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June

Thursday 1st June:

Children's Workshop: Dig It!
The Barn, College Lake Nature Reserve, Tring, HP23 5QG
10-11.30am & 1-2.30pm

Travel back in time as a fossil hunter and discover what mysterious creatures used to live at College Lake thousands, or even millions, of years ago.  Activities suitable for children 7+. All children must be accompanied by an adult. BOOKING REQUIRED. This event is available free of charge as a part of our Heritage Lottery funded Earth Explorers project. 

PRICE: Free but booking required
CONTACT: 01442 826774 | www.bbowt.org.uk 


Thursday 1st & Friday 2nd June: 

Larking around on Northchurch Common
Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre, Moneybury Hill, Ringshall, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire HP4 1LT

10am - 4pm

Join our rangers to count and record singing Skylarks and parachuting Meadow Pipits. There will be a range of children's activities, so come along and play your part in protecting these nationally declining birds. This is a free event, donations welcome. Event takes place on Northchurch Common - this is a large meadow area on the B4506 between the A4251 and Tom's Hill Road.

PRICE: Free (donations welcome)
CONTACT: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ashridge-estate | 01442 851227


Thursday 1st & Friday 2nd June: 

Half term trail and crafts
Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre, Moneybury Hill, Ringshall, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire HP4 1LT

10am - 4pm

Complete our spring trail with matching craft at the visitor centre. No need to book, just drop in and make your craft in our classroom before heading out to explore the estate and complete our spring trail. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear clothing and footwear suitable for weather conditions.

PRICE: £3 per child
CONTACT: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ashridge-estate | 01442 851227


Saturday 3rd June: 

Little Gaddesden Local Produce Market
Village Hall, Church Road, Little Gaddesden
9.30am-12.30pm

Fantastic stalls selling home made, organic, free range and locally sourced produce, alongside crafts and treats.

CONTACT: 07966 187304 | www.facebook.com/pg/LittleGaddesdenLocalProduceMarket


Saturday 3rd June: 

Berkhamsted Arts & Crafts Market
Berkhamsted Town Hall,

10am-4pm

CONTACT: berkhamstedartscraftsmarket.com


Saturday 3rd June: 

Book Fair
Court House, Berkhamsted,

10am-4pm

Nine book dealers offering plenty of choice, from valuable first editions and prints to discounted paperbacks.

CONTACT: 01442 862011


Sunday 4th June: 

Hemel Hempstead Old Town Market
Old Town High Street
11am-3pm. 

CONTACT: www.saundersmarkets.co.uk


Sunday 4th June: 

Wildflower Meadow Walks & Tea

Spring Meadow Farm, Whelpley Hill,
2-4pm

Enjoy the emerging wildflower meadows and count bees and butterflies in the restored ancient beech woodland. Also 4, 11, 14 and 18 Jun.

PRICE: £3.50
CONTACT: randmlaken@gmail.com  


Sunday 4th June: 

Ashridge House - Open Garden for NGS

Ashridge House, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire HP4 1NS
2-6pm

The gardens cover 190 acres forming part of the Grade II Registered Landscape of Ashridge Park. Based on designs by Humphry Repton in 1813 modified by Jeffry Wyatville. Small secluded gardens, as well as a large lawn area leading to avenues of trees. Light refreshments. Open for charity.

PRICE: £4.50, Children £2.50
CONTACT: 01442 843491  | www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/382/


Sunday 4th June: 

35 Crofts Path - Open Garden for NGS

35 Crofts Path, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire HP3 8HB
1-4pm

An oasis in suburbia! The garden has a mixture of shrubs, trees, grasses and perennials and a pond .I am a garden designer and have worked at ensuring there is as much interest and colour all year round. It has lots of roses: I have tried to use interesting plants not always seen in garden centres. My front garden faces south and is a jungle of figs and yucca among other things! Home-made teas and cakes, incl gluten free! Teas and coffee. Open for charity.

PRICE: £3.50, Children free
CONTACT: 01442 250108 | www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/34659/


Sunday 4th June: 

15 Gade Valley Cottages - Open Garden for NGS

15 Gade Valley Cottages, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire HP1 3BW
1.30-5pm

165ft x 30ft sloping rural garden. Patio, lawn, borders and pond. Paths lead through a woodland area emerging by wildlife pond and sunny border. A choice of seating offers sunny rural views or quiet shady contemplation with sounds of rustling bamboos and bubbling water. Home-made teas. Open for charity.

PRICE: £3.50, Children free
CONTACT: 01442 250108 | www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/22692/


Monday 5th June::

Hemel Hempstead RSPB Meeting
Cavendish School, Warners End Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 3DW

8pm (Doors open 7.30pm)

Wildlife here and there: Photography by Tom Way of birds and wildlife in the UK and further afield comes with high praise ... don't miss it!

