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May 2015

HoneyComb Meadow: Millennium Square

Sat 16 May, 2015
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Millenium Square, Anchor Road, Harbourside
Bristol, BS1 5DB United Kingdom
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Free

A honeycomb meadow of wildflowers, designed by River of Flowers to highlight the importance of creating bee and pollinator friendly habitats in our urban environment, will be appearing in Millennium Square for the Chelsea Fringe in Bristol. This installation of interlinking, moveable hexagonal planters is a joint collaboration with partners BeeBristol, which are project managing the event and the follow-on distribution of the wildflower hexagons in the HoneyComb Meadow to community projects around the city. The squares, gardens, parks, pavements and rooftops of any city can…

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Clifton Riot!

Sat 16 May, 2015
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David Sinclair Hairdressing., 7A Regent Street
Bristol, BS8 4HW United Kingdom
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A window display of phalaenipsis orchids. Some plants are suspended and others floor mounted. The effect being a wall of deep pink blooms. Emulating their hillside natural habitat. The display was designed by Lisa Elliott floral Designs.

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Arboreata Streeta

Sat 16 May, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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Stackpool Road cul de sac, Stackpool Road
Bristol, BS3 1NY United Kingdom
free

A community led art installation as part of the South bank Bristol Arts Trail - a celebration of trees in the city. Part of the South Bank Bristol Arts Trail and the Blooming Bedminster growing community festival, find out more here

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Luckwell Park Community Day

Sat 16 May, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Luckwell Park, Luckwell Road
Bristol, United Kingdom
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A community fun day including the community hanging basket project. This event is organised by the Luckwell Park Improvement Project. When: Saturday 16 May, 12noon - 4pm Where: Luckwell park,  Luckwell Road, Bedminster Who: Luckwell Park Improvement Projects (LIMP) Find out more: LIMP - Search on Facebook for Luckwell improvement project

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International Fascination of Plants Day at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden

Sun 17 May, 2015
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop
Bristol, BS9 1JG United Kingdom
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£4.50

What's in a Name? Have you ever wondered how and why plants are named? The Linnaean Society of London is coming to the Botanic Garden to explain how plants are classified and named. Students from the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Bristol will be on hand to discuss what makes up plant names and explain about all the exciting research in the plant sciences. Join us to find out how all life on earth depends on plants.…

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Victorian House Garden

Mon 18 May, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
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Kensington Road and the open garden at 28 Kensington Road, 28 Kensington Road
St George, BS5 7NB United Kingdom
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£4

Since his retirement ten years ago, Grenville Johnson has put gardening at the heart of his community and not only revived a neighbourhood but, with the help of the Kensington Road Resident's Association, created a lasting legacy. Five-time winners of the RHS It’s your Neighbourhood competition, the street are now working with Bristol University to introduce bee-friendly zones in the neighbourhood. Grenville's own back garden - complete with a temple folly and moss-covered grotto has attracted a lot of admiration…

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Woven Willow Bee Workshop

Sat 23 May, 2015
Bristol 2015 Lab Space, Units 5-6, 1 Canon's Road
Bristol, BS1 5TX United Kingdom
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Artist Sarah Jayne Edwards will help you to weave your own mini bee from sustainable willow.

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Willow Suncatcher Workshop

Sun 24 May, 2015
Bristol 2015 Lab Space, Units 5-6, 1 Canon's Road
Bristol, BS1 5TX United Kingdom
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Free

Be inspired by the beauty of nature, weave a willow leaf suncatcher decorated with leaves, flowers and seeds.

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Artwork Inspired by the Garden

Mon 25 May, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
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Bristol 2015 Lab Space, Units 5-6, 1 Canon's Road
Bristol, BS1 5TX United Kingdom
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The Bristol 2015 lab space will be full of floral inspiration to help you create your own works of art. Jess Hinsley is a children’s illustrator, with a passion for drawing, painting, cutting-and-sticking and generally making! She loves using a combination of watercolour, colouring pencils and imagination to bring her illustrations to life. Join Jess for a fun filled workshop and have a go yourself.

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Grow Bristol at Engine Shed

Tue 26 May, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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Engine Shed, Station Approach, Temple Meads
Bristol , BS1 6QH United Kingdom
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Grow Bristol is a new urban farming enterprise developing and demonstrating innovative and sustainable ways of growing food in the city for the benefit of all its inhabitants and the wider world. We are creating a new kind of market gardening by bringing together techniques of vertical farming, controlled-environment agriculture and aquaponics to realise integrated vegetable and fish production in the urban environment. As part of the Urban Food Growing Trail, a Bristol Green Capital 2015 project lead by Incredible…

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Horticultural Village

Wed 27 May, 2015
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Royal Bath & West Show Ground, The Showground
Shepton Mallet, BA4 6QN United Kingdom
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£20.00

A new 'horticultural village' at the 152nd Royal Bath & West Show will include 'pop-up' gardens, interactive fruit & veg workshops for children plus a race against the clock in the Instant Garden Challenge where competing teams build a garden from scratch. Willow activities, floral art and competition entries for a quirky shopping trolley challenge are not to be missed. Tickets can be purchased now at the saver rate of £17.00 for adult and 2 children. The ticket price will increase as…

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Bee Wheelin’ Garden

Wed 27 May, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 5:30 pm BST
Bristol Bike Project, 7 City Road
Bristol , BS2 8TN United Kingdom
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To complement the urban bee foraging garden in its wheel-shaped planter, which the Bristol Bike Project created last year in collaboration with partners River of Flowers, the Bristol Bike Project is hosting a free two-day workshop (27th and 30th May) to create a mobile, multifunctional and practical ‘green’ seating, eating and planting structure using reclaimed timber, spare bicycle parts and wild plants! The workshop, run by Tammy Crawford-Rolt, aims to connect with the community and draw people into the space…

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Patchwork Community Gardening Group – monthly gardening session

Thu 28 May, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm BST
Free

The Patchwork Community Gardening Group meet every month for a gardening session to help transform and maintain abandoned patches of land across Bedminster, Bristol. Part of the Blooming Bedminster growing community festival, find out more When: Thursday 28 May, 6.30pm Where: To be confirmed, check Facebook for details Who: Patchwork Community Gardening Group Find out more: Search on Facebook for Patchwork Gardening Group

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Wild Food Feast

Sat 30 May, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm BST
The Community Farm, Denny Lane
Chew Magna, North East Somerset BS408SZ United Kingdom
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£50

Join us for a day of foraging at The Community Farm, in Somerset. During the morning we will explore the hedgerows and wild areas of the farm as well as the banks of Chew Valley Lake. You will forage your own tasty salad leaves and seeds, learning about what's in season and good to eat right now.  Our chef will then show you how to transform your foraged ingredients into a delicious meal, cooked on site at the farm.  It doesn't matter whether you have experience…

