Monthly Archives: May 2016

The fair! Fun! and the Get Growing Trail

May 19, 2016

Hi everyone,

Firstly… The fair! What a great day! nearly 800 folks (yes 800!) through the gate and we raised a whopping great £2100! Whoooop! Thank you everyone who came and enjoyed the punk badger, origami, clay sculpting, willow weaving, facepainting, plant buying, rat splating, cake and pizza munching, not falling in the pond and more! The weather was perfect a glorious sunny day- And I especially liked the downpour of rain that came at 4:10 – just when I was wondering if anyone was planning on going home 🙂



Thank you every who came to make the day so lovely and a thousand thank you’s to everyone who helped on the day. You are amazing!

And we’ll be open again and selling more lovely plants (lots of our flowers and squashed ans pumpkins weren’t ready back for the fair due to the rather bracing spring we had). We’ll be opening again as part of the city wide Get Growing Trail! Saturday 4th June 11-3. We’ve got loads of different squash, tomatoes, aubergines, salads, and flowers and all sorts. Come and say hello and eat some cake. They’ll be pond dipping and the play house for the kids 🙂


Our Tuesday after school Golden Club is now up and running and loads of fun. We’re full at the mo but we plan to run ALL year whatever the weather so please get in touch to get your small folk on the list for September and beyond. We pick up from Bishop Rd Primary School and provide snack, slug hunts, epic den building, fires and fun times!


And no need to wait until next term… this half term Captain Claire and I will be back for a Golden Adventure day! Tuesday 31st May 10-4 £26 including pizza from the frog. Our theme is… birds – so we’ll be bug hunting for food, nest building and having a go at flying! Booking essential.

It been a busy few weeks and one of my favourite times of year – standing in the garden we can practically feel the plants growing around us as the soil warms up and the garden gets greener It’s a great time to come and get involved! And we’d love some more help with our lovely Golden Buds Toddler group if you’ve got a spare couple of hours on a Tuesday morning!

And we’re currently harvesting broad beans, rhubarb, spinach, chard, lettuce and even a bit of aspargus! Come and have a munch!

See you in the garden,


P.S You’re receiving this email becasue you have at some point shown an interest in the Golden Hill Community Garden. Just let me know if you’d like to be taken off the list

Lucy Mitchell
Community Project Worker
07506 905 394


The Fair! It approaches! 1-4 Saturday!

May 5, 2016

Hi everyone!


The Fair!  It’s nearly here! I know you’re all coming but maybe someone you know is umming and ahhing about attending with their entire family and all their friends. If so please feel free to use this list of reasons to convince them
1. Festival circuit favourite Pip’s Jukebox will be playing and singing YOUR requests…for 20p!  Under the Sea from The Little Mermaid to Dr Dre and everything in between.
2. Pizza from the frog, Best Pizza in Bristol. Fact.
3. Ever admired the veg on our posters? Garlic Tony our designer will draw you… as a vegetable or fruit OF YOUR CHOICE! Get thinking.. what vegetable are you???


4. Plants to buy!  Fruit bushes for a fiver!  Delicious heritage salad packs!  Purple mange tout!  Everlasting flowers! Bargains to be had!
5. Make origami!  Sculpt clay!  Weave a beautiful willow crown! Find a newt!
6. A choir!  Soul harmonies! Sing along classics! Beautiful folk! ….. THE PUNK BADGER!!!
7. The joy of being in the sunshine garden humming with life and laughter.
8. AND best of the best….. SPLAT THE RAT!! Yes. It’s true and quoits and giant jenga but…. SPLAT THE RAT! Woooooo!  
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You make our events lovely so please come we’d love to see you. Also there is still time to volunteer!  Donate plants or bake cakes or give some time on the day! Go waaaaan! We need you!
See you at the fair!