Events

Events

Allesley Park Walled Garden

Spring is an energetic and busy season for all of the gardeners. Many trees and flowers have been waking up and showing off their best blossoms in every way to attract us to pop outdoors.

Allesley Park Walled Garden Group is glad to invite you to join our first picnic event from 11 am to 3 pm on the 1st of June.

The picnic has a Peter Rabbit theme. Peter and Mr McGregor will be our guests and are excited to join us for this event so do be on the watch for them! Help them both by taking a peek around the gardens, you may spot them wandering around the vegetable patches.

There are plenty of games, a fun Rabbit Trail and activities for adults and children. Bring your sandwiches and enjoy the day out with your loved ones. If you run out of food, there will be a selection of cakes with hot and soft drinks served in the refreshments.

You can also pick some of your favourite plants to take home if you are a keen gardener like us. Hope to see you all.

The Allesley Park Walled Garden Group is pleased to work with City Nature Challenge Coventry and Warwickshire this year.

The event is called iNaturalist Training which is held at the Walled Garden from 1-2 pm on 20th April. It is a free session and you can book through their eventbrite link: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/inaturalist-training-at-allesley-walled-garden-tickets-880756685957

Hope to see you and your loved ones this Saturday.

Thank you all for attending our first event, Wassailing, on 6th January. We all enjoyed scaring the evil spirit away with plenty of music and the loud banging during the event. Special thanks to the Coventry Morris Dancers, who gave an excellent performance and attended our event on the day. We were blessed with lovely weather as the sun shone brightly all morning for us.

Hope we will see you again and have your continued support in 2024.

The beautiful season of Autumn has arrived. It is also the harvest season at our Walled Garden. Allesley Park Walled Garden Group would like to invite you to join us at our Apple Day from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, October 14.

The Walled Garden has fewer fruits in our orchard this year. We still managed to prepare some fruits on this occasion. However, you are welcome to bring your apples from your garden or buy them and bring them to the Walled Garden and we will press them and make your juicy juice.

There is also a refreshment for you and your family to enjoy. You can also meet our local hedgehog group with the full information on how to look after hedgehogs. So come and join us for a fun day.

Our summer event is coming.

Have you visited Allesley Park lately? The vegetables, herbal gardens and trees in the orchard are thriving. Bring your children and loved ones to come visit us in the summer.

We are glad to announce that our summer picnic event will be held from 10 am – 2 pm on Saturday 19th Aug. There will be plenty of traditional lawn games in the field area, children activities and the name of the scarecrow competition will resume for the children. Our popular refreshments will be ready for you just in case your picnic runs out.

You are also able to pick some fresh organic vegetables from our display shelves for a small donation on the day.

Welcome to see you.

Thank you to all of you who attended the coronation celebration. We all enjoyed it although the weather was depressing. Apologise for cancelling some of the activities due to the rain all day. We will hold the event again when summer arrived.

CORONATION CELEBRATION

Walled Garden is glad to hold a coronation celebration from 11.00 am till 2.00 pm on Monday 8th May.

Bring your own picnics – there will be a refreshment stall with tea, coffee, squash & cakes.  There will also be plenty of traditional garden games for you to enjoy with your family & friends, a garden trail for the kids and a name the scarecrow competition.

Blossom Watch Week

Thank you to everyone attending the event. The weather did not stop us to sing and chant at the event. Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

Education project – School Visits

We are glad to be involved with three primary schools as part of their curriculum. The pupils who visited the Walled Garden were enjoying sowing seeds, guided tours in orchards, composting sites, wormery and vegetable patches with our volunteers. They showed enthusiasm about learning all the aspects. One of the schools also paid another visit for the harvest. We were also enjoying the hosting and interaction with them.

Making your own compost

Our Markets

Our market is held once a month from May to Oct each year. Everyone is welcome to attend the markets. There you may find refreshments and our fresh and organic cooked food. All the markets are currently suspended until further notice, due to Covid-19.

Activities

School leaver challenge/Young people project

Wassailing Carol

An ancient mysterious ceremony to encourage bountiful harvest, presented by a group of people gathering together at the beginning of each year to pray by carolling, parading, chanting reciting poetry and banging loud objects to ward off evil spirits.

Special Needs/Physical and Mental Health Project

Our group is enthusiastic in association with any special needs, physical/mental health projects held at our garden. The garden is also wheelchair accessible. Please contact us, If you are organising a project and interested in using our venue.

Employee Volunteering Project

The walled garden group is welcome to incorporate the employee volunteering project. Contact us if you are interested.

Education

We are glad to be able to visit schools to give talks or to provide our venue for pupils/young persons to learn about horticulture and the importance of an eco-friendly environment.