Events for 2018

"Jazz On The Green" and the Summer Fair - August Bank Holiday Weekend

This year there will be not just one but two events on the St. Stephen’s Millennium Green over the August Bank Holiday.

On Sunday 26th August from 6-9pm there will be live “Jazz on the Green”. Stan Scott and friends will be playing in the lovely garden of the Millennium Green. Entrance fee £5.00, children free. Just bring a rug make yourselves comfortable and enjoy the music. There will be a BBQ and bar to buy refreshments.

On the next day August Bank Holiday Monday 27th August from 2-5pm the annual Summer Fair will take place on the Green. If wet it will be held in the St. Stephen's Centre. The Fair will provide produce, mostly from the St Stephen's Allotments, jams, jellies and flowers. There will be a Tombola, the famous Tea and Cakes and Family Games. At 3pm Andrew Hume will bring his ever popular Punch and Judy show. And, as well as all that, Stan Scott's jazz group will return and play for everyone.

Come along to these events, bring your friends and enjoy two Summer community events in the lovely setting of the Millennium Green.

Lansdown Open Gardens Sunday 10th June

This year's Lansdown Open Gardens was a great success. The weather was perfect and over 320 visitors went around a set of beautiful and stunning gardens. Just over £2700 was raised towards the upkeep of the Millennium Green which will be a big help to keep the Green in it's current magnificent state.

Tea & Talk Saturday 20th January

The illustrated talk "Egypt: Northwards on the Nile" by Alastair Chalmers was a highly successful event and our many thanks to Alastair for his fascinating talk. Over 60 people attended and as well as enjoying the talk, the attendees also enjoyed delicious sandwiches, cakes, and tea. The event raised over £610 towards the upkeep of the Millennium Green.

Events For 2017

August 28th Monday - Summer Fair and Produce Sale.

The Summer Fair was held on a beautiful sunny Bank Holiday Monday with a big crowd enjoying the Fair on the Millennium Green. The children's sunflower competition brought many children and families onto the Green and as usual the Punch & Judy show was a big hit with both children and adults. In all over £1300 was raised for the upkeep of the Millennium Green.


February 25th Saturday - A Talk and Tea.

The Tea and Talk held on Feb 25th was a highly successful event with more than 60 attendees. David Beeton entertained the audience with a series of anecdotes about life inside the Royal Palaces and afterwards attendees enjoyed tea and cake featuring the usual selection of delicious cakes.

Over the £650 was raised towards the maintenance of the Millennium Green. Many thanks to Joyce Peachey, Di Ashby, Elizabeth Jones, Jenny Sharples and Lyn Jacobs for making yet another Millennium Green event great fun and a successful fund-raiser.


Events For 2016

Christmas Wine Tasting & Supper Saturday November 19th

The evening was a great success with 62 guests enjoying the Christmas selection presented by Great Western Wine's Patrick Goudge and a supper prepared by the Millennium Green Events Committee.

The evening raised over £900 towards the upkeep of the Millennium Green. Thanks to all our guests for their participation and to our Events Committee for their sterling efforts.

St Stephen’s Millennium Green Summer Fair and Produce Sale, August 29th

Our Summer Fair on Bank Holiday Monday was a great success with beautiful weather and over 200 attendees. It was a wonderful community event and over £1500 was raised towards the upkeep of the Millennium Green. Many thanks to Lyn Jacobs and her events committee for all their hard work, and to all the other volunteers for their support. Thanks also to all of you who attended and spent so freely on the day!

The Lansdown Open Gardens - Sunday June 5th 2016

A wonderful day for the Open Gardens with brilliant sunshine and a large crowd of visitors to seven magnificent gardens. This was a record year with over 280 visitors and almost £3000 raised for the Millennium Green. Many thanks to all the garden owners who so kindly opened up their gardens, and also many thanks to the Millennium Green Events Committee who made it all possible.

