Jordans Mill features in NFU Countryside magazine

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Jordans Mill is delighted to feature in the February issue of NFU Countryside magazine in an article looking specifically at our wonderful Mill Gardens. Jane Perrone, gardening editor at the Guardian, visited Jordans Mill  in October 2014 and spoke exclusively to Bill Jordan and Svenja Buckhardt, Head Gardener here at Jordans Mill, to find out more about how the Mill was reinvented and the modern farming techniques used to grow cereal crops alongside salads and wildflowers in our beautiful gardens.

Called ‘The Flour Garden’, the article is a fantastic insight into the Mill Gardens, we hope you enjoy reading it.

Click on the link below to read the article in full.

NFU Countryside – The Flour Garden

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Jordans Mill launches competition to find most unusual place to eat breakfast

 

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In celebration of National Farmhouse Breakfast Week taking place this year between 25-31 January, Jordans Mill is challenging you to tell us the most unusual place you’ve eaten breakfast and what you ate.

You might have already had breakfast in an unusual place or you might want to rise to the challenge and find an unusual place to eat your first meal of the day, whatever it is Jordans Mill wants to hear from you.

Entry into the competition is free and simple and can be done via Facebook or email. To enter via Facebook, entrants must upload a photo to their Facebook page and tag Jordans Mill, or message the photo to Jordans Mill.

The winner will receive breakfast for two in the Riverside Café, a guided tour of the Mill and Gardens with Bill Jordan and a Jordans Cereals breakfast hamper.

To be considered for entry into the competition, those entering via Facebook must like the Jordans Mill Facebook page.

To enter via email, attach the photo to an email to info@jordansmill.com. Jordans Mill will create a dedicated album on Facebook for all photos entered into the competition. Upon receiving the photo via Facebook or email, Jordans Mill will upload photos to the album.

Along with the photo, entrants must upload a short caption detailing who is in the picture, where the picture was taken (the unusual place), why it is unusual and what they ate.

The competition is open from 16th January – 31st January. Entries received/tagged before 00.01 on 16th Jan or after 00.00 on 31 Jan will not be permitted. The photos must belong to the person uploading them and must clearly show where they ate breakfast and include a caption as described above.

The photo with the most likes at 10am on 2 February 2015 will be deemed the winner. The winner will be announced at 12pm on 2 February 2015.

The prize of breakfast for two, guided tour of the Mill and Garden must be taken within six months by 3 August 2015.

The competition is not open to employees of Jordans Mill, consultants to Jordans Mill or volunteers.

Jordans Mill is going all out to celebrate National Farmhouse Breakfast Week in 2015 and will be offering two Full English breakfasts for £10, usually priced at £6.95 each, from 24 January, with breakfasts available all day until 3pm.

As Bedfordshire’s leading food heritage attraction and with a long history in breakfast, Jordans Mill is the perfect place to enjoy a freshly-prepared or to pick up your favourite Jordans Cereals products or other fresh breakfast ingredients from the Mill Store.

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Biggleswade’s budding birdwatchers invited to RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch at Jordans Mill

 

Budding birdwatchers across Biggleswade are invited to Jordans Mill on 24 January where the RSPB will be running lots of activities for all ages to enjoy in celebration of its annual Big Garden Birdwatch.

Now in its 36th year, the Big Garden Birdwatch is the biggest event in the RSPB’s calendar and the biggest wildlife survey in the world. Thousands of people across the UK will spend an hour counting the birds and wildlife in their gardens and schools, and telling the RSPB what they see.

To highlight this important campaign and encourage people to join in, Jordans Mill in Biggleswade is hosting a special event between 11am and 3pm in conjunction with the RSPB to help the people of Bedfordshire learn more about birds, wildlife and how they can tempt more of them into their gardens.

The RSPB will be running a host of activities including making fat balls and bird food kebabs, a children’s bird quiz, nature-themed face painting, wildlife colouring, and face mask and finger puppet making.

Guided bird walks around Jordans Mill’s garden and meadow will also be taking place with friendly RSPB staff and volunteers on hand with information on giving nature a home and garden bird feeding. Guided walks will be free of charge and will run at 12pm and 2pm.

And a Big Garden Birdwatch will take place for one hour during the day, so visitors can see for themselves how to do it, so they can do their own birdwatch at home.

24 January also marks the start of National Farmhouse Breakfast Week, which Jordans Mill will be celebrating all week with special competitions and promotions, including two full farmhouse breakfasts for £10, usually priced at £6.95 each.

Bill Jordan, Trustee of Jordans Mill, said: “Jordans Mill and the RSPB have enjoyed a good working relationship since the Mill re-opened as a visitor and heritage attraction in April 2013 and we’re delighted to be playing such a big part in their crucially important Big Garden Birdwatch.

“Through our Mill Garden and meadow, we are committed to encouraging more birds and wildlife to make their homes here and we’re looking forward to finding out how many species visit us.

“To boost the numbers and make the garden and wildflower meadow an even more attractive habitat we will be installing additional bird boxes, feeders and welcoming a birding volunteer who will be responsible for looking after the wildlife and telling our visitors all about the different types of birds and animals that call Jordans Mill their home.”

Admission to the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch event at Jordans Mill is free with a nominal charge for some of the activities. The usual admission charge for the Mill and Gardens applies. The event starts at 11am and will finish at 3pm. To find out more about the Big Garden Birdwatch please visit www.rspb.org.uk and to find out more about Jordans Mill visit www.jordansmill.com or www.facebook.com/jordansmill or call 01767 603940 for general information.

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Wedding Fair at Jordans Mill 17th and 18th January

Jordans Mill is delighted to be hosting the Handpicked Wedding Fair on 17th and 18th January between 10am and 4pm.

As well as a fantastic range of exhibitors and free entry, there’s also the chance to ‘Win Your Wedding Extras’ (including a wedding photography package, wedding cake, accessories, flowers, photo booth, post box & wishing tree and much more). Terms and conditions apply with £1 competition entry.

What’s more there’s only one of each supplier, so no competitive tactics to deal with when taking a walk round.

We will be opening the upstairs function rooms each day which are available for wedding hire and we look forward to welcoming prospective brides and grooms and helping you get ready for your big day.

We’ll be posting regular updates on our Facebook page on all the exhibitors and you can also take a look at the Handpicked Wedding Team’s Facebook page for further details https://www.facebook.com/thehandpickedweddingteam

Exhibitors include:

Alexanders Chauffeur Cars
Amber Weddings
Bridal Boutique
Elegant Nails by Lisa
Exceptional Designs
Fiona Lennox Make Up Artist
Flowers by Suzanne
Glamour Booth UK
The I Do Gift Company
Simply Alterations
Sweet Paradise
Sylvie’s Cake Creations
The Balloon Ladies
Timeless Photography
Truly Scrumptious

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