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Hidden Nature Highlights

Discover more about the great outdoors!

In case you haven’t already heard, this year’s theme is Hidden Nature. We’re so excited to highlight and share the secret natural histories and stories of not just our landscapes, but also gardens, urban green spaces, farms, waterways, buildings and culture. Here are just a few events to start looking forward to!

© Maidstone Borough Council - Discover more with the Mote Park Manager

Enjoy the fresh air of the great outdoors

From the countryside to city parks, nature can be found all around us. These events will help you explore, experience and enjoy our outdoor spaces!

Meet the experts at Urb Farm

  • Find out about Green Spaces at Urb Farm near Milton Keynes - a horticultural social enterprise which trains young people to produce sustainable and seasonal goods for the local community. And keep an eye out for foxes, toads, woodpeckers and hedgehogs; just some of critters which can be found in this peaceful urban green space!
  • Enjoy a series of walks with the Mote Park Manager to experience this living landscape in Maidstone. Choose between a daytime walk about the site’s past and present, twilight tales about wildlife emerging as the sun goes down, or even take a bat walk and discover the diversity of species which call the park home.
  • Have fun exploring Beverley’s gardens. You’ll be inspired by a variety of gardening styles with influences from around the world, from formal borders to contemporary sculptural grasses. There will also be examples of organic and insect-friendly planting as well as other features such as beehives and duck ponds.

Uncover nature of the past

It’s not just today’s spaces and places we’ll be discovering, these events will be looking back through time, from creatures which were here before us, to how we’ve been interacting with our environments ever since.

Be dazzled by nautical delights in Lowestoft

Things may take a curious turn as we delve into Newcastle's collections

Spot nature hiding in plain sight

From architecture and interior design, to records of everyday life, nature has been used, celebrated and documented throughout our history. These events will uncover the stories of the creatures and natural features lurking in our historic environments and archives!

Be inspired and get creative

And of course, HODs wouldn’t be HODs without a chance to get creative! These workshops and activities will encourage you to find inspiration in the natural world.

Get crafty to #CelebrateClayCountry

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PLEASE NOTE - These events were accurate at the time of publication but this year more than ever the details are subject to change. Please check the individual entries for more.