All the latest news & events from the garden and the National Trust in Bath

Posts tagged “Summer

Snake’s Head Fritillary

Some of the Fritillary in the Summerhouse Glade

Now is the time to come and see our wondrous display of Snake’s Head Fritillary found in the Summerhouse Glade. They are a rather special site which seems to get better every year. The ones with the chequered purple heads really are a treat.


The Great Big Tree Climb

What a lovely day it is, the sun is shining, the birds are singing, the cows are mooing and everyone is climbing our trees. The Great Big Tree Climbing Co. are in the park giving everyone a chance to climb one of our very big Norway Maples and once they have got up to the top they can slide down the zip wire. All great fun, at least it looks it, I haven’t had a go – yet! I’ll tell you how I get on when I do.  As from tomorrow (weather permitting) we are also going to have a big swing  – or  a Leap of Faith as

Another happy visitor zipping back down to earth

The Great Big Tree Climbing Co call it. It will cost you £12.50 to do every thing come and have a go if you are brave enough.

Everyone swarming all over the tree


Den Building

Today was our den building event and what a splendid event it was. Up to 30 children of all ages, along with parents and grandparents (of all ages!) running around the Wilderness building fantastic dens,

Enjoying the fruits of their labours

out of Hazel, Lime and Laurel cuttings. Great imagination was used in the construction, and great fun was had in the constructions. But it was a great relief that we had good weather because I am not sure the dens would have stood up to much rain. After the building came the equally exciting bit of playing and eating in them. The dens will now remain up for the rest of the summer for the ‘owners’ to come back and play in them. Come and have a look for yourselves.

Builders at work

Another great den

One of the many dens at Prior Park