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

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Lacock Events Magazine
July - Sept 2015

Events at Lacock July to Sept 2015

Various Months

The Whitehall Beach is now OPEN!

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.


Punch & Judy at Whitehall Beach

You can watch a free Punch & Judy show every Wednesday starting from the 29th July throughout the summer holidays. Shows will take place on:

Wed 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th August

Show Times: 12.00 noon and 2.30pm

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!


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


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.

Sat 24th to Fri 30th Oct: Ginnetts Circus. Lacock only

The circus are in town again here at Whitehall Garden Centre, Lacock. Come and watch the amazing Ginnetts Circus shows at 11am, 1:30pm and 3pm. Tickets are £3.99 and are purchased either instore or online. Don't miss out!

Ginnetts circus are a traditional circus run in a modern style, they have the traditional funny clowns and clown cars, jugglers, acrobats, contortion artists and aerial acts. But they also have acts with a modern and contemporary twist.


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.


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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