The 2020 Poppy Appeal in Hardwick

This year we were unable to do our usual door to door collections and other fundraising events for the Royal British  Legion.  Hardwick Village Community Association and the Parish Council collaborated to “bring the poppies to the people”.  In October […]

Sunflower competition the results are in!

The winners of the Hardwick sunflower competition Grow a Sunflower for Florence the results are in!!! And the Winner is …………………. The tallest sunflower was grown by Amy, Richard & Elena at the Old Chapel – a whopping 320 cm […]

Farmer by Day Part 2 The Second Generation

Farmer Bob’s son Paul & his wife Rose are continuing the Gregory farming dynasty in Hardwick. They have produced a series of videos for children which explain the working year on Manor House Farm.  Adults have also found them very […]

Florence – sunflower photo update

Dave and Carol's sunflower Ottilie with her sunflower, a whopping 45cm  Bob abd Sarah's sunflower measures 197cm. Bob and Diane's sunflower 27 Inchs Florence aged 20mths stood next to her tallest sunflower - 26 inches high Jackie's sunflowers - 5 [...]

Well Done Hardwick!

The final amount raised for the ‘Grow A Sunflower for Forence’ Appeal’ in aid of the Florence Nightingale Hospice is a magnificent £1480.00!  Thank you to all who contributed so generously.The sunflower challenge is not over until 19th September.  Get ready to […]

Hardwick (virtual) Open Gardens 2020

Every summer Hardwick hosts an Open Garden Event in, usually on the last Sunday in June. Up to a dozen gardens open their gates to visitors from far and wide as well as residents & their family and friends.  St […]

Growing Sunflowers for Florence

As most Hardwick residents will know it’s Open Gardens Day, on the last Sunday in June, is a long standing community event.  Raising much needed funds for the Florence Nightingale Hospice in Stoke Mandeville it is also an opportunity to […]

Farmer by Day – Panto Dame by Night

The Hardwick Panto is an institution which has been running for many years. The annual performance at John Bridle’s Hall in January or February is devised & written by Farmer Bob, who also directs and stars as the dame.  He […]