Tag: Solihull

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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Central England Concert Band

Light music with a bit of brass muscle!

The community ensemble based in the heart of the Midlands make a welcome return to the Gardens.

The band plays a wide range of repertoire… great for that relaxed Sunday summer afternoon.

picnics welcome. Cafe open. Why not get one of our Cream Teas in a Box … scrummy  and  all recyclable packaging

Tickets on the door £8 adults, £1 for children

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Mystery Mutts

A scent filled puzzle challenge for dog and human.   (sorry, Sold Out! Waiting list only)

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.
Only three dates are confirmed this year from Canine Co-operations, so get in quick!
1st May, 3rd July, 4th September. 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

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Midsummer Night’s Dream – the Crescent Theatre

In Athens preparations are being made for the marriage of the Duke, Theseus, and Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons. Meanwhile, in a nearby enchanted forest, the feud between the Fairy King and Queen reaches a new crisis. Into their realm are drawn four young Athenian lovers and a group of amateur actors – and comic mayhem ensues.

Hugely funny and heart-warming, modern dress production of one of Shakespeare’s best loved and most enduring comedies.
What better place to see this magical Shakespeare place but in the Gardens…

“So we grew together,
Like to a double cherry, seeming parted,
But yet an union in partition,
Two lovely berries moulded on one stem.”

Some seating available. Feel free to bring your own, and a picnic. This is an outdoor production Please dress for the weather. Light refreshments available.
Tickets £10

Tickets from the Crescent theatre site  HERE , or by calling at the Gardens and on the gate.

This is one of 3 Shakespeare’s in the Gardens this Summer … buy a tickets for all 3 at £10 each (present your purchased tickets at the kiosk to get the difference refunded)

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Midsummer Night’s Dream – the Crescent Theatre

In Athens preparations are being made for the marriage of the Duke, Theseus, and Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons. Meanwhile, in a nearby enchanted forest, the feud between the Fairy King and Queen reaches a new crisis. Into their realm are drawn four young Athenian lovers and a group of amateur actors – and comic mayhem ensues.

Hugely funny and heart-warming, modern dress production of one of Shakespeare’s best loved and most enduring comedies.
What better place to see this magical Shakespeare place but in the Gardens…

“So we grew together,
Like to a double cherry, seeming parted,
But yet an union in partition,
Two lovely berries moulded on one stem.”

Some seating available. Feel free to bring your own, and a picnic. This is an outdoor production Please dress for the weather. Light refreshments available.
Tickets £10

Tickets from the Crescent theatre site  HERE , or by calling at the Gardens and on the gate.

This is one of 3 Shakespeare’s in the Gardens this Summer … buy a tickets for all 3 at £10 each (present your purchased tickets at the kiosk to get the difference refunded)

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NGS Open Day

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.”

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Choice Grenfell : a celebration

An affectionate 40th anniversary tribute to the great, unremittingly genteel, comedienne and monologist, Joyce Grenfell.

A wonderful afternoon of warmth, wit and gentle humour. The show features some of the best of Joyce’s delightful songs and monologues from ‘Stately as a Galleon’ and ‘School Nativity Play’ to “A Terrible Worrier” and “First Flight “. Joyce is our guide for a delightful delve into some of her most delightful characters , ably accompanied by her trusted pianist. As Joyce would have said “ We request the pleasure of your company” in the  company of one of Britain’s best loved comediennes.

With Airlie Scott and Andrew D Brewis. A Kick in the Head production

” tremendously funny and totally on the ball ‘ the Telegraph

Some seating available. Feel free to bring your own, and a picnic. This is an outdoor production Please dress for the weather. Light refreshments available

tickets can be purchased here or on the door.

£12 Adult

£10 Child (10 to 18years)

Groups of 6+ @£10 each

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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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