We've got a great schedule planned for May Day... a celebration of hedgerows! From a look at traditional hedgelaying techniques, the diversity of plant species hedgerows include, and their importance for wildlife; to the experience of enjoying each change in season through walks alongside them, and wild food foraging.
Wed 19/4/2017 at 11:06 by Lauren Ballard
The Big Dig is a community garden open day, organised by Capital Growth.
Join us in the garden for a Celebration of Soil!
Here's what's in store:
11am - 4pm - in the garden
There'll be garden tasks to help out with, led by Rosie, one of our garden team - she'll be on hand to give information about growing and anything you'd like to know about the garden.
Activities for children, led by Lauren. Include seed planting, food growing games, meet the worms, nature games and crafts.
Wed 1/3/2017 at 17:04 by Lauren Ballard
Castle Wild after-school sessions are starting again this week.
They are fun and informal forest-school type sessions, for 7 to 13 year olds.
Each session is structured to include games, activities such as arts & crafts, bushcraft skills, free play / self-directed time, and time at the end to reflect and share around the fire.
Mon 6/2/2017 at 11:50 by Amy Yates
While it’s pretty clear we’re keen on reducing our environmental impact, from our rigorous recycling system to the permaculture garden, there’s more than meets the eye under the surface of the centre.
Wed 1/2/2017 at 19:50 by Lauren Ballard
In addition to our Wassail event in the garden on Saturday 11th February, we'll be running activities around the centre in support of The Climate Coalition's Show The Love campaign.
Find out more about this year's Wassail, including children's craft activities here
Do you care about the environment and the effects of climate change? Wear your green heart on your sleeve; share and celebrate the outdoor places that you are inspired by and want to help to conserve.
Wed 11/1/2017 at 17:34 by Claire Lee
“I am a medicinal horticulturalist, not a herbalist”, grins Nick Quinn, the creator of the Castle’s range of lotions, potions, balms, body washes and of course garden teas. Having been part of the Castle garden since the beginning, Nick has developed this organic range which started with a personal mission.
Fri 11/11/2016 at 16:54 by Lauren Ballard
Join us in the garden to take a bit of time to rest and reflect, and enjoy a bit of seasonal festivity and magic.
We'll be serving hot spiced apple juice and mince pies by a roaring fire.
This is a perfect time to grab some hand-crafted Xmas gifts! In the Roundhouse you'll find a host of craft stalls selling unique gifts for that perfect xmas present;
Wed 26/10/2016 at 18:30 by Lauren Ballard
Castle Wild after school sessions for 7 - 13 year olds will be continuing from Wednesday 2nd November up to 7th December.