From Story Telling to Easter Eggs.
The weather is getting warmer and the flowers are popping up this March. There’s plenty going on in the garden behind the scenes and in the visitor areas. The garden team will be planting potatoes, peas, carrots and other veg which will be used in the tea-room when they’re ready, or available for a donation from the honesty bench.
Behind the scenes, our volunteers have been busy planting a new hedge in celebration of the National Trust’s 125th birthday. The hedge is made of a rich variety of plants which are great for pollinators. In a few years’ time it will spread and grow to be a great shelter insect and animal life.
Check visitor opening hours, events and find out more about the work that’s going on to care for Canons Ashby on the National Trust website. National Trust – Canons Ashby
There are plenty of events and activities listed on the Canons Ashby website. Here are just a couple of highlights.
|Sat 7 March||11.30-2pm||Family Storytelling||Bring your little ones and listen to a story in honour of World Book Day earlier this week. Our storyteller has a selection of stories for younger children, so why not pop in and settle down for a tale together? Normal admission prices apply|
|Sunday 22 March||11-3pm||Mother’s Day Posies||Treat your mum by making her a little posy of flowers to really put a smile on her face. Suggested donation £1 and normal admission prices apply.|
|4-19 April (excluding Easter)||10-4pm||Growing green trail||Grow your interest in the green things all around us by joining in this spring trail during the school holidays. Bring the kids and have a go, then pick up your sticker. Normal admission prices apply.|
|10-13 April||10-4pm||Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt||A delicious Cadbury prize awaits at the end of our outdoor Easter trail. Bring the family to explore the ancient parkland, get in touch with nature this spring and earn your tasty reward. £3 per trail and normal admission|
Information about visiting, the Trust’s history, work and projects, and upcoming events can all be found on this website National Trust – Canons Ashby.
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