Nature talk and tea

Enjoying an afternoon tea in the Great Room of Lodge Park

Throughout 2018 Lodge Park will be holding a series of nature talks as Wildlife Wednesdays including afternoon tea, with a variety of specialists. A chance to hear from some well-known experts, chat to them over afternoon tea and ask questions. 

The Sherborne Park Estate was home to BBC Springwatch 2017, and in 2018 we will be continuing to focus on nature and the wildlife of the Cotswolds. 

Wednesday 2 May - Andrew Bluett

Our next event will be with Andrew Bluett, from Gloucestershire Raptor Monitoring Group.

You may have seen the 'festival of raptors' that live on the Sherborne Park Estate on last year's Springwatch on BBC Two. Andrew will be talking about the stunning birds that soar over the Sherborne Park Estate, and the whole of Gloucestershire, including red kites, kestrels, owls and buzzards

After the talk a delicious traditional afternoon tea including a selection of sandwiches, savoury pastries, cakes, and scones will be served by the fire on vintage china, accompanied by tea and coffee. 


The 'nature talk and tea' series

Following on from this will be wildlife specialists including hedgehogs, bees, and raptors. 

Wednesday 2 May - Andrew Bluett from the Gloucestershire Raptor Monitoring Group

Wednesday 20 June - Roger Mortlock, Chief Executive of Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

Wednesday 18 July - Dr Cathy Horsley,  from the British Bumblebee Conservation Trust

Wednesday 19 September - Dr George McGavin, entomologist and presenter

Wednesday 10 October - Dr Pat Morris, President of the British Hedgehog Preservation Society

Wednesday 7 November - Professor Richard Delahay from the Animal and Plant Health Agency, leading the project to monitor the badgers at Woodchester Park.

Where to find us

Lodge Park, Aldsworth, near Cheltenham, GL54 3PP

Upcoming events

Nature talk and tea with Andrew Bluett, Gloucestershire Raptor Monitoring Group

Wed 02 May 2018
During BBC's Springwatch in 2017, Sherborne's 'festival of raptors' was celebrated. As part of our nature talk and tea series you can find out more about the raptors that live not only in Sherborne, but throughout Gloucestershire.

Nature talk and tea with Roger Mortlock

Wed 20 Jun 2018
Want to learn more about nature and wildlife? Our 'nature talk and tea' series features interesting talks followed by a traditional afternoon tea.

Sherborne Park Ranger Walks

Fri 06 Jul 2018
Our rangers will take you off the normal footpaths to visit some of the sites made famous by BBC Springwatch.

Nature talk and tea with Dr Cathy Horsley

Wed 18 Jul 2018
As part of our nature talk and tea series, a talk from bumble bee specialist Dr Cathy Horsley, followed by a traditional afternoon tea at Lodge Park.

Sherborne Park Bioblitz

Thu 26 Jul 2018
Want to discover new species? A bio-blitz across the estate will help us find out what bugs, birds, mammals and plants are on the estate - including activities and guided walks

Nature talk and tea with George McGavin

Wed 19 Sep 2018
September's nature talk and tea features Dr George McGavin, entomologist and presenter. Speaking about his work with insects and his work in the media.