PRICE: £3 RSPB members / £3.50 non-members
CONTACT: Ian Wilson on 07929 997759  | www.rspb.org.uk/groups/hemelhempstead


Friday 9th June: 

Nettleden Music Festival
Nettleden Church, Nettleden, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 3DQ
7.30pm

A summer weekend of Jazz, Choral, Popular and Classical music.  Mississippi Swamp Dogs - This high-energy New Orleans’ style band will have you grooving in the pews and dancing in the aisles during an evening of joyous jazz standards.


PRICE: £15
CONTACT: www.nettledenfestival.wordpress.com | 01442 877486


Thursday 8th June: 

Roaring Twenties Gin & Jazz Night
The Gatsby Restaurant & Piano Bar, High Street, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire HP4 2DG

7.30pm

The Pepper Foundation (reg. charity 1056823) is holding a fundraiser in support of Pepper Nurses. It's World Gin Day on 10th June so we are celebrating early with all things 1920 at our fabulous Gin & Jazz Night. Dancing, live jazz band, themed hot and cold buffet and a raffle. Mark and Hoc Ewing from Cambs & Beds Lindy Experience will be performing popular dances of the era and will show you some simple Charleston dance steps so you can kick your heels up to the wonderful music of the naughty 20's. Why not Shimmy, Varsity Drag or Lindy Hop over to Berkhamsted for our summer FUNdraiser.and help support life-limited children in Bucks and Herts. 1920's dress optional.

PRICE: £35 (includes hot & cold buffet and a complimentary gin cocktail) 
CONTACT: 01442 507324 | www.pepper.org.uk


Friday 9th June: 

Ashridge Estate - Totally Batty Walk
Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre, Moneybury Hill, Ringshall, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire HP4 1LT

8.30pm - 10pm

See if you can spot a bat on this fascinating walk with one of our rangers. These amazing creatures are busy at night so join one of our rangers to see how many you can see. If you have a bat detector bring it along. Booking Essential. Not suitable for very young children.

PRICE: £8 adults £5 children
CONTACT: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ashridge-estate | 01442 851227


Saturday 10th June: 

Tring Farmers Market 
Brook Street, Tring. 

9-12.15pm.

CONTACT: www.tringfarmersmarket.co.uk


Saturday 10th June: 

Little Chalfont Farmers Market 
Village Hall Car Park, Cokes Lane, Little Chalfont. 
9-1pm

CONTACT: www.facebook.com/Little-Chalfont-Farmers-Market


Saturday 10th June: 

Ivinghoe Summer Fete
St Mary's, Ivinghoe,
2pm

This year the theme is People in History: floats leave Pitstone Hall at 1pm and process to Ivinghoe Lawn. There's a BBQ and beer tent, cakes and refreshments, raffle and tombola, tug-of-war and bouncy castle, races and a prize draw.


Saturday 10th June: 

Nettleden Music Festival
Nettleden Church, Nettleden, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 3DQ
3pm and 7.30pm

A summer weekend of Jazz, Choral, Popular and Classical music.  Two concerts today: Beechwood Park School Choir (donations) at 3pm and a Summer Serenade (£15) at 7.30pm, with refreshments in the afternoon. In aid of Nettleden Church and the Hospice of St Francis.

PRICE: £15
CONTACT: www.nettledenfestival.wordpress.com | 01442 877486


Saturday 10th June: 

Spring Plant Sale - Sunnyside Rural Trust
Hemel Food Garden, Two Waters Road, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire HP3 9BY
11am to 3pm

Sunnyside Rural Trust's Spring Plant Sale will be held on Saturday 10th June at Hemel Food Garden, between 11am and 3pm. The day will include, meeting the chickens, visiting our farm shop - filled with local produce, grabbing bite to eat, purchasing bedding plants and various gardening activities organised for the kids.

Sunnyside Rural Trust provides adults with learning disabilities work experience in horticulture. Profits from this event help us to continue to provide this much needed service.

PRICE: FREE
CONTACT: publicity@sunnysideruraltrust.org.uk | call Gemma on 01442 863364 | www.sunnysideruraltrust.org.uk 


Saturday 10th June: 

Chipperfield Choral Society Summer Concert
Chipperfield - St Paul’s Church, The Common, Chipperfield, Hertfordshire WD4 9BS
7.45pm

The choir is currently celebrating its 70th Season and this concert will feature a popular selection of music much enjoyed over the years and chosen by the choir Programme information on our website.

PRICE: ?
CONTACT: www.chipperfieldchoral.co.uk


Sunday 11th June: 

Nettleden Music Festival
Nettleden Church, Nettleden, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 3DQ
3pm

A summer weekend of Jazz, Choral, Popular and Classical music.  The Forest Chamber Orchestra -
Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 with Paul Chapman (flute) John Crawford (violin) Adrian Davis (harpsichord) and string continuo.

