

From 1.30 -3.30, on the 2nd Wednesday of every month, artists from the Birmingham Society of Botanical Artists will be in the Gardens drawing and recording our lovely plants.

Anyone can join them for a no hassle, not pressure drawing session – whatever your ability.

As the seasons progress BSBA will record the life cycle of our plants… why not come and have a go yourself. They will be pleased to advise and support… or just leave you to your own devices.

Bring your own materials or take advantage of some basic pen and paper we’ll provide.

Normal entry fees apply but materials and support are free

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Draw the Gardens … relaxed drawing sessions

Like to draw? Join us for monthly relaxed drawing sessions with our artists in residence.

From 1.30 -3.30, on the 2nd Wednesday of every month, artists from the Birmingham Society of Botanical Artists will be in the Gardens drawing and recording our lovely plants.

Anyone can join them for a no hassle, not pressure drawing session – whatever your ability.

As the seasons progress BSBA will record the life cycle of our plants… why not come and have a go yourself. They will be pleased to advise and support… or just leave you to your own devices.

Bring your own materials or take advantage of some basic pen and paper we’ll provide.

Normal entry fees apply but materials and support are free

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Faces of Castle Bromwich during the 2 World Wars – Birmingham Heritage Week

What was life like on the Bradford Estate and in the village of Castle Bromwich during the First and Second World Wars?

This day will include a mix of participation, re-enactors and community created exhibitions, spitfire stories and contemporary portraits of the re-enactors from our 40s event alongside photos from the ‘real’ 40s in the area.

We’ll be gathering reminscences of working and living near the Spitfire factories, asking people to ‘fess up’ to scrumping and climbing the walls of the Gardens before it was rescued. We’ll discover how the Hall was used as a convalescence home during the First World War and what medecine and life was like for ordinary people locally and what part the Gardens and gardening played in food production during both the wars.

The event is part of an ongoing community created local history project about Castle Bromwich, the Gardens and the immediate area during the First and Second World Wars.

Appropriate for all generations – be part of uncovering our histories.

We hope to have some tours of the Chruch, Gardens and Hall, as usual, Details are still to be finalised – please check back here nearer the date

Normal entrance fees apply £4/£4.50 (plus Gift Aid) available at the door. Gardens open at 12.30.

Tours and Garden entrance Free for Garden Members

 

 

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Draw the Gardens … relaxed drawing sessions

Like to draw? Join us for monthly relaxed drawing sessions with our artists in residence.

From 1.30 -3.30, on the 2nd Wednesday of every month, artists from the Birmingham Society of Botanical Artists will be in the Gardens drawing and recording our lovely plants.

Anyone can join them for a no hassle, not pressure drawing session – whatever your ability.

As the seasons progress BSBA will record the life cycle of our plants… why not come and have a go yourself. They will be pleased to advise and support… or just leave you to your own devices.

Bring your own materials or take advantage of some basic pen and paper we’ll provide.

Normal entry fees apply but materials and support are free

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Fruity stories: Fruit picking, Women and the First World War – a talk for Birmingham Heritage Week

The First World War was won not on the battlefields alone, but on the Home Front, by the men, women, and children left behind.
Fruit growing and the jam it made, was crucial for both soldiers and citizens at home
Jenni Waugh and Dr Maggie Andrews’ recent book on the Pershore Plum is a fascinating and sometimes
mindboggling exploration into the social history of the time.
Jenni Waugh, a community historian and heritage consultant has unearthed the stories of individual women and
families who made a difference – for themselves, for the economy and for the war effort.

Along the way we hear how the Women’s Institute came about and how clothing and women’s activism started to change how we all live now.
Jenni will share her amusing and sometimes sad insights into the Orchard grower and fruit pickers life.

The Talk will be preceded by a tour of the Gardens 2 heritage orchards (3pm)
You can combine this talk with the Foraging- find, pick, cook and eat workshop from 12- 3.30pm (£20 inclusive – Forage workshop and Talk)

Talk and access to the Gardens – Normal entry prices apply  Free to Garden Members

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Unplug and Play

Relaxed and informal activities for young children and their grown-ups.

On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays there will be a range of  simple crafts, creative and outdoor activities from 12-3pm.

As well as ‘led’ activities there could be gardening, or forest school type activities.

There is always the maze to explore, the mud kitchen, trails and a whole 10 acres to run in.

Cafe and shop open.

Picnics welcome.

Entrance for families on Unplug and Play days is  £2 for anyone over 5 years old

Free to holders of the Family Activities Annual Pass 

 

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Unplug and Play

Relaxed and informal activities for young children and their grown-ups.

On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays there will be a range of  simple crafts, creative and outdoor activities from 12-3pm.

As well as ‘led’ activities there could be gardening, or forest school type activities.

There is always the maze to explore, the mud kitchen, trails and a whole 10 acres to run in.

Cafe and shop open.

Picnics welcome.

Entrance for families on Unplug and Play days is  £2 for anyone over 5 years old

Free to holders of the Family Activities Annual Pass 

 

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Unplug and Play

Relaxed and informal activities for young children and their grown-ups.

On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays there will be a range of  simple crafts, creative and outdoor activities from 12-3pm.

As well as ‘led’ activities there could be gardening, or forest school type activities.

There is always the maze to explore, the mud kitchen, trails and a whole 10 acres to run in.

Cafe and shop open.

Picnics welcome.

Entrance for families on Unplug and Play days is  £2 for anyone over 5 years old

Free to holders of the Family Activities Annual Pass 

 

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Unplug and Play

Relaxed and informal activities for young children and their grown-ups.

On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays there will be a range of  simple crafts, creative and outdoor activities from 12-3pm.

As well as ‘led’ activities there could be gardening, or forest school type activities.

There is always the maze to explore, the mud kitchen, trails and a whole 10 acres to run in.

Cafe and shop open.

Picnics welcome.

Entrance for families on Unplug and Play days is  £2 for anyone over 5 years old

Free to holders of the Family Activities Annual Pass 

 

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