Monthly Archives: February 2016

Frogs, frogs, fun, tods, and frogs

February 29, 2016

Hi everyone

There’s lots and lots going in the garden at the moment- mainly…. SPRING!! Whooop!  and THE FROGS ARE BACK!

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There’s. So. Many. It honestly feels like a wonder of nature and I half expect David Attenborough to pop out from the undergrowth.  But they won’t hang around for ever! they’re here to mate before they head back to their allotment homes. So get yourself down here in the next couple of weeks and bask in the gentle and soothing sound of the croaking of hundreds of happy frogs.
 
Coming up as well in the Easter holiday we’ll be running our next Golden Adventure days 29th March and 5th April. It’s pirate themed but salty seadogs and landlubbers welcomed equally!  More of the usual games, crafts, games, pizza and silliness but with added ARRRRRRRs and maybe a parrot, and definitely a plank!  5-12 year olds £25 each and £20 for additional siblings including snacks and lunch.  Booking essential!  
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AND coming up next term we’re pleased to announce our newest venture!  a brand spanking new and exciting after school club – Golden Club!   Running every Tuesday picking up form Bishop Rd School and drop off for other schools. For Year 1 to year 6.  Loads more info to follow but we’ll be running 3 free taster sessions 12th, 19th, 26th April so get in touch to get names down for that! 
 
I’d like to give a special mention to the parents and toddlers of the Golden Buds toddler group who have carried on coming ALL winter through winds and rain and are now all officially ‘Tough Buds’!  Now it’ll just get warmer and more lovely!  We’re changing the times of our sessions so they’ll now run 9:30-11 and a new lunch time picnic session 11:30-1 with all the same fun activities but with more harvesting and eating!  Get in touch to get your name on the list or come to a free taster!
 
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Now it’s onwards and upwards to the warmer weather, seed sowing and growing, biscuit munching and chatting.  It’s a great time to get involved! And we’re back to our summer opening times 10-4 every Wednesday
 
See you in the garden!
 
Lucy
 
Lucy Mitchell
Community Project Worker
07506 905 394
 
ghcgarden@gmail.com
 
Please note I work Part time usually Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Winter and Birthday

February 12, 2016

Hello everyone!

 
Happy New Year!  Yes yes new year was a while ago but I’ve not been in touch.  Where have I been?  Mostly squelching round in the mud with our wonderful team or hardcore volunteers, jumping in puddles with the tough tods who are still coming to our group througout winter, and I’ve also been tidying the shed. Oh and enjoying the garden in all it’s occasional days of wintery gloriousness!
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It’s nearly February so it can mean only one thing…. IT’S OUR BIRTHDAY!  Yes next week the garden will be 4!  That’s right 4 years old and standing on it’s own two feet, walking tall and making whole sentences just like a 4 year old!  Who knew that in 4 years we’d still be going so strong!  So please come along and help us celebrate at our little Birthday party. Tomorrow!  Saturday 13th Feb 11am-2pm. 
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There will be a lovely bonfire and delicious hot soup AND cake AND party food – crisps in bowls!! (note:please feel free to bring more party food and cake).  It’d be great to see all you lovely folks who’ve been involved over the years but who’s life/work means we don’t see you any more!  And if you’ve not made it down yet you’re really welcome to come say hello!
 
And just to say again what what an absolutely amazing bunch of volunteers we have here in the garden. Hats off to all the folk who’ve turned up through this long and soggy winter and cheerfully got on with what needs doing! At least 20 EVERY Wednesday! Heroes of the garden I salute you! 
 
Oh and has anyone got any experience building willow structures?  We’d love a hand with building a lovely one in the next month or so…. 
 
See you in the garden!
 
Lucy