The St. Stephen’s Millennium Green Trust runs several fundraising and community events during the year. Usually these will include the Lansdown Open Gardens and a Summer Fair held on the Green. Information about past and future events will be found on this page.
Unfortunately the Covid-19 pandemic has meant that only one event was held during 2020 plus a Jam & Chutney Sale on the Green in December. However we did manage to put on a Virtual Lansdown Open Gardens instead of the physical Lansdown Open Gardens.
On March 7th 2021 we held our first Zoom event with a talk by local author Jeremy Seal. See below for more details. Also on March 7th 2021 we announced the results of the first monthly draw of the Millennium Green Lottery.
We do have two events planned for the second half of 2021 – a Plant Sale with Teas on the Green, and the Lansdown Open Gardens. See below for details.
Future & Past Events
- The Lansdown Open Gardens – Sunday 22nd August
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.
- Plant Sale with Teas on the Millennium Green – Sunday 4th July
As the current Covid-19 restrictions are continuing the Plant Sale on the Millennium Green scheduled for July 4th has been cancelled.
We are still intending to hold the Lansdown Open Gardens on August 22nd.
- Jeremy Seal Zoom Talk March 7th 2021
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’.
- Jam & Chutney Sale On The Green – Dec 9th
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
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!)
- Talk with Tea – Sunday February 9th 2020
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.