News & Events


Summer 2021!

BBC Gardeners World Live comes to the NEC , Birmingham again after the last year and a half, it will be great to see the show again. Here’s some of the things we will be looking at for Earthday UK this year…
At BBC Gardeners’ World Live Special Edition, this August
The outdoor spaces of the NEC will be transformed from 26 to 29 August into an inspirational space to show visitors how imagination and creativity can transform their gardens. This one-off edited version of the anticipated annual event takes a selection of the favourite outdoor features in a curated Special Edition, and will include 10 gardens and more than 25 Beautiful Borders.
Show Gardens include:
What Lies Beneath, a collaboration between The Association of Professional Landscapers and multi- award-winning Professor David Stevens.
This garden will give a unique eye-level cross-section of the foundations and underlying structures that underpin a great garden, giving visitors a glimpse on what lies beneath…
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The walk through garden will give an insight into the important role of landscape companies and the landscaping process that is vital to a gardens’ success but often invisible and misunderstood. The garden includes a raised glass-fronted pool, a green living wall, a stunning steel walkway and a paved driveway.

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On Your Bike! by Hana Leonard with Armstrong Landscapes Ltd, both from Hertfordshire, is inspired
by cycling. The striking
artistic vision will bring

recycling, upcycling and cycling all together in one place.

Visitors will be able to
follow a velodrome
racing track to discover colourful planting as well as beautiful forms of the Cog, Sprocket and Chain perennials grown especially for the show.


Starting with the launch of the EarthDay UK activities this Summer, we are busy programming our events, initiatives and building our network to help share, promote and engage communities.

Here we will list our calendar of activities, promote the work of others and shine a light on good news stories to share with you. Watch this space and share your own events with us to promote here and on our links page. Grow With us…


Busy Bee week at Wyevale Garden Centres

Tues 31st May

11.00 – 13.00 (20 min session)

Perfect Pollinator
Plant a beautiful Cosmos Sonata (the friendliest of bee plants) in a pot to attract our buzzing friends! Then make a bee cut out and decorate the pot. Includes an activity sheet.

Ticket price – £2.50


Weds 1st – Thurs 2nd June

(Session times vary by centre)

Buzzing Bakery

Make honey biscuits and decorate a bee cupcake. Includes unlimited squash and an activity sheet.

Ticket price – £5.00

Fri 3rd June
11.00 – 13.00 (20 min session)

Bee Hotel

Bumblebees are always looking for a home, join us to create your own! It’s easier than you think. Includes an activity sheet.

Ticket price – £2.50

Read more: Here


Mary Stevens Park – Earth Day UK Participation from some little helpers


Some lovely bee/butterfly friendly planters from our budding ecologists at the park event


now for some litter picking-willing volunteers


Mary Stevens Park – On Earth Day

‘Help us on a mini litter pick and paint your own tea-light jar’ to mark Earth day. Free, meet in the activity centre, just turn up.

Who: Event for Children & Adults

When: 22nd April, 4 pm – 5 pm

Where: Activity Centre in Mary Stevens Park

Info: Session delivered by : Deborah Merrick, Park Ranger

Location: Activity Centre in Mary Stevens Park
For enquiries contact the Park Ranger.
Call 01384 815279, 07773078427 or e-mail

‘How to make better programs for children’ Session

Who: Seminar for Ecological Groups

When: 24th April

Info: Session delivered by : Melani E Martinod, former programs in California State Parks

Please apply via


Sostenuto CIC  Earth Day UK initiative launches for 2016

Sostenuto CIC (Community Interest Company) is a UK company Limited by Guarantee, providing support for Creative, Cultural & Heritage sectors who’s directors and team have expertise delivering a wide range of programmes for a range of public and private sector clients : regionally, Nationally and within the EU.

Sostenuto brings collective experience and knowledge together under one organisation to help sustain creative sector activity.

Headed by experienced leaders in the creative industries with a wider network of creative practitioners, Sostenuto provides expert support for the creative industry, delivers key strategic funded projects and is a champion of social action for change within the creative sector.

Through our leading creative industry engagement partnerships – Sostenuto and associated organisations engage regionally with over 7,500 creative industry enterprises through our networks and projects.

Through our networks we focus on communities of practice and have unparalleled representation as a broker between these member organisations and the local, national & international press, pr & promotion, product distribution & live touring and international networks.

Building on this network Sostenuto is promoting a range of activities for Earth Day UK commencing in 2016 and developing over our initial 5 year plan towards the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day.