A big thank you!

We held our Social Saturday 2018 event last week on a rather overcast and chilly day, but were delighted to see the dozens of people who were able to visit the Muddy Boots garden.

Muddy Boots garden image - October, Social Saturday 2018
The garden was in full bloom everywhere…

A big thank you to all our volunteers, supporters and first time visitors for their encouragement and energised comments about our project. We were delighted to welcome you.

Our visitors were also able to welcome and enjoy a number of local community enterprises who were supporting our event – with a great thank you to them also.

Along with our usual volunteer created garden produce and locally made jams, there was a wonderful display of Staffordshire honey from Mr. and Mrs. Hurd of Burton on Trent, and the honey was delicious (…we bought several jars of both honey and jam…Ed.)

Beekeeper Richard Matkin was also on hand with advice to our visitors about hives, and the care of bees too. Such was the interest, it was sometimes difficult to get to the front of the queue in our ‘more than a shed‘ garden building.

If you would like a ‘bee feature’ at your community event, contact us at Broadway SocEnt and we will forward your details.

Langan’s Tea Rooms were also on hand to supply visitors with a wonderful range of cakes and fancies to delight the taste buds.

Langan’s Tea Rooms, Burton on Trent and Cannock, are owned by the O’Connor Gateway Charitable Trust and run as a social enterprise. See more here on their website for information and event bookings.


”Enjoy traditional home-cooked food made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients in the elegant surroundings of Burton House in the heart of Burton-on-Trent and Number 95, High Green in Cannock”.

The children attending our event were delighted to see the Gartmore Riding School team, who had bought along their delightful Shetland pony. This was a first for the Muddy Boots Team, as we had never had a horse in the garden before, albeit a small one – garden sized in fact.

The Gartmore team also bought along their display for Free Spirit, a project  to create and deliver a horse memorial in bronze, to celebrate and remember the contribution made by ‘…millions of horses that have served mankind in times of conflict and in work…‘. See more of this project here.

If you were able to attend our Social Saturday 2018 event at Muddy Boots, thank you. If you missed it, we’re sure we’ll have another event for Social Saturday in 2019. See you then?


Horse icon by IconMark, Bee icon by erikTS, Cake icon by Dinosoft Labs 
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