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Gardening, bees and family theatre at Green Festival this weekend

Bees, chalk streams, dry gardening and wellbeing are all hot topics at this year’s Green Festival at Chiltern Open Air Museum this Sunday 9th June.

This family friendly event will include theatre performances by Smoking Apples featuring a giant bee puppet. Children can take part in craft activities with Watford Recycling Group and discover what is in COAM’s ponds with Bucks Amphibian Group. Local horses will also be visiting to help welcome visitors.

Gardening will be a central theme with garden design experts on hand to talk to you about the best ways to plant your garden for various weather conditions. Bucks Garden Trust will be talking about historical gardens in Bucks and the COAM gardening team will be chatting to visitors about the work they are doing in the gardens and how they manage to grow the most superb veg! There will be a theatre performance of Heaad Gardener where, brothers Jake and Warren Oldershaw have propagated a delightful theatre show that digs deep into the reasons why we could all do with a bit more horticulture in our lives. Local bee keepers will also be on-site to discuss the importance of bees and how we can help to look after them.

Duck Pond Market will be bringing along a host of local market stalls for you to purchase some local sustainably made products. There will be live music played by talented local musicians played throughout the event alongside live broadcasting from Chiltern Voice Radio.

Local environmental groups will be on-hand to chat to visitors so the event will be alive with chatter around environmental issues. You can also catch local bushcraft expert, David Willis spooncarving and you can see COAM’s flock of Oxford Down sheep having a hair cut in the farmyard.

There will be a focus on wellbeing with Tai Chi and Yoga taster sessions running throughout the day. The festivities kick off at 10am.

Helen Light, General Manager at COAM, said, “This is a fantastic community event with lots of activities to keep the whole family entertained while learning how you can help to look after the environment and your wellbeing.”