Upcoming Events
Wild About Reading 2020
Wed, May 27
Reading
May 27, 10:00 AM
Reading, Reading, UK
Join in with our 5 day programme celebrating nature across the beautiful green spaces of Reading. Some free activities every day and a diverse and exciting range of sessions to choose from.
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Upcoming Events- check your zone detailed above
Zone 3- Have A Picnic And Enjoy Free Live Music
Sun, Aug 04
Forbury Gardens
Aug 04, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Forbury Gardens, Forbury Gardens, Reading RG1 3BB, UK
Take a picnic and enjoy some outdoor time in this beautiful urban space.
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Zone 2- Have a Picnic
Sun, Aug 04
Maiden Erlegh Local Nature Reserve
Aug 04, 2019, 12:00 PM
Maiden Erlegh Local Nature Reserve, Maiden Erlegh Lake, Earley, Reading RG6 5QJ, UK
Take a picnic and enjoy the many spaces within this beautiful reserve. Feed the ducks or let the children play in the play park and then run through the wooded paths.
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Zone 2- Have a Picnic
Sun, Aug 04
Fobney Lock
Aug 04, 2019, 12:00 PM
Fobney Lock, Reading RG2 0SF, UK
Take a picnic and watch the boats going through the lock or see how many different birds you can see in this stunning reserve.
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Zone 5- Have a Picnic
Sun, Aug 04
Prospect Park, Reading
Aug 04, 2019, 12:00 PM
Prospect Park, Reading, Liebenrood Rd, Reading RG30 2ND, UK
Take a picnic and let the children play in the play area or run up and down the sloped spaces of this beautiful park.
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Zone 4- Have a Picnic
Sun, Aug 04
Palmer Park
Aug 04, 2019, 12:00 PM
Palmer Park , Palmer Park Ave, Reading RG6, UK
Take a picnic and let the kids enjoy a play in the play area of this beautiful park gifted to Reading by the Palmer family.
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Zone 1-Clayfield Copse- Voluntary conservation session
Sun, Aug 04
Clayfield Copse
Aug 04, 2019, 10:00 AM
Clayfield Copse, Clayfield Copse, Reading RG4, UK
Learn new skills and make new friends whilst you help to preserve this beautiful space.
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Zone 4-Riverside walk with SOAR
Sat, Aug 03
The Waterside Centre
Aug 03, 2019, 6:00 PM
The Waterside Centre, Earley, Reading RG6 1PQ, UK
Enjoy an evening stroll along the Thames and discover a scenic and easy route into Reading town centre.
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Zone 5- Fantastic Beasts with NatureNurture
Sat, Aug 03
Lousehill Copse
Aug 03, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Lousehill Copse, Lousehill Copse, Reading RG30, UK
Discover what fantastic beasts are to be found in this exciting exploration of Lousehill Copse. Get all the family involved!
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Zone 1-Weller Centre Community Gardening fun
Sat, Aug 03
The Weller Centre
Aug 03, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
The Weller Centre , 110 Amersham Rd, Reading RG4 5NA, UK
Come and get your hands dirty in this beautiful community garden and learn more about the food we can grow to eat.
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Zone 2- Earley Green Fair
Sat, Aug 03
Maiden Erlegh Local Nature Reserve
Aug 03, 2019, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Maiden Erlegh Local Nature Reserve, Maiden Erlegh Lake, Earley, Reading RG6 5QJ, UK
This annual Green Fair brings together a range of local charitable organisations from BBOWT and RSPB to FairTrade and the local horticultural groups.
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Zone 5- Park Run 5k
Sat, Aug 03
Prospect Park, Reading
Aug 03, 2019, 9:00 AM
Prospect Park, Reading, Liebenrood Rd, Reading RG30 2ND, UK
Take part in this exhilarating group experience and challenge yourself in a 5k run through the beautiful Prosect Park. Preregistration is necessary as you need a printed bar code to record your time. www.parkrun.org.uk/register/
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Zone 3- Reading Farmers Market
Sat, Aug 03
Great Knollys Street
Aug 03, 2019, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Great Knollys Street, Great Knollys St, Reading RG1, UK
Discover local food producers and find out where the produce comes from in this easily accessible food market.
