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All events are at both Lacock and Whitchurch unless otherwise stated.

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Lacock Events Magazine
June - July 2015

Events Leaflet June-July 2015



Various Months

The Whitehall Beach is now OPEN! LACOCK Only

Come and sit on our deck chairs or under the cool shade of our marquee whilst the little ones have fun in our two sand pits. With buckets and spades to play with as well as garden games like skittles and giant dominoes there is lots of fun to be had!

We also have an adventure play area and mini tractors for you to enjoy as well as plenty of space to run around in the gardens. The Whitehall Beach is open until Sunday 13th September.



July

Until Sun 12th Jul 2015: Wimbledon Cream Tea.

Celebrate Wimbledon with us and a delicious cream tea!

Available in The Orangery Restaurant and Lavender Lodge. Why not treat yourself to a homemade scone, fresh cream and an English breakfast tea or illy coffee served with tasty, local strawberries for only £7.99 or be truly indulgent with a Luxury Wimbeldon High tea. For two to share for just £19.99.


Sat 11th and Sun 12th Jul 2015: Summer Family Fun. LACOCK only

Start the Summer holidays off with our weekend of family fun!

With Chuffy the Train, tasty local hogroast, garden games and loads more (Lacock) we’ve got everything you need to start your summer.

For more information - click here >>


Sat 18th to Sun 26th Jul 2015: BCH Camping Roadshow. LACOCK only

We are joined by BCH Camping in the gardens at Lacock where they will be showcasing a range of tents for you to see.



August

Dig For Victory 1940’s Weekend: 1st and 2nd Aug LACOCK only

10am - 5pm Lacock Only

The popular 1940’s weekend will be returning to our Lacock centre again this year! With fantastic dancing, music, 1940’s fashion show, re-enactors, vehicles, stalls and so much more this is a fantastic weekend for everyone to enjoy!

Take a walk through the incredible VE Day High Street in our Marquee, listen to 40’s singer and musician Ricky Hunter, join in with the sing a long or just wonder around the impressive collection of authentic military vehicles. This is a free event in our gardens at Lacock


Perfect Present Idea - Beekeeping Courses At Lacock With Fred Swift. LACOCK Only

Beekeeping courses are run by Fred Swift, The Wiltshire Beekeeper, they run for five weeks with one session a week. Courses will be held in the Lecture Room and the Apiary, all equipment is supplied on the course.

£50 per person
Last course this year starts 4th of August.

For more information and to book your tickets - click here >>


Wed 5th Aug: Herbaceous Talk. LACOCK only

Come and join us for one of our most colourful talks. Herbaceous is a very important part of any garden and in today’s talk we will discuss everything from planting, to colour themes and caring for your plants. This talk is suitable for everyone from beginners to seasoned gardeners.

Talk starts at 2pm, lasts approximately 45 minutes and finishes with a free hot drink voucher for you to use in the restaurant.


Wealth of Wiltshire Market: Weekend 8th and 9th Aug LACOCK only

11am - 4pm Lacock Only

In conjunction with Wiltshire Council – Lacock
The wealth of Wiltshire traders will be selling at the Garden Centre.
An integral part of the local community, they provide an assortment of goods, from antiques to carpets, clothing and fresh produce.
If you are interested in booking a stand please contact: events@wiltshire.gov.uk


Whitehall Artisan Market: Weekend 15th and 16th Aug LACOCK only

10am - 4pm Lacock Only

The Whitehall Artisan Market returns again this year in our gardens at Lacock. With a mixture of local crafts and stalls; come and support local traders from in and around Wiltshire.

If you are a local business, looking to sell your home made craft at this event we still have spaces left. Please contact events@whitehallgardencentre.co.uk for an application form


Whitehall Art Fayre: Weekend 22nd and 23rd Aug LACOCK only

10am- 4pm Lacock Only

Come down to our marquee in the gardens to see some fantastic local artists showcasing their work in mini pop up exhibitions.

If you are a local business, looking to sell your home made craft at this event we still have spaces left. Please contact events@whitehallgardencentre.co.uk for an application form


Chilli Festival: Sun 30th and Mon 31st Aug.

Our Chilli Festival is back again this year with a Mexican theme, chilli produce, external traders, tastings and crafts for the children – let’s make the day a hot one!



September

Wed 2nd Sept: Containers and Baskets Talk. LACOCK only

This is our third container talk of the year. We will be looking at autumn/winter colour and how to make your containers survive to give you a good colour from now until spring. Come and join Jo for help and advice about autumn containers that will impress your neighbours.

Talk starts at 2pm, lasts approximately 45 minutes and finishes with a free hot drink voucher for you to use in the restaurant.


Sat 5th and Sun 6th Sept: Bulb Planting Weekend.

Join us again this weekend for talks about planting and caring for your bulbs as well as a Little Acorns activity where they can plant a free bulb that they can take home!


Sat 12th and Sun 13th Sept: Food Fayre.

Come along and join us for our annual food festival. Try things you’ve never before and experience the taste of Wiltshire. Various suppliers will be here giving out free samples for you to enjoy!


Sat 26th and Sun 27th Sept: Harvest Honey and Bee Weekend.

- Sunflower and pumpkin growing competition

- Fred the Bee Keeper talk – honey produce



October

Wed 7th Oct: Plants of Autumn/Winter Interest Talk. LACOCK only

Today’s talk will be about plants of winter interest. We will be looking at a variety of plants that will look good over the winter months; to include Acers, Cornus, Nandina, Sarcococca and Skimmia. As well as lots of other plants with good winter colour.

Talk starts at 2pm, lasts approximately 45 minutes and finishes with a free hot drink voucher for you to use in the restaurant.


Sat 10th and Sun 11th Oct: Family Fun, Apple, Pear and Pumpkin. LACOCK only

Join us this weekend for expert advice on buying and caring for your apple and pear trees, with tasting of our apple varieties and tasty apple and pumpkin products in our Farm Shop. You can also have a go at pressing apples and tasting the juice!


Sat 17th and Sun 18th Oct: Family Pet and Wildlife Weekend . LACOCK only

Come and join in the fun at Whitehall and experience lots of different animals for you to see and stroke


Thur 22nd to Fri 30th Oct: Pumpkin Carving and Halloween Parties.

Bring your children along to our pumpkin carving workshop. We provide both the pumpkins and tea lights. Our friendly staff will always be on hand to provide assistance and inspiration for some spooky pumpkin designs. Must book.

Come to our Halloween parties with fancy dress competition, a disco, spooky games, pumpkin carving, party food and a party bag to take home. Must book.



November

Wed 4th Nov: Planting and Pruning Talk. LACOCK only

Today we will be covering the broad topic of planting various plant groups and pruning, to include trees and soft fruit, as well as what not to prune at this time of year. Autumn/Winter is a great time to plant because plants are at rest during the lower temperatures and the water table is higher.

Talk starts at 2pm, lasts approximately 45 minutes and finishes with a free hot drink voucher for you to use in the restaurant.



December

Wed 2nd Dec: Christmas Containers Talk. LACOCK only

Today’s talk is about how to brighten up your house with plants at Christmas. Today we will discuss living plants around the home and garden. With a demonstration on making colourful containers for your house and garden as well as some ideas about using garden plant foliage around the house.

Talk starts at 2pm, lasts approximately 45 minutes and finishes with a free hot drink voucher for you to use in the restaurant.



 
 

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