Located in Downham, Brook Lane Community Garden has developed over the years into a thriving allotment and wildlife habitat. With up-cycled buildings, raised beds, polytunnels, orchard and pond, Brook Lane hosts students from Nash College for work experience activities every week and works with children from Burnt Ash Primary School once a week as well. Click here to view one of their initiatives.

We offer a wide range of programmes delivered in single 2 hour (half day) or double 2 hour (full day) sessions, all of which are designed to promote learning outcomes within the National Curriculum from EYFS to KS5.

For details on our sessions for EYFS to KS5, please contact us at beeche@idverde.co.uk or on 07483094445.

Prices are based on the cost of the instructor not per child, for prices and example sessions we lead (based at High Elms) see our brochure here: Schools & education programme 2020 -21

We have a whole range of exciting public events throughout the year. Check out our events page for whats’ on now.

Birthday parties can be offered year round (Pond dipping and Mini Beast parties can only be held March-October). We offer a variety of party packages suitable for various age ranges. A party consists of a 2 hour session led by instructors and half hour room hire after party for food and birthday cake (food is not included). Person organising the party can access the room half an hour before party to set up and decorate and have access to room for half an hour after to clear up (have use of room for a total of 3.5 hours).

Are you looking for an adventurous, outdoor birthday party? We can offer a bespoke, outdoor birthday party for your child featuring nature trails, pond dipping and a Mini Beasts safari.  The woodland is an excellent resource and your imagination is the limit!

We also offer tailored parties based around a theme such as woodland pirates, dinosaur adventures, magical quests, obstacle course building and scrap heap challenge! Find out more details on our Birthday Parties brochure.

If you wish to inquire about or book a Birthday Party please e-mail beeche@idverde.co.uk or phone 01689 860571 to discuss availability and the theme of your child’s party.

We can also provide unique relaxing locations that can be hired for meetings, conferences, functions and corporate events – indoors or outdoors. Rates start from just £20 plus VAT per hour and £70 plus VAT for the day (up to 6hrs). For more information get in touch via beeche@idverde.co.uk or 01689 860 571.