Heritage Open Days: 17th century mini topiary trees And building detectives Sudbury village trail

Event Date:

10th September 2022

Event Time:


Join us to celebrate Local History Month and take part in one of our FREE activities.

For local history month we want you to create a 17th Century topiary plant. It can take years for topiary bushes seen in country garden across the Uk to form their shape. A top tip from Sir Hugh Plats Garden of Eden (1655) was to use a hollow mould in wood or burnet clay and stuff the holes with thyme, hyssop or rosemary. We are are going to use a similar technique using metal wire, moss and herbs for you to create you own mini topiary tree.

We will also have a make your own potpourri workstation. Choose from a variety of petals, leaves and smells to create your prefect pot.

Also whilst you are visiting the village of Sudbury why not grab one our FREE Building Detectives leaflets from the gazebo in front of the hall or The Cafe in the Courtyard and see how many historic buildings you can find around the village. Whilst walking around the village you can collect items to add to our Nature Mosaic. Small leaves, twigs, husks etc.

You can also download your Building Detectives Leaflets here to print at home before you arrive.

Pre booking is recommend for the Topiary trees as we will have limited spaces. We will have two sessions one at 11am and one at 1pm

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Ticket Type:

Topiary 11am
14 Left:
Ticket Qty: Per Ticket Price: Free
Topiary 1pm
18 Left:
Ticket Qty: Per Ticket Price: Free
Quantity: Total
  • Sudbury Court Yard
  • Main Road
  • Sudbury
  • Derbyshire
  • Uk

Event Schedule Details

  • 10th September 2022 11:00   -   15:00
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