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Zone 5-Bat Talk and Walk
Fri, Aug 02
Beansheaf Community Centre
Aug 02, 2019, 7:30 PM
Beansheaf Community Centre, Charrington Rd, Calcot, Reading RG31 7AW, UK
Learn more about these beautiful nocturnal creatures with experts from your local bat conservation group.
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Zone 1- Gosbrook Garden Growers Gardening fun
Fri, Aug 02
St John’s Church Garden
Aug 02, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
St John’s Church Garden, Gosbrook Rd, Reading RG4 8ED, UK
Come and get your hands dirty in this beautiful community garden and learn more about the food we can grow to eat.
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Zone 2-Wild Cook Up with Food4families and Pathhill
Fri, Aug 02
Whitley Growalot
Aug 02, 2019, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Whitley Growalot, Meavy Gardens, Reading RG2 7RD, UK
All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.Come to the community garden and learn about the wilder side of campfire cooking with Pathhill Outdoors. BOOKING ESSENTIAL.
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Zone 2- Green Park Wind Turbine Tour
Fri, Aug 02
Green Park Business Park
Aug 02, 2019, 12:00 PM
Green Park Business Park, Reception, 100 Longwater Avenue, Green Park, Reading RG2 6GP, UK
Learn more about how the wind turbine works and enjoy a guided tour of the turbine. BOOK DIRECT 077921585530 Limited Spaces.
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Zone 5- Butterfly identification event
Fri, Aug 02
Oxford Road Community Garden
Aug 02, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Oxford Road Community Garden, Western Elms Ave, Reading RG30, UK
Flutter down and take part in the annual Big Butterfly Count.
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Zone 3- Wild about Reading Family Picnic
Fri, Aug 02
The Museum of English Rural Life
Aug 02, 2019, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
The Museum of English Rural Life, 6 Redlands Rd, Reading RG1 5EX, UK
Bring your picnic rugs and a picnic and enjoy this family event in the beautiful garden at the museum of English Rural Life. There will be story telling and other activities happening.
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Zone 4- Community garden celebration
Fri, Aug 02
St Nicholas Church
Aug 02, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
St Nicholas Church, Sutcliffe Ave, Earley, Reading RG6, UK
Visit and enjoy this new community space and find out how it has changed in the last 12 months to become a multiuse site with a focus on maintaining biodiversity.
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Zone 3-Gardening fun
Thu, Aug 01
The Coley Park Community Centre
Aug 01, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
The Coley Park Community Centre, 140 Wensley Rd, Reading RG1 6DW, UK
Come and get your hands dirty in this beautiful community garden and learn more about the food we can grow to eat.
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Zone 1-Caversham Library and TCV Newt craft
Thu, Aug 01
Caversham Library
Aug 01, 2019, 2:15 PM
Caversham Library, Church St, Reading RG4 8AU, UK
Join the team for a wild craft session and find out more about newts from The Conservation Volunteers.
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Zone 4-Botanical Storytelling with Georgiana Keable 8+
Thu, Aug 01
Harris Gardens, University of Reading
Aug 01, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Harris Gardens, University of Reading, Reading, RG6 6UR UK
8 and older walking botanical story telling session with this talented prize winning author (The natural storyteller) and storyteller in the magical Harris Gardens.
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Zone 2- 50+ Erlegh Oaks Reserve walk
Thu, Aug 01
Maiden Erlegh Local Nature Reserve
Aug 01, 2019, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Maiden Erlegh Local Nature Reserve, Maiden Erlegh Lake, Earley, Reading RG6 5QJ, UK
Join this friendly 50+ group for a walk around the beautiful Maiden Erlegh Nature Reserve.
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Zone 5-The Conservation Volunteers- Practical Conservation session
Thu, Aug 01
Lousehill Copse
Aug 01, 2019, 10:00 AM
Lousehill Copse, Lousehill Copse, Reading RG30, UK
Get hands on in this practical conservation session and make a real difference to this precious woodland. All equipment provided.
