Meadow Orchard aims to open every Saturday from 12-4pm for volunteering and visitors – depending on availability of our volunteer site leaders.

See below for lots of other events, workshops and seasonal celebrations taking place.

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Upcoming events

Saturday 2nd December, 12-4pm
Open day for volunteering and visitors: Activities in the garden, orchard and wildlife meadow, including continuing to prepare our wildlife pond.

Saturday 9th December, 12-4pm 
Open day for volunteering and visitors: Activities in the garden and wildlife meadow.

Sunday 10th December 1-4pm: Meditation in the style of Thich Nhat Hanh. Guided meditation, walking meditation, silent meditation, Dharma reading and sharing. All welcome, suggested donation £5 or less.

Saturday 16th December, 12-4pm: Tree-care day to learn how to look after the fruit trees and bushes in our orchard, including pruning and mulching, with Amber from FCFCG, Patrick and Kate.

Monday 18th December, from 5.30pm: WINTER SOLSTICE FIRE CEREMONY with Cinzia Sarigu. We gather in ceremony to bless the land and the community, to hold sacred space to connect to the heart, offering healing and insight. Arrive from 5.30pm, ceremony starts promptly at 6pm and ends around 7.30pm. This is an outdoor event so please wear warm clothing. Please feel free to bring something to share and an offering for the fire. For more information see

Family Forest School for children accompanied by parents/carers, every Thursday from 9.30am-1pm: Be part of creating a wonderful fire-cooked meal, connect with nature and learn new skills in a supportive and nurturing environment with experienced forest school leaders and guest teachers. Sliding scale £10 – £20 (includes food) adults, over 5s half price, under 5s free.

Mindfulness continues on Thursday afternoons 2-4pm.