Families Growing Together Workshops

Families Growing Together Workshops

 Thu, August 31, 2017

We have some exciting news to share with you all: Not only is our Horticultural Hub opening soon, but we will be running some interactive family workshops led by Poppy Fishman. 

These workshops are part of the Camden Health Kick programme, and will teach families all about horticulture, including how to grow food, plants, wildlife and much, much more. These sessions will be held in our new Horticultural Hub and cafe/kitchen area. 

So, if you're interested in learning more about gardening with your child/ren, please get in touch with Tricia at tricia@castlehaven.org.uk or 020 7485 3386. 

Our sessions will last for two hours with a refreshment break in the middle. Please note that carers/parents/adults must stay with their children at all times.

See our dates and schedule below:

Food Growing Fun: Thursday 14th September from 3.45pm-5.45pm

Learn all about different vegetables, fruit and herbs. Sow some winter seeds which you’ll be able to watch grow over the coming weeks.


Plants in Pots: Thursday, 21st September from 3.45pm-5.45pm

Come along and decorate your own plant pot and plant seeds or bulbs to take home. You can also plant up some flowers for our new Horticulture Hub.


Wildlife in the Garden: Thursday, 28th September from 3.45pm-5.45pm

Let’s all go on a bug hunt! We’ll look up close at bugs and insets and learn how they are beneficial to our gardens. We’ll also make bird feeders to hang around the local parks.


All about Seeds: Monday, 23rd October from 10am -12pm

What is a seed? What do seeds need to grow? Find out the answers to these whilst collecting wildflower seeds and making vessels to spread them in the garden.


Pumpkin Crazy: Thursday, 26th October from 10am -12pm

Let’s carve some pumpkins and celebrate Halloween, whose will be the scariest? We’ll also talk about and write out recipes for what we can make using the pumpkin flesh.


Falling Leaves: Thursday, 2nd November from 3.45pm-5.45pm

Autumn is here and we are going to celebrate the variety of leaves we have in our parks. We’ll collect as many different leaves we can find and then get creative making pictures.


All about Herbs: Thursday, 9th November from 3.45pm-5.45pm

Learn about culinary and medicinal herbs, we will smell and taste as many as we can find! You can make some Lavender bags and spice bags to take home.


Sprouts: Thursday, 16th November from 3.45pm-5.45pm

What can grow in winter and how do we make sprouts? Sow some winter seeds and learn what’s growing in our garden.


Season’s Greetings: Thursday, 23rd November from 3.45pm-5.45pm

Let’s celebrate our final session together making seasonal gifts to take home and give your friends and family. These will include wreathes, greeting cards, Pomander ball and more!

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