Be part of creating the Confucius Garden at Hulme Community Garden Centre!
The Confucius Institute has partnered up with Hulme Community Garden Centre to run a series of Chinese garden workshops. Come along to research the history, style and plants of a Chinese garden. During the series of workshops, the group will create plant ID sticks with common, Latin, and Chinese names which will form a guided walk through the gardens identifying plants that have originated from China. Ultimately, the Confucius Garden will be designed and built to form a peaceful place for people to sit and start enjoying the fruits of their labour, literally!
Our first workshop will begin with a Treasure hunt around the established gardens to find plants from China. Guided by Mark Frith, Activities Co-ordinator and Enterprise Manager you will talk about different types of plants and how to identify them. You will then learn how to sow seeds (edible plants) and look at the location of the new Confucius garden.
Please research the following plants beforehand to understand the clues for the Scavenger hunt: Paulownia tomentosa, Bamboo, Kiwi, Magnolia grandiflora and Actinidia deliciosa