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Bee Wheelin’ Garden

Sat 30 May, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 5:30 pm BST
Bristol Bike Project, 7 City Road
Bristol , BS2 8TN United Kingdom
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Free

To complement the urban bee foraging garden in its wheel-shaped planter, which the Bristol Bike Project created last year in collaboration with partners River of Flowers, the Bristol Bike Project is hosting a free two-day workshop (27th and 30th May) to create a mobile, multifunctional and practical ‘green’ seating, eating and planting structure using reclaimed timber, spare bicycle parts and wild plants! The workshop, run by Tammy Crawford-Rolt, aims to connect with the community and draw people into the space…

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Food for free

Sun 31 May, 2015
Stoke Park estate Bristol, meeting cameron centre lockleaze off romney avenue bs7
bristol , bs7 United Kingdom
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A great opportunity to join wild foodie enthusiast and multi award winning conservation educator Steve England at the historic Stoke Park estate in Bristol. On this event Steve will be taking us around the estate looking at different habitats collecting edible wild plants. Steve will also show you the cunning but poisonous plants that live amongst the edibles, we will then go to the woodland campsite and make a tasty salad treat from what we have collected whilst sat around…

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Photography in the Garden: Quick Start Guide

Sun 31 May, 2015 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm BST
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop
Bristol, BS9 1JG United Kingdom
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£10

This short, informal course is aimed at anyone who desires to take better pictures by gaining a clear understanding of some of the core concepts of photography. Perhaps you recently bought a ‘proper’ camera and would like to get beyond the point and shoot mode. Maybe you enjoy photographing a particular subject matter but aren’t sure what type of lens is best. If you’d like to know your f-stop from your ISO, or your focal length from your focus point,…

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June 2015

Pickup Pollinators

Mon 1 June, 2015
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Millennium Square and Promenade Bristol Centre, City Centre
Bristol, Bristol BS1 5DB United Kingdom
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Pickup Pollinators is an up-cycled Mitsubishi pickup truck planted up with edible plants that rely on bees and other pollinating insects. It will also be planted with flowering plants that encourage pollinating insects into gardens, towns and cities. We plan to demonstrate just how important pollinating insects are to our food security and what can easily be done to encourage these vital insects to thrive in our homes and public spaces. This installation will appear at several major events in Bristol and…

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Southville Garden Club Talk

Tue 2 June, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm BST
St Pauls Church, Coronation Road
Bristol, BS3 1NY United Kingdom
£3.50

This month's talk will be led by Martin from 'Go Foraging' he will be giving an insight into free food and how much is available, provided you know what you are looking for and take care over what you eat. This meeting is open to all, non-members £3.50. Free to Southville Gardening Club members (membership is £25 per year). Part of the Blooming Bedminster growing community festival, find out more

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Get Growing Garden Trail

Sat 6 June, 2015
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Incredible Edible, Castle Park
Bristol, BS1 5TA United Kingdom
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The Get Growing Garden Trail returns for a 5th year with over 25 gardens to explore over the weekend of 6 & 7 June. The sites taking part range from pocket growing sites in parks, to expansively productive fields. From miniature orchards tucked behind shops, to historic gardens. From gardening projects which are focussed around social get-togethers to those focussed on social enterprise. Each community project has its own ways of working and its own ways for people to get…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Bristol East Allotment Association

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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Bell Hill Allotments, Nicholas Lane
B, BS5 8TY United Kingdom
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Bell Hill Allotments  Garfield Rd, St George BS5 7LX 1–4pm Saturday & Sunday A small allotments site comprising 39 plots. The site is very wildlife-conscious, has an area set aside as a wildlife area, plus a large pond along with many small ponds on plots. There are a variety of crops grown by plot holders including fruit trees and unusual vegetable varieties. Hope Allotments Kingsway, St George BS5 8NS Enter via lane opposite Kingsway precinct. 10am–1pm Saturday Hope Allotment site…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Windmill Hill City Farm

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 9:00 am - Sun 7 June, 2015 @ 4:00 pm BST
Windmill Hill City Farm, Philip Street, Bedminster
Bristol, BS3 4EA United Kingdom
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Free

Experience farming in the heart of the city. Activities: All day Saturday – garden-based activities for families.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: St Werburghs City Farm

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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St Werburghs City Farm, Watercress Road, St Werburghs
Bristol, BS2 9YJ United Kingdom
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Free

A green oasis in the heart of Bristol that connects people to food, the environment and the local community. Activities: Explore the Farm, meet the animals and explore our growing spaces with our discovery trail. Farm produce and plants for sale and delicious food featuring local produce available in the café.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: The Golden Hill Community Garden

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
The Golden Hill Community Garden, Entrance through the allotment gates at the bottom of Monk Rd
Bristol, BS7 8NE United Kingdom
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Come and see our beautiful and productive garden and the gorgeous Bishopston Bale House – our new straw bale eco house. Our garden is packed packed with innovation – wall built out of recycled tetra paks; the Tower of Power solar pump providing recycled water to over 200 allotment plots and an edible forest. Wheelchair accessible including toilet, disabled parking available on request. Activities: Cakes and plants for sale. Tours, chats, and pond dipping. Plus a chance to get your hands…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Woodcroft Community Orchard

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
Woodcroft Community Orchard, Behind Woodcroft Road (access lane opposite 97 Birchwood Road), St Anne’s
B, BS4 United Kingdom
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A community run project on land at Woodcroft Road Allotments. We have planted over 50 fruit trees and a range of soft fruits. Access via a resurfaced track from Birchwood Road or a lovely walk through Nightingale Valley. We will have shelter and refreshments available. Activities: Free workshop on fruit tree care with orchard expert ‘the Apple Doctor’ who has over 40 years of experience. We will be discussing our wildflower experiments and giving away seeds to visitors. We’ll also be…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: University of Bristol Botanic Garden

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm BST
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University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Rd, Stoke Bishop
Bristol, Bristol & Bath BS9 1JG United Kingdom
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£4.50

The Botanic Garden offers a wide range of vocational and leisure courses aimed at all levels of experience. In addition to our highly popular vegetable growing and gardening courses, we are an approved centre for the Royal Horticultural Society courses and qualifications. Activities: Sunday only – guided tours of the garden 11am and 2.30pm. Refreshments. Plants for sale. Admission charge: Adults £4.50. Free to Friends, University staff & students, & children under 1

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Tyntesfield Walled Kitchen Garden

