This bank holiday weekend and the Tuesday, Botton’s Family Fun Fair will be setting up behind the cafe.
In 2014, the temporary portacabins were removed and instead of having the contractors reinstate grass on the hill, we decided to commemorate the start of WWI by sowing a meadow. We purchased over 1Kg of seeds from the National Wildlife Centre and with the invaluable and enthusiastic assistance of students from the neighbouring Prendergasts School, we sowed a mix of cornflowers and poppies. We were delighted with the spectacular display later that summer. We’ve had the photograph printed as a post card. They are on sale in the cafe for 50p.
Our funds might be spent on more wild flower seeds, new trees, stakes and cages, a notice boards, we’re also investigating whether we can put vinyl printing on the lamp posts, instead of adding to the clutter with more posts!
We have started our orchard watering for 2015. Anyone wishing to help out should contact us on
You can join our summer rota, we can pair you up with another orchard friend and learn the ropes.
Later in the year we will be mulching the trees and in winter we give them their annual prune.
At note for your diary..Big Birdwatch event on Sunday 25 January from 10.30-12.30.
This is the weekend of the RSPB’s nationwide Big Garden Birdwatch and we treat Hilly Fields as our Big Garden. Our stall will be outside the Cafe as usual and we will offer activities for children as well as a guided bird spotting walk at 11.00 am.