Please note: exciting Visitor Centre developments are under way, we apologise for any disruption this causes.

Little Acorns Pre-School Gardening Club
First Wednesday of each month*

The club encourages children to engage with the natural world. All activities are 'planty', 'arty' or 'crafty'. The club runs from 10.30am until noon. *Little Acorns does not run during school holiday periods.

Red cabbage, by Sue EdwardsBotanical Watercolours exhibition: 2–18 September

Botanical Watercolours celebrates the life and artistic talent of the late Sue Edwards.
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Father and son browsing plants and the autumn fairEssex Plant Heritage Autumn Fair: 17–18 September

Join Matthew Wilson, gardener and landscape designer, as he officially opens this year’s plant fair. Around 30 specialist nurseries will be on site selling a range of seasonal favourites plus a few unusual plants as well. 
More about Essex Plant Heritage Autumn Fair


Cinema night at Hyde HallOutdoor cinema evening - Dirty Dancing: 10 September

As the sun sets, enjoy the classic film Dirty Dancing by an idyllic lakeside setting.
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Assorted fresh cheesesFood Festival: 7–9 October

Due to circumstances beyond our control this event is no longer taking place. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Brown long-eared batOctober half term: Animals of the Night: 22–30 October

We're going batty this half term! Learn how you can help bats in your garden, meet owls, make a hedgehog house, carve a pumpkin and much more!
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