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Gardening for Nature Experience Day

Gardening for Nature Experience Day

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Calling all nature loving gardeners.

We’re offering a fantastic day of exploring wildlife gardening with CAT’s expert gardens team, packed full of essential knowledge to help wildlife thrive in your garden at home. 

Lay the foundations to your wildlife gardening knowledge and explore what you can do in your own garden to help nature flourish on this exciting day out in the CAT gardens.

Event information

  • Group sizes are kept to a maximum of 10 adults and there’s plenty of outdoor space to help keep everyone safe.
  • Price: adult £60, adult member £50, child under 16 £30
  • This day is brilliant for adults of all ages and older children (14 and up) with a love of gardening and nature. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • You’ll need appropriate footwear and clothing for a day out in the CAT gardens. No previous gardening experience required.
CAT polytunnel planting
CAT polytunnel planting

Order of the day

09:00 – Welcome to the day.

09:30 – Begin the day with a guided tour of CAT’s gardens to explore how the site was transformed from a barren slate quarry to a nature rich haven. Visit our productive organic vegetable and display gardens, explore CAT’s composting systems and discover how we manage the soil for a healthy ecosystem.

11:00 – Enjoy a delicious slice of cake and coffee 

11:30 – Discover planting for nature Explore key themes of attracting insects and pollinators, companion planting, and grow food for a diverse host of bird species into your garden.

12:45 – Hearty vegetarian lunch in the CAT café and a chance to browse CAT’s gift shop.

14:00 – Learn about how to give wildlife a home in the garden. This practical hands-on session will explore how integrating food sources, water and shelter into all of your gardening decision making will transform how you view your garden and give you lots of ideas to take away.

16:00 – Kick off your wellies and go over the theory of the day and make sure you have all the important bits of knowledge to help nature thrive in your own gardens at home.

16:30 – Depart

gardening at CAT

Book with confidence

We all know that 2021 is likely to be an unpredictable year. In the event of being unable to attend due to legal restrictions and lock-downs, tickets will be fully refunded.

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