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Guildhall - TALK: RHS ‘The Dry Garden’ by Ian Bull, RHS Hyde Hall

April 25th at 7.30pm


Ian Bull, Garden Manager at RHS Hyde Hall, oversees the maintenance of the Hilltop Garden which contains the roses, herbaceous borders and the drought tolerant plants set in the dry garden. With Essex being one of the driest parts of the UK, come and hear about an interesting talk about how to maintain a garden like this. Tickets essential -

Guildhall - TALK: Wild foraging

Thursday 2 May 2024 7pm – 8.30pm


An almost forgotten craft foraging has become more popular in recent years. Learn how to safely use plants growing in woods and hedgerows. For tickets -

British Wildlife Exhibition at the Guildhall

Sat 4th May to Mon 6th May 2024


Visit the Guildhall for an opportunity to view unique local artwork focussed on British Wildlife, curated by Mary from Wonky Wheel (

Windmill Open Days

From Sunday 21st April 2-5pm and selected dates through 2024


The oldest windmill in Essex , the Grade II-listed post mill is thought to have been built around 1756 and stopped operating in 1890.

The mill stands on a hill overlooking Finchingfield, just a short 2 minute walk from Finchingfield village green. The mill is opened to visitors on selected Sundays throughout the summer months, manned by volunteers.

2024 Opening Times (2-5pm)

Sunday 21st April

National Mill Weekend - 11th/12th May

Sunday 19th May

Sunday 16th June

Sunday 21st July

Sunday 18th August

Sunday 15th September

Writers' Masterclass at Shore Hall

May 18th - AM and PM sessions


Join Shore Hall for an inspiring Writer's Workshop with local author Emma Robinson. Emma will lead you through the process of planning and writing a short story in just three hours. She'll share invaluable tips and advice on crafting compelling hooks, fleshing out memorable characters, and finding your unique narrative voice. For more information visit

Spains Hall Public Ecology walking tour

Sun May 19th 2024


Book individual tickets to join a general walking tour exploring the ecology and wildlife of the estate. (Approx distance 2 miles, 2 hrs) - see for ticket details

Beer Festival at The Finchingfield Lion

2024 Fathers Day Weekend - TBC


The Finchingfield Lion will hold its second Fathers Day beer festival. Live music TBC. What more could one ask for on Father's Day than beer and pizza!

Finchingfield Camping Lavender Festival

August 2024 Date TBC


Finchingfield Lavendar Festival 2024 - Details & Date TBC -

Horticultural Society Autumn Show

Saturday September 21st


Organised by Finchingfield and Cornish Hall End Horticultural Society. See FB page for more info.

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