2013: Summer Activity Programme at The Lamb and Leechwell Garden, Totnes.

A seasonal programme of activities and gardening for health and well-being in the gardens, for everyone in the community to enjoy!

JULY

ACTIVITY

Date & Time

Wednesday,

3rd July..

Tai Chi in the garden – with Mick Read. A new outdoor Tai Chi class taking place every week in the garden and open to all; plus free! Donations Welcome.

1-2pm.      

Leechwell Garden.                    

Thursday,

4th July

Garden History Walk & Talk – with Shirley Prendergast. A second guided walk around the history of the Leechwell garden area. With donations to the LGA Pool Fund.

11am. Meets at Kingsbridge Inn.

Saturday,

6th July.                             

Herb Walk – with Clare Shipperly & Peter Neumann. Join expert herbalists to recognise different herbs for health & nutrition. Free. anniethegardner@yahoo.co.uk  07590004828

2-3.30pm.

Leechwell Garden.

Sunday,

7th July.

KidŐs Corner – Garden Edibles: LetŐs see what we can eat and what we can do with it.

A gardening club for children led by Muddy Mums, every fortnight. Donation Ł3.

2-3pm.

Leechwell Garden.

Monday,

8th July.

Garden Care - with Catherine. Seasonal garden tasks with volunteers.                                       Keep up with our Facebook updates @thelambgarden      

2-4.30pm.             The Lamb Garden.

Wednesday,

10th July.

Tai Chi/ Chi Kung in the garden – with Mick Read. Take advantage of this new, weekly outdoor course in the garden. Free! Donations Welcome.

1-2pm.      

Leechwell Garden.                    

Monday,

15th July.

Gardening for Health - New plants from old: Have a go at softwood cuttings.       

Bring all weather clothing and suitable footwear. Free to join at any time.                           Contact Catherine@gardeningforhealth.org.uk  Tel. 07582125438 for details.

2-4.30pm.

The Lamb Garden.

Wednesday,

17th July.

Tai Chi in the garden – with Mick Read. New class every week. Improve health and well-being, whilst enjoying being in Leechwell garden; itŐs free! Donations Welcome.

1-2pm.      

Leechwell Garden.                    

Thursday,

18th July.

Gardens & Allotment Trail – Join this new walk & talk from The Lamb along the Totnes Garden Trail towards Castle Meadows. Free to join.

2-3.30pm.

Meet at The Lamb.

Sunday,

21st July.

Writing from Nature - with Roberta Verdant. A free 2 hour writing workshop in the garden. Donations Welcome.

11am-1pm.

Leechwell Garden.

Sunday,

 21st July.

KidŐs Corner - Garden Cosmetics for Kids. Make lots of lovely herb things for the bath.                           All tools are provided. Parent must accompany children. Suggested donation: Ł3.

1-2pm.

Leechwell Garden.

Wednesday,

23rd July.

Knitters do Lunch– with Christine Hart. Drop in anytime with knitting crochet or spinning & perhaps lunch & rug/cushion!  Chris is happy to help if you want to learn to knit spin or crochet

11.30am – 2pm.

Leechwell Garden

Wednesday,

23rd July.

Tai Chi /Chi Kung in the garden – with Mick Read. A new outdoor Tai Chi class taking place every week in the garden and open to all; plus free! Donations Welcome.

1-2pm.     

Leechwell Garden.                    

Thursday,

25th July.

Expressive Art Workshop – with Emma Capper. Let Nature guide your senses and creativity. With local artist facilitating. Costs: Donations Invited.

11am-1pm.

Leechwell Garden.

Monday,

29th July.

Gardening for Health - Alfresco lunch with The Kitchen Table cooking! (postponed from July 1st). Enjoy produce from the garden with friends and volunteers. All welcome sample delights of The Lamb harvest, as cooked by Sima & Hannah of The Kitchen Table.  Free.  Tel. 07582125438.

2-4.30pm.                    

The Lamb Garden.

Wednesday,

31st July.

