Always a time of happy anticipation, Easter this year falls at the beginning of April and with it a very real feeling that Spring has sprung and the warmer lighter days are already with us. Everywhere, plants are budding, grass is growing and the birds are flitting about searching for new materials to build their little homes and raise their chicks.
Here at The Evergreens we are especially pleased to feel the temperature rise as the lovely new patio area around the conservatory has been completed and there is the very real prospect of tea in the garden and perhaps even a suggestion of sun cream and parasols!
Now that the building part of the project (this phase at least) is complete we can turn our thoughts not only to landscaping and planting but also the creation of secluded areas where bird tables and feeders can be located to encourage the many varieties of garden birds we have around . We will also be planting shrubs trees and flowers that attract and provide cover for not only the birds but butterflies and bees; indeed recognising and recording the creatures that inhabit the gardens of 2 Berkeley Road will be featuring as one of our popular activities and quizzes, and arts and crafts sessions will reflect how many of the residents have a love of our wildlife in its many guises. We hope a little later in the year to organise a trip to Avon Country Heath to see and learn more of the local species and habitat.
The Easter weekend will be celebrated in a traditional manner; Good Friday a day of quiet contemplation and reflection with symbolic Hot Cross Buns served at coffee-time , and Easter Sunday, joyous and triumphant with Easter-eggs galore, an Easter-egg hunt, and an Easter bonnet competition with prizes. Afternoon tea with Simnel cake will be served in the Conservatory and possibly on the patio!
To see our Easter menus please either click here or copies are displayed in the entrance hall.
As always visitors are very welcome to join us at any time, and may we wish you all the joys of Spring.