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A bat safari with a twist. Hear the chat of bats and learn about these fascinating creatures. Dress in bat themed costume with prizes for the best in child and adult ‘bategories’. We will bring along bat detectors to hear Daubentons around the Westmorland pond and Pipistrelles on the edge of Hayley Green Wood. Children welcome if accompanied by adults, bring torch, not suitable for dogs. Bring warm clothes and suitable footwear. Free event but booking essential Tickets available here…
Everyone knows mammals can't fly. Except bats. Looking and listening for these mystical creatures in a summer dusk is one of nature's treats. Steve Bailey of the Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust is your guide. Children welcome if accompanied by adults, bring torch, not suitable for dogs.
Volunteers from the Sandhurst gardening club will demonstrate planting of pots for flowers, herbs and vegetables. Children and adults can take part and the planted pots will be given away. You can join in any time and there will be lots of demonstrations and chances to ask gardening questions to the experienced team. Enter the raffle to win one of the finished tubs. Refreshments will be available. Website: Email:
What is a joined-up landscape? Why is it important for Sandhurst and the Blackwater Valley? The Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust's Bernard Baverstock will reveal the answer when he tells you about the biodiversity within the Blackwater Valley.
Can you tell an Admiral from a Skipper, and where can you find a Painted Lady with Ringlets and Orange Tips? All can be found right on your doorstep. Follow Bernard Baverstock of the Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust and he will try and find them for you. Booking and further details to be found: BVCT event bookings. Website: Facebook: Twitter: Bracknell Forest Fringe website (for details of all other Bracknell Forest fringe events)
Join us for an afternoon of garden themed poetry readings and afternoon tea at the library. Feel free to bring along your own penned poems to share with the group. There is limited parking at the library. Plenty of parking a short walk away at Sandhurst Town Council Offices GU479BJ
Do you fancy learning how to make a professional hanging basket? Come and join a master class of hanging basket making. Baskets are available to take home after or donate to be put up around the parish to brighten the view for all. Free event but booking essential from 16th April via the Winkfield Parish Office (phone, email or walk in). If you wish to take a basket home, the cost is £15.00. Otherwise donated to be put up around…
Would you like to reduce stress, increase happiness, feel calm and enhance your focus? Join us for a short meditation session, and optional stress relief session led by Pranic Healing practitioners, in a landscaped outdoor setting. Within the 6.5 acre landshare grounds, up to 50 people will be ‘relaxing on the hill’ at Jealotts Hill Community Landshare. Jealotts Hill Community Landshare is a voluntary horticultural community project, based in Warfield, Berkshire. The free car park on site, welcomes you into…
Where have our swifts gone? Half of these very special birds have disappeared in the UK in just 20 years! Come for a walk with Colin Wilson of Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust to see if we can find some in Sandhurst's streets and find out why they're missing and how we can help save them. It would entail a walk around Sandhurst (mainly Yorktown) streets looking and listening for swifts.
Join Sandhurst Health Walks for an hour long walk along the beautiful riverside and enjoy the wildlife along the way. Booking is essential. Please contact Collen Pidgeon by email here: or phone 01344 774754. ( 9.20am meet for 9.30am start).
A relaxed evening of musical acoustic rock and electric folk entertainment from the Oakhart trio with a tree themed quiz, in an outdoor landscaped setting. Do you know your Oak from a Hazel? Think you could identify between varieties and their leaves? Come and test your knowledge with a quiz. Teams formed on the evening as guests arrive. Within the 6.5 acre landshare grounds, up to 40 people will be joining this event. The numbers are limited this evening so…
Stretch your legs with the Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust's Mary Ferriss and Peter Collins. Starting in Sandhurst, this gentle 9km circular walk passes through heathland, pasture and takes in Wildmoor Heath Nature Reserve's rolling landscape of heather, gorse and pine and part of Crowthorne Wood. Booking for this event is essential - here
The pupils of Sandhurst schools are putting on an art exhibition for you to enjoy based on nature and flowers. There will be about 70 exhibits on show. Refreshments will be available free.
Join us and watch the young people of the Nepalese Community express their culture in dance. Nepal, an important source of wild medicinal plants in the world, and Mount Everest form the backdrop that embraces dance to express the links to horticulture in the week of Chelsea Fringe.
After a hard day's work in the garden why not consider the benefits of Pranic healing? This non-touch energy therapy can accelerate the healing process to address physical and emotional imbalances, engaging with nature around us. The technique can give happiness and clarity of mind, which you can learn to use yourself. You are welcome to come to one of our talks and a demonstration.