Pop in for a little distraction

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With Halloween over, Thorngrove are keen to work their magic with a little distraction and fun for the whole community, says Kelsi-Dean Buck

And there we have it – October is in the rear view mirror and the festive season is officially here! Our Christmas plans for Thorngrove are coming to fruition and 2022 is set to be our biggest one ever.
We appreciate the world has been a little upside down, and many hard-working people have experienced difficult times recently. The thought of Christmas might even be a stressful one to some. But we’re seeing it as an opportunity to remind everyone of what’s important at this time of year – making memories, and spending time with those most important to us. Our role in the community goes far beyond selling garden plants and essentials; we want to be a place everyone can rely on for a distraction, and as a destination for making those memories!

Let us distract you
Regular visitors to Thorngrove and followers of our story will be aware that 2022 has seen us get ourselves back on the map as a location for events. The hanging basket workshops have been a staple of our calendar and we’re aiming to broaden the appeal, perhaps introduce new people to gardening, and to become a place for young people to get creative too.
It’s been going really well with our craft events for children. We’ve hosted them at Easter, over the summer, and most recently for Halloween. They have given children an opportunity to visit Thorngrove, and create something brilliant to take home with them. We’ve had pot decorating (and planting!), decoration making, and sessions for making jam jar lanterns.


It’s a simple approach, but one we’ve had amazing feedback on. We keep the events affordable too, determined to be accessible to as many people in the community as possible.
Looking ahead, these craft sessions will definitely continue, along with more new events that allow us to continue being that place for a distraction, and a relaxing meeting spot for family and friends.
Our upcoming feature event is of course our Santa’s Grotto. Tickets for this are available now (just go to our website for more info). We’re also delighted to be hosting Angel Exit Theatre from 10th November – they’re offering drama workshops, right here at Thorngrove. All leading to a Christmas show!
With a new menu in the café, and all the Christmas essentials arriving now, let us be your one stop shop for festivities this year. Hope to see you soon!

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