Patrick’s Patch runs ‘The Potting Shed Club’ for primary school age children (ages 4 – 11)
The Potting Shed club is run by our Head Gardener Rachel Foster. Rachel is a qualified gardener with lots of experience working with children and running gardening clubs. This is what Rachel had to say:
“I want the children to really enjoy being in the garden and gain satisfaction from making things they can take home and by helping with projects in Patrick’s Patch.”
During each club, the children make things to take home and they spend time helping on fun projects in Patrick’s Patch. There are mid-morning refreshments of hot drinks (for adults) and fruit juice, with homemade biscuits.
It is essential to pre-book as there is a maximum of 10 children.
Children must be accompanied by an adult – no more than three children per adult. Additional adults are not encouraged due to restricted space.
Cost per participating child is £12, with no charge for accompanying adults.
If we do not have enough children to run the course successfully, we reserve the right for it to be cancelled and any money paid will be refunded. Only courses cancelled 1 week in advance may be refunded.
Covid-19: We will ensure all government rules are adhered to and we will run the Potting Shed Club in a safe manner for all attending.
Saturday 9th October - Birds and Hedgehogs
We’ll be looking around Patrick’s Patch and thinking about how we can help wildlife in the winter months. The children will make fat-ball bird feeders to take home and we’ll learn about our common garden birds. In Patrick’s Patch we’ll sow broad beans and plant garlic. The children will plant bulbs to take home.