Gardening and Wildlife Workshop Programme 2016

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As reliable as any perennial in the gardening world, our Gardening Workshop Programme sprang into life with a session of pricking out seedlings. On a rainy day, the sunshine magically came out at the perfect time and residents spent a very happy, sunny afternoon in the greenhouse.

Some residents were without a doubt expert at dibbing and could teach our gardening team a thing or two. Others enjoyed the opportunity to try something new. One resident had grown flowers but not vegetables. There were plenty of seedlings to choose from – beans, beetroot, leeks, broccoli, peas, carrots, courgettes ….. we can hardly wait for summertime when these luscious vegetables will flourish in the allotments.

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The Programme this year includes a true variety of topics, including many informative wildlife sessions:-

  • 5th May ‘Wings of the Tees’ bird box talk by visiting speaker Colin Gibson
  • 2nd June Walk to identify bird calls
  • 7th July Visit by Kirkleatham Owl Centre
  • 4th August Bird box making with Colin Gibson
  • 1st September Butterflies and moths
  • 6th October Wildlife walk
  • 3rd November Wildlife workshop including bird feed and fat balls
  • 1st December Christmas wreaths workshop
  • 5th January 2017 Bird watching
  • 2nd February Constructing a bug hotel
  • 2nd March Metal detecting – Hidden Treasures

The sessions will tempt us into getting to know our beautiful grounds and the wildlife living amongst them. Please phone 01325 332207 if you would like more information.