Seed swap 7/3 postponed

Very sorry but we have had to postpone our community seed swap 7/3 as we are flooded! The good news is that it’s now on Sat 21st March 10am-1pm. Hope to see you then without waders.

Easter and new activities

You can now book for our Easter holiday events including Make a nest and wild bunny  – Tuesday 7th April 10am-2pm and Easter outdoor fun – egg hunt and sunflower planting Thursday 9th April 11am-3pm. Visit our Whats On page and book on so we know who is coming.

New events and activities for 2020

Our new activities and events are now live. Look out for our volunteering activities including fortnightly weekend volunteering for all ages. Plus birdwatching Sunday 26th, half term activities plus a new community seed swap. To book visit the Whats on Page, click on the event and book the number of places using the drop down menu.

Christmas wreath and decoration making

Please note that this event is fully booked. To join the waiting list please email

Autumn and winter at the Wilderness

Bookings are now available for our new fortnightly forest school on a Saturday morning plus Halloween and Christmas events. Just visit the whats on page.

Chilli Festival update

We are pleased to confirm that we will have Heart of Steel a local steel band playing at our festival at 12.30pm and 2.30pm and that there will be face painting with Katie from 1.30pm.

Doors open at 11am with apple picking, bobbing and pressing. You can also learn how to make a vegetarian chilli with Laura and make a hop wreath. See our chillies growing and buy our products.
Make a chilli sauce with the natural chef, Nena Foster at 1pm and 3pm and learn how to make a chutney on the campfire.

Drinks served from 11am and lunch available from 12.30pm.

We are asking everyone for a £2 donation to cover costs and help with our fundraiser. Or pay what you can afford.

All things hot – Chilli Festival

Chilli Festival Saturday 21st September 11am-4pm

Join us for a fun day out with workshops, refreshments, things to buy and all things hot. All welcome.

This day incorporates our previous annual urban harvest festival and is a fundraiser for our wonderful charity project so please bring cash.

A children’s chilli nature trail around the Wilderness
Apple pressing
A chilli preserving workshop
Learn how to make chutney
Make a hop wreath
Apple bobbing
Visit our garden and the chillis growing in our greenhouse and learn about organic growing
Herbal teas, coffee and homemade cordial
Vegetarian campfire chilli
Bbq sausage in a roll
Buy our wilderness jams, chutneys and preserves

Music (TBC)
Face painting (TBC)

If you would like to volunteer on the day please contact Maria