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 10:00 am - Sun 7 June, 2015 @ 6:00 pm BST
Tyntesfield, Wraxall, North Somerset
Bristol, BS48 1NX United Kingdom
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Beautiful Victorian walled garden, with flower garden, glasshouses and restored Orangery. See a wide range of vegetables and fruit, including trained apple, peach, nectarine and fig trees. See 21st century sustainability on a Victorian estate. Activities: Guided tours available of the garden and glass houses. Variety of produce on sale. Free entry for one with Get Growing Garden Trail programme and for National Trust members. Admission charge: Adults £9.45, children £4.75

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Get Growing Garden Trail: St George Park Community Garden

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm BST
St George Park, Church Road, St George BS5 7AA Garden situated on the old bandstand, between the tennis courts and the lake.
Bristol, BS5 7AA United Kingdom
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Community veg garden set up in 2012 with the help of Avon Organic Group and Friends of St George Park. Run entirely by volunteers, we grow fruit and vegetables in four raised beds, giving local people the opportunity to try gardening and enjoy eating the produce. The garden is a wonderful addition to an already beautiful Victorian park. Activities: On our Get Growing Day we will have fun activities for children, a plant and produce sale, free seeds. Toilet available…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Lawrence Weston Community Farm

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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Lawrence Weston Community Farm, Saltmarsh Drive
Bristol, BS11 0NJ United Kingdom
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We are particularly interested in combating social exclusion and providing a safe, supportive environment where people can flourish and contribute positively to their community. Volunteers get involved in all aspects of farm work, gardening, conservation, traditional woodland crafts, orchard work and more. The farm organises forest school courses, groups, willow weaving and other craft workshops, and many children’s events. See website for events, newsletter sign-up, membership information, and how to find us. Activities: Teas/coffees and cakes for sale · Farm produce…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Incredible Edible Bristol

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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Castle Park, Alongside cycle path between park and river, Castle Park
Bristol, BS1 5TA United Kingdom
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Access is available at all times to all Incredible Edible Bristol plots, but volunteers will be on site at the times listed. Incredible Edible Bristol invite you to come and harvest anything that’s ready for picking! Castle Park  Alongside cycle path between park and river, Castle Park BS1 5TA 2–5pm Saturday People will be able to talk about Incredible Edible and what’s going on and where, as well as how to get involved. Edible Fishponds Outside the Co-op on Straits…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: GREENS Community Market Garden (HHEAG)

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm BST
GREENS Community Market Garden (HHEAG), Molesworth Allotments, Molesworth Drive (between house nos 79 & 81), Withywood
Bristol, BS13 9BJ United Kingdom
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Free

GREENS grow fresh fruit and vegetables with the help of volunteers at two community allotment sites. The produce is used in nutrition and cooking courses, and is also sold to local people, at low cost, through our Food For All Co-operative. Activities: Meet the growers and take a tour of the garden & orchard (including the compost loo). Buy some plants or produce. Snacks and cream teas on sale, plus healthy food tasters made by our volunteers using our produce.…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Bramble Farm Community Smallholding

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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Bramble Farm Community Smallholding, From Redcatch Road, enter Stockwood Crescent and we are midpoint around the crescent.
Bristol, BS4 1AW United Kingdom
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We are a community group growing vegetables and raising animals for produce to feed our families high quality, high welfare, locally produced, fresh food. Activities: Meet the farm animals. Pet’s Corner. Seed sowing in newspaper pots. Plant and produce sales. Children’s activities. BBQ and refreshments. Cake sale. Members on hand to give urban smallholding advice.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Blaise Community Garden

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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Blaise Castle Walled Garden, Henbury Rd
Bristol, BS10 7QS United Kingdom
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1790’s walled garden in Blaise Estate. Presently under restoration by volunteers, growing flowers, fruit, vegetables and building amenities. Toilet next to Blaise Café. Activities: Making a miniature ‘magic’ garden, colourful bunting, sowing seeds. BBQ midday, refreshments, plants for sale.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Easton Community Garden

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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Easton Community Garden, Gordon Road, Easton/Whitehall. Access lane is between Nos. 58 & 60
Bristol, BS5 7DR United Kingdom
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Our kitchen garden is a haven of peace where we grow veg, fruit and flowers collectively. We are open every Thursday and gardeners share the harvest at the end of the day. The site was designed on Permaculture principles and has thrived since 2001. There is a cob-built rain shelter, compost loo, ponds and places to rest and gaze. Activities: Tours of the garden showing ‘no-dig’ cultivation, comfrey beds, composting, water harvesting and outdoor stove. Refreshments, plants, seedlings and comfrey juice…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Upper Horfield Community Garden Club

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Upper Horfield Community Garden Club, Behind Eden Church, Eden Grove, Horfield
Bristol, BS7 0PQ United Kingdom
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The Club was formed when residents converted a disused basketball court into a community growing space with polytunnels, raised beds, community beds, a wild area and fruit garden. Our aim is to produce vegetables and plants at prices local people and visitors can afford. Activities: Celebrate Horfield Festival. Herbs, vegetables and flowers for sale. Drinks and cakes.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: The Trinity Garden

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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Trinity Centre, Trinity Road
Bristol, BS2 0NW United Kingdom
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A thriving, community space in a predominantly urban area near the city centre. Growing area, cob house, polytunnel and play area. We are open all year round. Our community days are the last Sunday of the month, when everybody is welcome to get stuck into some gardening and share a meal, as much as possible sourced from the garden. Our other projects include forest schools, foraging walks and herbal workshops. Come and meet us to find out more!

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Lets Grow!  Community Allotment

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
Lets Grow!  Community Allotment, Plot 1a, Springfield Allotments, Andover Road, Knowle
Bristol, BS4 1AJ United Kingdom
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Let’s Grow! Is the KWHA community allotment project which is part of the ELM group of Knowle West food growers. We produce veg on the allotment and use digital media to support collaboration and to share the story with the local community. Produce is used in our Community Kitchen or sold back to the community. Activities: See the chickens, wildlife pond, and bee friendly planting. We have vegetables and home (allotment)-made food for sale.

