Yesterday we took a little trip to Sherborne in search of a very special creature...
Hedgehogs are the littlest jammer's absolute favourite animal but unfortunately I think she's only glimpsed one once as she's an early to bed kind of girl. When I saw Hedgehog Day advertised at Castle Garden Centre I knew I had to take her!
I'd not been to Castle Gardens before and found it in the grounds of Sherborne Castle.
Nestled in the old walled gardens it is a beautiful setting.
even the hanging baskets were tastefully planted with solid colour.As well as rescued hedgehogs there was an albino
and an exotic hedgehog. There was me thinking a hedgehog was a hedgehog.
We learnt loads including the fact that hedgehogs evolved over 15 million years ago!
The Little Jammers did a hedgehog trail,
hunting out 12 little creatures around the garden centre
to earn a chocolate hoglet.
They drew hedgehogs to enter a competition
and refuelled on hedgehog cake!
There were hedgehog stories to listen to courtesy of Waterstones.
They were read on the steps of this lovely shepherd's hut
which has been loaned by Plankbridge; local makers of stunning huts. It's the mini hut which featured in an award winning garden at the Chelsea Flower Show last year.
Chester the hedgehog warmed his bottom on the tiny stove - perfect!
Thank you to all those who took the trouble to find my Emily Button Days Out blog last week and for your feedback. I shall persevere but time is short this week with many deadlines to meet so that next post will have to stay up my sleeve for now!
Have a lovely week.