Totnes Garden Trail – Regular, easy/starter Walk N Talk around three new town community gardens. Free. See more www.walkingforhealth.org.uk

11am.

Meet: Market Sq.

Wednesday,

31st July.

Tai Chi/Chi Kung in the garden – with Mick Read. Open to everybody, new or expert in Tai Chi! Feel the benefits of this outdoor activity. Runs weekly & free! Donations Welcome.

 

1-2pm.      

Leechwell Garden.                    

AUGUST

ACTIVITY

Date & Time

Sunday,

5th August.

 

KidŐs CornerWeeds: Maintain the garden, do some weeding and, learn about their other uses. Muddy Mums hosts this regular gardening club for children, every other Sunday afternoon. Parents must accompany their children. Suggested donation: Ł3.

2-3pm.      

Leechwell Garden. 

Monday,

6th August.

Leechwell Garden Volunteers – with Roma@leechwellgarden.org.uk  

Everyone welcome to join in with the Leechwell volunteers who help tend and keep the lovely community garden maintained for everybody to enjoy! First Monday of month.

Visit www.leechwellgarden.org.uk or follow on Facebook @LeechwellGarden

10am-noon.

Leechwell Garden.

Wednesday,

8th August.

Tai Chi/Chi kung in the garden – with Mick Read. The new outdoor class continues; every week, in the garden & open to all [beginners to expert included!]; Free! Donations Invited.

1-2pm.      

Leechwell Garden.                    

Monday,

12th August.

Gardening for Health Making lacewing homes and encouraging other beneficial wildlife to the garden. Children welcome.  Bring all weather clothing & sturdy footwear. Sessions are free to join. Learn more, visit: www.gardeningforhealth.org.uk      

Contact: Catherine@gardeningforhealth.org.uk , Tel. 07582125438.

2-4.30pm.            

The Lamb Garden.

Monday, 12th August

Pub Quiz – A Fundraiser evening for Gardening for Health, hosted by the Bay Horse Inn on Cistern Street [opposite The Lamb garden!]. Small fee for each team member [group of 4] to enter. Come along and play for fun and to win prizes; raffle also.

8pm.

The Bay Horse Inn.

Wednesday,

14th August.

Tai Chi / Chi Kung in the garden – with Mick Read. Learn a new health regime with this leisure class to improve every aspect of your well-being. Free! Donations Invited.

1-2pm.      

Leechwell Garden.                    

Sunday,

 18th August.

KidŐs Corner –Bee Dance: Spot bees and pretend to be them. Dancing and identifying the flowers they like. Costs: Donation Ł3. Follow online too, on Facebook @Kids-Corner

2-3pm.

Leechwell Garden.

Monday,

19th August.

Garden Care – Volunteers help care & maintain the garden, with all the seasonal tasks.

Follow us on Twitter for updates! @thelambgarden

2-4.30pm.

The Lamb Garden.

Wednesday,

21st August.

Tai Chi /Chi Kung in the garden – with Mick Read. A weekly outdoor Tai Chi class taking place in the garden and open to everybody. Free! With Donations Invited.

1-2pm.      

Leechwell Garden.                    

Monday,

26th August.

Gardening for Health – Building a wildlife pond.

Using a plain old tyre and transforming it to create a small oasis haven for wildlife in a town garden. Tools & refreshments provided. Sessions are free to join. See www.gardeningforhealth.org.uk for more details.

2-4.30pm.

The Lamb Garden.

Wednesday,

28th August.

Tai Chi /Chi Kung in the garden – with Mick Read. In the garden and available to all, whether new to Tai Chi or expert/intermediate.  Free! With Donations Invited.

1-2pm.      

Leechwell Garden.                    

Thursday,

29th August.

Gardens & Allotment Trail – Join this new walk & talk from The Lamb along the Totnes Garden Trail towards Castle Meadows. Free to join.

2-3.30pm.

Meet at The Lamb.

        The Lamb Garden and the Leechwell Garden are Totnes Development Trust led, charitable projects.

Check online for any late additions or changes to the workshop & activity programme on www.gardeningforhealth.org.uk