We now have more details of the activities that will take place during the 24 hour Bioblitz on Friday and Saturday this week and how YOU can get involved. Whether it’s by bringing pictures or specimens on unknown species for identification; providing data on the flora and fauna in your garden; or taking part in one of the guided walks, there’s loads going on to interest children and adults alike.
See all the details by clicking here. See you in the marquee on Friday and Saturday.
The weather forecast for the weekend is very promising – a great weekend to visit ten gardens in Chudleigh. They are all looking wonderful, and their keepers are looking forward to meeting you! For the best value lunch in Devon, make sure you visit Woodlands (see menu here), while cream teas are available at several gardens, including The Appleloft (Saturday), Woodlands (both days), Watercress Farm (Sunday) and Oakfield Coach House (Sunday).
Tickets at just £5 are valid for both days and take you into all ten gardens. And if you want to get the kids interested in gardening, remember that under-16s go in for free.
Note these recent programme updates:
The Rock Garden is open, but is not going to be manned and will NOT be selling tickets. Tickets can be obtained at the Chudfest Box Office on Saturday morning, or on the gate at all the gardens apart from the Rock Garden.
Oakfield Coach House will be open on both Saturday and Sunday, although the cream tea will only be served on Sunday afternoon.
One of the features of Chudfest that we are most proud of is that we put on a number of free events during the week, especially for the youngest members of the community. This year, this includes the Superheroes Party and Messy Church.
And on the Tuesday afternoon, there’s a treat in store for years 4 and 5 at the Primary School:
The brochures have been printed; we’ve collected them; stuffed the flyers in them (thanks, team); and Tom has loaded them into his car. In fact, the first few are being delivered as I type. (If you hear something coming through your letterbox as you read this, it could well be your copy.)
And if you prefer your information electronically, you can find a link to the full brochure on the Summer Festival page.
We are all very excited about a new addition to this year’s programme. The 24 hour Bioblitz is an attempt to catalogue the huge diversity of flora and fauna in and around our town. There will be lots to see and do; plenty of opportunities to get involved – and it’s all free. Read all about it by clicking here.