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Community Programmes

Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden aims to provide an ongoing community programme to local residents. This includes primary schools, after school clubs, families and adult groups. Some sessions are site based utilising the renovated glasshouses, kitchen garden and pleasure garden, whilst other activities can take place at a community venue. Individuals are able to understand the historical context of the garden through a range of external and interpretation panels in the grounds and glasshouses. This allows visitors the option to self guide. Click here to see our new promotional pull up banner.

Programmes aim to encourage children, their families and adult members of the local community to enjoy and appreciate the natural environment and wildlife and to promote well being. A strong emphasis is placed on utilising the garden, learning about plants, wildlife and healthy living. Other areas of interest revolve around the historical legacy of the Parr family who owned the garden from the 1830's, as well as the rise and fall of the Grappenhall Heys Estate and, more recently, the renovation work funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Examples of the types of activities include curriculum based school workshops, scavenger hunts, tours, outreach presentations, adult horticultural courses, adult watercolour and pastel classes, children's harvesting and cookery sessions, under 5's gardening sessions and free drop in activities.

Click on the links below for further information. If you would like an activity not featured please discuss and we will try to cater for your needs. Look out for new programmes! Feel free to e-mail with any questions or to discuss a preliminary visit.     

     Family Events 2015          Schools          Outreach          After School Groups          Adult Groups



Making a bug hotel                                                                                         Jigsaw activity



Pick and Cook session                                                                      Pond Dipping

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We would be very pleased to receive examples of the work your school does in the Garden, and perhaps - with your permission - display them at the Garden or on our website.  Please e-mail us or contact us.

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Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden

Witherwin Avenue





Grappenhall and Thelwall Parish Council, 2008