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

February 2018

A&S Animal Encounters

A&S Animal Encounters - Sunday 11th February

Don't miss A&S Animal Encounters visit to the garden centre for a hands-on educational experience. Enjoy an informative and hands-on 45 experience including an array of exciting animals such as Bearcat, Meerkats, Opossum, Kookaburra and Giant Tortoise! This event is open to adults and children of all ages!

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Hereford Owl Rescue

Hereford Owl Rescue - Sunday 11th February

We are pleased to be welcoming Hereford Owl Rescue back again this year! Come along and see some of the beautiful owls currently at the rescue centre. They will be here from 11am until 3pm... the perfect chance to take a photo or two with the owls!

Wild Wednesday - Feathered Friends

Wild Wednesday 'Feathered Friends'- 14th February

Our Wild Wednesdays offer a different themed craft workshop every Wednesday of the Powys School Holidays. This Wild Bird themed workshop includes making and painting wooden birds and a mini bird drinker to put in your garden. The session will also include a bird hunt around the plant area.

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Bingo Night - Ty Hafan

Charity Bingo Night - Friday 16th February

Don't miss out on a fun-filled evening including food and bingo; raising money for our charity of the year, Ty Hafan. With £210 worth of cash & voucher prizes to be won, this is an event not to be missed!

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Little Oaks

Little Oaks Stand - Saturday 17th February

Each month we offer a different FREE educational activity for our Little Oak members to enjoy. This month the activity is making a bird feeder to take home and put in your garden for wild birds to enjoy. Not yet a member... follow the link below for more information:

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Orchid Day with Chris Channon

Orchid Day - Saturday 24th February

Join Chris Channon, retired professional orchid grower and RHS gold medallist, for an orchid care and repotting talk. Chris will be sharing his own experiences and information before answering any questions you may have about your own orchid growing experiences. Bring your orchid for an MOT and repotting! In between talks Chris and our florists will be offering advice on your own orchid and will re-pot it for you. FREE Talks @ 11am & 2pm! Re-potting £2 per plant.

March 2018

Great Oaks Gardening Talk

Great Oaks Talk - Saturday 3rd March (9.30am)

Our Great Oaks FREE Talks are back for 2018! Come along and enjoy a talk from Keith in our Tea Room focussing on Pruning & March Tips. This event is open to everyone and no booking is required. Just turn up and enjoy!

Garden Re-Leaf Charity Day

Garden Re-Leaf Charity Day - Friday 16th March

Join us for Coffee & Cake in our Tea Room in aid of Greenfingers as part of the national Garden Re-Leaf Day. There will also be a raffle offering lots of prizes to be won! To find out more about Greenfingers and their fantastic work creating magical gardens in children's hospices across the UK click here.

Garden Re-Leaf Quiz

Charity Quiz & Curry Night - Friday 16th March (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; raising money for Greenfingers.

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Little Oaks

Little Oaks Stand - Saturday 17th March

Each month we offer a different FREE educational activity for our Little Oak members to enjoy. This month the activity is planting a flower bulb and learning to care for your bulb and watch it grow at home. Not yet a member... follow the link below for more information:

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Mad Hatters Tea Party

Mad Hatters Tea Party - Monday 26th March (4pm)

A new event this year after our popular 'Spooky Afternoon Tea' last Halloween. A fun-filled family event based on Alice in Wonderland's Mad Hatter's Tea Party. Enjoy a delicious themed afternoon tea, activities, games, story and Easter Hunt around the plant area.

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Wild Wednesday - Easter Fun

Wild Wednesday 'Easter Fun' - 28th March

Our Wild Wednesdays offer a different themed craft workshop every Wednesday of the Powys School Holidays. This Easter themed workshop includes making flower photo holders and chick Easter cards... the perfect Easter gift for someone special! The session will also include an Easter hunt around the plant area.

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April 2018

Wild Wednesday - Farmyard Fun

Wild Wednesday 'Farmyard Fun'- 4th April

Our Wild Wednesdays offer a different themed craft workshop every Wednesday of the Powys School Holidays. This Farmyard Fun workshop includes visiting our pet lambs and making sheep scratch art magnets. The session will also include a bird hunt around the plant area.

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Great Oaks Gardening Talk

Great Oaks Talk - Saturday 7th April (9.30am)

Come along and enjoy a talk from Keith in our Tea Room. This session will focus on Edible Gardening. The perfect introduction to growing your own fruit and vegetables. This event is open to everyone and no booking is required. Just turn up and enjoy!

Little Oaks

Little Oaks Stand - Saturday 14th April

Each month we offer a different FREE educational activity for our Little Oak members to enjoy. This month the activity is planting your own vegetable to grow at home. An interactive activity to learn how your food grows. Not yet a member... follow the link below for more information:

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May 2018

Great Oaks Gardening Talk

Great Oaks Talk - Saturday 2nd May (9.30am)

Come along and enjoy a talk from Keith in our Tea Room. This session will focus on Planting for Wildlife. Keith will share his tips and recommend varieties of plants that are perfect for attracting wildlife to your garden. This event is open to everyone and no booking is required. Just turn up and enjoy!

