Saturday 17th June 10am – 1pm

One Colchester Hub, Long Wyre Street

Community 360 is pleased to announce an exciting and free event for children this Saturday.

The Gnome Painting Workshop will be featuring renowned gardening expert, Lee Connelly, popularly known as The Skinny Jean Gardener. Lee is a well-known gardening expert, author, and media personality. With a passion for getting kids involved in gardening, Lee has inspired and educated countless families through his CBBC Blue Peter and BBC Teach appearances, as well as his popular book “How to Get Kids Gardening.”

Children of all ages are invited to unleash their creativity and participate in an enjoyable painting session. During the workshop, each child will have the opportunity to paint and name their very own gnome, which will then be proudly displayed around Colchester as part of the upcoming Colchester Garden Festival this summer with InColchester.

Not only will children have a blast expressing their artistic skills, but their gnomes will also play an essential role in raising funds for the local community. At the end of the festival, all the painted gnomes will be raffled off, with the proceeds going directly to support the charitable endeavours of Community360.

Lee will be on hand throughout the workshop to guide and inspire the young participants. Known for his passion for getting kids involved in gardening, Lee brings a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to the event, making it an educational and memorable experience for everyone involved.

Attendance to the Gnome Painting Workshop is completely free, ensuring that every child has the opportunity to join in the fun. However, due to limited availability, interested participants are encouraged to arrive promptly to secure their spot and ensure they don’t miss out on this fantastic event.

This Gnome Painting Workshop promises to be a delightful and engaging activity that combines creativity, community engagement, and the joy of gardening. Don’t miss the chance to join Lee Connelly, The Skinny Jean Gardener, and make a positive impact on the Colchester community.

Event Details:

  1. Date: Saturday, 17th June
  2. Time: 10 am – 1 pm
  3. Location: Community360 – One Colchester Hub, Long Wyre Street
  4. Admission: FREE for all children
  5. Limited gnomes available

Spread the word and we hope to see you there