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Zone 1-Terry’s Caversham walk
Thu, Aug 01
The Three Guineas
Aug 01, 2019, 10:00 AM
The Three Guineas, Station Approach, Reading RG1 1LY, UK
A 2 mile walk where you can learn about Reading's proud Thames side history.There is a cost for this event £5 adult £2 children.
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Zone 4-Botanical Storytelling with Georgiana Keable
Thu, Aug 01
Harris Gardens, University of Reading
Aug 01, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Harris Gardens, University of Reading, Reading, RG6 6UR UK
Age 3-7 session with this talented botanical story teller and author of prize winning 'The natural story teller'in the magical Harris Gardens. PRE BOOKING NECESSARY.
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Zone 2-Gardening fun
Wed, Jul 31
Whitley Growalot
Jul 31, 2019, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Whitley Growalot, Meavy Gardens, Reading RG2 7RD, UK
Come and get your hands dirty in this beautiful community garden and learn more about the food we can grow to eat.
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Zone 5-Gardening Fun
Wed, Jul 31
Southcote Growallot, Coronation Square
Jul 31, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Southcote Growallot, Coronation Square, Gainsborough Rd, Reading RG30 3BU, UK
Come and get your hands dirty in this beautiful community garden and learn more about the food we can grow to eat. Wildlife activities available.
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Zone 2-Smallmead Tour EVENT POSTPONED
Wed, Jul 31
Smallmead Waste Management Park
Jul 31, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Smallmead Waste Management Park, Island Rd, Reading RG2 0RP, UK
Adults Only event. Prebook to come on a behind the scenes exploration of how the rubbish that leaves our homes is processed and find out about creatures that call the site their home.
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Zone 4-Friends of Cemetery Junction Bee Event
Wed, Jul 31
Cemetery Junction
Jul 31, 2019, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Cemetery Junction, Reading RG1 5DE, UK
Buzz along to the cemetery and discover the 3Bees of Cemetery Junction' with at least one Queen bee in the mix!
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Zone 2-Dragonfly Event
Wed, Jul 31
Fobney Island Nature Reserve
Jul 31, 2019, 10:30 AM
Fobney Island Nature Reserve, Reading RG2 0RP, UK
Walk with local experts and find out more about dragonflies at a Reading dragonfly hotspot! Photograph credit nerjarob.com
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Zone 3-Teddy Bears Picnic
Wed, Jul 31
Forbury Gardens
Jul 31, 2019, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Forbury Gardens, Forbury Gardens, Reading RG1 3BB, UK
Bring your teddy bear to Forbury gardens and enjoy this town centre green space. There will be ladybird craft to do. Reading Museum event. There is a £1 cost for this event.
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Zone 1-Rewilding: Ancient and Modern Woodland in Reading walk
Wed, Jul 31
Clayfield Copse
Jul 31, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Clayfield Copse, Clayfield Copse, Reading RG4, UK
Walk with local experts through this stunning area of ancient woodland and learn about how rewilding our local spaces creates benefits for all.
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Zone 1-Supper picnic and Hydro Tour with Reading Hydro CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
Tue, Jul 30
King's Meadow Riverbank
Jul 30, 2019, 6:00 PM
King's Meadow Riverbank, Reading RG1 8AQ, UK
Walk with this volunteer run organisation to discover how they are harnessing the power of the Thames for the local community. Bring a picnic to share and enjoy it along the riverside.
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Zone 5-TCV- Wildlife Surveying
Tue, Jul 30
Lousehill Copse
Jul 30, 2019, 2:00 PM
Lousehill Copse, Lousehill Copse, Reading RG30, UK
Join the TCV team for some citizen science and learn how to survey for different living things in the meadow and woodland of Lousehill Copse. All equipment is provided.