PRICE: £15
CONTACT: www.nettledenfestival.wordpress.com | 01442 877486


Sunday 11 June: 

Ashridge Estate - Fun Ride for Horse Owners
Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre, Moneybury Hill, Ringshall, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire HP4 1LT 

9am - 12pm

Enjoy a two to three hour way-marked ride for horse-owners through some of Ashridge's most beautiful landscapes. Follow our fabulous way-marked trail through stunning landscapes not normally open to horse-riders. There will be optional log-jumps along the way plus refreshments and rosettes for all. Booking Essential. Phone: 0144285127.

PRICE: £20 adults £10 children
CONTACT: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ashridge-estate | 01442 851227


Sunday 11th June: 

Wildflower Meadow Walks & Tea

Spring Meadow Farm, Whelpley Hill,
2-4pm

Enjoy the emerging wildflower meadows and count bees and butterflies in the restored ancient beech woodland. Also 4, 11, 14 and 18 Jun.

PRICE: £3.50
CONTACT: randmlaken@gmail.com  


Sunday 11th June:

St Albans Farmers Market
St Peters Street, St Albans.
8am to 2pm


Sunday 11th June:

The Hospice of St Francis Garden Party at Ashridge House 
Ashridge House, Berkhamsted 
1-5pm

The extensive grounds of Ashridge House provide a beautiful setting for our annual Garden Party. Attractions include a wide variety of quality retail stalls, activities and entertainment for children, live music throughout the afternoon and variety of refreshments including cream teas and homemade cakes, Pimms, a licenced bar, locally produced hot food and ice cream - something to keep everyone happy! In addition the many families and groups of friends who come every year enjoy exploring the historical and contemporary gardens, avenues of trees and views over the stunning parkland.

PRICE: Advance tickets will be available from The Hospice Main Reception, our Charity shops, Number Twenty and  Returned to Glory from mid April at just £5 or they can be purchased on the day for £7 per Adult. Children under 16 go FREE!!!

CONTACT: www.stfrancis.org.uk


Sunday 11th June:

Pitstone Green Musum Open Day
Pitstone Green Museum, Vicarage Rd
11am-5pm

Regular attractions include: Pottery demonstrations, Tractor rides, the Avro Lancaster Bomber Cockpit, working Crossley gas engine, barn or stationary engines, working model railways, working rack saw, lace makers, craft stalls and all the museum exhibits.

PRICE: £6 (Children £2)
CONTACT: www.pitstonemuseum.co.uk


Wednesday 14th June: 

Wildflower Meadow Walks & Tea

Spring Meadow Farm, Whelpley Hill,
2-4pm

Enjoy the emerging wildflower meadows and count bees and butterflies in the restored ancient beech woodland. Also 4, 11, 14 and 18 Jun.

PRICE: £3.50
CONTACT: randmlaken@gmail.com 


Saturday 17th June: 

Berkhamsted Jazz - Amy Roberts / Richard Exall Quintet
Berkhamsted Civic Hall
8.00pm (doors open 7.15pm)
Amy Roberts [fl,cl,as],   Richard Exall [cl,as,ts,voc],   Bill Coleman [b],   David Ferris [p],   Nick Millward [d]

PRICE: £13 for visitors and guests. 
CONTACT: Tickets may be ordered (Monday – Friday 9.00am to 6.00pm please) from 01442-824173 | bjazztickets@gmail.com   |  www.berkhamstedjazz.co.uk  

Sunday 18th June: 

Wildflower Meadow Walks & Tea

Spring Meadow Farm, Whelpley Hill,
2-4pm

Enjoy the emerging wildflower meadows and count bees and butterflies in the restored ancient beech woodland. Also 4, 11, 14 and 18 Jun.

PRICE: £3.50
CONTACT: randmlaken@gmail.com  


Saturday 24th June: 

Tring Farmers Market 
Brook Street, Tring. 

9-12.15pm.

CONTACT: www.tringfarmersmarket.co.uk


Sunday 25th June:

Harpenden Farmers Market
Lower High Street, Harpenden
10-2pm

CONTACT: www.harpendenfarmersmarket.co.uk


Monday 26th June: 

Gentle stroll - Chalkland Flowers
Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre, Moneybury Hill, Ringshall, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire HP4 1LT.  Meet at Beacon Car Park.

2.30pm -4.30pm

Join our knowledgeable volunteers for a gentle stroll on Ashridge's chalklands to see the flowers that thrive there.This stroll may take up to 2 hours. You don't need to pre-book just turn up. There are some steep slopes on this walk as it is near Ivinghoe Beacon.

PRICE: £3
CONTACT: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ashridge-estate | 01442 851227


Wednesday 28th June:

Hemel Hempstead History and Museum Society Meeting
Carey Baptist Church Hall, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead.
8pm (Doors 7.30pm).

Inns & Public Houses of Hemel Hempstead, Roy Wood

PRICE: Non-Members £2
CONTACT: 01442 398285 | www.historysochemel.bravesites.com


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