There’s always something going on.
- The Enchanted Garden. – Our contribution to the Mental Health Arts Festival. 2011 Magical Memory Lane in 2012, In 2013 Away with the Faires at the Scottish Storytelling Centre and in 2014…
- John Muir Award
- Special ‘seasonal events’…we do the best! Read about one of our Spring Feasts.
- Crafts – making things for all SEASONS – see our Christmas craft session.
- Writing workshops – SEASONS holds special events such as this- read our RENGA
SEASONS’ contribution: Fairy Story Walks & Lantern Parade
At the Enchanted Garden, SEASONS present a family friendly, community event for well-being at Lochend House. Join a fairy story walk around a beautifully lit wild garden and experience the power of the wishing tree and other magical surprises before warming up with homemade soup and a hot drink.
At the Braid Hills, storyteller Jane Mather, takes you on a magical lantern parade and story walk along the beautiful Braid Hills. Put on your walking shoes, wrap up warm and experience the power of this striking natural landscape with a few surprises along the way.
|All pictures by SEASONS service users/participants: views around Lochend House and gardens.|
Below are some pictures from a SEASONS trip to Jupiter Artland – a unique day out which everyone enjoyed.
We are doing allotment gardening in Lochend. We have already planted some seed in our seedbeds – our own vegetables – potatoes, carrots, onions, peas, radish and beetroot. The seedbeds are big 8′ boxes. The potatoes have sprouted already – within a week of being planted. We’ve put wire mesh covering over the box to cover the plants to keep bugs and birds away We have watered the seed box to encourage the germination. The other seeds will take a bit longer to start growing. We are also going to make elderflower cordial – with lemon juice, sugar, spring water and elderflower of course!
Below are pictures from our special ‘Seasonal’ spring feast – all seasonal foods, enjoyed together.
Created by the group with Poet Ryan Van Winkle
White winter is gone Bluebells grow through melting ice New hope is blooming
Rabbits run on grass Hot cross buns in the oven New shoots on old trees
Joy! Summer is nearly here Soon, paddling at the seaside
Jumping off the rocks Splashing in the mermaid pool Near the harbour wall
Nights are lighter now
Ice cream drips onto the sand
Wasps buzz our picnic
Sad, summer almost gone September in the rain Walking in the mud
Leaves falling to the wet ground Finding strong cheggies Harvesting barley
Leaping off gold bales of straw Pinching pink ladies
Screams and thrills in the graveyard Shivering as the cold wind chills
Snow is drifting down Making angels in the park
Cold, dark starlit nights
Stuffed with grand stuffing Kissing under mistletoe Tinsel glittering
Finally winter thaws Snowdrops pushing through the mud
Christmas craft session at SEASONS – making tree decorations.
The Enchanted Garden.
October 2012 For one very special night only, we experienced the wildlife Garden at Lochend House lit up for an event in the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival. Those who came joined us in making a wish for our wishing tree, clay faeries and seed bombs then enjoyed a feast of magical music, dance, poems, songs and stories. Read more about our 2011 AND 2012 event and see the pictures!