The Jordans Wildlife Garden that was on show at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, designed by Selina Botham has been dismantled and donated to three different schools working with Farming and Countryside Education, and Jordans Mill.
The garden was designed to reflect Fair to Nature (Conservation Grade), Jordans Cereals' commitment to preserve the countryside, where farmers donate 10 percent of their land to wildlife.
Visitors can now see the bespoke straw benches and bug hotels that formed part of the display, which was awarded the People's Choice Best Show Garden and a Silver Medal.
The benches were created by sculptor Spencer Jenkins, who is known for his work with woven, carved and steamed wood. They can now be seen across the bank from the Riverside Cafe in the Mill Meadow. The bug hotels have also been installed in the Mill Meadow and can be found in the woodland area.
This weekend, we're running taster sessions throughout the day of Forest Owl Forest School for 5 to 9-year-olds. There will be four sessions on Saturday and four on Sunday each lasting 90 minutes (see poster below for times). There will be lots of outdoor fun and activities, such as mud faces on trees and building dens. Children who attend this weekend will receive a £5.00 discount voucher off Forest School in August, which will run from 26th-29th August.
Places are limited but there is still time to book your children into one of the sessions. £10 a child. Call 01767 603940 to book. There will also be time for parents/carers to have a well-deserved cuppa in the Riverside Cafe while the children are in Forest School!
A Facebook competition to find the most popular photo taken by visitors at Jordans Mill was won by Wendy Presland. Her photo of a woodpecker in the Mill Meadow attracted 149 'likes' or votes in the two days the competition ran! Wendy's prize was a meal for two at last Thursday evening's Grill@The Mill.
You don't have to go all the way to Yorkshire to watch the opening stage of Le Tour de France, come and watch it on the big screen in the Ouse Room, one of our upstairs meeting rooms! We'll be showing the first stage of the tour from 10.30 am to 3.30 pm on Saturday 5th July. Pick yourself up a breakfast, lunch and snacks from the Riverside Cafe and enjoy watching Chris Froome start defending his Tour de France title.
We will be showing the following stages, too. Here's the timetable of our big screen viewings, so you don't miss out!
Stage 8 - Saturday 12 July
Live on ITV4 1300-1700
Stage 9 - Sunday 13 July
Live on ITV4 1400-1700
Stage 14 - Saturday 19 July
Live on ITV4 1200-1630
Stage 15 - Sunday 20 July
Live on ITV4 1400-1630
Stage 20 - Saturday 26 July
Live on ITV4 1400-1700
Stage 21 - Sunday 27 July
Live on ITV4 1500-1900
Sandy Art Group put on a fine display of their work over the weekend and plenty of visitors came to browse or purchase originals and prints. It was good to see the Ouse Room filled with colour!
The group held a raffle to raise money for AgeUK. Naz Saunderson from Biggleswade was presented with her prize by the artist, Jean Picton.