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Zone 4-Amazing Bugs
Tue, Jul 30
Ridgeline Trust Therapeutic Garden
Jul 30, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Ridgeline Trust Therapeutic Garden, 25 Whiteknights Rd, Reading RG6 7BY, UK
Join the team at the Ridgeline Trust for a family bug hunt in the beautiful gardens.
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Zone 3- Gardening fun and Butterfly Identification and Recording
Tue, Jul 30
Lavender Place Community Gardens
Jul 30, 2019, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Lavender Place Community Gardens, Queens Walk, Reading RG1, UK
Enjoy a chance to get your hands dirty or just learn about how this amazing space has been developed for growing food and creating a community project. Take part in the annual Big Butterfly Count.
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Zone 4-Wild about Plants with Dr M
Tue, Jul 30
Harris Gardens, University of Reading
Jul 30, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Harris Gardens, University of Reading, Reading, RG6 6UR UK
Dr M invites you to join him going wild about plants in the University of Reading Harris Garden! Plants are all around us but how often do we look at them, really look at them, taking in their characters and personalities?
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Zone 2-The Breeding Birds of the Fobney Marshes
Tue, Jul 30
Fobney Lock
Jul 30, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Fobney Lock, Reading RG2 0SF, UK
Enjoy a walk through this beautiful nature reserve and learn about the birds that breed here. LIMITED PARKING. Photo credit Helen P 2016
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Zone 4-Creatures of the Night
Mon, Jul 29
South Lake
Jul 29, 2019, 8:00 PM
South Lake, South Lake, Woodley, Reading RG5, UK
Come along and enjoy this joint bat Walk and moth trapping event. Meet at entrance next to play park on Kingfisher Drive.
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Zone 3-Butterfly Identification and Recording
Mon, Jul 29
Forbury Gardens
Jul 29, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Forbury Gardens, Forbury Gardens, Reading RG1 3BB, UK
Flutter down and take part in the annual Big Butterfly Count.
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Zone 4-Cycle for Health
Mon, Jul 29
Palmer Park
Jul 29, 2019, 11:30 AM
Palmer Park, Palmer Park Ave, Reading RG6 1LF, UK
Adults- Enjoy the opportunity to enjoy some outdoor cycling fun at Palmer Park. BOOK DIRECT 0118 937 5080 £3 charge LIMITED SPACES
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Zone 2-Radstock School open session
Mon, Jul 29
Radstock Primary School
Jul 29, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Radstock Primary School, Radstock Lane, Earley, Reading RG6 5UZ, UK
Come and celebrate the outdoor space at this local school and learn how the children use this wonderful outdoor classroom.
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Zone 5-A heritage walk through Russell Street/Castle Hill Conservation area.
Mon, Jul 29
Oxford Road
Jul 29, 2019, 10:00 AM
Oxford Road, Oxford Rd, United Kingdom
Over 16s. There is a £5 adult and £2 cost for this event. Learn about the positive and negative aspects to the development of Reading since the 1820s. Funds raised for Age UK Berkshire and Action for Children.
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Zone 2-Green Park Wind Turbine Tour
Mon, Jul 29
Green Park Business Park
Jul 29, 2019, 10:00 AM
Green Park Business Park, Reception, 100 Longwater Avenue, Green Park, Reading RG2 6GP, UK
Learn more about how the wind turbine works and enjoy a guided tour of the turbine. BOOK DIRECT 07792158530 Limited Spaces.
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Zone 1-TCV Clay Craft CANCELLED DUE TO STAFF ILLNESS
Mon, Jul 29
Dingley Dell
Jul 29, 2019, 10:00 AM
Dingley Dell, Reading RG4 5BL, UK
Get creative with clay and discover this wild urban space in this family friendly session with The Conservation Volunteers.
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Zone 5-Wild Rhyme Time
Mon, Jul 29
Tilehurst Library
Jul 29, 2019, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Tilehurst Library, School Rd, Reading RG31 5AS, UK
Bring your preschoolers along to this nature focussed rhyme time in your local library.
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Zone 2-Gardening fun
Sun, Jul 28
Whitley Growallot
Jul 28, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Whitley Growallot, Meavy Gardens, Reading RG2 7RD, UK
Come and get your hands dirty in this beautiful community garden and learn more about the food we can grow to eat.
