The annual Lansdown Open Gardens return on Sunday 22nd August 2021 2pm-5pm. We plan to have at least 6 gardens in the Lansdown area open. More details to follow.
A Plant Sale with Teas on the Millennium Green – Sunday 4th July 2021 2pm-4pm. More details to follow.
The Millennium Green’s first foray into virtual talks was very successful. Local author, travel writer and ‘Turkophile’ Jeremy Seal gave a fascinating talk on his latest book ‘A Coup in Turkey’. He drew very interesting parallels between events in Turkey during the 1950’s and early 1960’s and events in Turkey today.
We hope that later this year we will be able to hold more ‘Tea & Talk’ and ‘Tea & Wine’ events which will be ‘live’.
The Jam & Chutney sale on the Millennium Green held on Dec 9th was a great success. All the products were sold out after 40 minutes and £183 was raised towards the upkeep of the Millennium Green.
Many thanks to Jackie Harris for organising the sale and to Brenda Bridgeman, Mary Ede and Bridget Carter for supplying jams and chutneys. Thanks also to everyone who bought products to help support the Millennium Green.
The Virtual Lansdown Open Gardens are now open and ready for your visit! This means that despite the Covid-19 pandemic and the cancellation of the physical Lansdown Open Gardens you can visit the gardens which would have been open via photos and videos. With all the wonderful weather that we have had recently the gardens are looking spectacular.
There are six gardens to visit and you can finish on the Millennium Green with virtual tea and cake. Admission is free (any donations of course greatly appreciated!)
We will remember Storm Ciara – because we look back on it on remembering that it crossed Bath at the time of another wonderful talk by Amy Frost.
Whilst the storm raged outside, we sat in the snug surroundings of St Stephen’s Centre listening to a perfectly pitched talk on the work of the very architect who designed the building that we were in. Not needing to rush away afterwards, we then enjoyed a tea of sandwiches, scones with homemade jam (from the fruit of the tree on the Millennium Green) and sumptuous helpings of homemade cake.
Thank you to the 74 people who bought tickets for yet another sell-out event. .It was a most enjoyable afternoon, which raised over £900 towards the maintenance of The Green.
We are very grateful to Amy for giving her time and we hope to welcome her back again for another talk on the architecture of our area.
This “Talk with Wine” featuring local author Jeremy Seal was a great success. Jeremy gave an extremely engaging talk about his experiences canoeing down the River Meander across Turkey and provided fascinating insights about life in Turkey. Do visit Jeremy’s website at http://www.jeremyseal.com for more information.
Over 70 people attended the talk which as well as wine featured some Turkish dishes. The event generated over £670 towards the mantenance of the Millennium Green.
Many thanks to Claire Smith and Anne Claxton for organising the event.