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Floating Ballast Seed Garden Family Day

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm BST
Castle Park, Broad Weir
Bristol, BS1 United Kingdom
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Meet volunteers from Arnolfini and the University of Bristol Botanic Garden at Castle Park for a bird’s eye view of the annual planting of a wonderful array of ballast seed plants on the Floating Ballast Seed Garden. Families are invited to visit our activity tent to take part in fun plant themed activities. Talk to our friendly, knowledgeable volunteers about our amazing garden, special guest plants and hear about the ideas behind the Floating Ballast Seed Garden project. Seeds of…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Feed Bristol

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Feed Bristol, 181 Frenchay Park Rd (on the corner with Stoke Lane), Stapleton
Bristol, BS16 1HB United Kingdom
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Feed Bristol is Avon Wildlife Trust’s 5 acre community project, growing organic food in a wildlife friendly way to support education, health and well-being and social enterprise. We support groups with different needs and running training sessions throughout the year. Top up your garden from our wildflower nursery. Activities: Explore how nature helps us grow; sample delights from our ‘herbal and delicious’ café; sensational seasonal BBQ and live music. FREE fun activities for all the family.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Sustainable Westbury-on-Trym

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
47 Abbey Road, Westbury-on-Trym
Bristol, BS9 3QN United Kingdom
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Helping local residents produce 2,000 tomato, brassica, bean, squash, herbs, pumpkin and other plants for distribution in WoT. The aim is to show those people who would not normally grow any of their own food that it is possible. Activities: Tomato, bean, squash and pumpkin and other plants for sale (at cost price) for planting outside and in greenhouses, plus advice on how to grow them. Various seeds suitable for late sowing also available. Wormeries to look at and learn about…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Sims Hill Shared Harvest

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Feed Bristol, Stoke Lane, Frenchay
Bristol, United Kingdom
Free

We will have a stall at Feed Bristol 12–4pm on Saturday, so come find us there amidst all the fun and festivities. Activities: Sims Hill grower Martin Campodonic will lead a tour of the Sims Hill growing land on the Feed Bristol site and also to our original growing site across the motorway and just off Stoke Lane, which contains our polytunnels bursting with fresh salad crops and our newly naturally built packing shed. Come join us!

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Horfield Organic Community  Orchard

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Horfield Organic Community Orchard, Walk down lane beside 22 Kings Drive
Bristol, BS7 8JP United Kingdom
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Free

A pioneering, member-managed orchard, inspiring fruit growing as a way to grow community, wellbeing, and local sustainable food. Activities: Home Orchard Plot – see plans for our new back garden orchard project. Orchard Roots Bristol exhibition. Learn the stories of heritage apples. Find out how a community group transformed this marginal land into a beautiful and fruitful urban oasis. Homemade cakes, refreshments, produce and plants for sale.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Redland Green Allotments  including orchard section

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Redland Green Allotments  including orchard section, Next to Redland Green Farm, Redland
Bristol, BS6 7HF United Kingdom
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Allotment holders growing fruit and vegetables on individual plots and in deep beds in our communal orchard. Clothing advice as for Metford Road (see separate entry). Activities: Refreshments and advice.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Patchwork Community Gardening Group Community Orchard

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Patchwork Community Gardening Group Community Orchard, Upper Sydney Street (behind the Tesco on North Street), Bedminster
Bristol, BS3 1HZ United Kingdom
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The Patchwork Community Gardening Group is a group of local residents who are working to tidy up neglected patches of land around Bedminster and Southville, with the aim of making our neighbourhood more attractive to residents and wildlife. In 2011 the group started a community orchard and herb garden. Activities: Make a bee hotel. Cakes and refreshments on sale, or bring your own picnic to eat in the orchard.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Hengrove and Whitchurch Community Orchard

Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Meet outside the Cartwheel Pub, Oatlands Avenue
Bristol, BS14 ORS United Kingdom
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A Future Perfect public art commission. Artist David Thorpe in consultation with local residents has designed an Orchard to provide abundant fruit for the community and a place of beauty. Join the Producer and Friends of Hengrove and Whitchurch Community Orchard to hear more about our plans for planting the Orchard in November, and Sharing the Harvest – a series of workshops to learn traditional skills such as basketry, jam making and horticulture. Activities: Apple cake and juice provided.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Tynings Field Community Group

Sun 7 June, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
Tynings Field, Woodwell Road, Shirehampton
Bristol, BS11 9UG United Kingdom
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Tynings Field Woodwell Road an oasis behind the Portway BS11 off Horseshoe Bend footpath and SSI. If you are looking to grow veg in Bristol, here is where! as we seek volunteer members Activities: Join in the digging, planting, poultry, orchard, bees, honey, food and refreshment. Disabled toilet available on request.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Elm Tree Farm

Sun 7 June, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Elm Tree Farm, Park Road, Stapleton
Bristol, BS16 1AA United Kingdom
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We are a 12.5 acre site where we train adults with learning difficulties in horticulture and animal care. We produce a wide variety of fruit, veg and plants which we sell to the public. Activities: Come and join us for our Open Day – we are having a BBQ and cakes, you can meet the animals (pigs, lambs, chickens, ponies) and there will be plenty of games for the children. Demonstrations throughout the day and plants/produce for sale.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Fishponds Community Orchard

Sun 7 June, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Fishponds Community Orchard, On the large allotment site off Thingwall Park, Fishponds, Plot 180. Entrance is via allotment gates.
Bristol, United Kingdom
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The orchard is in a lovely spot alongside the 70 acres of green space of Eastville Park and the Frome Valley. Established in 2005, it is managed organically and has some old and rare local varieties of fruit trees, soft fruit and a willow dome. Activities: Hear about developing and running a Community Orchard, its produce and cider making. Refreshments and local produce. Transport: 47, 48, 49 buses to Chipping Sodbury/Emersons Green. Bath/Bristol cycle path (exit Alcove Rd).

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Totterdown Sprouting

Sun 7 June, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
The orchard at the bottom of Park Street, Totterdown
Bristol, BS4 3BJ United Kingdom
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A group in Totterdown growing edible food in public places. We have a small Community Orchard at the bottom of Park Street with fruit trees and bushes and a small raised vegetable bed, with also a ‘bug hotel’ to encourage wildlife. Additionally we grow herbs in raised beds in Oxford Street. Access through out the weekend or join us on Sunday for our street party by the Orchard. Information on activities and work parties on the Tresa website. Suggestions and…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Stoke Lane Community Garden

Sun 7 June, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Stoke Lane Community  Garden, Stoke Lane, Westbury on Trym
Bristol, BS9 3RW United Kingdom
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A shared green space that is maintained and enjoyed by the local community. It provides a habitat for wildlife, especially birds and insects; improves the natural environment for local residents and visitors to the area; and is a productive sustainable growing space for community projects and local school visits. Activities: Gardening tips, cookery demonstrations, plant sales, face painting, allotment tours, music and refreshments.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Metford Road Community Orchard

Sun 7 June, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Metford Road Community Orchard, Metford Road Allotments, Metford Road (entrance by no 37), Redland
Bristol, BS6 7LA United Kingdom
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Small organic orchard based on permaculture principles growing apples, plums, pears, medlars, quinces, gages, grapes, figs, a few nuts and a multitude of different berries and currants. Herb garden and chutney vegetable plot. Site is on a steep slope (sturdy shoes required) with a stream at the bottom and numerous ponds, and is teeming with wildlife in the summer. Compost loo and custom built gazebo-style oak shelter. Activities: Guided tours, tea and biscuits/cakes, produce and plant sales.

