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The Potting Shed Club

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.”

In 2022 we return with a slight difference, we will have activities for children to do with an adult.  It is unsupervised by us but we will have materials and full instructions on what to do.

Drop in any time between 10am and 11.30am with self guided activity anticipated to take around 30 minutes.

It is essential to pre-book as there is a maximum of 10 children.

Children must be accompanied by an adult – one adult per child.  Additional adults are not encouraged due to restricted space.

These are FREE activities.

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.

26 Mar Make a measuring stick for using when sowing seeds.
23 Apr Make paper pots and sow sunflower seeds.
28 May Learn about bees and make lolly-stick bees.  Expert beekeepers from the New Forest Beekeepers Association will be on hand to teach the children about the role of bees in pollination and they'll bring along some honey for a tasting session.
25 June Taste different salads and make your own for lunch.
23 July Make a posy of fresh flowers.
20 Aug Make a butterfly feeder.
17 Sep Taste apples and learn how to juice them.
15 Oct Learn about earthworms and meet a reptile expert to learn what reptiles live in the new Forest.

If we have sold out of spaces and you would like to be added to a waiting list, please email lisa@fairweathers.co.uk