Visit to Bowood House and Capability Brown Garden, May 3rd 2016

After what seemed like weeks of unseasonable weather, we enjoyed the first day of Spring on our visit to Bowood House and Garden.  We were there to see the wonderful landscape of Capability Brown whose 300th anniversary is being celebrated this year. In addition, we had a guided tour of the private walled gardens of Lord and Lady Lansdowne and were able to admire the stunning displays of tulips and the very productive vegetable garden and glasshouses.

After lunch, a group of us visited the Woodland Garden and strolled amongst the vast carpets of bluebells. Others were absorbed by the fascinating exhibition in the Orangery of the story of Capability Brown’s development of the parkland during the 1760’s.

'The History of Lansdown Road' an illustrated talk by Dr Amy Frost on Saturday February 20th

This was a highly successful event with a packed room of over 65 attendees. Over £630 was raised towards the upkeep of the Millennium Green. Many thanks to Dr Amy Frost for an extremely engaging talk.

Events For 2015

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop, December 5th in the St. Stephen's Centre

The Christmas wreath making workshop was a great success with 24 ladies spending an enjoyable afternoon making Christmas wreaths. The workshop raised raised £300 towards the upkeep of the St. Stephen's Millennium Green.

Wreaths Group

Talk and Tea, November 14th, at 2:30 p.m. in the St. Stephen’s Centre.

A very successful event with a packed room of 60 people and another fascinating and engrossing talk by our local traveller and photographer, Alistair Chalmers. Afterwards everyone enjoyed the tea and delicious homemade cakes. Many thanks to Alistair for his excellent talk.

Talk and Tea

Saturday 31st October, Happy Halloween Party

A wonderful afternoon attended by around 60 children plus their parents who seemed to enjoy it all as much as their offspring. The Green looked wonderful with all the games set up and dressed with spooky witch decorations. Thanks to Claire and Chis Champion and to all the other helpers for all the hard work and energy which resulted in a very successful and enjoyable event.

Thursday 17th September – coach trip to ‘The Laskett’

This was very successful event with 32 people on the coach and  2 car drivers. Thanks to Elizabeth Jones for organising this trip, and there was definitely enthusiasm for a couple more garden visits next year.

Bank Holiday Monday 31st August. Produce Sale and Summer Fair

The Summer Fair on Bank Holiday Monday was a great success despite the very unseasonal weather. Over £1500 was raised towards the maintenance of the Millennium Green and that is a big help towards the annual amount of £8000 needed to run the Green.

A big thank you to Lyn Jacobs and to the Millennium Green Events Committee for their organisation of the event. Many thanks also to all the helpers who made the day such a success.

Also many thanks to everyone who spent so generously on the day, and to those who donated to the bric-a-brac, tombola, plant & book stalls, and provided cakes for the teas.

Open Gardens. June 7th

Once again the Lansdown Open Gardens was a great success. A glorious day brought out a record number of visitors to view six local gardens which all looked superb in the sunshine. The Plant Stall did very brisk business and many visitors enjoyed excellent home-made cakes and teas. The day resulted in a record amount of money being raised towards the maintenance of the Millennium Green. Many thanks to Lyn Jacobs and the Events Committee for all their hard work to ensure such a successful day. Our thanks also to the garden owners who offered to open up their gardens. We would not have had a successful day without their kind support.

Summer Fair, July 7th  2013 2-5pm

The glorious weather on Sunday was a huge bonus for the Summer Fair. We were wonderfully entertained by the U3A Swing Band and are very grateful to them for their generous contribution to the afternoon's enjoyment. As usual there were plenty of home made cakes to take away or have with a cup of tea, listening to the band. The Punch and Judy man, Andrew, who stepped in for us more or less at the last minute, was a great success as were the variety of stalls and tombola.

In spite of it being the Wimbledon men's single final, a good number of people turned up to relax and enjoy another happy neighbourhood event on the Millennium Green. Thanks to all who contributed in their many different ways to bring this about.

