Roots and Shoots Programme

The Roots and Shoots Programme works in partnership with the NHS, delivering sessions to young people from 10 schools in the county of Northumberland, tackling childhood obesity through engaging and valuble sessions.

         

The Alnwick Garden team and NHS work together to choose 10 schools from applications sent for the enrolment on our programme.

Each successful school is allocated a plot in which to grow their own vegetables through the growing season. Their plot is prepared, seeds are sown and plants are planted.

Schools are provided with their own experienced gardeners who support and nurture their new gardening skills throughout their time on the programme. The intention of teaching gardening skills to students is to encourage a new skill, to give them the ability to be sustainable, to eat more healthily, but to also engage them in an enjoyable and inclusive activity with their peers.

Alongside our gardening activities the NHS provide insightful and educational workshops, providing students with the knowledge as to why they must lead healthier lifestyles. The NHS provide fun, interactive and inclusive activities that are adapted to the needs of all students of all levels of engagement. These include the eat well guide, taste tests, measuring of fats and sugars and the shocking breakfast bar activity!


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The Alnwick Garden Closures

The Alnwick Garden Closure

Happy new year!

Please note that The Alnwick Garden is currently closed for essential maintenance.

 

ELDERBERRIES PROGRAMMES

Happy New year to you all. Just to let you know that The Elderberries Programme is open as usual from today after our festive break.

Please consider taking a lateral flow test prior to attending your sessions with us, and do not attend if you feel unwell with covid symptoms.

We will continue to update our website/facebook page and emails with any changes in restrictions over the coming weeks.

We look forward to seeing you soon

The Elderberries Team

The Drop-in will re-open at 11am on Thursday 27th January 2022 to welcome everyone back and will be open as usual from that date. Every Thursday, Friday and Sunday 11am-4PM’, we look forward to seeing you then

THE TREEHOUSE RESTAURANT WILL BE CLOSED FOR ANNUAL WINTER MAINTENANCE FROM MONDAY 3RD JANUARY - SUNDAY 30TH JANUARY

 

 

THE ALNWICK GARDEN OPENING HOURS

3rd February 2022 – 31st March 2022

10:00 – 16:00 (Last Admission 15:00)