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Volunteers Wanted for Coleridge Cottage

The National Trust is calling for volunteers to join the team at the former home of poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge and help the charity look after the place where he wrote some of his most-loved works.  Read more

Veganuary at Max Gate

This month Max Gate, the home of Thomas Hardy, is celebrating Veganuary. There will be vegan 'cream' teas and cakes available throughout January, all homemade onsite in the Max Gate kitchens by the baking volunteers.  Read more

Eden's Korea Garden takes Shape

A pair of striking totem poles are greeting visitors to the Eden Project in Cornwall as Britain’s first Korean garden takes shape.  Read more

Gloucester Cathedral to Shine Bright

The exhibition titled ‘Where There is Light’ marks the culmination of events celebrating 20 years of Gloucestershire Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers (GARAS) and features artwork by Gloucestershire based digital arts group, Squidsoup.  Read more

Isaac Newton Space Sapling at Eden

One of eight young trees grown from pips from Sir Isaac Newton’s apple tree and blasted into space with British ESA astronaut Tim Peake is to be planted at the Eden Project.  Read more

Gloucester Cathedral Receives Big Boost

The Wolfson Foundation has generously awarded an £80,000 grant to help Gloucester Cathedral secure the future of one of the oldest parts of the building, the North Ambulatory.  Read more

Pop-Up Vegan Cafe at Eden

The Eden Project has launched a pop-up café called the Vegan Kitchen to help people trying out a plant-based diet in January.  Read more

Stourhead Welcomes Weekend Visitors

For visitors enjoying a winter walk around the garden at weekends, the National Trust team at Stourhead is offering a chance to warm up by a log fire in the house. Visitors can also spend time with the portraits of the Hoare family, which line the walls of the Entrance Hall.  Read more

Snowdrop Festival at The Garden House

Excited snowdrop enthusiasts are set to travel across the UK to an exquisite corner of Devon to see one of the best collections of snowdrops in the world burst into fragrance and colour at The Garden House’s first ever Snowdrop Festival, which takes place January to March.  Read more

Giant Grouper at Bristol Aquarium

Bristol Aquarium has added a giant grouper (Epinephelus lanceolatus) to their coral seas display for the first time. The giant grouper is currently a two-year-old female but is a protogynous hermaphrodite so will change sex to become a male in around three to five years when she reaches sexual maturity.  Read more

Gloucester Cathedral to Shine Bright

Spectacular Light Installation to Shine Bright for GARAS at Gloucester Cathedral. Gloucester Cathedral hosts immersive artwork to recognise Gloucestershire refugees throughout history.  Read more

Enter Eden Classic for Chance to Win Bike

Cornwall’s biggest annual cycling event, the Eden Classic, is now open for entries with the chance to win a fabulous new road bike.  Read more

Eden Hails Tour of Britain Start

The Eden Project has hailed the announcement of the official route for the start of the Tour of Britain bike race as a great moment for cycling and for Cornwall.  Read more

Unique and Bespoke Small Tours for 2020

The multi award winning Caerhays Castle and spring gardens has announced its new season of tour opportunities for 2020 with a focus on bespoke, guided and unique experiences for smaller groups.  Read more

Gloucester Cathedral - Kings School Scholarships

Gloucester Cathedral and The King’s School, Gloucester are set to make history by offering choral scholarships to girls for the first time.  Read more

Aerial Gardeners Plant Orchids at Eden

Gardeners at the Eden Project have taken to the treetops to relocate Eden’s orchid collection into the Rainforest Biome canopy.  Read more

Gloucester Cathedral Awarded £40,000

The Cathedral has been awarded generous grants from Allchurches Trust (£25,000) and the Garfield Weston Foundation (£15,000) to continue its stonemason training programme for talented craftspeople.  Read more

Wookey Hole Celebrates Award win 

Somerset’s oldest and biggest attraction is thrilled to announce it has been awarded the Best Activity Day Out in the South West Award in this year’s Family Favourites Awards, via the “Day Out With The Kids” community website.  Read more

Koala Flies in from Japan

A male koala has been flown from Osaka in Japan to join Longleat’s koala programme. The 12-year-old was flown from Osaka Tennoji Zoo and accompanied on the flight by his Japanese keepers and vet who are helping him settle in to his new home.    Read more

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