Events at the Garden

These are just the first confirmed events for 2018 - we have more to add!  Please check back for updates - and don't miss our courses page.

Rococo Garden Sprites
Tuesdays during term time, 10am-12noon
A chance for children between 18 months and 4 years to stroll through our gorgeous Garden to the enchanted woodland to play, explore and create some natural crafts. The sessions are a mixture of guided activities and free play for which we have a range of resources on hand. There's mud play, walks, stories, wild art, bug hunting and generally having a lovely, relaxing time.  Limited availability - book direct with Nature Connections.

Family Easter Trail

Friday 30th March - Sunday 15th April, 10.30am - 5pm
A brand new trail for the Easter holidays featuring specially-created characters by author and illustrator Hannah Shaw. Young explorers, armed with their adventure booklets, set out on a journey to find some woodland friends. Along the way they solve a puzzle to locate a tasty Easter surprise. £1 per trail plus normal admission.

Yoga in Nature - with Chloe Mercer
Thursday mornings, 26th April - 31st May, 9.30 - 10.30am
New for this year, a restorative yoga-based class to nourish and support our body’s capacity to be healthy, vital and pure. Teaching will include breath, meditation, walking, Asana and relaxation.  For more info and how to book, please click here.

Rococo After Dark - Dusk Bat Walk
Friday 11th May, 8.45pm
Come and find out about the bats and moths which make the Garden their home as we walk with experts from Butterfly Conservation. Tickets are free thanks to support from the Heritage Lottery-funded Back from the Brink project but are strictly limited. For more info and how to book, please click here.

May Moth Madness
Saturday 12th May, 10.30am-3pm
See and find out about the moths caught on the previous evening's dusk walk experts from Butterfly Conservation. There will also be moth arts and crafts and a moth challenge. Normal admission applies - no additional charge for this activity. For more info, click here.

Twelfth Night - The Handlebards Gents
Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th June, 6.30pm
Yes - they tour the country by bike and they perform Shakespeare outdoors. Witty, intelligent and fit, this is one of our highlights of the year. 
Follow the link to the Handlebards' website for more info and to book - tickets are on sale now and early bird discounts apply!

Romeo & Juliet
- The Handlebards Ladies
Wednesday 27th June, 6.30pm
Visiting us for the first time last year, the Ladies were a very popular addition to our programme - and of course we're having them back!  Fingers crossed for another idyllic evening's weather like 2017.  Follow the link to the Handlebards' website for more info and to book - tickets are on sale now and early bird discounts apply!

The Three Musketeers - IK Productions
Sunday 26th & Monday 27th August, 3.30pm
Come on a whistle-stop tour of France with three daring heros who busy themselves saving the day as they travel the length and breadth of the country.  IKP return with a hilarious comedy adaptation of the classic novel.  Expect plenty of swashbuckling, sword-fights and subterfuge in this fast-paced and quick-witted performance. Suitable for all ages. Tickets on sale from www.everymantheatre.org.uk.

Family Autumn Festival

Saturday 20th - Sunday 21st October, 10.30am - 5pm
Our annual celebration of everything harvest, including apple juicing, heritage produce displays, tastings, an autumn trail and a chance to bake an apple on our open fire. Normal admission applies.

For more information about any of our events please get in touch and a member of our team will be more than happy to help. See also our courses which run throughout the year.