MADCAP Theatre Productions presents: Twelfth night- 26th July

Madcap theatre productions is coming to Arley Arboretum to do an open air performance of Twelfth Night on the 26th July 2014.

Combining music, dance, stage combat and physical theatre with the original script join us for an evening of Shakespeare that is not to be missed! 

MadCap Theatre Productions are a vibrant midlands-based touring company, which delights in bringing quality productions to theatres and outdoor venues around the UK!

Critically acclaimed, and praised for thier expressive and entertaining work- they are an innovative and exciting company.


The Red Geraniums in the Italian Garden flowerbeds

What's in bloom this week?

In the herbaceous border, the Alstroemeria are in bloom. There are some beautiful colours!

The Roses & Clematis or "Old Mans Beard" are in full bloom and are just gorgeous!

In the Italian Garden the flowerbeds are planted with red Geraniums which are looking fantastic!

Updated 04/07/14

Calling all volunteers!

Whether you are aged 14 or 84 we are looking for volunteers for the following areas: 

  • Gardens
  • Arleyensis
  • Event management
  • Tea room
  • Car parks
  • Administration
  • General help

Please see volunteers page for more information

Whats happening at Arleyensis?

The projects at Arleyensis at the moment are the water courses. Canal, rill, alpine stream, quarry pool and quayside. Volunteers are working towards getting the circuit flowing. (More volunteer water engineers could help us a lot, if anyone has any free time!)  We will be planting some more dwarf and miniature trees next week and also attempting to prevent furry creatures from pruning them!! 


"Lovely Setting For a Wedding!"

"My cousins daughter got married here last August, what a lovely place! The church in the grounds was just right and after the service, there were so many spots to have photos taken, A marquee was set up for the reception in the grounds and a fabulous day was had by all. I would love to visit the whole of the arboretum at some point, there looked to be some nice spots to look at and a lovely tea room."

StephR3 visited May 2014