Upcoming Events

Here at The Old Railway Line Garden Centre we like to keep things interesting with a wide range of events suitable for people of all ages and interests. Take a look at some of our upcoming events below which we hope are of interest to you! You can book tickets for some events online by following the links provided.

Upcoming Events

May Events

Wild Wednesday Workshop - 'Rainforest Roadshow'

Wild Wednesday Workshop
'Rainforest Roadshow'
Wednesday 31st May

Suitable for children of all ages this workshop is always our most popular Wild Wednesday of the year! Dave and Sue from The Rainforest Roadshow will be joining us again with a range of their interesting insects and animals from across the world! Booking required as spaces are limited.

Book Online

June Events

'Great Oaks' Gardening Club Talk

'Great Oaks'
Gardening Club Talk
Sat. 3rd June - 9.30am

A FREE talk in our Tea Room from our own, recently retired, Keith Cowley. This talk's topic will focus on 'Plants for Difficult Areas' and will be discussed alongside general June Gardening Tips. There is no fee to attend and no booking required. Just turn up and enjoy!

Rose Day with Gareth Davies

Rose Day
with Gareth Davies
Saturday 10th June

We are pleased to announce rose expert, RNRS rose advisor and judge, Gareth Davies will be with us again this year offering a talk in our plant area at 11am and 1pm. Former TV and Radio contributor, Gareth is the person to ask when it comes to roses! There will also be lots of special offers! FREE to attend with no booking required.

Ladies Night

Summer
Ladies Night
Friday 16th June - 6.30pm

Enjoy a glass of bubbly and live music on arrival before heading to the Railway Restaurant for a delicious two course meal. After dinner enjoy demonstrations, exclusive special offers and farm shop tasters!

Book Online

Little Oaks Activity Stand

Little Oaks
Activity Stand
Sat. 17th June - 12-2pm

Bring the children to enjoy a fun, educational craft activity. FREE of charge to all 'Little Oaks!'. Not yet a member... follow the link below or ask at the Welcome Desk next time you visit!

More Info

July Events

'Great Oaks' Gardening Club Talk

'Great Oaks'
Gardening Club Talk
Saturday 1st July - 9.30am

A FREE talk in our Tea Room from our own, recently retired, Keith Cowley. This talk's topic is to be confirmed. There is no fee to attend and no booking required. Just turn up and enjoy!

WWF

WWF
Visit
7th & 8th July

Call in to speak to a WWF representative who will share information about the charity and how you can get involved in their fantastic work.

Summer Party

Summer
Garden Party
Friday 14th July

Join us for our Summer Garden Party and enjoy live music, bar, BBQ menu, bouncy castle, games and exclusive special offers. Booking information to be announced shortly.

A&S Animal Encounters

A&S Animal
Encounters
Saturday 22nd July

Don't miss A&S Animal Encounters visit to the garden centre for a hands-on educational experience. Get up close to some amazing animals including Meerkats, Birds of Prey, a Bearcat and Snakes! There will be a series of talks and photo opportunities throughout the day.

Little Oaks Activity Stand

Little Oaks
Activity Stand
Sat. 22nd July - 12-2pm

Bring the children to enjoy a fun, educational craft activity. FREE of charge to all 'Little Oaks!'. Not yet a member... follow the link below or ask at the Welcome Desk next time you visit!

 

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Hereford Owl Rescue

Hereford Owl
Rescue Visit
Saturday 22nd July - TBC

We are pleased to be welcoming Hereford Owl Rescue back again! Come along and see some of the beautiful owls currently at the rescue centre. They will be here from 11am until 3pm... don't miss out!

Wild Wednesday Workshop

Wild Wednesday Workshop
'Toy Workshop'
Wed. 26th July - 12-2pm

Suitable for children of all ages this workshop includes a number of craft activities including building and decorating a Yo-Yo and Toy Box. Also take part in our hunt around the plant area! Booking required as spaces are limited.

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August Events

Wild Wednesday Workshop - 'Miniature Gardens'

Wild Wednesday Workshop
'Dinosaur & Fairy Gardens'
Wednesday 2nd August

Suitable for children of all ages this workshop includes making a miniature garden and a fun garden themed hunt around the plant area! Booking required as spaces are limited.

Book Online

'Great Oaks' Gardening Club Talk

'Great Oaks'
Gardening Club Talk
Sat. 5th August - 9.30am

A FREE talk in our Tea Room from our own, recently retired, Keith Cowley. This talk's topic is to be confirmed and will be discussed alongside general August Gardening Tips. There is no fee to attend and no booking required. Just turn up and enjoy!

'Join the Buzz'

'Join the Buzz'
with Local Beekeeper
Sunday 6th August

Local bee-keeper, Peter Guthrie will be with us again this year with his observation bee hive offering free information about the art of bee keeping. Join Peter for informal talks at 12pm and 2pm and also enjoy tasting Peter's different honey varieties. Don't forget to bring the children to take part in a candle making activity; fun for all the family! FREE to attend with no booking required.

Wild Wednesday Workshop - 'Summer Carnival'

Wild Wednesday Workshop
'Summer Carnival'
Wednesday 9th August

Suitable for children of all ages this workshop includes a wide range of circus themed activities, bouncy castle and carnival themed craft activities! Booking required as spaces are limited.

Book Online

Charity Bingo Night

Charity
Bingo Night
Friday 11th August

After the success of our first Bingo Night last year we are hosting another! Enjoy an evening of delicious food and fun bingo in aid of our Charity of the Year, Ty Hafan.

