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Brentwood Art Trail Walk, Talk & Create at Warley Place Nature Reserve


Warley Place Nature Reserve, Warley Road, Great Warley, Brentwood, CM13 3HU

Brentwood Art Trail 2024  (Walk, Talk & Create Warley Place)

Join us for one of our Walk, Talk & Create events, hosted by Lucia Hardy, with a tour from volunteers from Essex Wildlife Trust.

We'll meet at the entrance of Warley Place Nature Reserve and take a walk and talk with a volunteer from the site, hearing about the history of the 25 acre site and its famous Edwardian gardens belonging to Ellen Willmott. The site is now maintained as a nature reserve by Essex Wildlife Trust volunteers.

There will then be the chance to create some artwork under the guidance of artist Lucia Hardy. No art experience necessary. Please bring your own art equipment.

Please note:

- We're organising this event for free, but Essex Wildlife Trust recommend a visitor donation of £5 per person (please bring cash).

- You'll need to bring your own art equipment for this session. Suggested items: sketchbook, drawing pencils/pens, coloured pencils/pens or other art materials of your choice. Feel free to bring a picnic blanket, a cushion, or a fold-away chair to sit on while you're working on your art (it will be possible to return to the car park to pick up any items once the 'walk and talk' part has concluded).

- There is a small car park at Warley Place. Please consider car sharing if possible.

- Let us know if you have any accessibility requirements we should be aware of.

- Please dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear as this event will take place outdoors, whatever the weather.

- Please note, we may take photos at this event which may be used by the Brentwood Art Trail, Brentwood Connected, Lucia Hardy or supporters of the Trail to post about this and future events. Please let us know before the event if you do not consent to this.

To read more about Lucia Hardy, visit

The Brentwood Art Trail is brought to you by Brentwood Connected, a unique Business Improvement District (BID) funded by Town Centre businesses to improve the visitor experience in Brentwood, Shenfield and Ingatestone. This year's Brentwood Art Trail is also supported by Baker Labels, The Baytree Shopping Centre, Blue Serif and Brentwood Borough Council.

This year's Walk, Talk & Create events are sponsored by Create Yourself Calm and the Brentwood Arts Therapy Centre.