June 9th is Open Farm Sunday, so we will have some displays in the field in front of St. Paul’s Walden Bury, and also be offering tractor-trailer rides around the farm. This is an opportunity to find out more about the local countryside, what we produce, how we manage the environment to support wildlife, and our system of grazing cattle. Alongside this, the Bury Gardens are open for the National Gardens Scheme charities, from 2-7pm with teas served by the PCC or WI. There is a charge to enter the gardens, which goes to the charity, but Open Farm Sunday events are free. Within the Walls community garden project is also open, so if you are interested in knowing more about what they offer, or how you could help, do drop in.
This is the best time of year to learn about farming, and so if you know of a group or school who would like a farm tour, please do get in touch to arrange a mutually convenient time.
Through the summer term we will also be welcoming school children from St. Paul’s Walden school and Preston school for forest school sessions.
In August, we will be running our Forest of Frogs Summer camp, from August 19th – 22nd. Children aged 6-12 can engage in forest school, drama, nature arts and crafts and treasure hunts in the gardens of St. Paul’s Walden Bury. This year bookings are through eventbrite. There is a link from the home pages of www.stpaulswaldenbury.co.uk and www.outdoorlearningexperiences.org websites.
In September, the St. Paul’s Walden Bury run will take place on Sunday the 22nd, starting and finishing in the gardens. There are 10k, 5k courses, and a 2k fun run available. Autism Angels runs this event to raise money for their charitable work.
Our outdoor season ends with Art in the Woods on October 13th, from 2-4:30 pm in Hitch Wood.