Lion Gate - Restoration
SYON BARK! - 11th March 2023 - a doggy day in the gardens
On Saturday 11th March, we opened our gardens to dogs for the second time. It was a special event in aid of Wood Green Pets Charity (you may have seen them on Channel 4's The Dog House)
We had a wonderful turn-out and met some fabulous woofers! They were all so well-behaved and stayed on their leads as they walked around the beautiful grounds and the lake. We gave out lots of treats (and poo bags) and had such an amazing response from all the owners. Thank you so much for coming! We also met the lovely people from Vetsure Pet Insurance, and Furbabies Botanicals. And the rain kept off all day! Here's some photos of your perfect pooches.
Summertime Fun 2022 - Friday Fables!
We had a wonderful time in the gardens during the school holidays!
Every Friday, set in the Natural Play Areas in the private gardens of Syon Park, our storytellers; Sarah, Linda, Fiona and Christine engaged audiences of young and old with fables and tales based on nature, history, myth and legend.
Participation was highly recommended, with active play, music and crafts during the sessions, and even a English Civil War reinactment!
Each session lasted approximately an hour, starting at 11am and repeated at 2pm. It was in conjunction with Hounslow Summer of Culture, and we had visitors from all over the borough and beyond! It was such a success, we're hoping to repeat it!
Week 1 - The Queen Bee's Hat - making flower crowns from foraged flowers and leaves
Week 2 - Algy and Charles - civil war reinactment with balloon swords
Week 3 - Ceres and Proserpine - making ribbon wands, music and dancing around Flora's statue
Week 4 - Medusa - archaeology session and bracelet making
Week 5 - the Listening Tree - decorating branches with seeded paper leaves
Week 6 - The Enchanted Woodland - making Star wands with bells and ribbons, music and movement