Great Shelford Events

Scotsdales isn't just a garden centre. We also run a series of fun, educational and practical events throughout the calendar year. We try to cater for everyone, whether we're hosting a children's gardening club session or an evening of gin tasting. Some events are free free drop in sessions, whilst others need to be pre-booked and/or paid for in advance to confirm your spaces. 

If you have any specific enquiries about any of our events, then please contact us on: 01223 842777 for more information. 

Children's Events


Tweet Tweet Treats - fully booked

18th February & 21st February 2020

Times vary


Activity: Make a selection of tasty treats for your garden birds.

Free to attend, but tickets required in advance. 

Click here to book tickets. - this event is now fully booked.


Mother's Day Basket Making

21st March 2020

10.30am – 3pm - Drop in event.

Activity: Plant a spring themed basket she’ll cherish this Mother’s Day.

£6 per child. 


Adult & Family Events


Pancake Day - Great Shelford

Tuesday 25th February 2020

Available all day

Enjoy a serving of 3 pancakes with a selection of filling options; chocolate, lemon, strawberries & cream.

£3.95 per serving.


Painted Peppermint Ceramics

Sunday 1st March 2020

11am - 3pm

Come and make handprint and footprint keepsakes of your little ones or let your older ones create masterpieces.

Prices start from £6.75. Available by appointment only, please click the link below to find out how to book your place. 


Click here for further details.


Orchid Talk with Dr Manos Kanellos

Wednesday 11th March 2020

11am

Activity: Guest expert Manos Kanellos from Growth Technology returns for more fascinating ways to grow stunning orchids, followed by an orchid clinic. Talk lasts approx 40 mins followed by the orchid clinic.

Free to attend, but spaces are limited to 40 people, so tickets will need to be booked in advance to avoid disappointment. 

Terrarium Workshop with Dr Manos Kanellos

Wednesday 11th March 2020

2pm

Activity: Guest expert Manos Kanellos from Growth Technology returns for more fascinating ways to create terrariums. Session lasts approx. 60 minutes. 

Cost: £30 per person (includes all materials) and voucher for a tea or coffee in Sunflower Café valid for event day only.  


Mother's Day Menu at Sunflower Cafe

Sunday 22nd March 2020

11:30am - 3pm

Enjoy a delicious roast with the whole family. 

Cost: £11.95 per person. Mums will receive a plant* with their meal. *Plant selected by Scotsdales, whilst stocks last. No booking required. 


Companion Planting with Dr Ian Beford

Thursday 2nd April 2020

2pm

Activity: Find out how you can create a balanced system in your garden for attracting nature and keeping pests at bay, with entomologist Dr. Ian Bedford.

Free to attend, but spaces are limited to 40 people, so tickets will need to be booked in advance to avoid dissapointment.  


Butterfly Gardening with Dr Ian Bedford

Thursday 14th May 2020

6pm

Entomologist Dr. Ian Bedford returns to Great Shelford to discuss the various butterfly species that we can find in Britain's gardens and how we can do our part to help them survive.  

Free to attend, but spaces are limited to 40 people, so tickets will need to be booked in advance to avoid dissapointment. 


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Scotsdales Garden Centre, Cambridge Road, Great Shelford, Cambridge, CB22 5JT

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