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Our Head Gardeners have been busy building mini beasts, creating new flower and vegetable beds and maintaining our Gardens.

They always try to showcase a range of crops, from fruits and vegetables to cereals and flowers, many of which we use in our Riverside Café.

Here’s a few summer tips to help keep the garden in tip top condition – what to do now!

  • Dead heading to promote further flowers
  • Take relevant for cuttings for propagation
  • Sow spring cabbages – oriental greens
  • Remove lower tomatoes leaves to help ripen
  • Keep picking your crops

What’s looking good now in our garden

  • Tomatoes – 12 varieties including several heritage – have you seen our black tomatoes
  • Large non edible Oregano, which are attracting lots of bees and butterflies!
  • Flower of the year – Zinnia in our small cut flower bed

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national mills weekend – 10th-11th May

This weekend we're celebrating National Mills Weekend, an annual festival of our milling heritage organised by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. Enjoy 10% off guided tours this weekend when you book (call 01767 603940).

You can also take part in 'Mills on the Air', a special event linking Jordans Mill with other mills across the country via 'HAM RADIO'!  An amateur radio station will be set up in the Mill Barn to make contact with other stations at historic mills across the country. Visitors can enjoy making contact with others and licensed operators will be on hand to explain what amateur radio is and talkto them about Shefford and District Radio Club.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Guided walks of the mill garden

Join us on Sunday mornings (until August) for a free guided tour of the Mill Gardens with our head gardener, Svenja.

The tours start at 2.45 pm outside the Mill Barn. Booking isn't required. Come and see what's growing and look at how the garden has developed so far. Svenja will be on-hand for your questions.

Normal garden admission applies (£1.65, including Gift Aid).

If you're part of a group interested in a garden tour, please email info@jordansmill.com or call 01767 603940 for details.

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Super-sized bugs arrive in the Mill Garden

The new installation in the Mill Garden may look like the set of  Stephen King's 'The Mist', where giant insects enter from another world, but rest assured, the super-sized bugs don't move! The talented Tony Pusey from Dinosculptor (www.dinosculptor.co.uk) in Norfolk has created the first four bugs of a collection that will be placed around the grounds. Keep an eye out as our insects increase in number!

 

 

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Spring at Holme Children’s Workshops

On Tuesdays and Thursdays during the school holidays we will be running Spring at Holme workshops for children. There will be plenty of activities to capture their imaginations! £3.50 per child. 10 am – 11.30 am.  Pre-booking is required, so please call 01767 603940 to reserve your places.

 

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Spring at Holme Children’s Workshops

On Tuesdays and Thursdays during the school holidays we will be running Spring at Holme workshops for children. There will be plenty of activities to capture their imaginations! £3.50 per child. 10 am – 11.30 am.  Pre-booking is required, so please call 01767 603940 to reserve your places.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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guest baking demonstration for April 28th

We have a guest carrying out our free cooking demonstration on 28th April at 11.00 am at Jordans Mill. Vickie Humber from Humbers Homemade Preserves will be showing you how to bake jam finger biscuits and you will be able to have a taste, as well as take home a recipe card. Humbers Homemade Preserves is based in Bedfordshire and Vickie’s products are available to purchase in the Mill Store Shop.

Please call 01767 603940 to reserve your seat.

 

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Jordans Mill hosts Young People Overcoming Disability or Illness Courage Awards 2014

On 12th March 2014, Rotary Club of Biggleswade Ivel awarded seven young people aged from 11-19 years 

Angus Moore was nominated by his grandfather Mike Vacher.

Angus was diagnosed with leukemia 4 years ago aged15yrs and showed remarkable courage and resilience throughout his lengthy treatment. He worked well at school and passed his driving test at the first attempt. He secured part time and now full time employment with the Lloyd's banking group. As a result of his treatment for leukemia he has recently had both hip joints replaced.  He dealt with this additional set back with determination and a very positive attitude recently returning to work.

Georgia Giddings was nominated by Mrs Lindsay Hall – Head teacher of Burgoyne Middle School.

