Events take place to celebrate Great Big Green Week

Thanet Big Green Week

It is Great Big Green Week, a national celebration of all things related to climate, sustainable communities and the natural world. This year’s Big Green Week, now in its third year, takes place now until 18th June.

In Thanet, the Thanet’s Big Green Week Facebook page at highlights the wide variety of activities going on across the Isle run by different organisations.

Cllr Tricia Austin, who administers the Facebook page on behalf of Thanet Green Party, said: “There’s always so much going on in Thanet, and this year’s Big Green Week is no exception! There’s a huge range of events featured on the page, from Open Gardens at St Nicholas-at-Wade, a Thanet FoE beach clean at Minnis Bay and the reopening of East Kent Mencap’s Scrap Store recycling initiative.

“There’s something for everyone, so do have a look and join in with what’s on – and if you have other events to add, please let us know on [email protected] and we’ll add a posting on the page.”

One of the venues getting involved is Monkton Nature Reserve which is inviting people to come and explore nature at the site.

Monkton Nature Reserve

Big Green Week visits are being held on Saturday & Sunday 11th/ 17th & 18th June, 10am – 4pm

Tuesday & Thursday, 13th & 15th June. 10am – 4pm:

The 16-acre grassland contains many species of rare orchids that can be seen across the reserve  and a variety of wildflowers. The woodland is over 40 years old and a haven for birds and the ponds teem with wildlife. There are also nature trails for children, a natural history museum, a gift shop, book shop and a café.

The reserve is open Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 10.00 to 4pm. Visit: for more information.


  1. I visited St. Nicholas Open Gardens over the weekend and it was wonderful, but to claim it is a “Green event” when the whole village was choking because of the amount of people driving there is nothing more than “greenwashing” (before anyone asks, I went by buses, 2 each way!)

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