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Zone 4-Butterfly Identification and Recording
Sun, Jul 28
Palmer Park
Jul 28, 2019, 2:00 PM
Palmer Park, Palmer Park Ave, Reading RG6 1LF, UK
Flutter down and take part in the annual Big Butterfly Count.
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Zone 2-Bumble Bee Talk
Sun, Jul 28
Maiden Erlegh Local Nature Reserve
Jul 28, 2019, 1:00 PM
Maiden Erlegh Local Nature Reserve, Maiden Erlegh Lake, Earley, Reading RG6 5QJ, UK
Buzz down to the reserve and learn about these amazing creatures, how their population numbers are doing in our area and the challenges they face.
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Zone 1- Have a Picnic with friends and family
Sun, Jul 28
Clayfield Copse
Jul 28, 2019, 12:00 PM
Clayfield Copse, Clayfield Copse, Reading RG4, UK
Take a picnic and enjoy this beautiful green space with shaded glades and sunny meadows.
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Zone 3-The Birds and Other Wildlife of the Town Centre
Sun, Jul 28
Forbury Gardens
Jul 28, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Forbury Gardens, Forbury Gardens, Reading RG1 3BB, UK
An amazing opportunity to learn about the diverse range of birds and other wildlife in our town and to celebrate the publication of 'Rural Reading' that shares the many encounters the authors have enjoyed with them.
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Zone 3-Architecture and Photography Walk
Sun, Jul 28
Queen Victoria statue
Jul 28, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Queen Victoria statue, Market Pl, Reading RG1, UK
Join Terry and enjoy a fascinating walk featuring 13 famous photographers and some historically important Reading buildings. THIS WALK IS £5 PER ADULT AND £2 PER CHILD. Proceeds to Age UK Berkshire and Action for Children.
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Zone 3-Reading Museum Wild Talk
Sat, Jul 27
Reading Museum
Jul 27, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Reading Museum, Blagrave St, Reading RG1 1QH, UK
An exciting talk about how to discover the wild where you are! Learn about different equipment and how it is used to gather evidence of wildlife in our lovely town.
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Zone 1-Butterfly identification and Recording
Sat, Jul 27
Caversham Park
Jul 27, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Caversham Park, Lowfield Rd, Reading RG4, UK
Flutter down and take part in the annual Big Butterfly Count.
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Zone 5-Wild BBQ and community celebration
Sat, Jul 27
Oxford Road Community Garden
Jul 27, 2019, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Oxford Road Community Garden, Western Elms Ave, Reading RG30 2GS, UK
Enjoy the annual celebration of this magical and secret garden tucked away in a busy part of the town.
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Zone 4-Butterfly identification and recording
Sat, Jul 27
Erleigh Road Community Garden
Jul 27, 2019, 10:30 AM
Erleigh Road Community Garden, 5LU, Erleigh Rd, Reading RG1 5LU
Visit this beautiful hidden gem of a garden and learn about different fruit and vegetables you can grow. Take part in the annual Big Butterfly survey!
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Zone 4-Plant Form
Sat, Jul 27
Harris Gardens
Jul 27, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Harris Gardens, Friends of the Harris Gardens, University of Reading, RG6 6UR
OVER 12s event! The variety of plant form:an introduction to plant morphology.
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Zone 3-Gardening Fun
Sat, Jul 27
Katesgrove Community Association
Jul 27, 2019, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Katesgrove Community Association, Elgar Rd S, Reading RG2 0BW, UK
Come and get your hands dirty in this beautiful community garden and learn more about the food we can grow to eat.
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Zone 2-Nature photography Tips
Sat, Jul 27
Maiden Erlegh Local Nature Reserve
Jul 27, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Maiden Erlegh Local Nature Reserve, Maiden Erlegh Lake, Earley, Reading RG6 5QJ, UK
Bring your smartphone or digital camera and learn some photography tricks to get a more unusual shot!
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