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Apple Orchard Wassailing is a tradition to wake up the fruit trees from their winter slumber and encourage a good harvest for the coming year!

The garden wassail takes place on Saturday 9th February.

Come one, come all, and enjoy...

3 - 4.30 pm
Free drop-in craft activities for children and families in Meeting Room (Quarry),
making ‘Wassailing’ instruments from recycled materials 

4.30 - 5 pm
Wassail for the fruit trees 

Since 2010, The Castle Climbing Centre has been on a mission to ensure that none of our waste ends up in landfill. Over the years we have tried a number of approaches; some have worked, some haven’t. Among other developments, we’ve installed clearly labeled bins in every part of the centre, purchased products in bulk to reduce packaging, conducted regular waste audits and implemented an onsite composting system that generates 5 tonnes of compost a year. We reuse as much waste as possible on site from our building construction to our art and craft sessions!

You are cordially invited to our Winter Warmer
on Sunday 16th December 
from 1 - 6.30 pm
 

Join us in the garden this Sunday for Apple Day, from 11am - 4pm.

Take part in fruit pressing workshops all day- if you can, bring some apples from your garden and take home some juice (please bring an empty bottle).

There'll be apple games and art & crafts for all ages. Plus refreshments- delicious, hearty snacks made from food surplus, and of course... juice!

The event is a collaboration between the Castle Garden team and food campaigners Feedback.

 

Urban Harvest is a celebration of all of the tasty produce that has come from the garden over the year, as well as of the hard graft and collaboration- between insects, animals and people, that has taken place.

It's also a celebration of the autumn equinox.

What's on...

- Garden Cafe (seating under cover if needed) - serving teas, cordials and glorious garden harvest goodies - including cob oven baked bruschettas, and sweet treats!

- autumn equinox mandala and the community poem board.

This month's garden event is about taking some time to observe, be present, and connect with our playful, joyful, creative wild selves. 
 
You'll discover self-led activities and workshops throughout the day, to restore calm and balance, and nurture wellbeing. These include:

- mindfulness in the garden activities 

Join us in the garden for the Big 

We've got a weekend of spring celebrations coming up this month.
 
The first is a Spring Equinox Celebration on Saturday 24th March,
from 12 to 5 pm.

Spring is a time of new beginnings; we'll be setting intentions, planning adventures, and visualising what we'd like to grow over the coming year.

There'll be:

- creative writing and drawing activities

- gardening/food growing Q&A

- spring crafts and nature games for children, plus a nature trail/egg hunt.

This Sunday 8th October, from 11am - 4pm, join us in the garden for a celebration of apples!

You can take part in the fruit pressing workshop, as well as apple games and art & crafts activities running throughout the day.

For more information, please contact: events@castle-climbing.co.uk

Urban Harvest is a garden open day featuring a cafe in the garden (with seating under cover in case of rain!) serving delicious food with garden ingredients, garden fruits smoothies, herb teas, castle garden honey and more!

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