Bugs are beautiful…. even before they become butterflies.
Although gardeners aren’t always keen on caterpillars eating their crops, we do love watching the fluttering colour of butterflies in the Gardens.
Eric Carle’s famous book – The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a favourite of ours. Here are some lovely colouring pages and worksheets supplied for free by one of our suppliers (earlyyearsresources.co.uk) all based on that lovely book.
Click on the link to download Hungry Caterpillar activity sheets
And, you can see and hear the book, read by Eric Carle himself here below. You don’t have to share the experience with a young one…but you can 🙂
Last year the talented artists from the Society sat in the Garden, the greenhouse, the visitor centre whichever was the most comfortable, and drew together, once a month.
They are back again this year starting on Valentine’s Day, Wednesday 14th at 1.30pm
They invite anyone to join them, in companionship, for a couple of hours each month
Each season has a fresh thing to discover; an early apricot, a humble seedhead or a spectacular flower. some decided to follow a tree the whole year around, others had a go at whatever they found.
Love drawing, but too shy to show anyone?
Well come along on these monthly Wednesday afternoons. Everyone is welcome to take their ‘line for a walk’, with pencil and paper in a relaxed and non-judgemental atmosphere. Draw in companionship.
And… if you do want advice and comment, then the artists are on hand to helpyou out.
LOVE drawing this Valentine’s Day …make it a monthly date.
The second Wednesday in the Month – 1.30 -3.30pm
Bring your own materials or take advantage of some basic pen and paper we’ll provide.
Normal entry fees apply but (basic)materials and support are free
We are delighted to announce the beginning of a year long drawing project in conjunction with the Society.
Once a month Members of the BSBA will be in the Gardens drawing plants across the seasons. They are inviting anyone – of whatever experience – to join them for a relaxed and no hassle couple of hours.
Normal garden entry charges will apply, but otherwise the sessions are free to anyone who wishes to join in and be guided by experienced botanical artists.
The first session will be on Wednesday 8th February and continue on the second Wednesday of every month thereafter 1.30 to 3.30.
All you will need is suitable clothing (we will be outside for all or some of the time – indoors if the weather is bad) and bring some basic drawing tools – paper, sketchbooks pens/pencils and perhaps a folding seat – together with a willingness to observe aspects of the garden and make drawings of what you see.
Some very basic drawing materials will be available if you are coming for the first time.
How does Autumn change our Gardens? Autumn ‘fills all fruit with ripeness to the core’ – we have a rich store of garden things to record decay and ‘mellow fruitfulness’ :apples, seed pods, gourds and hazel shells in abundance.
Whether you want to come and see the astounding botanical artists at work, or want to have a go drawing a pumpkin, some crisping leaves, seed pods or softening apple…then just drop in.
Suitable for adults and children. All materials supplied.
Normal entrance prices – donations for materials welcome
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