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May 2016

The Tropical Giant Watering Can

Sat 21 May, 2016
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On view 24 hrs a day
Bristol Airport, Lulsgate
Bristol, North Somerset BS48 3DY United Kingdom
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Cleeve Nursery will display its Giant Watering Can filled with tropical plants at Bristol Airport. The intention is to display appropriate indoor plants to reflect the tropical plants that many of the clients of the airport will be flying to when they pass through the airport. The message will be that plants are vital to life here on earth, that they can offset the negative impact of travel and that they have a healthy and calming impact on us. Bristol…

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The Grand Bristol Honeycomb Bee Hotel

Sat 21 May, 2016
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until Sun 12 June, 2016

Millenium Square, Anchor Road, Harbourside
Bristol, BS1 5DB United Kingdom
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What makes a five-star Bee Hotel? Like any great hotel, it’s about prime location, the best interiors and the finest food. The hippest residents of the Grand Bristol Honeycomb Bee Hotel will be the cavity nesting, solitary bees looking for a place to check in during springtime. Having an adjoining restaurant of bee-friendly native wildflowers is an attraction because these gentle bees prefer not to forage too far. The Grand Bristol Honeycomb Bee Hotel, a hexagonal interlinking system of bee hotels,…

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See Summer arrive on the Floating Ballast Seed Garden

Sat 21 May, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
Castle Park, Castle Park
Bristol, Bristol & Bath BS1 3XB United Kingdom
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SATURDAY 21 May 2016 10 to 5.00 Join us in Castle Park to view volunteers from the University of Bristol Botanic Garden in their annual planting of the Floating Ballast Seed Garden. Seeds of Change is the overall title of an on-going ballast seed garden project with Brazilian artist, Maria Thereza Alves. When ships came into port in Bristol, they were weighed down with ballast (earth, sand, rocks, etc) which they dumped onto the river banks. In this ballast were…

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Willow Weaving Workshop – Creative Hanging Baskets

Sat 21 May, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Stoke Lodge Adult Learning, Shirehampton Road
Bristol, Bristol BS9 1BN United Kingdom
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£48.00

A fresh approach to hanging baskets, create a beautiful hanging basket out of willow and fill with wildlife friendly plants.  

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Flower Nation: Invaders, Migrants and Weeds in the British Garden

Sat 21 May, 2016 @ 10:45 am - 4:15 pm BST
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An event every week that begins at 10:45 am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun 29 May, 2016

University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop
Bristol, BS9 1JG United Kingdom
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£4.50

This exhibition is a response to this theme by Howard Sooley, the photographer and film-maker, who first depicted gardens in iconic images of the garden of his friend Derek Jarman at Dungeness. He has included personal references such as the plane trees which criss-cross the sky outside his studio in London Fields, and cites as a favourite book ‘The Englishman’s Flora’ by Geoffrey Grigson (1955). 2016 is Visit England’s ‘Year of the English Garden’ and ever since the age of…

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Do Trees Talk (and if so, do they talk to bees)?

Sun 22 May, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm BST
The Cube Cinema, Dove Street South
Bristol , Avon BS2 8JD United Kingdom
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£4 – £5

Are trees the strong, silent type or is there a lot of forest chatter going on? We will be exploring the idea that trees not only communicate with one another but are also in dialogue with insects including bees. River of Flowers and BeeBristol will be presenting the documentary film ‘In the Mind of Plants’ at The Cube Cinema, Bristol. This fascinating expose of the secret world of plants will be followed by an audience discussion with panelists from both sides…

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Pickuppollinators – a bee friendly planted pickup truck

Thu 26 May, 2016
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On free view to all between 9 am and 6 pm [10-5 on Sun and Bank Hols]
Cleeve Nursery and Garden Centre, 138 Main Road
Bristol, North Somerset BS49 4PW United Kingdom
Free

The planted pickup truck was a huge success both at Chelsea Fringe in Bristol and other festivals in the city. We have continued to maintain and replant the truck to demonstrate some plants that rely on pollinators to provide food for us and many plants that are good for bees and other pollinating insects. It will remain at the entrance to Cleeve Nursery Garden Centre in the village of Cleeve about 8 miles from the centre of Bristol.

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Sculpting a Garden of Eden Wall Plaque Workshop at Bristol Botanic Garden

Sat 28 May, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm BST
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Rd, Stoke Bishop
Bristol, Bristol & Bath BS9 1JG United Kingdom
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£60

Peter Garrard returns by popular request to lead another one day workshop this time producing a Garden of Eden wall plaque to enhance your garden He will guide you through the process of working with slabs of clay, making stencils, using coloured slips, underglaze colours and mark-making equipment, providing regular demonstrations through the day to guide you through the different stages of each task. Your work will be made with white clay and fired to earthenware at Peter’s studio ready…

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Enjoy a visit to Italian Heaven at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden

Sat 28 May, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm BST
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Rd, Stoke Bishop
Bristol, Bristol & Bath BS9 1JG United Kingdom
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£25.00

Experience a unique evening of olive oil and wine tasting in a stunning garden Enjoy an evening of oil tasting with Sergio Cumitini and a tour of the Botanic Garden with the Curator, Nick Wray. Sergio is an Italian registered olive oil taster and will talk through the characteristics of the oils. The oils have been kindly donated by Chandos Deli who will also provide Italian wine to sip in the early summer air. Booking essential - here See us…

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Dunleavy Vineyards and Somerset Flower Farm

Sun 29 May, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
Somerset Flower Farm & Dunleavy Vineyards, Nates Lane, Wrington
Bristol, BS40 5RS United Kingdom

Ingrid Bates from Dunleavy Vineyards and Mandy Parker from the Somerset Flower Farm will be welcoming visitors to their Wrington site on 29th May 2016 as part of the Chelsea Fringe and English Wine Week. Visitors will be able to see the vines that produce Dunleavy’s multi-award winning Pinot noir rosé and hear the story of how the vineyard was created. After seeing the vineyard, guests can move across the site to the beautiful wooden barn of the Somerset Flower Farm. Here, they can…

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June 2016

Get Growing Garden Trail

Sat 4 June, 2016
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until Sun 5 June, 2016

