Wednesday 17 April

9.30am - 12 noon

Join us for a gentle stroll through the stunning Chalford Valley.

We will walk through three nature reserves, woodland, meadow and lakeside, looking and listening for signs of spring.

Cost: £5 / adult & £2 / child

SVP Friends pay £4 / adult & £2 / child

Booking essential as numbers are limited



Friday 3 May

7.30pm - 9pm

We have about 2500 moth species in this country. but many people still think they are just the little brown things that eat clothes or the slightly bigger brown things that fly around our lights.

Bob Smith is from the local branch of Butterfly Conservation. This talk is about some of the moths that he has recorded in his garden at Chalford Hill and includes stories of their strange lives, very strange caterpillars and how they got some of their odd names.


Bob will bring some live moths carefully trapped in the garden overnight. There is a break in the middle of the talk where children can see the moths.

Well behaved children are very welcome.


Cost: £5 / adult & £2 / child

SVP Friends pay £4 / adult & £2 / child

Booking essential as numbers are limited


Cotswold Water ParkNightingale 2

Saturday 4 May

8am - 11am

We will visit in the Cotswold Water Park noted for nightingales. We will hope to hear (and even perhaps see!) these thrilling songsters as well as many other spring arrivals.

Note : It is important to spend some of the time very quietly and still during this event.

Cost: £5 / adult & £2 / child

SVP Friends pay £4 / adult & £2 / child

Booking essential as numbers are limited


StroudRodborough Common

Sunday 12 May

10am - 3pm

Marking Day is the traditional day for the cows to go out onto Minchinhampton and Rodborough Commons for a summer of grazing.

We will be celebrating the important role they play in helping to maintain this wildflower-rich grassland.

Free event

Photo : Deb Roberts


Stratford Park, StroudBats AdEd 2015

Friday 17 May 

8.30pm to 10.30pm

Encounter Stroud’s many incredible types of bats with a local expert. We will listen for bats using bat detectors and hope to spot some flying.

Bring warm clothes and a torch.

Open late for Museums at Night, 7pm- 11pm - a chance to explore the Museum and ‘secret garden’ after hours.

Cost: £5 / adult & £2 / child

SVP Friends pay £4 / adult & £2 / child


Booking essential as numbers are limited




KingswoodNewt Survey A

Saturday 18 May

7.30am to 9am

Count and release

During the early morning a count and release of survey bottle traps will take place at the newt ponds as part of our annual Great Crested Newt Survey.

Free / donations welcomed

Booking essential as numbers are limited

Photo : Paul Green





Saturday 18 May

10.30am - 1pm

Eco shop, 8 Threadneedle Street

Do you have any spare or unwanted seedlings? Give them a good home through our seedling swap/sale. Bring along any seedlings that you have spare and exchange them for others.

Both vegetable and flower varieties welcome.

Even if you don’t have any seedlings to swap, you can still take some for a donation. It’s a great way to meet other gardeners and to share advice and knowledge.

FREE / donations welcomed


Rodborough, StroudEmily-Barker-photo-by-John-Morgan-6165

Sunday 19 May

Doors open 7.30pm (ends approx 10pm)


We are delighted to announce that Emily Barker is performing a gig at the Prince Albert, Rodborough, in aid of our charity.

Emily is preparing to record a new album with her brilliant, Stroud-based band featuring Lukas Drinkwater, Rob Pemberton and Pete Roe. Come and hear the new material before they head into the studio! Support comes from the incredible neo-classical duo, Mandel (Misha Law and Emily Hall) who will also provide strings throughout Barker's set.

Money raised will be used to plant trees in our community.

£12 (plus small booking fee) before the day

£14 on the door (subject to availability)

To purchase tickets please visit



Stroud Valleys Project is a limited company,
registered in England and Wales.    

Registered number: 2224016    

Registered charity number: 900107

Stroud Valleys Project,
8 Threadneedle Street,

Tel: 01453 753358

Fax: 01453 755641


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