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Summer at Brockwell Park Greenhouses

GIGS, AN EXHIBITION, PIZZA SUNDAYS, GARDENING, WOODWORKING, GARDEN CRAFTS, KIDS OUTDOORS ACTIVITIES.

If these appeal, please follow the links to our website for more detail and to book. We’d love to see you!

Remember too we are always looking out for people to help out and volunteer at the Greenhouses

There’s loads of things you can be involved in – gardening, our kids outdoor programme, cooking, carpentry, fundraising, selling plants and produce, helping at our events. If you’d like to become a BPCG volunteer please sign up here.

Come and see us soon at the Greenhouses. Drop in visiting times and gardening hours are Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm. Our schools and holiday sessions with kids happens on Monday, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and some Saturday mornings. But of course kids are welcome to drop in and play in our Natural Kitchen and around the site on our drop in days too.

GIGS

Ewan Mclennan Gig at the Greenhouses troubadour, balladeer and story teller cut in the old style, ‘a major figure on the folk scene. An artist whose music lives and breathes’ Songlines. Ewan is supported by witty, feminist young vocal quartet Norfolk Broads.
Sunday June 17th 6pm-9:30pm.  Book online

iyatraQuartet Gig at the Greenhouses multi-instrumentalist quartet with violin, cello, bass clarinet and percussion, iyatra are ‘a band who live by their wits and produce something different each night’ Mark T, fRoots. Iyatra will be playing masses of new material from their about-to-be-released second album.
Sunday July 1st 6pm-9pm. Book online

Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith Gig at the Greenhouses one of the finest duos to have emerged onto the British folk and acoustic scene in recent years. ‘Making common cause between antique songs and present circumstances is one of the grails of modern folk, one this young duo pull of impressively’ The Observer
Sunday July 8th 6pm-9pm. Book online

Raka all the way from Stoke Newington, this exciting Balkan collective will bedazzle and delight you!  Absolutely magnificent, no one can sit still listening to Raka!” DJ Ritu, A World in London – Resonance FM
Sunday September 16th 6pm-9pmBook online

Idumea Quartet Blending tradition, innovation, and sheer nonsense in roughly equal measure, the Idumea Quartet deconstruct and reconstitute Appalachian folk music, drawing strong influences from minimalism and experimental music.
Sunday October 15th 5pm-8pm. Book online

At all the gigs, there will be chance to explore the gardens, admire the Gorgeous Gourds exhibition in the lower Greenhouse and drink our botanical cocktails!

 

EXHIBITIONS

Our Gorgeous Gourds exhibition in the lower Greenhouse is open Thursday to Sunday 10am to 5pm! Humans have been growing and using gourds for centuries. Originating in Africa, archaeologicalevidence suggests they may have been one of the first domesticated crops in Asia and maybe in the world. They have spread across the globe through human migration, trade and natural processes.  Come and find out more and admire the Gourd plants and their night time flowering and scented plants we have grown so that night time pollinators come and fertilise our Gourds!  Pencil in your lunchtime and afternoon of Saturday October 13th for our Gorgeous Gourd Feast!

 

PIZZA SUNDAYS

Sunday Pizzas Come down around 12:45pm and choose toppings for your pizza. The oven will be hot enough by then and will be churning out pizzas by 1pm and they are delicious!

Sunday June 24th 1pm-2:30pm. Book your Pizza ticket online
Sunday July 29th 1pm-2:30pm. Book your Pizza ticket online
Sunday August 26th 1pm-2:30pm. Book your Pizza ticket online

 

GARDENING

As well as our regular Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday gardening volunteer sessions 10am-5pm,
Better Fridays therapeutic gardening mornings take place every Friday from 10:30am-12:30pm finishing off with a home cooked lunch.
If you are interested in joining, contact Cathy on edu.assistant@brockwellgreenhouses.org.uk or call 07503 919973

Creative Garden Sunday Morning Workshops on the last Sunday in the month, run by Cat our community gardener, these are a great mix of hands on learning and plant science.

Sunday June 24th 11am-12:30pm How to take Semi-Ripe Cuttings, by learning about the cells and tissues in stems, you will become much more confident and successful in taking cuttings. FREE but book online.

Sunday July 29th 11am-12:30pm How to summer prune Stone Fruits, you will learn all about how best to approach the 3 Ds and to create nice open structures in your trees and ensure plentiful harvests next year.

WOODWORKING

If you are interested in being trained in Green Woodworking, please contact Paul who runs these sessions on greenwood@brockwellgreenhouses.org.uk

 

GARDEN CRAFTS

On Saturday June 16th, Saturday July 28th, Saturday August 11th, Make your own Terrarium with Jar and Fern in two workshops, one on Demijohn Terrariums, one on Jar Terrariums. 11:30-3:30pm Book online at www.jarandfern.co.uk/workshops

Saturday June 30th 11am-2pm Natural Dye Workshop with Diane Sullock and Penny Walsh where you will learn all about growing, making and using natural plant dyes.  Book online

Every Thursday 1pm-3pm, Join Our Drawing Growth Group in the Greenhouses

KIDS OUTDOORS

We run curriculum linked outdoor learning activities for schools throughout term-time, as well as a whole host of kids’ outdoor activities during half terms and holidays.
For more information, contact Helen on
education@brockwellgreenhouses.org.uk, visit our schools page and family page.

Details and bookings for all family events over the summer holidays will be up on the following links after 25th June

https://www.brockwellgreenhouses.org.uk/events/2018-07/

https://www.brockwellgreenhouses.org.uk/events/2018-08/

Every Tuesday morning 9:15-10:30, we have Story Stompers, a Club for 2 to 4 year-olds. Join us for storytelling, explore the gardens and enjoy natural play and craft, whatever the weather!  Book online.

That’s it for now!

Looking forward to seeing you soon.
With all best wishes from us all at the Greenhouses.

 

Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses
Registered Charity No 1140590

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