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Old Warden
Nr Biggleswade, Bedfordshire SG18 9EP United Kingdom
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August 2017

Invertebrate Walk in The Swiss Garden

August 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Swiss Garden, Old Warden
Nr Biggleswade, Bedfordshire SG18 9EP United Kingdom
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Led by members of the Bedfordshire Invertebrate Group. For those who enjoy the natural world, a walk around the beautiful Swiss Garden and adjoining Woodland in search of interesting specimens from the invertebrate world. Try your hand at pond-dipping! Featuring a nature table and display from the Bedfordshire Natural History Society, this free event (normal garden admission rates apply) offers an insight into the Swiss Garden as a habitat for these fascinating creatures. Timings: 10.00 – 13.00 Ticket price: £8…

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Wind in the Willows – The Swiss Garden

August 25 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Swiss Garden, Old Warden
Nr Biggleswade, Bedfordshire SG18 9EP United Kingdom
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Join Badger, Ratty, Mole and Toad for a perfect summer of adventure in the Swiss Garden. What starts as a search for the best picnic spot rapidly turns into the most hilarious of escapades. With the bumptious Toad’s heart set on a shiny new motorcar and his very liberty soon at stake, will his faithful friends come to his rescue – and will he let them? Alive with music and song, this magical family show is presented in beautiful traditional…

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September 2017

Workshop: Autumn & Winter Planting – Swiss Garden

September 9 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Swiss Garden, Old Warden
Nr Biggleswade, Bedfordshire SG18 9EP United Kingdom
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This workshop is about bringing colour and interest to your garden during the autumn and winter seasons. Led by RHS and Chelsea Flower Show award winning garden designer Philippa Pearson who will offer expert tips on the use of a range of plants to create stunning late season displays in your garden. Using the Swiss Garden as a base for looking at garden design and planting layouts, this workshop will enhance your plant knowledge and design skills.   Ticket price…

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October 2017

Workshop: Poetry Writing in The Swiss Garden

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Swiss Garden, Old Warden
Nr Biggleswade, Bedfordshire SG18 9EP United Kingdom
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£40

Enjoy a wonderful poetry-writing workshop led by poet Phil Bowen (www.philbowen.co.uk) using the theme of gardens as inspiration. Poetry plays an important part in the Swiss Garden’s past, and there are examples of verse inscribed around the landscape, full of meaning and memory for those who placed it there almost 200 years ago. Write your own piece of poetry, inspired by the lovely surroundings of the garden and with guidance from Phil, himself a published poet and scriptwriter who understands…

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Fungal Foray in The Swiss Garden

October 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Swiss Garden, Old Warden
Nr Biggleswade, Bedfordshire SG18 9EP United Kingdom
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If you’re mad about mushrooms or fascinated about fungi, enjoy a walk around the beautiful Swiss Garden and adjoining Woodland in search of interesting species of fungi found growing naturally in Bedfordshire. Led by the Herts & Beds Fungi Group, this free event (normal garden admission rates apply) offers a different view of the Swiss Garden and its natural environment. Timings: 10.00 – 13.00 Tickets: £8 per adult, £7 per concession and up to four children free per paying customer.

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Workshop: Wildlife Art, Writing & Poetry – The Swiss Garden

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Swiss Garden, Old Warden
Nr Biggleswade, Bedfordshire SG18 9EP United Kingdom
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£25.00

Celebrate, enjoy and explore wildlife, art, poetry and a sense of place and how all have come together throughout the work and life of Steve Halton, a local artist and naturalist who is at his best when surrounded by birdsong and the natural environment. Suitable for ages 16+. Timings: 10:00 Arrival/Tea & Coffee served from the Restaurant 10:20 Introduction 10:30 Bird walk around Garden 11:30 Talk about wildlife in Bedfordshire and what has inspired Steve 12.30 View of artwork and…

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