Alice Park Community Garden launch event 2013

Saturday 20 July, 1 pm to 3.30 pm

Alice Park Community Garden launch event 

We’ve come a long way!

Alice Park Community Garden, a local project run by volunteers in Larkhall, invites all to its official launch on Saturday 20 July from 1 pm to 3.30 pm.  The volunteers will be celebrating new Lottery funded improvements including a fabulous oak framed shelter.  Three years of hard work transformed the original piece of waste ground into a thriving community space used by people of all ages.

We’re excited to announce that the acclaimed local folk/gypsy jazz band Owl In The Sun (two members hail from Batheaston) will be providing the music! All welcome – come early and bring a picnic or alternatively buy your refreshments from the lovely Alice Park Café. Plus FREE children’s activities from Wild Things, the outdoor children’s playgroup which meets weekly at the community garden. The event will also feature the Amazing Wellstead Roundabout – bring your toys for a ride on the miniature roundabout!

More about Owl In The Sun:

“Absolutely gorgeous!” Fearne Cotton, BBC Radio 1

Selected to perform on the BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury 2011, the band have also featured on the BBC Radio 1 playlist and were finalists for the UK’s Isambard Nu-Folk Award. Blending folky americana with a twist of gypsy jazz, their original songs feature a range of acoustic instruments with rich vocal harmonies.

Calling all volunteers: If you can spare half an hour or an hour on the day to help with the community garden stall or can donate cakes, jams, chutneys, plants or anything else you’ve produced, please contact or 07875 986399

October in the Garden

Everything was sparkly and golden in the garden when we arrived yesterday.  The sun was just burning off an early morning frost, and the last marigolds and nasturtiums were waking up.  It all has a very end-of-summer feel now, with only the winter hardy veg looking positive.

The bonfire season is almost upon us! Come and join us for a family-friendly ‘Bonfire Day’ on Sunday 4th November, from 11 am to 1 pm.
There will be a campfire burning and FREE fun as follows:
Making hearty soup using garden produce plus damper bread
Home-made cakes – donations accepted for the garden
Story-telling and ‘make your own fire pixie’ from fabric scraps and natural materials for the kids
*Don’t forget, if you are free and feel like popping down to the community garden, our current volunteering sessions are as follows:
Wednesday evenings: 5.30 to 6.30 pm (17th and 24th October only as the light is fading)
Sunday mornings: 10 am to 12 noon until 21st October.
NB* from Sun 28th October when the clocks go back, the Sunday session will be from 11 am to 1 pm
The pace is relaxed with time for a cup of tea (don’t forget our friendly local café) and the garden is a lovely place to be. No experience necessary – guidance will be given.
Look forward to seeing you down there!