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Old Herbaceous … tales from the Gardens Shed (theatre)

“Old Herbaceous is an hour and a half of sheer delight”. A one man show, Old Herbaceous himself guides us through the quietly twisting and turning story that is his life.

Old Herbert Pinnegar has spent his life as a gardener at ‘the big house’, he shares his memories with us, he potters around his garden shed sipping tea and potting plants. His story starts back before the Second World War we follow him from humble beginnings and travel right up until he is the old man in his garden shed. Visiting village fetes, first jobs, the Chelsea Flower Show and Torquay along the way.

Described as “Downton Abbey with gardening tips”

Kick in the Head Productions brings this charming tale to delight all gardeners to round off our special NGS and 35th anniversary day.

Tickets are in addition to Garden entrance.

Some seating available. Feel free to bring your own.

Picnics welcome

 

 
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Wedding Fayre – Elite Tents

Another special opening in the early season. More and more people like the freedom and independence of an outdoor wedding reception.

So we are thrilled to host one of our favourite suppliers, Elite Tents, for their Wedding Fair.

Come and speak to them about your dreams. 

Information about hiring the Gardens for your event  can be found here

Entry to the Gardens and the Fair in the day will be free. While you’re here, wander the extensive grounds to see the snowdrops, aconites and emerging daffodils.
FREE entry 

 

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Mystery Mutts

A scent filled puzzle challenge for dog and human.   (MORE DATES ADDED)

A group of 6 dogs and their handlers will enter a haunted garden, and through the power of the canine nose and the human brain, try to solve the mysterious happenings and find peace for the tormented soul within.
Find the hidden items, solve the clues, crack the codes, but do it along side your canine companion.
NEW DATES  Friday 9th August and Friday 25th October PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL

Suitable for dogs who have done a minimum of one half day scent training. Any scent catered for, including food.

* it’s a large garden and no one gets locked in – we don’t want to induce panic in dogs!

Advanced bookings only: £40  from Canine Cooperation HERE

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Draw the Gardens… relaxed drop-in sessions with botanical artists

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

(drawing of Actinidia kolomikta by kind permission of Jeni Neale BSBA)

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Draw the Gardens… relaxed drop-in sessions with botanical artists

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

(drawing of Actinidia kolomikta by kind permission of Jeni Neale BSBA)

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