Various venues across the city Bristol, BS1 5DB United Kingdom + Google Map
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29 of Bristol's secret fruit & veg growers open their garden gates and community plots for the 6th annual Get Growing Garden Trail. The gardens range in scale from pocket-sized community spaces which are tucked-away behind shops, to large-scale community-supported veg box schemes. On each site, visitors will be able to learn how they can get involved, so they can find the right sort of project and level of involvement that will suit them. Many of the sites are not normally open…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Windmill Hill City Farm

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until Sun 5 June, 2016

Windmill Hill City Farm, Philip Street, Bedminster
Bristol, BS3 4EA United Kingdom
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Experience farming in the heart of the city. Activities: All day Saturday – garden-based activities for families.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Lawrence Weston Community Farm

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 9:30 am, repeating until Sun 5 June, 2016

Lawrence Weston Community Farm, Saltmarsh Drive
Bristol, BS11 0NJ United Kingdom
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Community-run gardens growing root veg, fruits and squashes. Friendly place to visit with animals to see as well – sheep, goats, pigs, chickens. Activities: Advice available and some plants and produce available to buy. Café should be open but ring ahead to confirm. For more information phone: 0117 938 1128 or email: ian@lwfarm.org.uk

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Get Growing Garden Trail: The Community Farm

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until Sun 5 June, 2016

The Community Farm, Denny Lane, Chew Magna (near Chew Valley lake)
Bristol, Greater London BS40 8SZ United Kingdom
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Come and see one of our Community Farmer Days in action and meet the people behind the parsnips! The Community Farm is owned by more than 500 members of the local community. We grow and sell organic food via a box delivery service, and involve people in growing and learning about the food they eat through volunteering and other activities. The way we farm supports nature; providing natural habitats and food sources for wildlife to help increase biodiversity. So while…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: St George Park Community Garden

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm BST
St George Park Community Garden, St George Park, Church Road, St George
Bristol, BS5 7AA United Kingdom
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Community veg garden set up in 2012 with the help of Avon Organic Group and Friends of St George Park. Run entirely by volunteers, we grow fruit and vegetables in four raised beds, giving local people the opportunity to try gardening and enjoy eating the produce. The garden is a wonderful addition to an already beautiful Victorian park. Activities: On our Get Growing Day we will have fun activities for children, a plant and produce sale, free seeds. Toilet available at…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Woodcroft Community Orchard

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
Woodcroft Community Orchard, Behind Woodcroft Road (access lane opposite 97 Birchwood Road), St Anne’s
Bristol, BS4 4QS United Kingdom
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A community run project on land at Woodcroft Road Allotments. We have planted over 50 fruit trees and a range of soft fruits. Access via a resurfaced track from Birchwood Road or a lovely walk through Nightingale Valley. We will have shelter and refreshments available. Activities: Chat about fruit tree care and join us on one of our regular volunteer days. This year we are focused on well-being through gardening – expect to pick up a spade! For more information email…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: University of Bristol Botanic Garden

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until Sun 5 June, 2016

University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop
Bristol, BS9 1JG United Kingdom
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£4.50 – £16

The Botanic Garden offers a wide range of vocational and leisure courses aimed at all levels of experience. In addition to our highly popular vegetable growing and gardening courses, we are an approved centre for the Royal Horticultural Society courses and qualifications. Activities: Sunday only – guided tours of the garden 11am and 2.30pm. Refreshments.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: GREENS Community Garden & Roundhouse (HHEAG)

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm BST
Bourchier Gardens Allotments, Adjacent to 119 Crosscombe Drive, Hartcliffe
Bristol, BS13 0DA United Kingdom
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This is ‘Greens’ second site, which is being developed as an orchard, allotment site and community meeting place. In the past year local people have worked together to build a beautiful roundhouse with amazing views across the whole of Bristol. Activities: Meet the growers and builders, help us with some seed sowing and planting, and just enjoy the view. Homemade refreshments available. For more information email: info@hheag.org.uk

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Flower Nation: Invaders, Migrants and Weeds in the British Garden

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 10:45 am - 4:15 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 10:45 am, repeating until Sun 12 June, 2016

University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop
Bristol, BS9 1JG United Kingdom
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£4.50

This exhibition is a response to this theme by Howard Sooley, the photographer and film-maker, who first depicted gardens in iconic images of the garden of his friend Derek Jarman at Dungeness. He has included personal references such as the plane trees which criss-cross the sky outside his studio in London Fields, and cites as a favourite book ‘The Englishman’s Flora’ by Geoffrey Grigson (1955). 2016 is Visit England’s ‘Year of the English Garden’ and ever since the age of…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Andy’s Haven

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
Andy’s Haven, The Polytunnel, The Park Opportunity Centre, Daventry Road, Knowle
Bristol, Greater London BS4 1DQ United Kingdom
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Andy’s Haven produces food for the local community that is sold through The Park in Knowle West. Come along and see two polytunnels and outside space brimming with produce as well as a huge collection of chickens and turkeys that are reared each year for eggs and meat. Activities: Tea and coffee, plus plants for sale and animals to visit.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Blaise Community Garden

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until Sun 5 June, 2016

Blaise Castle Walled Garden, Henbury Road
Bristol, BS10 7QS United Kingdom
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1790’s walled garden in Blaise Estate. Presently under restoration by volunteers, growing flowers, fruit, vegetables and building amenities. Toilet next to Blaise Café. Activities: Making a miniature ‘magic’ garden, colourful bunting, sowing seeds. BBQ midday, refreshments, plants for sale.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Bramble Farm Community Smallholding

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until Sun 5 June, 2016

Bramble Farm Community Smallholding, Dundry slopes, off Stockwood Crescent
Bristol, BS4 1AW United Kingdom
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We are a community group growing vegetables and raising animals for produce to feed our families high quality, high welfare, locally produced, fresh food. Activities: Meet the farm animals. Pet’s Corner. Seed sowing in newspaper pots. Plant and produce sales. Children’s activities. BBQ and refreshments. Cake sale. Members on hand to give urban smallholding advice. From Redcatch Road, enter Stockwood Crescent and we are midpoint around the crescent. Walk through the privet hedges on to Northern Slopes. Park and turn right.…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: The Golden Hill Community Garden

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
The Golden Hill Community Garden, off Monk Road
Bristol, BS7 8NE United Kingdom
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Come and see our beautiful and productive garden and the gorgeous Bishopston Bale House – our new straw bale eco house. Our garden is packed packed with innovation – wall built out of recycled tetra paks; the Tower of Power solar pump providing recycled water to over 200 allotment plots and an edible forest. Wheelchair accessible including toilet, disabled parking available on request. Activities: Plants for sale, pond dipping, pizza, tea and cake. Entrance through the allotment gates at the bottom…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Lets Grow Community Garden & Allotment

