We're excited to announce that we're going to be running our first ever Lunar New Year Festival here at our orchard in Wandin East. Our festival will run from 16 - 19 January 2020, to celebrate the beginning of the new year on the traditional Chinese calendar.
Our festival will be filled with a range of exciting Lunar New Year entertainment such as dragon and lion dancers, China dolls, Asian inspired musicians and calligraphers. There will be a range of Asian inspired workshops suited for children and adults such as Tai Chi workshops and dragon mask making classes.
We will have a range of Asian inspired food trucks and local food offerings available for visitors as well as a red envelope with a prizes/vouchers from CherryHill Orchards and other local businesses.
Further details will be released soon!
Pre-register for the Lunar New Year Festival 2020 by using the form below:
We love our bee friends, and whilst they might be little, they’re essential to growing our CherryHill Orchards cherries and indeed to most of the world’s food. This weekend we're excited to be running a kids bee workshop during the Blossom Festival run by our local bee expert Holly Hale. New for this weekend, we will be running a Spring Flower workshop run by our very talented floral friend Georgia.
Busy Bees Workshop
This fun, engaging and interactive session will stimulate all the senses. The Busy Bees workshop is tailored to provide interesting information about what makes up a hive, the bee life-cycle and how the bees make honey! Time will also be spent talking about how the bees help our environment, why they are so important in our food systems and sustainability and how to respond and behave around bees in our natural play spaces.
Holly brings in her observation hive so that the children can see a real honey bee colony in action. A demonstration of beekeeping tools and suit are provided along with a children’s sized suit and veil for the children to try on. Of course, you couldn’t learn about bees without tasting some honey too!
Spring Flower Workshop
Want to look, feel and smell like spring?!
Come and join our friend Georgia in learning how to create your very own beautiful crown of fresh spring flowers to wear. In this fun, hands on workshop you will be shown how to assemble pretty flowers into a halo that you can wear all day. Suitable for children 10 years and over and particularly for anyone wanting to embrace their creativity and inner spring fairy! No experience is necessary and all materials are supplied just bring your smile for the selfies!