Our specialist insurers, Ecclesiastical, aren’t just a financial institution, their charitable purposes are written into their very constitution; a ‘Movement for Good’. This year they are distributing £1million to good causes. We would love to be one of them.
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
Our annual Open Day in support of the National Gardens Scheme Nursing Charities
Plant sales and Pay as you Feel donations
“Thanks to the generosity of garden owners, volunteers and visitors, the National Garden Scheme has donated £55 million to charity since 1927.
Originally set up to support district nurses, the National Garden Scheme is now the largest single funder of nursing and caring charities in the UK. We also support charities doing amazing work in gardens and health, grant bursaries to help community gardening projects and support gardeners at the start of their career.
In 2018, we donated a record £3.1 million from funds raised at our gardens – almost double the £1.6 million donated ten years ago – and a huge 82p in every £1 goes straight to our beneficiaries.”
The Gardens Trust here is run almost entirely by volunteers, who gift over 10,000 hours of their time per year to keep the Gardens trim.
They run the education, family and wildlife activities and support the survival of the charity by running the café, shop and holding fundraising events.
It costs the equivalent of £900 per day to keep the Gardens open and sharing its delights with the public.
So the Trust is entirely dependent on the generosity of our visitors, members, donors and grant-making Trusts to keep the Gardens open. We hope you enjoy the Gardens, and if so, perhaps you can help us keep them going.
There are many ways you can help Grow the Gardens.
- Volunteer your time
- Buy a raffle ticket
- Make a one-off or regular donation
- Become a member
- Arrange to leave a legacy
- Sponsor an event or family friendly/school activity
Click here for membership and volunteering forms or pick one up at the Visitor Centre.
This year’s raffle will be held on December 2nd at one of our Advent events. Just in time for Christmas!
There is a raft of prizes including a top cash prize of £200, afternoon tea at Hogarth’s hotel, a child’s bike, pairs of quality hand-forged trowels and forks from DeWit, original artworks, Christmas coffee presentation for Starbucks and more…
Tickets are £1 each and can be found in the Visitor Centre
There are numerous events, activities and aspects of the Gardens which can be sponsored and we’d be glad to talk about how we can work together.
Contact us on 0121 749 4100, firstname.lastname@example.org to talk about sponsorships and other supportive opportunities, such as corporate volunteering days.
There are donation boxes around the site.
You can make an immediate donation by phone, just text CBHG17 £1 to 70070 and make a difference today (#justTextGiving by Vodaphone)
Other donations can also be made online at our Just Giving site, (Just giving.com/cbh-gardens.)Every donation will immediately help Grow the Gardens and will be used where it is most needed to directly support our work.
Thank you for your support! #wegrowtogether
Looking to get real experiences down on the CV, some references to show your talents are not just wishful thinking? These days employers look for practical and provable experience to show you are employable. Volunteering for small charities is not just ‘ a good thing’ to do, it provides tangible benefits to the Charity, something great to see on your CV and, very probably, you will find it a positive personal experience – giving feels good.
Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens is a tiny charity, dependent on volunteers and doing really rather ambitious things. …come and be part of it.
Not only do we preserve a really beautiful – and historically important – garden in the middle of a city landscape, we also open it up to the public nearly every day of the year.
The 10 acre site is a place of peaceful wandering and contemplation, but its also an exciting place for young children to explore the outdoors, to come face to face with nature in a safe place for the first time. It’s a place to explore art and creativity, to experience theatre and music on your own doorstep, to find places where people can meet together, share picnics under the blossoms, discover neighbours, learn to grow vegetables and harvest them, create bug hotels, indulge in nostalgia for the 40s (our big 1940s weekend is firmly established on the re-enactors calendar) and generally get active..
To do this well for our visitors, and to raise the income we need to be a successful charity, we rely on the Gift of Time from Volunteers.
It’s not just gardening (although that is an enormous part), there are opportunities to develop your visitor service, practice your retail skills in our cafe and shop, make sure the site – and its signage – is clear, in the right place and communicates.
Our Unplug and Play programme is developing outdoor play environments and creative play sessions. Why not join our small team creating recycled, woodland, simple craft, child-centred and family based activities…
Maybe you have the theory of digital marketing and event planning – what about practical experience? Our growing programme of educational and fundraising activities needs constant attention… Can you help build our Twitter reach? Plan and organise resources for a shoestring event? Write copy for the press and produce convincing text to persuade donors and members to help our cause?
If you have just a few hours to spare, or want to spend some consistent time building up your CV, why not come and be part of a great community #wegrowtogether.
Email or ring for a chat. come along to our Open volunteering Sessions … Friday 28th April and Friday 26th May (10-12ish)
Here at Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens we like sharing what we’re up to on our website, facebook page and other social media. We think it’s a great way to connect with our community – and it could be for you too.
That’s why we are hosting the Castle Bromwich Social Media Surgery.
Our staff, volunteers and local partners are offering free social media help to other local voluntary organisations, community groups, charities, clubs and societies in a relaxed, informal setting.
The next surgery is Monday 7th November 5pm – if you or someone in your group would like to come along they can register via the Social Media Surgery website.
You can come along for some support, learn with us and then return for more help, or to give some help to someone else yourself. You can come to as many sessions as you’d like.
Current dates include:
- 7th Nov 2017 5 – 6:30 pm
- 7th Feb 2017 12:30 – 2pm
- 7th Mar 2017 12:30 – 2pm
- 11th Apr 2017 12:30 – 2pm
- 9th May 2017 12:30 – 2pm
We look forward to seeing you here.