Gardener's Question Time

Gardener's Question Time - Friday 11th May (6.30pm)

A celebrity line-up not to miss! BBC 2's Terry Walton joins Lynne Allbutt, Gareth Davies and Keith Cowley for a Gardener's Question Time evening. Enjoy a delicious 2-course meal before Allotment Guru Terry, Garden Design expert Lynne, The Rose Man Gareth and Garden Knowledge Extraordinaire Keith face your questions in a Question Time set-up.

Menu and booking information coming soon...

Little Oaks

Little Oaks Stand - Saturday 12th May

Each month we offer a different FREE educational activity for our Little Oak members to enjoy. This month the activity is planting a bedding plant to take home, care for and watch grow. An interactive and educational activity to learn what plants need to grow. Not yet a member... follow the link below for more information:

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Wild Wednesday - Rainforest Roadshow

Wild Wednesday 'Rainforest Roadshow' - 30th 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! There will also be fun craft activities including making racing spiders and honeycomb bugs.

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June 2018

Great Oaks Gardening Talk

Great Oaks Talk - Saturday 2nd June (9.30am)

Come along and enjoy a talk from Keith in our Tea Room. This session will focus on Keith's Favourite Trees! This event is open to everyone and no booking is required. Just turn up and enjoy!

Charity Quiz & Curry Night

Charity Quiz & Curry Night - Friday 15th June (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...

Little Oaks

Little Oaks Stand - Saturday 16th June

Each month we offer a different FREE educational activity for our Little Oak members to enjoy. This month the activity is making a watering can to take home and use to water your plants. A vital tool for all budding gardeners! Not yet a member... follow the link below for more information:

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Rose Festival

Rose Festival: 11th - 17th June

Our 2018 Rose Festival will offer savings on Rose plants and care products for whole week this year! We are pleased to announce that 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 on Saturday 16th June.

July 2018

Great Oaks Gardening Talk

Great Oaks Talk - Saturday 7th July (9.30am)

Come along and enjoy a talk from Keith in our Tea Room. This event is open to everyone and no booking is required. Just turn up and enjoy!

Summer Fete

Summer Fete & Weber BBQ Weekend - 8th & 9th July

Details coming soon...

Little Oaks

Little Oaks Stand - Saturday 21st July

Each month we offer a different FREE educational activity for our Little Oak members to enjoy. This month the activity is an experiment; changing the colour of different flowers. Not yet a member... follow the link below for more information:

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Wild Wednesday - Miniature Gardens

Wild Wednesday 'Miniature Gardens' - 25th July

Our Wild Wednesdays offer a different themed craft workshop every Wednesday of the Powys School Holidays. This workshop focusses on creating a beautiful miniature garden... perfect to take home and watch grow as well as entering into any local show competitions this summer! The session will also include a plant themed hunt around the plant area.

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August 2018

Wild Wednesday - Dinosaurs

Wild Wednesday Dinosaur Destruction - 1st August

Our Wild Wednesdays offer a different themed craft workshop every Wednesday of the Powys School Holidays. This workshop focusses on making clay fossils and dinosaur scratch art pictures. The session will also include a dinosaur themed hunt around the plant area.

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Great Oaks Gardening Talk

Great Oaks Talk - Saturday 4th August (9.30am)

Come along and enjoy a talk from Keith in our Tea Room. This event is open to everyone and no booking is required. Just turn up and enjoy!

 

 

 

 

Beer & Chilli Festival

Beer & Chilli Festival - Saturday 5th August

Our annual Beer & Chilli Festival is great fun for the whole family! Come along and get into the festival spirit including Rodeo Sheep, bar, tasters, chilli eating challenge, bouncy castle and more! FREE to attend with no booking required.

 

 

 

Wild Wednesday - Super Heroes

Wild Wednesday 'Super Heroes' - 8th August

Our Wild Wednesdays offer a different themed craft workshop every Wednesday of the Powys School Holidays. This workshop focusses on making fabric capes and masks to become a super hero! The session will also include a dinosaur themed hunt around the plant area.

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Bingo Night - Ty Hafan

Charity Bingo Night - Friday 10th August (6.30pm)

Don't miss out on a fun-filled evening including food and bingo. We have £210 worth of cash & voucher prizes to be won!

Booking details coming soon...

Wild Wednesday - Punch & Judy

Wild Wednesday 'Punch & Judy Show' - 15th August

Our Wild Wednesdays offer a different themed craft workshop every Wednesday of the Powys School Holidays. This workshop includes a very special guest from Carl John Entertainment who will be performing a Punch and Judy show. After the show enjoy a themed craft activity and hunt around the plant area.

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Bee Aware Day

'Bee Aware' Day - Sunday 12th 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.

Buzbee Afternoon Tea

Buzbee Afternoon Tea - Sunday 12th August (4pm)

Our second family friendly afternoon tea event of 2018! A fun-filled event for the whole family as part of our 'Bee Aware' day including delicious themed afternoon tea experience, activities, games and story in our Tea Room. An event not to be missed!

