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Speke Hall Presents Engaging Events and Unveils Time Capsule

The historic local landmark Speke Hall, managed by the National Trust, has announced its participation in the Great Big Green Week, a nationwide celebration of environmental action and sustainability.

In addition to a series of engaging events, Speke Hall will unveil a time capsule burial as the focal point of the week.

Speke Hall Presents Engaging Events and Unveils Time Capsule

As part of the Great Big Green Week, visitors can join in with the following activities:

Kitchen Garden Secrets of Recycling Talk

12 June – 13.30 – 14.15

Visitors can discover the recycling secrets of Speke Hall’s beloved volunteer-led Kitchen Garden, which provides produce for the onsite restaurant. Sarah and John from the gardening team will give an engaging talk about sustainable gardening practices and the crucial role recycling plays in their work.

Ranger’s Nature Tour

15 & 17 June – 11.30 – 12.30 

Guests can embark on a guided tour of the Speke Hall estate led by Ian, Speke Hall’s Area Ranger. During the tour, visitors will explore woodlands, gardens, and wild areas while learning about the diverse habitats, wildlife, and conservation efforts undertaken by the team.

The Brilliant World of Bees Talk

16 June – 11.00 – 11.30 & 13.00 – 13.30

This talk will delve into the fascinating world of bees, allowing visitors to gain an understanding of the crucial importance of bees as pollinators, their role in plant propagation, and the challenges they face.

Natural Art Session

17 June – 12.00 – 15.00

Using natural objects found around the Speke Hall estate, participants will have the opportunity to create wonderful works of art, letting imaginations run wild and experiencing the joy of artistic expression inspired by nature.

In addition to these events, the team will mark the occasion by burying a time capsule on its grounds as a symbol of hope and commitment to a sustainable future. The time capsule, containing “Letters to Tomorrow” written by visitors, staff and volunteers, as well as photographs of the estate and temperature readings, will be sealed and remain buried for the next ten years. It will then be dug up to see how the environment and local habitat have changed after a decade. This act signifies the importance of preserving the present for the benefit of future generations.

Simon Osborne, General Manager at Speke Hall said:

“We are delighted to participate in the Great Big Green Week and to unveil this significant time capsule burial event.

The inclusion of ‘Letters to Tomorrow’ in the time capsule serves as a powerful reminder of our collective responsibility to protect our environment. We invite everyone to contribute their thoughts and hopes for the future, creating a lasting legacy for the next decade.”

All events are open to the public and free to attend, with regular admission fees applying to access Speke Hall. No prior booking is required for any of the events.

For more information about the Great Big Green Week events at Speke Hall and the time capsule burial, please visit the Speke Hall website here.

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