Sparsholt College Mighty Greens RHS Chelsea garden

Sparsholt College has announced their partners and ‘Mighty Greens’ garden design for this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, 23-27 May 2017. The College has joined forces with salad brand Steve’s Leaves and the University of Southampton, where research on watercress and other leafy salad crops has been underway for the past decade. The Mighty Greens […]



Volunteers needed following Winchester Health Walk success

Following the success of their health walk programme, Winchester City Council is looking for volunteer leaders to help deliver a programme of regular short walks across the district. The walks aim to encourage more people to lead an active lifestyle and enjoy the many benefits that walking brings. There are currently 7 walks taking place […]



Meet the experts at Sparsholt Open Event 2017

Meet the experts at Sparsholt College’s penultimate Open Event of the academic year, on Wednesday 26 April 2017, 4pm to 7pm. The College will be showcasing the industry expertise of its lecturers, cementing the promise that at Sparsholt, students are taught by the very best across land-based businesses to ensure optimum student success. Lecturers like […]



Whiteley parkrun gets off to an impressive start

Winchester City Council, in partnership with Meadowside Leisure Centre and Whiteley Town Council, has set up the first parkrun in Whiteley on Saturday mornings at 9am. parkrun is a weekly, free, timed 5km run and is safe and easy for anyone to take part in no matter of their age or ability. It takes place […]



The Jeremy Vine Texture Garden

The Jeremy Vine Texture Garden is one of five new ‘BBC Radio 2 Feel Good Gardens’ at the 2017 world famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show (23 – 27 May). The Texture Garden, designed by Matt Keightley, will appeal to our sense of touch. Soft, feathery grasses will be juxtaposed with sharp pine bushes. A wall […]



The Jo Whiley Scent Garden

The Jo Whiley Scent Garden is designed by Tamara Bridge, 2015 RHS Young Designer of the Year, and Kate Savill. The Garden is one the ‘BBC Radio 2 Feel Good Gardens’ at the 2017 RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The theme of this garden is scent memories and the design duo have asked fragrance designer Jo […]



The Zoe Ball Listening Garden

The Zoe Ball Listening Garden is one of five new ‘BBC Radio 2 Feel Good Gardens’ at the 2017 world famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show (23 – 27 May). The Listening Garden, designed by writer, broadcaster and designer, James Alexander Sinclair, will feature three long water troughs with large steel trays full of gravel. As […]



City Council buys Winchester bus station

Winchester City Council has agreed to buy the freehold of the bus station site in central Winchester from bus operator Stagecoach. The investment ensures the future of bus operations in the city centre and will generate income through agreements with bus companies for continued use of the station. The City Council intends to make improvements […]



The Pop-Up Picture Company premiers with Chef Rick Stein

This summer heralds the launch of the Pop-Up Picture Company – creators of unique food and film experiences, all set in stunning locations – with chef Rick Stein headlining its first installment of movie nights. Entitled Rick Stein’s Sunset Cinema. The cinema will ‘pop up’ at Chewton Glen Hotel from 9th July. Located on the […]



Chickens on the loose in Denmead

Children are being invited to explore Denmead Village Centre on Saturday 8 April by taking part in this year’s Denmead Chicken Run. The free, family event, taking place from 10am-3pm, involves participants hunting for chickens hidden around the village and also features community stalls, an Easter egg tombola, prize draw and craft activity. The hidden […]