Wildflowers, Archaeology, Tea and Cake

On June 23rd the annual summer open day welcomed visitors of all ages to enjoy the delights of Harmony Woods.

A team of archaeologists from Southampton University continued the excavation of a trench in an attempt to determine the possible location of a Bronze Age working, while lead archaeologist Chris Elmer explained to visitors the history of the site and what the finds had revealed to date.

Building on last year’s training workshops, funded by People’s Postcode Lottery and linking to our current Grow Wild #Flowerbed Storytime project, a team of volunteers led walks into the meadow to identify wild flowers growing there. Visitors were then invited to sketch, to paint and to make souvenir wildflower books.

A teddy bears’ picnic, tea and cake and the chance to have a go at natural dyeing completed a relaxed summer afternoon.