Events at the Garden

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.

Autumn Festival
Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd October, 10.30am - 3pm
Our annual celebration of everything harvest, including apple juicing, seasonal crafts and apple bobbing.  Heritage apple displays and the chance to bake an apple on our open fire add to the fun.  And to top it all, there's a chance to hunt down our golden apple on all three days to win a fabuous prize.  Normal admission applies - all activities are free.  For the full timetable of events, click here - for more detail about the event, click here.

Apple Pressing
Operating every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday until 28th October, plus Friday 20th.
We are delighted to be hosting the Painswick Orchard Group's splendid apple press and juicing equipment this month.  Visitors can bring fruit up to us on an operating day and leave with bottles of juice.  First the apples will be pressed, then the juice pasteurised and bottled, all right here on site, outside the Bothy.
Juicings will be at approximately 11.30am and 2pm.  Visitors who wish to press apples need to book in advance on 01452 813204.

We would be grateful of a donation towards the costs of production and if you wish to view the Garden as well then normal admission costs apply. You are welcome to supply your own bottles or you can purchase 750ml glass bottles here for £1 each (please bring glass bottles If you would like your juice pasteurised).

The weekday juicing will be run by our own team of staff and volunteers, who will also be pressing our own crop of apples from the Orchard.  At weekends we will be supplemented by local volunteers from the Painswick Orchard Group.

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.