Upcoming events:



Winter Pruning Course

11:00am - 3:00pm |
Colchester location, TBC 
How to restore an overpruned orchard.

On Saturday the 20th January 2018 we will be organising a winter pruning training course under the experienced guidance of Adam Paul on "how to restore an overpruned orchard" consisting of mainly apple, quince, medlar and other fruit trees.

We will start at 11am and will aim to finish by 3pm. Please bring a packet lunch, wellies and your pruning equipment. We will provide Coffee and Tea. 

There will be a charge of £10 for non-members but free for members. Please register your interest by 10th January with Ton Damen (ton_damen@yahoo.co.uk / 07584 410465).

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Sip and Tuck
67 High Street
The Skinny Jean Gardener Show Streaming LIVE on Facebook filmed at Colchester’s Sip & Tuck and going LIVE @ 8PM. I’m an Ambassador for St Helena Hospice and together we have put together the ‘Can You Dig It’ campaign. Between 5:30 & 7pm you can register and collect your seeds! LIVE RECORDING & STREAM @ 8PM - 8.25pm. Recording for a pre recorded Show @ 8.40pm - 9.05pm. With Music from Show band Tanjamin Mandarin. Drinks and some food. Available to buy on the night.

Saturday Explorers

10:00am - 12:00pm |
Suitable for children walking - 6years (non walking siblings very welcome free of charge) Hot drinks for grown ups. Toasted marshmallows and popcorn for children.

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Winter Birding Day

10:00am - 4:00pm |
Fingringhoe Wick, South Green Rd, Colchester, CO5 7DN 
Guided bird walks around the nature reserve with expert guides from Swallow Birding. Help with bird identification. No need to book. Please ring the centre for more information on 01206 729678. Normal entry donation requested.



Trees for Years 2018

10:00am - 1:00pm |
Rowan House, Sheepen Road, Colchester CO3 3WG 
Colchester Borough Council is delighted to announce that it will again be running the Trees for Years giveaway in association with grounds maintenance company idverde on Saturday 3 February.

From 10am-1pm on the day, or until stock runs out, 2,018 trees will be available for residents to collect from Rowan House, Sheepen Road. Members of the Council's Parks team will be on hand to advise which plants are suitable for your size of garden. 

Last year, around 700 people attended the event and all the plants had been snapped up by midday – so be quick!

Each household will be able to take up to three plants and residents are asked to bring their own bags. Schools, community groups or parish councils can take up to fifteen. All trees are bare-root and range in height from 50cm to 1.2m.

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Heli Hounds Dog Walk

9:30am - 1:00pm |
Flight House, Colchester, CO6 2NS 
Paws at the ready! Join over 300 dogs as we head off on our Heli Hounds Dog Walk, raising money for your local Air Ambulance. Starting at our HQ in Earls Colne we will walk 5 km around the beautiful grounds of Marks Hall, making paw-some pals along the way! Registration for the walk will start from 09.30 am. The walk leaves at 10.30 am.