Author: Nicky

The New Woodland Corner Project!

Rhodendron ‘Albert Schweitzer’ has gone from the woodland back corner! I decided to take him out and build a curved screen to hide the space at the back with the wildlife hotel, dove house, dalek compost bin and sacks of leaves collected from the garden, to include a flower bed at the front with the…
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So much to look forward to!

It’s been a pleasant Sunday morning before you read this and as usual I’ve enjoyed my walk around the garden observing closely at what’s going on. The bulbs are sprouting up everywhere garden now, it seems like a race between the snowdrops and iris reticulatas with the crocus closely behind. The spring snowflakes, Leucojum vernum…
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Christmas Opening Times

We are open as follows: 6th December 9am – 6pm 7th December 9am – 6pm 8th December 9am – 6pm 9th December 9am – 7pm 10th December 9am – 5pm 11th December 10am – 4pm 12th December 9am – 6pm 13th December 9am – 6pm 14th December 9am – 6pm 15th December 9am – 6pm…
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Live Piano Music with Afternoon Tea – Thursday 9th November 2017

DO YOU FANCY AN AFTERNOON OF LIVE MUSIC & TASTY TREATS?.. BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! ..THURSDAY 9TH NOVEMBER 3PM-5PM – LIVE PIANO MUSIC WITH AFTERNOON TEA     Why not come and join us in the Four Seasons Coffee Shop for an Afternoon of Live Piano Music (both classical and modern) whilst you enjoy a…
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Planting for Early Next Year!

Only the deep pink/purple coloured Cyclamen hedrifolium are still blooming in the woodland garden apart from a solitary white flowering one that has sneakily appeared under my seat and its little flowers seem to be stretching their necks out to catch a glimpse of the sun. The Cyclamen coum are leafing up and are dotted…
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Christmas Open Evening – 15% OFF Everything*

Celebrating our Christmas 2016 displays we are offering 15% Discount across EVERYTHING* (Christmas and Non Christmas) on Thursday 13th October 4:00pm until 7:30pm.   The offer is for loyalty customers only, it’s free to sign up and you can do so online or instore before the event or on the night!

Tea with Santa Scunthorpe

Join Santa for tea at Silica Lodge before taking a look around our farm animals, then it’s time to strike a pose for a picture in Santa’s sleigh, (Remember to bring your camera) before climbing aboard our enchanted Christmas Train, where you’ll see our stunning Winter Wonderland – watch out for the snow! Finally you’ll…
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Halloween Spooktacular Scunthorpe 2016

Silica Lodge welcomes all scary creatures, mums, dads, boys, girls, witches, wizards ghosts & ghouls to our brand new Halloween spooktacular party night, jump aboard our Halloween train ride where you’ll see all types of scary creatures, if you survive the ride it’s then onto our pumpkin hunt around the centre, before heading to the…
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Conifers Can Have a Place In Gardens!

I remember first noticing the huge dark green overbearing, unpruned leylandii conifers at the end of my garden on the other side of the fence and at the time I didn’t like them at all. Over the years I’ve changed my mind about them, evolved as a gardener and grown to love them, so much…
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An Afternoon of Music

Join us in the Four Seasons Coffee Shop for an afternoon of live Saxophone Music served with our delicious Afternoon Tea. This is a ticket only event, tickets are £15 each and can be purchased in the Coffee Shop. Wednesday 28th September 3pm – 5pm