What is the Mudketeers’ Club?

Bankside Festival


Coming soon – the Bankside Open Spaces Festival, a family-friendly day celebrating BOST’s open spaces and our brilliant local community.Join us on Saturday 25 September from 12-6pm, in Red Cross Garden, Marlborough Sports Garden and Crossbones Graveyard for live music, dance, sports and games for children and young people, and much, much more! Our open spaces […]

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Green open spaces are much sought after by house buyers

National Allotments Week 2021 9 to 15 August

This year the National Allotment Society (NAS) is Plotting for the Future and celebrating the contribution that allotments make to a sustainable future, by being economical with resources, caring for the land and supporting a balanced eco-system. We would like to take this opportunity to applaud all those gardeners and […]

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Stag beetles

Create a log pile for stag beetles and other wildlife

Log piles and dead wood are hugely important habitats for many endangered species, including iconic stag beetles – Britain’s largest land beetle. From grand ancient oak trees to an old buddleia stump in your garden, dead wood is actually teeming with life. Stag beetles need underground dead wood in order […]

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The sleeping Mud Maid can be found in the ancient woodland at Heligan

Heligan celebrates natural Wellbeing Week

Natural Wellbeing Week – 3rd to 11th July An inspiring programme of activities, workshops, talks and walks designed to. . .Relax, Uplift & Restore  From Sunrise Yoga to Early Morning Goat Walks, Tai Chi to Sound Bathing, this July, The Lost Gardens of Heligan  becomes the venue for an inspiring programme of workshops, activities, […]

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Peacock butterfly


FROM 16 JULY AND FOR 3 WEEKS Garden wildlife specialist Vivara has teamed up with wildlife charity, Butterfly Conservation, to help encourage people to become citizen scientists this summer. The new website brand, owned by CJ WildBird Foods, has become a sponsor of the annual Big Butterfly Count, a UK-wide […]

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Help ripen tomatoes

One of the common questions we get at Kitchen Garden magazine is why are my greenhouse tomatoes not ripening? This is often seen as a problem when the fruits start to form but they are slow to colour up. It is often just patience that is needed because once a […]

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