Open Gardens Bank Holiday Monday, 27th May 2013

193 people visited the Lansdown Open Gardens, bought plants on the Millennium Green and enjoyed delicious teas in St Stephen's Centre. Thank you to all who supported the event. See below for pictures of the afternoon.

An Easy, Fun Pot Pourri of Puzzles Saturday 20th  April 2013, 7 p.m.

Nearly sixty people attended the puzzle and supper event in St. Stephen's Centre on Saturday evening. It turned out to be a very enjoyable event with a good supper and puzzles which were fun and amusing. The Friends' committee would like to thank all the Millennium Green supporters who came along to make the occasion such a success. Thanks also to everyone who helped to organise such a successful event.

Produce Sale August 27th 2012

The August Bank Holiday Monday Sale, turned out to be a great success inspite of very miserable wet weather. Because of the weather St. Stephen's Centre was used for the sale instead of on the Millennium Green. The bric a brac stall and second hand book stall were well stocked and proved to be very popular. Ivy Cottage plants and the produce stall were located outside due to lack of space in the Centre. However the small tents belonging to the Millennium Green were erected and the stall holders didn't get too wet and managed to sell most of their produce.

Summer Jazz Extravaganza with Hog Roast, July 2012

For the Hog Roast and Jazz on Sunday, July 1st, the Millennium Green was looking it's best in the welcome sunshine. All tickets were sold at least a week before the event so over one hundred people were gathered on the Green to enjoy good food, good music and a chance to meet up with old friends. More people arrived later in the afternoon when tea and cakes were on sale. The photographs of the occasion below record the happy, relaxed atmosphere fortunately enhanced by perfect weather. Many thanks to all who helped create this successful event.

Open Gardens May 2012

The Open Gardens on May 7th were a great success with the rain holding off, 189 visitors and over £1450 raised by the Friends from ticket sales, plant sales and teas. Some photographs of the plant sale, open gardens and teas. (click on photos to see larger images)

Christmas Supper 2011

The 2011 Millennium Green Christmas Supper, held in the St. Stephen's Centre, was once again a very enjoyable event, attended by about seventy people. The Christmas Supper is an excellent opportunity for local people to get together and to share a really good buffet meal. A cheque was presented by the Friends committee's treasurer, Mary Ede, to the Millennium Green Trust's treasurer, Claire Smith, in the sum of £4,500. This money was raised over the past year at events held both on the Green and at St. Stephen's Centre. The Millennium Green Trustees and the Friend's committee would like to thank all who so generously support us. Some photographs of the event. (click on photos to see larger images)

Summer Fair 2011

The Summer Fair was extremely successful on a wonderful sunny day raising over £1000 towards the upkeep of the Millennium Green. Some photographs of the day. (click on photos to see larger images)

Summer Fair & Produce Sale August 25th 2014

Although the August Bank Holiday Monday was very wet the Summer Fair and Produce was a great success with over £1000 raised towards the maintenance of the Millennium Green. Due to the rain the event was held in the St. Stephen's Centre and St. Stephen's Church. The produce stall, bric-a-brac and tombola were all very busy and many people enjoyed the delicious teas and the entertainment from the U3A Swing Band. Many small children (and quite a few adults) were providing plenty of audience participation for the Punch & Judy show.

Open Gardens June 2014

The Millennium Green Open Gardens fund raising event on June 8th was a great success with c. 250 visitors to the seven gardens which were open. The sun shone as people enjoyed the beautiful gardens, bought plants and books, and had delicious cakes and teas. A very healthy sum was raised towards the maintenance of the Green. Many thanks to all those who opened up their gardens for all to enjoy.

Millenium Green Events

Many community events are held on St. Stephen's Millennium Green or at locations around Lansdown. Examples of past events are May Day Celebration for Children, Lansdown Open Gardens, Summer Jazz on the Green, Sale of Produce from the Allotments etc.