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Unplug and Play – leaf printing

Half Term Family Friendly Activities in the Gardens

Make the most of the warmer weather to get out and about in the open and discover nature.

Self Guided Trails all week 

There’s a caterpillar flower trail for the littl’uns and for everyone, try our ‘invent a plant name‘ to stretch everyone’s creative powers.

3 days of craft activities.

Leaf and plant printing.
Make your own pictures, bunting or gift tags with collected leaves and flowers.
We’ll use 2 techniques. One with paint and one with a hammer (Hapa zome).
suitable for all ages (with adult supervision
12- 3pm, £2 per person (including garden entry).

FREE for Family Friendly Activities Annual Pass holders

Tuesday 28th May
Wednesday 29th May
Friday 31st May

Don’t forget the Gardens open at 11am – Make a day of it

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Unplug and Play – leaf printing

Half Term Family Friendly Activities in the Gardens

Make the most of the warmer weather to get out and about in the open and discover nature.

Self Guided Trails all week 

There’s a caterpillar flower trail for the littl’uns and for everyone, try our ‘invent a plant name‘ to stretch everyone’s creative powers.

3 days of craft activities.

Leaf and plant printing.
Make your own pictures, bunting or gift tags with collected leaves and flowers.
We’ll use 2 techniques. One with paint and one with a hammer (Hapa zome).
suitable for all ages (with adult supervision
12- 3pm, £2 per person (including garden entry).

FREE for Family Friendly Activities Annual Pass holders

Tuesday 28th May
Wednesday 29th May
Friday 31st May

Don’t forget the Gardens open at 11am – Make a day of it

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Unplug and Play – leaf printing

Half Term Family Friendly Activities in the Gardens

Make the most of the warmer weather to get out and about in the open and discover nature.

Self Guided Trails all week 

There’s a caterpillar flower trail for the littl’uns and for everyone, try our ‘invent a plant name‘ to stretch everyone’s creative powers.

3 days of craft activities.

Leaf and plant printing.
Make your own pictures, bunting or gift tags with collected leaves and flowers.
We’ll use 2 techniques. One with paint and one with a hammer (Hapa zome).
suitable for all ages (with adult supervision
12- 3pm, £2 per person (including garden entry).

FREE for Family Friendly Activities Annual Pass holders

Tuesday 28th May
Wednesday 29th May
Friday 31st May

Don’t forget the Gardens open at 11am – Make a day of it

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Unplug and Play

Half Term Family Friendly Activities in the Gardens

Make the most of the warmer weather to get out and about in the open and discover nature.

Self Guided Trails all week 

There’s a caterpillar flower trail for the littl’uns and for everyone, try our ‘invent a plant name‘ to stretch everyone’s creative powers.

3 days of craft activities.

Leaf and plant printing.
Make your own pictures, bunting or gift tags with collected leaves and flowers.
We’ll use 2 techniques. One with paint and one with a hammer (Hapa zome).
suitable for all ages (with adult supervision
12- 3pm, £2 per person (including garden entry).

FREE for Family Friendly Activities Annual Pass holders

Tuesday 28th May
Wednesday 29th May
Friday 31st May

Don’t forget the Gardens open at 11am – Make a day of it

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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, CAKES, ICE CREAM all on sale throughout the day
Fun for all the Family.

Buy your tickets on the door.
£5

Free parking- but VERY limited.. come by bus!  x12, 94, x70,72 and 71

NB Birmingham VELO bicycle Race will severely effect  roads on SUNDAY – Access roads to the Gardens should be open by 10.30am!

See here for detailed guidance https://www.velobirmingham.com/the-route/road-closures/

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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, CAKES, ICE CREAM all on sale throughout the day
Fun for all the Family.

Buy your tickets on the door.
£5

Free parking- but VERY limited.. come by bus!  x12, 94, x70,72 and 71

NB Birmingham VELO bicycle Race will severely effect  roads on SUNDAY – Access roads to the Gardens should be open by 10.30am!

See here for detailed guidance https://www.velobirmingham.com/the-route/road-closures/

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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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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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Easter Hunt

Easter Egg Hunts

freddie fox
Freddie fox

Eggs-plore our acres of Gardens every day this holiday.

Hettie Hedgehog and Freddie Fox have hidden clues around the Gardens  – seek them all

among the woodland, hedge and lawns
Can you solve them all?
Race back to the visitor centre to claim your eggy treat.
Collect your hunt clues sheet at the entrance.
£1 for every hunt entrant 

Please note: Normal Garden entry fees also apply.
On Family Activity Craft days entrance is £2 per person over 5,
On other days it is: £1 per child over 5, £4.50/£5 for adults

 

 

 

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