Tag: Solihull

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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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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1940s weekend

Another weekend full of nostalgia, stories, music and vintage fun.
Seriously good entertainment from Kevin Mack, George Formby Experience, the Bluebird Belles and 1940's Weekendmany others.
Re-enactors from the Home Front: Peggy Skivvy, Victory Belles WI, Bevan Boys.
Reminders of the fighting forces: Pathfinders, Red Caps and many many more.
Vehicles, encampments and vintage sales.
Get your hair done 40’s style (KDB Vintage Hairstyling: BOOK HERE ), try on some frocks…

Picnics welcome.
Food, drink and ice cream and cake on sale
Fun for all the Family.

Buy your tickets on the door.
£5

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1940s weekend

Another weekend full of nostalgia, stories, music and vintage fun.
Seriously good entertainment from Kevin Mack, George Formby Experience, the Bluebird Belles and 1940's Weekendmany others.
Re-enactors from the Home Front: Peggy Skivvy, Victory Belles WI, Bevan Boys.
Reminders of the fighting forces: Pathfinders, Red Caps and many many more.
Vehicles, encampments and vintage sales.
Get your hair done 40’s style (KDB Vintage Hairstyling: BOOK HERE ), try on some frocks…

Picnics welcome.
Food, drink and ice cream and cake on sale
Fun for all the Family.

Buy your tickets on the door.
£5

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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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