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New Saffron Walden Museum exhibition uncovers secrets of plant survival

New Saffron Walden Museum exhibition uncovers secrets of plant survival

New Saffron Walden Museum exhibition uncovers secrets of plant survival

11 April 2024

Fossils, pressed plants and microscopic examples of original specimens on display in Plants: The Struggle for Survival until July 7.


Nature Notes: Tye Green circular wander to Turner’s Spring Nature Reserve

Nature Notes: Tye Green circular wander to Turner’s Spring Nature Reserve

Nature Notes: Tye Green circular wander to Turner’s Spring Nature Reserve

09 April 2024

Nature Notes columnist Jono Forgham heads to Turner’s Spring Nature Reserve for his latest wildlife wander


Easter L-EGG-O! The Big Brick Build fun for children at Audley End this holiday

Easter L-EGG-O! The Big Brick Build fun for children at Audley End this holiday

Easter L-EGG-O! The Big Brick Build fun for children at Audley End this holiday

24 March 2024

Children can help build a LEGO model of the stately home’s historic stable block as part of The Big Brick Build from April 6 to 14.


Easter fun for kids and beautiful blossom aplenty at historic gardens

Easter fun for kids and beautiful blossom aplenty at historic gardens

Easter fun for kids and beautiful blossom aplenty at historic gardens

22 March 2024

The full season gets under way at the Gardens of Easton Lodge in April, with the gardens open every Thursday for a lazy wander and exploration


Nature Notes: I spy with my Rib eye fallow deer, red kites and a magnificent magnolia

Nature Notes: I spy with my Rib eye fallow deer, red kites and a magnificent magnolia

Nature Notes: I spy with my Rib eye fallow deer, red kites and a magnificent magnolia

15 March 2024

Nature Notes columnist Jono Forgham sets off on a circular 4.5-mile walk along the River Rib valley from Standon.


Spotting owl and fallow deer makes up for slip in the mud

Spotting owl and fallow deer makes up for slip in the mud

Spotting owl and fallow deer makes up for slip in the mud

06 March 2024

A little owl and some fallow deer are the highlights of Jono Forgham’s nature walk taking in Wall Wood and Hallingbury


Nature Notes: Overcoming some muddy obstacles to enjoy early signs of spring

Nature Notes: Overcoming some muddy obstacles to enjoy early signs of spring

Nature Notes: Overcoming some muddy obstacles to enjoy early signs of spring

21 February 2024

Jono Forgham is forced into a couple of changes of plan as he enjoys a wildlife stroll taking in the River Stort, Gaston Green and Little Hallingbury


Nature Notes: Stumbling across craters makes for an explosive wildlife stroll

Nature Notes: Stumbling across craters makes for an explosive wildlife stroll

Nature Notes: Stumbling across craters makes for an explosive wildlife stroll

07 February 2024

Jono Forgham sees lots of interesting wildlife and discovers WWII bomb craters on a seven-mile walk from Hadham Hall to Patmore Heath and back


Spring is in the air as Audley End Miniature Railway marks 60th year

Spring is in the air as Audley End Miniature Railway marks 60th year

Spring is in the air as Audley End Miniature Railway marks 60th year

04 February 2024

The venue kickstarts its 2024 programme with a Mother’s Day weekend and Easter egg-citement for all the family


Enjoy a great day out with snowdrop open days at historic gardens

Enjoy a great day out with snowdrop open days at historic gardens

Enjoy a great day out with snowdrop open days at historic gardens

25 January 2024

Trustee Jill Goldsmith previews the Snowdrop Sundays and Thursdays taking place at The Gardens of Easton Lodge, near Great Dunmow, in February


Nature Notes: A busload of things to see despite delays getting to starting destination

Nature Notes: A busload of things to see despite delays getting to starting destination

Nature Notes: A busload of things to see despite delays getting to starting destination

25 January 2024

Nature Notes columnist Jono Forgham enjoys a walk from Elsenham to Stansted taking in Alsa Wood, Aubrey Buxton Nature Reserve and Cuckoo’s Parlour


Help preserve historic Gardens of Easton Lodge by becoming a trustee

Help preserve historic Gardens of Easton Lodge by becoming a trustee

Help preserve historic Gardens of Easton Lodge by becoming a trustee

18 January 2024

Are you looking for a fun new community role? The Gardens of Easton Lodge Preservation Trust is looking for additional trustees


Lots to be seen on wonderful post-Christmas stroll from Bat Willow Hurst

Lots to be seen on wonderful post-Christmas stroll from Bat Willow Hurst

Lots to be seen on wonderful post-Christmas stroll from Bat Willow Hurst

10 January 2024

Jono Forgham parks up at Bat Willow Hurst Country Park and enjoys a circular wander after a hectic festive period


Nature Notes: Is that an Asian elephant emerging from the Green Tye gloom?

Nature Notes: Is that an Asian elephant emerging from the Green Tye gloom?

Nature Notes: Is that an Asian elephant emerging from the Green Tye gloom?

16 December 2023

Jono Forgham goes on a walk taking in Sidehill Wood, Perry Green and Green Tye in bad light before deciding to brighten things up with 2023 highlights


10 spectacular Christmas lights trails within reasonable reach of Bishop’s Stortford

10 spectacular Christmas lights trails within reasonable reach of Bishop’s Stortford

10 spectacular Christmas lights trails within reasonable reach of Bishop’s Stortford

24 November 2023

Phoebe Taplin’s guide to 10 son-et-lumière trails from Cambridge to south-west London and from Bedfordshire to Colchester.


The top 12 Christmas markets a short sleigh ride – or flight – from Stansted

The top 12 Christmas markets a short sleigh ride – or flight – from Stansted

The top 12 Christmas markets a short sleigh ride – or flight – from Stansted

18 November 2023

Pack your bags, wrap up warm and immerse yourself in Christmas spirit by jetting off to one of Europe’s winter markets from Stansted Airport


Nature Notes: Mandarin ducks add another splash of colour to autumnal wander

Nature Notes: Mandarin ducks add another splash of colour to autumnal wander

Nature Notes: Mandarin ducks add another splash of colour to autumnal wander

17 November 2023

Jono Forgham makes the most of some sunny autumnal weather to go on an eight-mile ramble taking in the Flitch Way and the Stansted Airport lagoons


Visitor farm’s festive plea as it feels the cost-of-living pinch

Visitor farm’s festive plea as it feels the cost-of-living pinch

Visitor farm’s festive plea as it feels the cost-of-living pinch

15 November 2023

Popular Daisy May’s Farm at Elsenham is urging families to attend its Winter Wonderland events in December as it struggles to make ends meet.


Nature Notes: The wood that makes for a wonderful autumn wander

Nature Notes: The wood that makes for a wonderful autumn wander

Nature Notes: The wood that makes for a wonderful autumn wander

03 November 2023

Jono Forgham shakes off a cold to embark on a nature-packed stroll taking in Bat Willow Hurst Country Park and Birchanger Wood


Spooky goings on this half term for kids at Daisy May’s Farm

Spooky goings on this half term for kids at Daisy May’s Farm

Spooky goings on this half term for kids at Daisy May’s Farm

24 October 2023

The Elsenham farm is hosting fun activities for children this half term including a ghostly train ride, face-painting and pumpkin ball bit


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