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Join the challenge to plant 5,000 bluebell bulbs in two hours at Henry Moore’s estate in Perry Green





An ambitious gardening scheme to plant 5,000 bluebell bulbs in just two hours has been launched by the Henry Moore Foundation to brighten up the world-famous sculptor’s former home in time for spring.

The estate’s gardening team is appealing for enthusiastic volunteers of all ages to take part in the event on Saturday November 25 from 10.30am to 12.30pm – 5,000 bulbs in that time would require a planting rate of 42 a minute!

The idea is to help repopulate the historic woodland behind the iconic The Arch meadow with a sea of native English bluebells.

Bluebells in the woods between Much Hadham and the Henry Moore Studios and Gardens at Perry Green
Bluebells in the woods between Much Hadham and the Henry Moore Studios and Gardens at Perry Green

No prior experience is needed, but volunteers are asked to take a trowel, gardening gloves, a kneeler and to wear wellies. Children over five are welcome. Hot drinks and snacks will be provided.

Helpers will be able to spend time in the gardens soaking up the last autumn colours before winter sets in.

Visit henry-moore.org/whats-on/volunteer-event-bluebell-planting/ to register your interest in attending and to help manage numbers.



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