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

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February

Shrove Tuesday: 9th February 9.00am-4.00pm

Available in The orangery Restaurant and Lavender Lodge Tearoom, enjoy delicious homemade pancakes. With four flavours to choose from including:
Lemon and Sugar Pancakes for just £2.49
Fresh fruit with a choice of either; strawberry, chocolate or vanilla ice cream- £3.99
Luxury Pancake with tasty sweets, ice cream and chocolate- £3.99
Special Breakfast pancake with golden syrup and bacon- £3.99


Valentine’s Day Afternoon High Tea - Friday 12th, Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th February

Enjoy a special ‘Romantic Afternoon High Tea’ with your valentine in the Orangery Restaurant or Lavender Lodge. Indulge in a delicious selection of sandwiches, freshly baked scones served with clotted cream and preserves as well as a selection of cakes and treats along with two servings of blended teas or freshly ground coffee. You will also receive a single stem rose with every high tea.
Available to book. £19.99 for two to share or £24.99 with a small bottle of Prosecco. Served from 2.30pm-4pm Orangery Restaurant 10.30am-4pm Lavender Lodge Email maggiem@whitehallgardencentre.co.uk to book.


Half Term Activities - Nest Box Painting Saturday 13th - Sunday 21st 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 Members

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Orchid Day and Talk - Saturday 27th February 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 repotting your orchid. Talks begin at 11am and 2pm with an orchid clinic throughout the day.


Great Gardeners 10% off weekend - Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th February

Get your gardening off to a great start for 2016 with 10% off in-store this weekend.



March

St David’s Day Celebrations - Tuesday 1st March

Celebrate St David’s Day with us and receive free Daffodils


Spring Hanging Baskets and Tubs talk: Wednesday 2nd March 2.00pm-3.00pm (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 finishes with a free tea/coffee voucher for you to use in The Orangery Restaurant.


Mothering Sunday Celebrations: Friday 4th- Sunday 6th March.

Plant a basket for Mother’s Day: Come along and make a spring planted arrangement for your mother this weekend with three beautiful plants and a pretty tin. Available 10.30am - 4pm. £3.99 for Little Acorn Club Members £5.99 for Non Little Acorn Club Members.
Mothers Day Luxury Afternoon Tea: Serving Enjoy a special afternoon tea with your mother in the Orangery Restaurant or Lavender Lodge. Indulge in a delicious selection of sandwiches, freshly baked scones served with clotted cream and preserves as well as a selection of cakes and treats along with two servings of blended teas or freshly ground coffee.
Available to book. £19.99 for two to share or £24.99 with a small bottle of Prosecco. Served from 2.30pm-4pm Orangery Restaurant 10.30am-4pm Lavender Lodge Email maggiem@whitehallgardencentre.co.uk to book.


Plant a Basket for Mother’s Day Friday 4th - Sunday 6th March

Come along and make a spring planted arrangement for your mother this weekend. Plants and container provided. Available 11am - 4pm. £3.99 for Little Acorn Club Members £5.99 for Non Little Acorn Club Members

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Potato Weekend - Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th March

Learn all about potatoes during this weekend by taking part in our potato trail for the chance to win prizes and take part in some giveaways!


How to Grow Your Own Weekend - Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th March

Learn all about how to grow your own crops during this weekend by taking part in our nature trail for the chance to win prizes and take part in some giveaways!


Spring Ladies Shopping Evening: Wednesday 23rd March 6.00pm-8.30pm

Our popular Spring Ladies Shopping Evening is returning this year with fizz on arrival, exclusive 10% off your shopping, bath fizzers workshops, samples from award winning suppliers including Yankee Candle and Lyme Bay Winery as well as a delicious pudding, live music, beauty treatments and more! All this for just £3.99 which includes your luxury goody bag to take home.
For something really special, why not come along to the drinks reception and three course dinner served in the Lavender Lodge Tea Room followed by a talk from The David Austin Rose Company. With plenty of time afterwards to enjoy the workshops and shop! Only £14.99 which includes your goody bag as well.


Easter Holidays 25th March- 10th April

Easter Egg Decorating: Join us at both centres from 10.30am- 4.00pm for our Easter Egg decorating workshops. Create beautiful designs for your egg and display box. All the equipment will be provided and you will also get to take home your free stencil kit. £5.99 for non-members and £3.99 for Little Acorn members.
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Easter Bunny Hunt: See if you can track down the eight hidden bunnies around the plant department for the chance to claim your free Lindt chocolate rabbit.
Pick up your FREE Sunflower and Pumpkin seeds: Make sure you pick up your free seeds and get growing this year! We will be giving away hundreds or packs of seeds to help encourage more young people into the garden in 2016. Keep us updated on your progress throughout the year and return in the autumn for our judging competition. The biggest and best sunflower/ pumpkin will win some incredible prizes for the whole family.


Easter Weekend: Good Friday, Saturday and Easter Monday 10.30am-4.00pm

Meet our Rabbits (Lacock) As well as getting crafty with your egg decorating why not come along and meet some of our rabbits and bunnies from our Pets and Aquatic department. Available for you to feed and stroke you can learn all about them from our team of experts.
Easter Monday (Lacock) As well as meeting our rabbits come and meet Pickle and Gurkin our Pygmy Goats as well as chickens, ducks and more.
Easter Monday (Whitchurch) We will be joined by a live animal farm who will have lots of animals for you to pet and stoke. From skunks to rabbits; the experts will tell you everything you need to know about these animals.


