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Perrywood Tiptree’s Coffee Shop & Restaurant Team Raise £7,000 to Purchase Ultrasound Machine for Colchester Hospital

Perrywood Tiptree’s Coffee Shop & Restaurant Team Raise £7,000 to Purchase Ultrasound Machine for Colchester Hospital

The Coffee Shop & Restaurant team at Perrywood Tiptree are delighted to have raised £7,000 to purchase an ultrasound machine for the Emergency Assessment Unit at Colchester Hospital. A total of £5,750 was collected in tips by the team (every year, the team very kindly donate all their tips to charity) and £1,250 was kindly donated by Mr Kenworthy, in memory of his wife.

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The Enchanted Lost Kingdom of Wyvernwood casts its spell in the East

A unique adventure park, set in more than 20 acres in Alresford near Colchester, is preparing to open its magic portal to an Enchanted Lost Kingdom, providing the perfect family day out.

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Perrywood Garden Centre Tiptree Donates Trees to Local Schools and Charities to Celebrate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee

Perrywood Tiptree recently donated and delivered trees to local schools and charities to support The Queen’s Green Canopy, a tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee this year.

Perrywood Garden Centre Plant Hope!

Perrywood Garden Centre Plant Hope!

Perrywood Garden Centre have chosen 'Plant Hope' as their in store theme this year. They recognise that we are all becoming much more conscious of the importance of protecting our environment, and aim to help customers find little ways to shop and garden more sustainably to help change for a better future.

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Visit Chappel Viaduct in the Picturesque Colne Valley

Renowned as being one of the largest brick built structures in England, Chappel Viaduct is situated near Wakes Colne in Essex off the A1124 (Colchester Road) and spans the picturesque Colne Valley. It presently still supports the Sudbury to Marks Tey line which regularly connects with trains to and from London's Liverpool Street Station along the main line.

Perrywood Garden Centre Tiptree Donates Trees to Local Schools and Charities to Celebrate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee

Perrywood Garden Centre Tiptree Donates Trees to Local Schools and Charities to Celebrate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee

The Perrywood team have been on the road this week delivering trees to local schools and charities to support The Queen’s Green Canopy, a tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee this year.

Headgate Theatre: There's something for everyone this February

Headgate Theatre: There's something for everyone this February

The Headgate Theatre are proud to announce their February season of work. There really is something for everyone. Linus Karp’s one-man comedic parody How to Live a Jellicle Life is coming to the Headgate on its national tour after two sell-out runs. This five-star production is described as “witty, unique and sidesplittingly funny” and will be the perfect tonic to a chilly February night.

Perrywood Tiptree Raises Over £15,000 for its Chosen Charities

Perrywood Tiptree Raises Over £15,000 for its Chosen Charities

In spite of another challenging year due to Covid, Perrywood Tiptree is delighted to have raised and donated £15,743 to chosen charities in 2021. This includes donations to local organisations Together We Grow and Abberton Rural Training as well as the national Greenfingers Charity. These organisations are very closely linked to the Perrywood vision to inspire people of all ages to get more plants in their lives and enjoy gardens and gardening.

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Perrywood Tiptree Ends the Year with Some Festive Cheer

This week, in a bid to end the year with some festive cheer, Perrywood Tiptree launched its annual Christmas cheer campaign. The garden centre, which is dedicated to supporting the local community, asked their team to nominate and deliver a planter to an individual who, for one reason or another, deserves some Christmas cheer.

Help make a difference to a child’s life and keep the magic of Christmas going!

Help make a difference to a child’s life and keep the magic of Christmas going!

Lane Line from Langdon Hills, Essex works as a Sales Executive for Sharpfibre who are the UK’s leading specialist fire protection contractor, providing passive fire protection systems and life safety solutions based in Laindon.

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Garden Centre Owner Publishes Book to Highlight How Plants and Nature Can Aid Recovery from Depression and Illness

Hannah Powell suffered burn out and was diagnosed with a Functional Neurological Disorder in 2009. She has now published a book called The Cactus Surgeon: Using Nature to Fix a Faulty Brain.