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.