Tuesday, 31 July 2012

SMAG Gardeners Help Bristol with the Entente Florale Europe Competition

Today Gardeners from SMAG went down to the MSHED to help Bristol in its bid to win the Entente Florale Europe Competition. The Judges from all over Europe, Ireland, Italy, Denmark, Slovakia to name a few were very pleased to hear how successful SMAG has been in both the garden and in the wider community. We thank the Bristol In Bloom Committee and BCC for inviting us to show our European visitors what we in Bristol can do if determined and it was well received by the Judges. We wish Brsitol all the best in this competition amongst no doubt some very stiff competition.

info on the competition can be found here


Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Green Flag Community Award Winners!

Snuff Mills Action Group’s transformation of the gardens at Snuff Mills, Stapleton has been awarded a prestigious Green Flag Award - the national award for public and community parks and green spaces - along with a record breaking 1424 places across the UK.

The Green Flag Community Award is a national award that recognises high quality green spaces in the UK that are managed by voluntary and community groups

The group will be thanking everyone that has been involved with an official Green Flag unveiling at Snuff Mills gardens on Sunday 22nd July at 12.00.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Fossil Walk with Steve England now on Saturday 21st

A walk along the Valley with Steve England takes place Saturday 21st July at 2pm. This was rescheduled due to relentless rain last Thursday.
Meet in the Gardens. Steve will take you on a tour of Snuff Mills taking about the Fossils he has found and hoping to find some more!
The event is free but donations always welcome

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

New Schools Project

Thanks to the BIG Lottery's Awards for All fund we have started another project to encourage more children and young people to visit and enjoy Snuff Mills.  Pupils from Glenfrome Primary School have been visiting the valley over the last few weeks to discover the wildlife and history of the area.

This week pupils from Bristol Metropolitan Academy (pictured) are visiting the valley to help develop ideas for a new Snuff Mills website and some simple interpretation boards to help show visitors what there is to enjoy in the area.

We hope that the boards and website will be completed by the Autumn and there will be a special schools event in the valley soon too.

Update: The pupils have given all their thoughts and we will now be designing the interpretation boards and website incorporating their ideas.  In the meantime, here's Hammad and Tyreke's own website about Snuff Mills that they made: http://hmajid136.wix.com/snuffmills 

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Fun had by all at Fun Dog show!

Well it turned out to be a lovely day down at Snuff Mills even if a bit damp under foot!
We had a great turnout and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.
Thanks to DAWG for judging and all the other helpers, but most importantly to all the dogs and owners who turned up to make today a success.

Best In Show was one by a very cute dog indeed.

I have posted all the photos of the day on our facebook page for all to see
Thanks again for a wonderful Sunday afternoon