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Little Oaks

Little Oaks Stand - Saturday 18th August

Each month we offer a different FREE educational activity for our Little Oak members to enjoy. This month the activity ties in with our 'Bee Aware' day with local beekeeper, Peter Guthrie by making a wooden spoon bee! There will also be a candle making activity (small charge), information about bees and observation hive. Not yet a member... follow the link below for more information:

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Wild Wednesday - Circus Skills

Wild Wednesday 'Circus Skills' - 22nd August

Our Wild Wednesdays offer a different themed craft workshop every Wednesday of the Powys School Holidays. This workshop includes learning a variety of circus skills including juggling, diablo, spinning plates and more! Also enjoy themed craft activity and circus themed hunt around the plant area.

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Hereford Owl Rescue

Hereford Owl Rescue - Saturday 25th July

Come along and see some of the beautiful owls currently at the rescue centre. They will be here from 11am until 3pm... the perfect chance to have a photo!

 

 

 

A&S Animal Encounters

A&S Animal Encounters - Sunday 26th 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.

More details coming soon...

Wild Wednesday

Wild Wednesday Workshop - 29th August

Our Wild Wednesdays offer a different themed craft workshop every Wednesday of the Powys School Holidays. Details and theme to be confirmed...

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September 2018

Great Oaks Gardening Talk

Great Oaks Talk - Saturday 1st September (9.30am)

Come along and enjoy a talk from Keith in our Tea Room. This event is open to everyone and no booking is required. Just turn up and enjoy!

Little Oaks

Little Oaks Stand - Saturday 15th September

Each month we offer a different FREE educational activity for our Little Oak members to enjoy. This month the activity includes vegetable stamping and learning about how your veg is grown! Not yet a member... follow the link below for more information:

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Little Oaks

Macmillan Coffee Morning - Friday 28th September

Join us for our annual Macmillan Coffee Morning and Fundraising Day and help up to beat our amazing total raised last year! Enjoy a hot drink and piece of delicious freshly baked cake in our Tea Room for £3.50, with all profits being donated to Macmillan. 

Christmas Preview Evening

Christmas Preview Evening - Friday 28th September

Be one of the first to see our 2018 Christmas displays. Receive a heart-warming glass of mulled wine and mince pie on arrival before enjoying our new Christmas Department, EXCLUSIVE OFFERS, festive tasters and a delicious festive menu in our Railway Restaurant.

October 2018

Apple & Cider Festival

Apple & Cider Festival - Sunday 7th October

A day to celebrate the delicious apple and the foods, cider and apple juice created from them! Fun for all the family including Live Music from the Whiskey River Boys, Apple Pressing by Aber Valley Apple Juice, Tasters, Special Offers and apple inspired specials menu in our Railway Restaurant.

Little Oaks

Little Oaks Stand - Sunday 7th October

Each month we offer a different FREE educational activity for our Little Oak members to enjoy. This month the activity is Autumn inspired Leaf Art! Take part in a variety of artistic activities including leaf rubbing and leaf painting to make the most of this year's fallen leaves! Not yet a member... follow the link below for more information:

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Charity Quiz & Curry Night

Charity Quiz & Curry Night - Friday 12th 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 - 29th & 30th October (4pm)

Get into the Halloween spirit with our Spooky Afternoon Tea! We welcome families to join us for some delicious Halloween themed cakes and sandwiches before enjoying a scary story and venturing through our Halloween Walkway. There will also be a prize for the best child's fancy dress and party bag for each child to take home!

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Wild Wednesday Halloween Fun

Wild Wednesday 'Halloween Fun' - 31st October

Our Wild Wednesdays offer a different themed craft workshop every Wednesday of the Powys School Holidays. This Halloween themed workshop includes fun and imaginative crafts including decorating wooden pumpkin plaques and scary foam masks! Also enjoy a halloween hunt around the plant area. Prizes for best fancy dress and best carved pumpkin brought to the session!

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November 2018

Little Oaks

Little Oaks Stand - Sunday 3rd November

Each month we offer a different FREE educational activity for our Little Oak members to enjoy. This Autumn Treasures activity involves making a pine cone owl decoration! Not yet a member... follow the link below for more information:

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Santa's Grand Arrival

Santa's Grand Arrival - Friday 23rd November

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 to bring the magic of Christmas to life! Real reindeer and donkeys will also be here to view. FREE to attend with no booking required

December 2018

Festive Ladies Night

Festive Ladies Night - Friday 6th December

Enjoy a glass of bubbly on arrival before heading to the Railway Restaurant for a delicious two course meal. After dinner enjoy the garden centre to yourselves with demonstrations, exclusive special offers and farm shop tasters! Save 20% OFF Christmas, Homeware, Gifts & Clothing for one night only!

Menu options and booking information coming soon.

Festive VIP Evening

Festive VIP Evening - Friday 13th December

An opportunity to do that last of your Christmas shopping! Enjoy mulled wine on arrival before heading to the Railway Restaurant for a delicious two course meal and live festive music. After dinner enjoy Cheese & Wine tasters in the Farm Shop. 20% OFF all Christmas, Gifts, Homeware & Clothing purchases.

Menu options and booking information coming soon.