Matthew Project to hold day in Bishop’s garden
The Matthew Project Charity is hosting a day in the Bishop’s garden in Norwich with music, activities for children and refreshments.
The open day will take place on Sunday May 16 and will include live jazz music played on the piano by Simon Brown from Norwich Jazz Club.
For children there is a wildlife treasure hunt with ten clues hidden around the garden. Each clue is in the form of a QR code so children can open the camera app on their smartphones and scan to find the hidden wildlife. Those who have found the names of all ten animals can claim a Matthew Project bookmark and some sunflower seeds.
Local photographer Claire O'Hara will be available from 2.30 - 4pm to take portraits for a donation to the charity. Takeaway hot or cold drinks and home-made cake will be for sale.
Entry is at 10.30am, 12.30pm, and 2.30pm for a 90-minute period. Admission is £5 per adult and accompanied children under 16 years and wheelchair users are free. Assistance Dogs only. There is a small pay and display car park outside the entrance and a larger pay and display car park a few further yards down, just off Bishopgate and opposite the Adam and Eve pub. Toilet facilities will be available.
The Bishop’s garden is run organically and includes a herb garden, long herbaceous borders, a jungle walk, a wildflower labyrinth, a fruit orchard, and extensive shrubberies containing many rare and unusual plants. Among these is a Hebe planted from a sprig taken from Queen Victoria’s wedding bouquet in 1840. There is also a kitchen garden, a bamboo walk, and a popular plant sales area.
The Matthew Project works in innovative ways with adults, young people and communities affected by drugs and alcohol, and poor mental health, as well as veterans with PTSD. Through the Matthew Project's varied services, young people and adults receive professional advice, information, counselling, support, care and education.
The Matthew Project has workers based in both rural and urban areas and operates in a variety of settings including schools, youth venues, police stations, courts, in the community and at its own premises. It works with the individual but also worried parents, carers and young people whose parents use drugs or alcohol.
Tickets and more information can be found here.
If you are unable to attend but would still like to show your support with a donation, please click here.