July – September
While the trees retain their green colouring, those that produce berries will flower. Later in the season the flowers will turn to berries giving a dramatic display and attracting a variety of wildlife
Our wide range of shrubs will be in flower and you can see the Azaleas in red, pink and orange.
1st July, 15th July, 29th July – Yoga in the Grounds
Enjoy your Yoga practice in the great outdoors. Learn the foundation of the Sun Salutations and Basic Postures. Guided Meditation to focus on calming the body and mind.
Open to all levels and abilities.
Age 16+ for classes. Parent and Child classes also available.
Bookings Only – Contact 01562 852444.
3rd and 10th July Pencil and Watercolour Workshop
Come down to Bodenham Arboretum and unleash your inner artist with the help of local artist Daphne Millington. Learn new skills using pencils and watercolours to create your very own masterpiece. The day also includes morning tea or coffee with cake, homemade meat plaits with a selection of delicious salads and a scrumptious homemade dessert and finish the day off with the Bodenham afternoon cream tea.
10am – 4pm
£29.50 per person with a non refundable £5 deposit to be paid per person to secure your place. Please note spaces are limited.
15th – 16th July and 23rd – 24th September Svartland Viking Weekend
Come down to Bodenham and experience the life of a Viking where you’ll get to see the different crafts, skills, games, pastimes and combat displays. All the Svartland members are very friendly and approachable and love to talk to people and share their knowledge of the Viking Age.
Normal admission charges apply to go into the grounds.
22nd July – 3rd September BodenGnome Hunt
Fun for ALL the family, come down to Bodenham Arboretum this summer and hunt out the BodenGnomes around the Poplar Dingle. Search high and low in the trees and on the ground for the Gnomes with the letters to make the hidden word. Once completed bring it back to the visitor centre and post in the box and claim your prize. The overall winner will be contacted at the end of the summer and get their hands on the BodenGnome Trophy.
The BodenGnome Hunt is included in normal admission into the Grounds.
4th August Feel Good Felting Workshop
Indulge yourself in something creative! An introduction to the art of wet felting using a variety of wools and other fibres in a half day workshop led by local artist Helen Garbett. Following the workshop you can sit and relax in the beautiful lakeside setting of Bodenham Arboretum for lunch which is included in the price.
All materials / tools are provided to help you create a piece of simply designed handmade felt textile to take home.
Suitable for felt making beginners, no experience required.
Cost – £48 which includes morning tea / coffee and lunch which will be served at 1pm.
7th August and 25th September Djembe Drums Workshop
Experience the energy of the traditional West African drumming and the joy of community music making. The day is pitched for beginners and improvers to learn how to play Djembe and Bass Drums. Drums will be Provided.
10am – 4pm
£30.00 per person including morning tea or coffee, a Ploughman’s Lunch and an afternoon cream tea.
August 12th – Hall Green Greyhound Trust Summer Eve Walk & Arboretum Tour
Come and join the Trust staff and some of their dogs for a guided summer evening tour around the Arboretum. Bring your own dog too – but please remember they must be kept on a lead at all times!
At 7.00pm we will be entertained with music from ‘Third from the Right’ Musical Productions. The Visitor Centre will be open for refreshments and jacket potatoes! You will also have the opportunity to meet some of the hounds who are up for adoption.
Admission is FREE for this event (normally £6.50) however we please ask that everyone makes a donation to the charity which will go towards helping all the hounds in their care.
2nd September Plant Hunters’ Fairs
FREE admission into the Plant Fair. Top specialist nurseries with thousands of plants to choose from. Each stall has it’s own unique range of plants including rare, unusual, heritage and brand new varieties. There is something for every garden.
Normal admission applies into the grounds.
16th September Fun Dog Show & Fete! 11am – 3.00pm
We do hope you can pop down to support the wonderful work that the Hall Green Greyhound Trust carries out! This promises to be a great family day out!
Bring your four-legged friends of course and enter the competitions – lots of categories, with prizes and trophies galore! All breeds and capabilities welcome! There will hopefully also be some participants looking for their forever homes…can they win you over?? Add to all of this a fun fete and you can expect a great little family day out!
FREE Entrance to the Dog Show, however if you wish to tour the Arboretum then normal admission fees apply.
There is no fee to enter the Visitor Centre / Restaurant.