Events at the Garden

We regularly add to our programme of events - please check back for updates, and don't miss our courses page.

Rococo Garden Sprites
Tuesdays during term time plus school holiday specials, 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.

Roctober - children get in free if they bring a painted rock!
October 1st-31st, 10.30-5pm
During Roctober we’ll admit any child who brings a painted rock, completely free. Come and have fun exploring the Garden, rock hunting and finding the perfect spot to hide your rock. It really is that simple: one rock = one free child! If you think we've gone completely off our rockers, read our blog to find out more.

Apple juicing - all sessions are booked but you are very welcome to come and watch!
2-30 October, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays, 11am & 2pm
Bring your apples and leave with bottled, pasteurised juice! We are once again hosting the Painswick Orchard Group’s wonderful apple press this autumn, and you are welcome to join our team to juice your own fruit.  Morning and afternoon sessions are available on each operational day - advance booking is essential. 

Deck the Halls - 12.30pm wreath making & 3pm garland-making
Sunday 9th December, 12.30pm & 3pm
Two separate session in which you can learn how to make a luxury wreath for your door, or a garland for your mantelpiece or stairs. Each session lasts two hours and includes light refreshments and all materials. £45 per session or £80 for both. Spaces are limited - to book contact Ione Woodger-Smith at crazy.daisy@btinternet.com or on 07790429920.

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.