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Broomfield Hall Plant Fest

Derby College's Broomfield Hall campus in Morley will be open to the public on Sunday September 25 where Horticulture students and lecturers will share their knowledge of how to grow a wide range of plants.

Derby College is appealing for volunteers to help restore the historic gardens at the Broomfield Hall campus after it secured a £4,000 grant to further improve the campus grounds and boost its appeal as a visitor attraction.

Visitors to Derby College's Broomfield Hall campus in Morley on Sunday May 29 will be in for a horticultural and animal treat with a wide range of advice and activities available for all the family.

Level three Countryside Management students have created two important habitats for insects and amphibians at Broomfield Hall.

Derby College's Broomfield Hall has secured a £4,000 grant to further improve the campus grounds and boost its appeal as a visitor attraction.

Animal Care learners at Derby College's Broomfield Hall are preparing to release three hedgehogs back into the wild (Thursday May 5) having spent the winter looking after them.

Derbyshire artist Victoria Brown is working with pre-school children at Derby College's Little Explorers Nursery at Broomfield Hall in Morley on an arts project which will culminate in an exhibition of work at RHS Tatton Park in July.
The Bean Project is part of the United Nations 2016 Year of the Pulse and involves Victoria and the children planting a bean crop at Broomfield Hall and two local primary schools – Dale Primary School and Weston-on-Trent Primary School.

Derby College's Broomfield Hall campus in Morley will be open to the public on Sunday April 24 where Horticulture students and lecturers will share their knowledge of how to grow a wide range of plants.

Visitors at an open day at Derby College's Broomfield Hall campus in Morley on Sunday March 13 between 10am and 3.30pm will have the chance to meet the new-born lambs and other animals who are cared for by students at the College.

Derby College is appealing for volunteers to help restore the historic gardens at the Broomfield Hall campus. The restoration programme has been launched by Head Gardener Samantha Harvey who is working with Horticulture students at the College to develop the gardens into a visitor attraction.

The gardens were created when the original hall was built in 1873 by industrialist Charles Schwind.
They still retain the Victorian layout and the plan is to improve these further with several developments including contemporary herbaceous planning, designing; planting a sub-tropical area and installing colourful rainbow planting.

Miss Harvey, who is a former student at Derby College and then trained at the Royal Botanic Kew Gardens in London, said: "We have got big plans for the gardens at Broomfield Hall and our aim is to make these a notable visitor attraction.

"The students are obviously involved and are gaining valuable work experience to improve their employability skills. However, we would also be grateful for the input of local people who can volunteer some of their time to be part of this exciting project.

"Our main volunteer days are Mondays to Wednesdays and volunteers are obviously welcome to work as many hours as they wish with us.

"We have already had interest from people including keen gardeners, some who have retired and others who are keen to progress into the industry.

"As the work progresses, we aim to open the grounds more frequently and welcome people to tour the picturesque grounds and learn more about the different trees."

Future courses at Broomfield Hall will include a new RHS practical skills course for keen gardeners. For more information visit www.derby-college.ac.uk or telephone 0800 028 0289. For more information on volunteering opportunities, please email Samantha.harvey@derby-college.ac.uk

 

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