TWIGS Community Gardens,
Manor Garden Centre,
Wassailing is a very old folk tradition full of symbolism. The word “Wassail” comes from Old English, and means 'Be thou whole'. It celebrates of the start of a new and hopefully successful year. At a Wassail, we look forward to the future with hope.
We Wassail in January. Traditionally, Plough Monday (the first Monday after Twelfth Night) was when work in the fields began again after lying fallow since the harvest.
We process to the orchard making a lot of noise, perhaps to scare away any evil spirits. We will be ably assisted by the Icknield Way Morris Men.
Seasonal refreshments will be available.
You don’t need to book: just turn up. We will invite a donation on entry.
If you have a question, please let us know and a member of our team will come back to you as soon as they can.