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Events Magazine Feb - Mar 2015



Various Months

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

Beekeeping courses are run by Fred Swift The Wiltshire Beekeeper and last 5 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
Courses are in March, April, June and August.

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



February

Nature Trail.
1st to 28th February

Come and take part in our nature trail which this month is all about birds to coincide the National Nest Box Week.


Wed 4th Feb 2015: Bulbs Spring and Summer.
FREE event at LACOCK only

Today we will be talking about bulbs for your garden from bluebells to begonias, what is good for spring colour and what would be good for your containers/borders in the summer. We will discuss what is best to grow where and ways of keeping your displays looking good throughout their flowering season.

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


Fri 13th - Sun 15th Feb: Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea.

Enjoy a special ‘Romantic Afternoon High Tea’ with your valentine over this Valentine’s Day weekend. FREE primrose plant per couple!

£16.99 for two to share

2.30pm-4pm Orangery Restaurant

10.30am-4pm Lavender Lodge (Lacock only)

Please contact us to book on 01249 730204


Half Term Activities. Nest Box Painting.
Saturday 14th to Sunday 22nd February

For National Nest Box Week as always we will be hosting our spring nest box painting activities. Come and make a home for birds in your garden by painting a beautiful nest box with us.

All equipment supplied. 11am to 4pm daily

£3.99 for Little Acorn Club Members - £5.99 for Non Little Acorn Club Members

Click here to book a place >>

*We use washable paints that are safe for you to use. Because of this we recommend asking an adult to finish your boxes at home with a waterproof varnish to protect your artwork from fading outside.


Half Term Activities. Go Wild Goody Bags.
Saturday 14th to Sunday 22nd February.
LACOCK only

Come and pick up a Go Wild with Peckish Bird Seed pack this half term! Full of activities, stickers, competitions, crafts and tips on looking after hungry birds in your garden.

We have limited stock of these so get them early!


Tue 17th Feb: Shrove Tuesday

Enjoy delicious homemade pancakes with fruit, locally produced ice cream or lemon and sugar in our Orangery Restaurant.

11.30am – 4pm


Sun 22nd Feb: Orchid Day. LACOCK only

Former Chairman of the British Orchid Council and President of the South West Orchid Society Ian Parsons will be with us between 10am and 4pm to discuss caring for and re potting your orchid.

Talks begin at 11am and 2pm with an orchid clinic throughout the day.


Sat 28th Feb & Sun 1st Mar: Plan it Plant it - Primroses.

Look out for our new plan it plant it days which will let you know the best time of year to plan and plant your garden. With helpful displays, tips and offers in store.

Children can come and paint a terracotta pot with us this weekend and take home a primrose to go in it!11am-4pm.

£1.99 for Little Acorn Club Members - £3.99 for Non Little Acorn Club Members



March

1st - 31st Mar: Nature Trail Signs of Spring

Searching for signs of spring around the garden centre.


Wed 4th Mar 2015: Spring Hanging Baskets and Tubs.
FREE event at LACOCK only

Come and enjoy this spring flowering basket and container talk. We will show how to get the most out of your empty baskets and tubs with our wonderful range of spring bedding, lots of colour and lots of ideas from this wonderful time of year.

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


Sat 7th & Sun 8th Mar: Plan it Plant it - Potatoes.

Look out for our new plan it plant it days which will let you know the best time of year to plan and plant your garden. With helpful displays, tips and offers in store.

FREE potato growing kit for children, with fun free activities such as potato printing, making a potato man and competitions to win garden centre vouchers. 11am - 4pm.


Fri 13th - Sun 15th Mar: Plant a basket for Mother's Day.

Come along and make a spring planted arrangement for your mother this weekend. Plants and container provided. Available 11am - 4pm.

£5.99 for Little Acorn Club Members - £6.99 for Non Little Acorn Club Members


Sat 21st & Sun 22nd Mar: Plan it Plant it - Herbs.

Look out for our new plan it plant it days which will let you know the best time of year to plan and plant your garden. With helpful displays, tips and offers in store.

Learn about different herbs and their uses with a FREE herb plant for children to take home. With drawing competitions and the chance to win garden centre vouchers. 11am - 4pm.


Sat 28th & Sun 29th Mar: Poultry Fair. LACOCK Only

Come and visit the Cotswold Pheasant and Poultry Club in the gardens at Lacock, with lots of different varieties of large fowl, bantams and ducks on display. Expert advice and guidance available on how to look after your poultry.


Sat 28th Mar - Sun 12th Apr: Easter Holiday Activities.

Take part in our Easter Egg Decorating Competition to win an Easter hamper! Come to our workshops where we will supply you with all you need for your Easter egg creation; including our egg stencilling kit and a special gift box for you to decorate and present your egg in.

£2.50 for Little Acorn Club Members - £3.99 for Non Little Acorn Club Members

Plus join in our FREE Easter Bunny Hunt with chocolate for everyone who completes the hunt.

Collect your free pumpkin and sunflower seeds with care information to take part in our Harvest Competition to win a family gardening hamper worth over £50! Entries due September 26th.



April

Wed 1st Apr 2015: Vegetables: Greenhouse and Outdoors.
FREE event at LACOCK only

Another one of our always popular vegetable talks for the year. We will cover all of the traditional ones, as well as what is new and unusual. With helpful tips and hints to avoid blight, carrot root fly and powdery mildew, along with information on companion planting and organic growing. Free packet of seeds included.

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


Mon 6th - Sun 12th Apr: Ginnetts Circus. LACOCK Only

Ginnetts Circus are back this year with a whole new show for 2015! Don’t miss the jugglers, clowns, trapeze artists, Vader the Wonder Dog, unicycles, acrobats and much more. A traditional circus for all the family.

Show times: 11:00, 1:30 and 3:00 daily.

Prices just £3.99, under 2 year olds free.



May

Wed 6th May 2015: Summer Bedding Tubs and Baskets.
FREE event at LACOCK only

Now is the time to get on and plant out your summer bedding. We will show you how to get the most out of your summer bedding and tubs and baskets during this wonderful time of year. We have plenty of new plants and ideas that will get your summer off to a flying start.

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



June

Wed 3rd Jun 2015: Colour Your Garden.
FREE event at LACOCK only

In this talk we would like to show you some of the great many plants that are available at this time of year, including some brand new varieties. We will cover herbaceous, shrubs, climbers, alpines etc. Along with some planting combinations and care information.

The 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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