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm BST
Lets Grow Community Garden & Allotment, Springfield Allotments, Andover Road, Knowle
Bristol, BS4 1AJ United Kingdom
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We are a community allotment project which is part of Knowle West Health Association. We produce fruit and vegetables and engage people in a variety of activities to help promote their health & wellbeing. The majority of our produce is used in our Community Kitchen, where we run cookery classes, or sold back to the community. Activities: See the chickens, wildlife pond, and bee friendly planting, explore the poly-tunnels and outdoor growing plots, and enjoy the beautiful scenery overlooking the Northern…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Incredible Edible walk

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm BST
Start: Millennium Square, Canons Way
Bristol, BS1 5DB United Kingdom
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Sara Venn of Incredible Edible Bristol invites you to join a guided walk of the Urban Food Trail. The walk will start at Millennium Square and end up at Grow Bristol’s site on Feeder Road, where the aquaponics units will be open only for people on the tour to visit. There will be lots of opportunities to find out more about all the projects involved as we walk along the Trail. The guided walk is free, but must be booked…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Easton Community Garden

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until Sun 5 June, 2016

Easton Community Garden, Gordon Road, Easton/Whitehall
Bristol, BS5 7DR United Kingdom
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We are a beautiful volunteer-run collaborative kitchen garden. Local people are welcomed on a drop-in basis every Thursday throughout the year and take home a share of the produce. The project was started in 2001 and has thrived as a demonstration permaculture site ever since. We do have a shelter in case it rains and a compost loo. Activities: Tours of the garden showing ‘no-dig’ method, composting, maintenance of fertility, water harvesting, ponds and our chimney stove. Cakes made by our…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Hengrove & Whitchurch Community Orchard

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm BST
Hengrove & Whitchurch Community Orchard, Meet at Whitchurch Library, Oatlands Avenue, Whitchurch
Bristol, BS14 0SX United Kingdom
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Talk, walk and master class by Tessa Fitzjohn Curator and Charles Staniland Horticultural Specialist in fruit trees and Orchard Management. Tessa Fitzjohn Curator will talk about how a community Orchard is a public work of art, and the Orchard Engagement Programme. Charles Staniland will tell tales about the history of the heritage species we’ve planted and lead a workshop on Orchard maintenance. Activities: Apple cake and tea provided by Whitchurch WI. The orchard is on Whitchurch Village Green. The Orchard is…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Sims Hill Shared Harvest

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Meet at Feed Bristol, 181 Frenchay Park Rd (on the corner with Stoke Lane), Stapleton
Bristol, Greater London BS16 1HB United Kingdom
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We will have a stall at Feed Bristol 12–5pm on Saturday, so come find us there amidst all the fun and festivities. Activities: Our new Sims Hill Farm Manager Miriam Schoen will lead a tour of the Sims Hill growing land on the Feed Bristol site and also to our original growing site across the motorway and just off Stoke Lane, which contains our polytunnels bursting with fresh salad crops and our naturally built packing shed. Come join us! For more…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Sustainable Westbury-on-Trym

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Sustainable Westbury-on-Trym, 47 Abbey Road, Westbury-on-Trym
Bristol, BS9 3QN United Kingdom
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Helping local residents produce 2,000 tomato, brassica, bean, squash, herbs, pumpkin and other plants for distribution in WoT. The aim is to show those people who would not normally grow any of their own food that it is possible. Activities: Tomato, bean, squash and pumpkin and other plants for sale (at cost price) for planting outside and in greenhouses, plus advice on how to grow them. Various seeds suitable for late sowing also available. Wormeries to look at and learn about…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Feed Bristol

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Feed Bristol, 181 Frenchay Park Rd (on the corner with Stoke Lane), Stapleton
Bristol, BS16 1HB United Kingdom
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Feed Bristol is Avon Wildlife Trust’s 5 acre community project, growing organic food in a wildlife friendly way to support education, health and well-being and social enterprise. We support groups with different needs and running training sessions throughout the year. Top up your garden from our wildflower nursery. Activities: Explore how nature helps us grow; sample delights from our ‘herbal and delicious’ café; sensational seasonal BBQ and live music. FREE fun activities for all the family.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: The Old Library, Eastville

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
The Old Library, Eastville, Muller Road
Bristol, BS5 6XP United Kingdom
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New for 2016, we are a 100% volunteer-run community space at the heart of Purdown and Eastville, with a great outdoor space awaiting transformation. Activities: Sow pumpkins, having a go at growing the tallest sunflower, plant-up hanging baskets and raised beds. Seedlings for swap and sale. Refreshments and home made cakes available – bring a picnic blanket. Seeds and tools provided. For more information about this new group, email: southlockleaze@gmail.com or follow us on Facebook:

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Horfield Organic Community Orchard

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Horfield Organic Community Orchard, Walk down lane beside 22 Kings Drive
Bristol, Greater London BS7 8JP United Kingdom
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Pioneering, member-managed orchard, inspiring fruit growing as a way to grow community, wellbeing, and local sustainable food. Activities: Home Orchard Plot project – see plans and progress. Orchard Roots Bristol – exhibition and stories of local, heritage apples. Find out how a community group transformed marginal land into a beautiful, fruitful urban oasis. Join the orchard – share harvests and learning. Homemade cakes, refreshments, produce and plants for sale.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: The Trinity Garden

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
The Trinity Garden, Trinity Centre, Trinity Road
Bristol, BS2 0NW United Kingdom
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A thriving, community space in a predominantly urban area near the city centre. Growing area, cob house, polytunnel and play area. We are open all year round. Join our weekly Community Days on Wednesdays, when everybody is welcome to get stuck into some gardening and share a meal, as much as possible sourced from the garden. Our other projects include forest schools, foraging walks and herbal workshops. Come and meet us to find out more!

