Come and learn the techniques of fruit tree pruning, with an introduction covering the what, where, when, why and how to prune. Following on from a successful fruit tree pruning workshop in February, this time we are concentrating on our community orchard’s stone-fruit trees. The session will be run by Karen Limbrick, a Garden Organic/Three Counties Traditional Orchard Project ‘Orchard Champion’ and member of Marcher Apple Network. Please bring secateurs, loppers, pruning saws or bowsaws if you have them. Stout boots and gardening gloves are essential. Some tools will be available on the day. £25 per person. Early bird booking discount of £5 if booked before 25th April 2019. 10am-1pm
This May Half Term, join us in our Pokémon Lab, staffed by Professor Spindle! Professor Spindle’s area of research is the habitats of the wild pokémon. Trainers who visit the lab will look at pokémon and similar animals; divide pokémon into the different types of plants and animals and document pokémon known only to the trainers to be entered into Professor Spindle’s Pokedex. Finishing by going around our meadows working out the habitats of different wild pokémon. 1pm-2.30pm £4 per accompanied 3-11 year old, booking advised.
May Half Term Film starts at 5.30pm with themed crafts, refreshments and a licensed bar available from 4.30pm.
Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. £5 per adult, £3 per child, £15 per family, booking advised.
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Lyle Skyrme will host a garden event at their home, Broadward Hall, Clungunford, in aid of The Conservation Trust for St. Laurence, Ludlow.
There will be three Speakers Professor Michael Robinson, his wife Dr. Ann Robinson and Mike Kelly.
Over a period of some 20 years, the Robinsons created and nurtured a wild flower meadow at their home at Northridge Meadows in Monmouthshire. The talk will be illustrated with photographs from Northridge Meadows – a registered Wildlife Site.
Mike Kelly is a Natural Environmental Officer with the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty team in Craven Arms. One of his interests is the River Clun, one of only three rivers in England designated to be a ‘Site of Special Scientific Interest’, as is the Broadward Estate itself. The River Clun runs through the Broadward Estate and is home to rare and vulnerable wildlife, such as otters, water voles, kingfishers, dippers, white-clawed crayfish and freshwater pearl mussels. Following his talk, Mike will guide a walk along the river bank for those wishing to join him.
The ticket price of £20 per person includes a cream tea, plant stall and book sale. To save costs, tickets will not be issued. Attendees will be contacted by email or phone by way of confirmation.
Kindly send a cheque for £20 per person, together with your telephone number and/or email address, to Carole Dixon, Walford Grange, Walford, SY7 0JT; cheques should be made payable to ‘CTSLL’.
This workshop is all about the joys of fair weather eating. You will make sensational salads, perfect picnics and sweet treats to enjoy on all those lazy Summer days. With her flair for foraging and her gardening knowhow, Milly will show you how to prepare delicious dishes
using local herbs, vegetables and country produce. As always, you’ll go home with lots of your day’s achievements so bring plenty of containers! £35 per person, booking essential.
Get to grips with scything at this one-day course run by Natural England site manager, Simon Cooter. We will include: introduction to scything, setting up the snath, the angles of the blade, honing the blade, mowing technique and practice, hay meadow management, cutting different vegetation and sharpening and peening. We will be using alpine scythes but participants are welcome to bring their own. Boots or good shoes are required and clothing suitable for the weather. £50.00 per person to include all equipment. Booking essential.