Book Online

Wild Wednesday Workshop - 'Life at Sea'

Wild Wednesday Workshop
'Life at Sea'
Wednesday 16th August

Suitable for children of all ages this workshop includes building and decorating a wooden sail boat before decorating a Pirate Mask! Also enjoy a hunt around the plant area. Booking required.

Book Online

Beer & Chilli Festival'

Beer &
Chilli Festival
Saturday 19th August - TBC

Our annual Beer & Chilli Festival is great fun for the whole family! Come along and get into the festival spirit with live music, local beers, lagers, ciders, delicious food as well as a chilli eating challenge!

FREE to attend with no booking required.

Little Oaks Activity Stand

Little Oaks
Activity Stand
Sat. 19th August - 12-2pm

Bring the children to enjoy a fun, educational craft activity. FREE of charge to all 'Little Oaks!'. Not yet a member... follow the link below or ask at the Welcome Desk next time you visit!

More Info

Wild Wednesday Workshop - 'Monster Mash'

Wild Wednesday Workshop
'Monster Mash'
Wednesday 23rd August

Suitable for children of all ages this workshop includes making pop-up monsters and finger puppets! Also take part in a monster hunt around the plant area! Booking required as spaces are limited.

Book Online

September Events

Little Oaks Activity Stand

Little Oaks
Activity Stand
Sat. 16th September - 12-2pm

Bring the children to enjoy a fun, educational craft activity. FREE of charge to all 'Little Oaks!'. Not yet a member... follow the link below or ask at the Welcome Desk next time you visit!

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Macmillan Coffee Morning

Macmillan
Coffee Morning
Friday 29th September

Join us for our annual Macmillan Coffee Morning and Fundraising Day and help us beat our amazing total last year! Enjoy a hot drink and pice of delicious freshly baked cake in our Tea Room for £3.50, with all profits being donated to Macmillan. Also take part in some fun fundraising activities all in aid of this fantastic charity!

Christmas Preview Evening

Christmas
Preview Evening
Friday 29th September

Be one of the first to see our 2017 Christmas displays. Receive a heart-warming glass of mulled wine and mince pie on arrival before enjoying our displays, exclusive special offers and festive tasters in our Farm Shop. FREE to attend but booking is required.

October Events

Apple & Cider Festival

Apple &
Cider Festival
Sunday 8th October

A day to celebrate the delicious apple and the foods, cider and apple juice created from them! Live music, tasters, special offers and delicious apple inspired specials menu in the Railway Restaurant. FREE to attend with no booking required.

Little Oaks Activity Stand

Little Oaks
Activity Stand
Sun. 8th October - 12-2pm

Bring the children to enjoy a fun, educational craft activity. FREE of charge to all 'Little Oaks!'. Not yet a member... follow the link below or ask at the Welcome Desk next time you visit!

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Charity Quiz & Curry Night

Charity Quiz
& Curry Night
Friday 20th October - 6.30pm

Our Quiz & Curry Nights are great fun and raise an amazing amount of money for our chosen charities. Join us for another evening of delicious home cooked curries and a light-hearted quiz written and presented by garden centre owner, Mark Cleary.
Booking information coming soon...

Spooky Afternoon Tea

Spooky
Afternoon Tea
Friday 27th October

Get into the Halloween spirit! Enjoy a spooky Halloween themed afternoon tea experience with your children including delicious food, fancy dress competition, story time and Halloween Walkway.
Booking information coming soon...

November Events

Little Oaks Activity Stand

Little Oaks
Activity Stand
Saturday 18th November - 12-2pm

Bring the children to enjoy a fun, educational craft activity. FREE of charge to all 'Little Oaks!'. Not yet a member... follow the link below or ask at the Welcome Desk next time you visit!

More Info

Howey Hedgehog Rescue Visit

Howey Hedgehog
Rescue Visit
Saturday 4th November

Come and see some of the hedgehogs currently with Howey Hedgehog Rescue. Learn about the excellent work that the rescue centre does and how it makes a difference to injured and sick hedgehogs in our area.

 


 
Orchid Day

Orchid Day
with Chris Channon
Saturday 11th November

We are looking forward to welcoming 'The Orchid Doctor' Chris Channon back to the Garden Centre this year. Chris is a retired professional orchid grower and RHS gold medalist and will be offering information and advice on how to grow orchids successfully. Book ASAP for an Orchid Care and Repotting Talk at either 11am or 2pm.
Booking information coming soon...

Santa's Grand Arrival

Santa's
Grand Arrival
Friday 24th November - 6.30pm

A fun and exciting evening with Santa arriving on his sleigh, a lively disco, games, bouncy castle and delicious festive food in the Railway Restaurant. An event not to miss to bring the magic of Christmas to life! FREE to attend with no booking required

 

December Events

Ladies Night

Festive
Ladies Night
Thursday 7th December - 6.30pm

Get into the festive spirit! Enjoy a glass of bubbly and live music on arrival before heading to the Railway Restaurant for a delicious two course meal. After dinner enjoy demonstrations, exclusive special offers and farm shop tasters!

Menu and booking information coming soon...

Cheese & Wine Evening

Cheese &
Wine Evening
Thursday 14th December - 6.30pm

An evening offering the perfect opportunity to taste a variety of cheese & wine perfect for the festive period! On arrival enjoy delicious canapes prepared using locally sourced produce stocked in our Farm Shop. Then take your seats to enjoy a talk from a wine expert who will discuss the wines you taste. Also enjoy various cheese, breads, crackers and chutneys which will complement the wines you taste.

Menu and booking information coming soon...