Learn, discover and explore this half term

Learn, Discover and Explore The Weir Garden walled garden.

It’s time to dust off the walking boots, pop on the woolly hats, scarves, gloves and enjoy a late winter walk here at The Weir Garden. Snowdrops create a beautiful carpet down the river banks with a few tentative primrose leaves starting to show through too. With the tea tent stocked with tea, coffee and soup as well as a slice of cake we open over half term.

Learn about the four families behind the garden’s transformation by picking up a lanyard at reception. Discover the glory days and head to the 1920s to see the walled garden evolve through the eyes of Roger Parr and his gardeners.

Over half term from 17th February we bring this right up to date with a trail from our current head gardener Ned. Come and identify his tools and learn about the spring plants that are putting on a show at this time of year.

Snowdrops in a wintery sun
Snowdrops at The Weir Garden
Snowdrops in a wintery sun

Ned himself will be busy with caring for the spring plants as well as general maintenance of the woodland garden, with repairing of steps, maintaining pathways and planned clearance. 

50 things to do activity day

Have you started your '50 things'yet?  Come to our natural play area, look for bugs in the wood, or splash in the mud. We are having an activity day on Wednesday 21 February, so come along with your scrapbook and collect a sticker.  If you've not started yet, you can pick up a scrapbook at reception or download the App from below.

Jumping in muddy puddles can be fun
Jumping in muddy puddles
Jumping in muddy puddles can be fun

Step into spring with us this half term, as our family trail uncovers what spring brings to The Weir Garden. Pop along to tick off a selection of your 50 things and not forgetting a visit to the Natural Play area.  If you can't wait until February we are open at weekends from Saturday 20 January and from 27 January seven days a week.