Luxury Afternoon Tea with the Easter Bunny in Lavender Lodge: 29th, 30th and 31st March 3.00pm-4.30pm (Lacock only)

For something really magical this Easter join us for an exclusive afternoon tea with the Easter Bunny. Indulge in homemade sandwiches, scones and treats as well as a few extra chocolate presents and balloons from the Easter Bunny himself. A perfect treat for the whole family; adults are £9.99 each and children just £4.99 each. Available to book online.


Easter Afternoon Tea: 25th March- 10th April

Enjoy a special Easter Afternoon Tea in the Orangery Restaurant or Lavender Lodge. £19.99 for two to share or £24.99 with a small bottle of Prosecco. Served from 2.30pm-4pm Orangery Restaurant 10.30am-4pm Lavender Lodge Please email maggim@whitehallgardencnetre.co.uk to book for Lacock and dianef@whitehallgardencnetre.co.uk to book for Whitchurch



April

Ginnetts Circus: 2nd April- 8th April (Lacock Only)

Shows at: 11.00am, 1.00pm and 3.00pm
One of Europe’s oldest circus’ returns to our Lacock centre in the Easter holidays. With incredible acrobatics, jugglers and performers; enjoy one of the best shows around! The show features traditional clowns as well as new routines for 2016. Only £3.99 and under 2’s go free.


Vegetables greenhouse and outdoors talk: Wednesday 4th May 2.00pm-3.00pm (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.
The talk finishes with a free tea/coffee voucher for you to use in The Orangery Restaurant.



May

Summer Bedding, Tubs and Baskets talk: Wednesday 4th May 2.00pm-3.00pm (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 finishes with a free tea/coffee voucher for you to use in The Orangery Restaurant.


Malvern Spring Show: Friday 6th May 2016 - £47.50 per person

Meander Round the stunning collection of show gardens, lose yourself in blooms of the floral marquee and pick up tips from all the experts. Lots of inspirational ideas, a fantastic day out.

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Chelsea Flower Show: Thursday 26th May- £99.00 per person

The Chelsea Flower Show has been held in the grounds of the Chelsea Hospital, London every year since 1913. Watch the grounds transform into beautiful show gardens, inspirational small gardens and vibrant horticultural displays.

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June

Colour your garden talk: Wednesday 1st June 2.00pm-3.00pm (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 finishes with a free tea/coffee voucher for you to use in The Orangery Restaurant.



July

Roses talk: Wednesday 6th July 2.00pm-3.00pm (Lacock Only)

In this ever popular talk we will cover Roses and show you a selection of our range that we pride ourselves upon. From Climbers, Hybrid Trees, Patio and Floribunda, many selected for their fragrance, along with some superb new varieties from Whartons and David Austin.
The talk finishes with a free tea/coffee voucher for you to use in The Orangery Restaurant.


Hampton Court Flower Show: Friday 8th July- £65.00 per person

The world’s largest flower show, famous for celebrating the rose. You can get a taste of the variety of beautiful plants, garden accessories and useful garden tools that will be on show as well as much more.

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Whitehall Antiques Fayre: 30th and 31st July (Lacock only)

Are you an antique dealer? Do you make or sell paintings, antique furniture, vintage teddies or luxury leather goods? If so then Whitehall Antique Fayre is the perfect place for you! The fayre takes place inside our marquee and we will supply tables, chairs, electricity and wifi for you for just £25 a day. If you would like to take part please download the application form below

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and return to

events@whitehallgardencentre.co.uk


August

Herbaceous talk: Wednesday 3rd August 2.00pm-3.00pm (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, to caring for your plants. This talk is suitable for everyone from beginners to seasoned gardeners.
The talk finishes with a free tea/coffee voucher for you to use in The Orangery Restaurant.


Whitehall Food Market: 6th and 7th August (Lacock only)

Do you make and sell delicious pastries, homemade bread or maybe your own chutneys and jams? The Whitehall Food Fayre is a celebration of local food and produce. The fayre takes place inside our marquee and we will supply tables, chairs, electricity and wifi for you for just £25 a day. If you would like to take part please download the application form below

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and return to

events@whitehallgardencentre.co.uk

Whitehall Artisan Market: 20th and 21st August (Lacock only)

Now in its third year, the Whitehall Artisan Market showcases the best of the West Countries handmade crafts, gifts and trinkets. The market takes place inside our marquee and we will supply tables, chairs, electricity and wifi for you for just £25 a day. If you are a trader and would like to sell at this market please download the application form below

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and return to

events@whitehallgardencentre.co.uk


September

Containers and Baskets talk: Wednesday 7th September 2.00pm-3.00pm (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.
The talk finishes with a free tea/coffee voucher for you to use in The Orangery Restaurant.


Malvern Autumn Show: Saturday 24th September- £46.00 per person

The Malvern Autumn show is a true celebration of food, the countryside, gardening and nostalgia. A show for food and garden lovers the event hosts a range of cookery demonstrations, gardening talks, vegetable displays, vintage tractors and much more.

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October

Plants of autumn/winter interest talk: Wednesday 5th October 2.00pm-3.00pm (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.
The talk finishes with a free tea/coffee voucher for you to use in The Orangery Restaurant.



November

Planting and Pruning talk: Wednesday 2nd November 2.00pm-3.00pm (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.
The talk finishes with a free tea/coffee voucher for you to use in The Orangery Restaurant.



December

Christmas Containers talk: Wednesday 7th December 2.00pm-3.00pm (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.
The talk finishes with a free tea/coffee voucher for you to use in The Orangery Restaurant.




Various Months

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.

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