WINTER MARKET 20th NOVEMBER This is just to let you know that Blaise Community Garden will be hosting a Winter Market with stalls selling all kinds of goodies and craft items in just under three weeks time, on Saturday 20th November from 10am to 4pm. Plenty of great ideas for Christmas gifts to suit all purses – or even something just for you! The Garden Cafe will also be open for hot/cold drinks, cakes, super steaming soup and delicious filled baguettes … yum, yum. Do put it in your diaries, please, and we hope to see lots of you then.
You can share in some secrets this September, wandering into the wonderful world of allotments and orchards, community gardens and city farms. The Get Growing Garden Trail will guide you to the amazing plots of vegetables and flowers cultivated at Blaise Community Garden. The ancient kitchen garden has been rescued from dereliction and turned into a place where volunteers grow food, learn from one another and make new friends.
On Saturday 18th September you will have the opportunity to see this Garden of Eden for yourself,
complete with an 18 foot Echium Pininana!
We’ll show you round and serve you tea and cake. You may even buy a few plants.
The garden is open from 10:00 to 14:00 to everyone on Mondays(Summer only), Wednesdays and Saturdays. You are very welcome to take a walk around, sit in the sun and just relax.
Equally if you’d like to get involved and volunteer you will receive a great welcome, a careful briefing of what is involved and the opportunity to become a member of the garden. You don’t have to come every week or stay for the whole session. You will be greeted by a volunteer co-ordinator who will tell you what you need to know and help you find a job to do. We stop for tea mid morning.
Do come and see for yourself.
We are taking part in Bristol Open Doors. Come and visit and take a guided tour of the garden, discover how the garden was designed and learn about the history and how the Victorians cultivated plants for culinary and medicinal purposes. Also visit our interactive information area and take part in activities such as herb identification and herb tasting. There will also be a café and a plant sale.
We are taking part in Bristol Food Connections – come along and help with preparing simple, healthy food that we will be cooking outdoors and then sharing as a picnic. Our pizza oven will be up and running and there will be lots of other tasty delights. There will also be a group from the museum, with samples of food from the past. Suggested donation: £2 per person
For more info on Food Connections, visit www.bristolfoodconnections.com
As part of the Bristol Get Growing Trail, come and visit us and take a guided tour, join in with various craft and growing activities and learn about organic and sustainable growing. There will also be a café, plant sale and the Goram Fair in Blaise park.
The next Crafternoon is on Sunday May 19th from 2-4. Join us for tea, cake and craft and of course good company. Bring your own project to work on or join in with the activity provided. Donations welcome.