Georgia has hyper-mobility of all her joints which results in frequent dislocations and pain. She takes part in everything at home and school and never complains.

Josh Corder was nominated by Deborah Ashley – Teacher of Stratton Upper School, Biggleswade.

Josh has cerebral palsy which affects his mobility and learning processes. He had only been in mainstream school for 18 months prior to transferring to Stratton Upper School where he is always keen to be seen as part of the Year 10 cohort on the same level as his peers joining in a variety of activities with a good sense of humour and determination.

Lewis Harradine was nominated by Ms Julie Mudd – Head teacher of Ivel Valley School, Biggleswade.

Lewis has had to adjust to recent massive changes in his school and home life. Despite his own special needs Lewis has remained positive making good progress at school & providing care and support within his family.

Robert Nocera was nominated by Glenn Young – Teacher at Henlow Church of England Academy, Henlow

Despite having to cope with severe hearing impairment & constant ear ache Roberto is always engaged, happy and enthusiastic about all aspects of school life. He is in school sports teams & reports for the school newspaper.

Sophie Chudley was nominated by Glenn Young – Teacher at Henlow Church of England Academy, Henlow

Sophie is the carer for her mother and older brother who requires special care. Despite her considerable home difficulties she is kind to fellow pupils and always has her homework in on time, making excellent progress at school.

Will Roberts was nominated by Ms Julie Mudd – Head teacher of Ivel Valley School, Biggleswade.

Will has faced great changes at home and school life over the last few months.  He is now a student at IvelValleySchool where despite his autism, he has made huge progress in dealing with these changes and joins in all aspects of school life.

Each young person received a framed certificate and a cash prize which has been financed by the generous sponsorship of local businesses Ballard and Tucker family dental practice, Cambridge coins, George Hay Accountants, John Mantle, Jordans Mill, Langford Garden Centre, and Liebherr UK.

 

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Half Term Bugs and Butterflies Workshop

 

Aged 5 to 9? We have some half term fun for you!

Come and join us to:
Make a Lacewing Hotel
Decorate our “Holme Made” Butterfly Biscuits
Make your very own “hungry caterpillar
Colouring in fun

The workshops will be taking place in the Education Barn on Tuesday 18th & Thursday 20th Feb ~ 10am – 11:30am.

The workshops cost £3.50. Please book in advance by calling us on 01767 603940. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

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Baking demonstrations – a recipe for success!

We're pleased to announce the start of our series of baking demonstrations. On the first Monday of the month at 3 pm, one of our chefs Sharon will be giving up some of her secrets to show you how to bake a variety of recipes. This is a free event and everyone is invited! Meet at the baking hatch to the left of the main entrance doors.

We're starting off our new activity with Red Velvet Cake, just in time for Valentine's Day; ideal for 'wow'ing or 'woo'ing your loved one. Bring a notebook to write down the recipe and instructions!  And enjoy a taste at the end of the demonstration.

In March, Sharon will be demonstrating how to bake three types of bread - white, focaccia and multi-grain.

*UPDATE* - Due to the success and feedback from our existing series of the demos we have decided to move the event to an earlier time of 11am and will be running it on the 28th April. The class will also be for pre-booked places, so please email us to reserve your place!

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HRH PRINCE CHARLES VISITS JORDANS MILL

The Prince of Wales has today visited Jordans Mill as part of a series of engagements in Bedfordshire.  The Prince had a tour of the mill with Bill and David Jordan and met members of the Jordan family, including the youngest member of the family Isla, who is 11 months old, as well as Mrs Jordan, Bill and David's mother. He also met factory workers from the neighbouring Jordans Cereals factory and local business representatives who discussed export opportunities as part of a UK Trade & Industry exhibition.  The Prince of Wales signed a special visitor book that will now be on display for future visitors to see.

Bill Jordan, who led the tour of the mill said: “It was an absolute privilege to provide His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales with a tour of the mill and visitor centre.  Our head gardener particularly enjoyed meeting the Prince and showing him the new mill gardens, which demonstrate Conservation Grade; the field margins that farmers who supply Jordans Cereals have in place to protect wildlife.”

 

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