Our events

We host events, drop-in sessions, and meet-ups for our members and others interested in green care.

Check below, and on our Eventbrite page, for details.

Upcoming events

Silent Spaces – switch off to connect with reality

Thursday 28 April 2022, 17:00 – 18:00 GMT

Liz Ware, founder of ‘Silent Space’, will share her vision and tips for creating spaces where we can reflect, and connect with nature.

‘More than ever before, we need to fall back in love with the land. Silence is our meeting place.’ (Gordon Hempton)

Our lives are often hectic. It can be difficult, particularly for those of us who live in urban areas, to find five minutes peace.

During the summer of 2016, garden writer Liz Ware set up a not-for-profit project and called it Silent Space. A handful of gardens open to the public agreed to take part and to reserve an area where people could be silent. For a few hours each week, visitors to these quiet areas were invited to switch off from technology and to stop talking.

The feedback was very positive and the project proved to be easy to run. As one visitor pointed out, ‘It’s wonderful to have permission to be silent.’

As the understanding of the benefits of spending quiet time in green places grows, so does the number of gardens taking part. How much easier might our lives be if green places for quiet reflection were easily accessible to all? Silent Space now has charitable status.

Founder Liz Ware has kindly agreed to tell us more about Silent Space and to inspire the setting aside or creation of new ‘Silent Spaces’ in Norfolk. If you want to find out more and get some tips on setting up your own Silent Space then this event is for you.

Click here to register.


Monday 9 May 2022, 17:00 – 18:30 GMT

Hear top tips from experts to ensure a successful fundraising strategy, putting an application together and a potential funding source.

Photo by Fabian Blank on Unsplash

Hosted by Angela Makinson, NGCN Member Lead, our speakers are:

  • Simon Pickering, from Dot to Dot Training and Consultancy, who will talk about your Fundraising Strategy; different ways to fundraise and what would suit your group/project/club/charity etc.
  • Andrew Rainsford will discuss the actual Funding Application; how you go about it ,what to add and what to leave out.
  • Danny Douglas, from the Central England Co-op, will talk directly on the funding available for co-ops and from the four Central England Co-Op shops in our area.

We’d very much like you, the audience, to be inspired and confident about fundraising and your applications, not disheartened by the whole process!

Click here to register.

Network Get Together

Sunday 19 June 14:00 – 17:00 (approx.)

A face to face gathering to visit and hear from the Friends of Train Wood and Marriott’s Way and Grapes Hill Community Garden in Norwich.

A chance to meet other members and hear about the latest Network news. Further details to follow, but put a date in the diary now!

Past events

For details, notes, and other documents relating to past events, check our resources page.

Connecting People with Nature

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