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Stoke Lane Community Garden

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Stoke Lane Community Garden, Stoke Lane, Westbury on Trym
Bristol, BS9 3RW United Kingdom
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Free

A shared green space that is maintained and enjoyed by the local community. It provides a habitat for wildlife, especially birds and insects; improves the natural environment for local residents and visitors to the area; and is a productive sustainable growing space for community projects and local school visits. Activities: Gardening tips, plant sales, allotment tours and refreshments. Volunteers on site most Saturday mornings 11am–1pm, but the garden is open at all times to visit and enjoy.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: North Bristol tour

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm BST
Start: The Old Library, Eastville, Muller Road
Bristol, BS5 6XP United Kingdom
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£11.74

Led by Steve England, this tour takes in The Old Library, Eastville, the Woodland Trust Edible Woodland on South Purdown, Elm Tree Farm (who will be welcoming the tour even though they aren’t officially open on Saturday), then on to Feed Bristol. Approx distance: 3 miles. Booking via Eventbrite.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Patchwork Community Gardening Group Dean Lane Orchard

Sat 4 June, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Patchwork Community Gardening Group Dean Lane Orchard, On the corners of Dean Lane & Warden Road, Bedminster
Bristol, BS3 1BS United Kingdom
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The Patchwork Community Gardening Group is a group of local residents who are working to tidy up neglected patches of land around Bedminster and Southville, with the aim of making our neighbourhood more attractive to residents and wildlife. This orchard is a new addition – we planted it in November 2015. Activities: Plant a pot of salad. Cakes for sale. Access to the orchard is available all the time, but volunteers on site 2–4pm on Saturday 4 June. For more information…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Elm Tree Farm

Sun 5 June, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Elm Tree Farm, Park Road, Stapleton
Bristol, BS16 1AA United Kingdom
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We are a 12.5 acre site where we train adults with learning difficulties in horticulture and animal care. We produce a wide variety of fruit, veg and plants which we sell to the public. Activities: Come and join us for our Open Day – we are having a BBQ and cakes, you can meet the animals (pigs, lambs, chickens, ponies) and there will be plenty of games for the children. Demonstrations throughout the day and plants/produce for sale.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Leigh Court Farm

Sun 5 June, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Leigh Court Farm, Pill Road, Abbots Leigh
Bristol, BS8 3RA United Kingdom
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We at Leigh Court Farm have been growing vegetables for our organic box scheme since 1999 from the Victorian walled garden at Leigh Court in Abbots Leigh. Activities: Tours of the garden, orchard and paddock where our chickens are housed. Refreshments and homemade cake will be provided. Take the A369 Portishead road out of Bristol. Just beyond Abbots Leigh village, take the right hand turn for Leigh Court. For more information email: mail@leighcourtfarm.org.uk

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Upper Horfield Community Garden Club

Sun 5 June, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Upper Horfield Community Garden Club, Behind Eden Church, Eden Grove, Horfield
Bristol, BS7 0PQ United Kingdom
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The Club was formed when residents converted a disused basketball court into a community growing space with polytunnels, raised beds, community beds, a wild area and fruit garden. Our aim is to produce vegetables and plants at prices local people and visitors can afford. Activities: Herbs, vegetables and flowers for sale. Drinks and cakes.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Fishponds Community Orchard

Sun 5 June, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Fishponds Community Orchard, Plot 180 Thingwall Park allotments
Bristol, BS16 2AL United Kingdom
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Free

The orchard is in a lovely spot alongside the 70 acres of green space of Eastville Park and the Frome Valley. Established in 2005, it is managed organically and has some old and rare local varieties of fruit trees, soft fruit and a willow dome. Activities: Hear about developing and running a Community Orchard, its produce and cider making. Refreshments and local produce. On the large allotment site off Thingwall Park, Fishponds, Plot 180. Entrance is via allotment gates. Transport: 47,…

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Redland Green Allotments including orchard section

Sun 5 June, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Redland Green Allotments including orchard section, Next to Redland Green Farm, Redland
Bristol, BS6 7HF United Kingdom
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Allotment holders growing fruit and vegetables on individual plots and in deep beds in our communal orchard. Site is on a steep slope (sturdy shoes required). Combine with a visit to Metford Road Community Orchard, which is on the same allotment site, but accessed via a different entrance. Activities: Refreshments and advice.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Metford Road Community Orchard

Sun 5 June, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Metford Road Community Orchard, Metford Road Allotments, Metford Road (entrance by no 37), Redland
Bristol, BS6 7LA United Kingdom
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Small organic orchard based on permaculture principles growing apples, plums, pears, medlars, quinces, gages, grapes, figs, a few nuts and a multitude of different berries and currants. Herb garden and chutney vegetable plot. Site is on a steep slope (sturdy shoes required) with a stream at the bottom and numerous ponds, and is teeming with wildlife in the summer. Compost loo and custom built gazebo-style oak shelter. Activities: Guided tours, tea and biscuits/cakes, produce and plant sales.

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Get Growing Garden Trail: Totterdown Sprouting

Sun 5 June, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Totterdown Sprouting, Orchard at the bottom of Park Street, Totterdown
Bristol, BS4 3BJ United Kingdom
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A group in Totterdown growing edible food in public places. We have a small Community Orchard at the bottom of Park Street with fruit trees and bushes and a small raised vegetable bed, with also a ‘bug hotel’ to encourage wildlife. Additionally we grow herbs in raised beds in Oxford Street. Access throughout the weekend or join us on Sunday afternoon when volunteers will be in the Orchard. Information on activities and work parties on the Tresa website. Suggestions and…

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Flower Nation: Howard Sooley ‘In Conversation’ with Tim Richardson

Fri 10 June, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm BST
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop
Bristol, BS9 1JG United Kingdom
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In association with the exhibition currently on display in the Devers Room at the University of  Bristol Botanic Garden, Flower Nation: Invaders, Migrants and Weeds in the British Garden, photographer Howard Sooley will be 'in conversation' with garden writer and Chelsea Fringe director Tim Richardson. Howard will explain the impulses behind the exhibition and the process of putting it together, with reference to the underlying metaphor of 'plants as immigrants'. How far can we push this analogy? And can it…

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Foraging Walk and Harty Supper

Sat 11 June, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm BST
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Dinner at 7.30 pm
Marine Lake, Clevedon, Somerset Clevedon, Somerset BS217TY United Kingdom + Google Map
£65

11th June @ 10.30am-1.30pm (walk) and 7.30pm (supper) Join Martin Bailey for a morning of coastal foraging along The Poet’s Walk, Clevedon. Discover and forage delicious, seasonal wild herbs and coastal vegetables. In the evening, at 7.30pm, relax and enjoy a vegetarian feast prepared by the Harty Suppers team at Harts Bakery, Bristol, (underneath Temple Meads Station) - expect fresh, wild ingredients and wonderfully new flavours. Booking Essential here Facebook and Twitter

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June 2017

Houseplant hospital

Sat 3 June, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm BST
Cleeve Nursery, 138 Main Road
Cleeve, Avon BS49 4PW United Kingdom
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Do you struggle to keep your houseplants healthy and looking good? Are they suffering from ailments such as wilting, crispy tips or yellow leaves? Veronica Peerless is the author of How Not to Kill Your Houseplant and is here to help. Having killed quite a few houseplants in her time she's learned the error of her ways, and can offer has simple advice that anyone can follow. Bring your ailing houseplant along to the Houseplant Hospital at Cleeve Nursery near…

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