Tag: nature

Rare Plants Fair

Another visit from some wonderful independent nurseries.

The Rare Plants Fair is organised by Teresa and Ian Moss who have taken the brand into its 23rd season. The seek out the best sources of plants from the many specialist growers and nurseries around the country. Many are based in remote locations, or may not be open regularly (or at all) to the public at their home sites. So the Rare Plant Fairs gather these together and decamp to beautiful gardens for a day of pleasurable buying, and drooling, over plants, grown with love.

We count ourselves blessed to be able to welcome the Fair again this year. Although we have struggled been without a professional Gardener in post for the last few months, our volunteers have been working overtime (if that is an appropriate category for volunteers) to get the Gardens ready for our fellow nursery friends.

Normal entry fees to the Gardens and the chance to buy some amazing well grown and unusual plants…Cafe and shop open as usual.

For a full list of visiting nurseries see here http://www.rareplantfair.co.uk/our-fairs/2017-castle-bromwich-hall-gardens/


a Get Wild afternoon…

We’re joining in with the RSPBs Big Wild Sleepout  this weekend and staying open later than usual

Visit us on Saturday afternoon to get ready for your own overnight adventure. Join in the activities all afternoon from 3pm to 6pm (entry to the Gardens for this event is £2 for everyone over 5 years old.)

The RSPBs Big Wild Sleepout is encouraging us all to go on a wild adventure and find out about night time nature.

Whether you are part of the Wild Challenge, or just want to learn more about nature, come along for these free activities for all the family.

BrumBats, RSPB, Birmingham Astronomy Society and others will be leading drop in activities all afternoon. Among the activities are:

  • Find out about bats and how to spot them
  • Make a wild animal tracker
  • Build a hedgehog tunnel, to see if you have any in your garden.
  • Have a (safe) close up look at the Sun

Spend the afternoon with us and prepare for your own night time garden spotting.

Want to know more about the Wild Challenge? Go here to get ideas and free resources https://ww2.rspb.org.uk/kids-and-schools/kids-at-school/wild-challenge/

The 211th Scout group will be taking over the site in the evening for an onsite sleepover (sorry all places are now full)


Warwickshire wildlife trust out counting hedgehogs

Hedgehog Torchlight Tour

Join Hedgehog Officers, Simon Thompson and Debbie Wright, for an evening outdoor event. They will be talking all things hedgehog, answering questions and leading a torchlight tour of 17th century gardens on the lookout for the enigmatic and elusive hedgehog.

Please be advised that this is an adults only event. Please wear clothing that is both warm and waterproof and wear appropriate footwear. Meet opposite St Mary and St Margaret’s Church, Chester Road, Castle Bromwich, B36 9BT..

To book your place and pay for the advanced ticket (£5) please click through to the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust website

here: warwickshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/hedgehogtorchlighttour