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 The National Parks Dark Skies Festival is all about discovering, learning and enjoying the dark  and the stars  you can see as a result. During  February half term week, events will be held at  various locations including  Reeth, and the Orchard will be the venue for a rocket-making  workshop for children on Wednesday, February 22nd, plus a Space Activity Trail daily from  February 18th to 26th, 10.30 to 15.30.

 The Orchard Gallery will be the venue for a week-long astro-photography exhibition to be held  by Reeth  Informal  Astronomy Group. Come along between 10.30 and 3.30 to view pictures  taken by group members,  a mixture of beginner and advanced pictures. Group members will  be on hand at the exhibition to talk to  visitors about astronomy in the Dales and how to take  pictures of their own.

Meanwhile, on show now in the Orchard…..

Orchard Group members have worked hard to tidy up and mulch the main beds, and outside help has tamed the overhanging trees and provided even more mulch. The garden will be a much tidier place this spring!

Pots of pansies and cyclamens by the benches are currently providing some winter colour and the viburnum Bodnantense by the oil tank is looking wonderful.