It’s not always the younger visitors who get all the fun at the Botanic Garden! This October, as part of Cambridgeshire Celebrates Age, the Botanic Garden is running two events especially for everyone over the age of 60.
This Friday, 1 October, all over 60s are invited to take tea and a tour at the Botanic Garden between 2 – 4.30pm, free of charge, to mark the International Day of Older People. Short tours of the Garden, now alight with fiery autumn colour, will leave throughout the afternoon and take in the plants and landscapes at their best. To replenish energy levels, delicious cake and tea will be provided by the Garden Café at the Garden’s beautiful headquarters at 1, Brookside, where attendees will also be able to visit an information fair to get advice about getting online, the digital television switchover and other local services including computer lessons for older people. This is a drop-in event, although groups of more than 10 should book in advance on 01223 331875 or via firstname.lastname@example.org
At the end of the month, over 60s are invited to get creative at Nature as Design, a print-making workshop that takes place on Monday 25 October. Taking the architectural shapes of the succulent plants in the Glasshouse Range as inspiration, attendees will learn about the process of screen-printing before having a go themselves. This workshop, which runs in both the morning and again in the afternoon, is free of charge and open to all those over the age of 60. Places must be booked by calling the Festival of Ideas booking line on 01223 766 766.