Upcoming events

With five campuses across London, our very own public gardens, zoo, farms, plant sales and commercial businesses, there are many varied and interesting activities happening at Capel Manor College. Take a look at our calendar below to view upcoming dates for our students and visitors, including cultural celebrations, awareness days, Open Days, Advice Evenings, online events, family days out, and more.

2024

1-31 July: Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. 

14 July: Forty Hall Farm Farmer's Market

Join us for the monthly Forty Hall Farm Farmer's Market! Buy direct from local producers, enjoy a selection of food and drink, and meet some of our animals. Find out more about the Farm here.

8 August: Scottish Wildcat Day

At our Enfield and Mottingham campuses, we have two Scottish Wildcats named Nevis and Monroe. Here at London’s environmental college, being able to actively play a part in conserving species such as the Scottish Wildcat is not only a requirement but a privilege.

11 August: Forty Hall Farm Farmer's Market

Join us for the monthly Forty Hall Farm Farmer's Market! Buy direct from local producers, enjoy a selection of food and drink, and meet some of our animals. Find out more about the Farm here.

17-18 August: British Gladiolus Society Southern Show at Capel Manor Gardens

Join us at the British Gladiolus Society Southern Show this August. Immerse yourself in a mesmerising showcase of vibrant gladioli, where nature’s splendour unfolds before your eyes. Find out more here.

1 - 30 September: Organic September

Organic September is a month-long campaign to raise awareness of the many benefits of organic food and farming and includes supporting biodiversity and wildlife.

1 September: Classis and Vintage Car Show at Capel Manor Gardens

Get into gear and come along to see a wide-range of up to 500 fabulous cars, some dating back to the 1920s. A fantastic day out for families and car enthusiasts. Find out more here.

4 September: National Wildlife Day

National Wildlife Day encourages improved awareness of the species around us and in the broader world. It focuses on endangered species, preservation, and conservation efforts around the world. 

8 September: Forty Hall Farm Farmer's Market

Join us for the monthly Forty Hall Farm Farmer's Market! Buy direct from local producers, enjoy a selection of food and drink, and meet some of our animals. Find out more about the Farm here.

10 September: World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day aims to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides. Organisations and communities around the world come together to raise awareness of how we can create a world where fewer people die by suicide.

15 September: Jewish New Year

The Jewish New Year, also known as Rosh Hashanah, is a special two-day festival that celebrates the creation of the world and marks making a fresh start.

23 September: Bisexuality Visibility Day

This important awareness day is dedicated to raising awareness of the bisexual community. It is also an opportunity to recognise the accomplishments of bisexual people and to make their visibility more visible.

28-29 September: Annual Bee and Honey Show

Join us for the Bee and Honey Show, taking place at Capel Manor Gardens this September. Visitors can immerse themselves in the captivating world of honeybees as they witness their daily activities in an observation hive. Find out more here.

6 September - 11 October: Open enrolment

If you would like to join Capel Manor College this month, there is still time to apply and enrol for an immediate start. We encourage you to apply or enrol online, or join us at an enrolment session as soon as possible to secure your place at the College. Find out more about drop in dates here.

1-31 October: Black History Month

Launched in London in the 1980s, Black History Month is celebrated nationwide, aiming for communities to challenge racism and educate themselves, and others, about Black history.

2 October: World Habitat Day

World Habitat Day focuses on reflecting on the state of towns and cities, and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter. 

2 October: Dyslexia Week

Dyslexia Week is aimed at further understanding and raising awareness about dyslexia. It aims to raise awareness about what it means, what it is and what can be done to support people who have dyslexia.

4 October: World Animal Day

World Animal Day aims to raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe and to create a world where animals are always recognised as sentient beings.

6-12 October: Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual event where there is an opportunity for the whole of the UK to focus on achieving good mental health.

10 October: World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day is an international day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. This year's theme focuses on 'Mental Health in an Unequal World'.

13 October: Forty Hall Farm Farmer's Market

Join us for the monthly Forty Hall Farm Farmer's Market! Buy direct from local producers, enjoy a selection of food and drink, and meet some of our animals. Find out more about the Farm here.

1 November: Movember

This November we will be raising funds and awareness for Movember. Our Student Services team will be taking a daily lap of the grounds at our Enfield Campus every college day in November. If you would like to support men's health you can donate here.

6 November: Green Careers Week

Around 60% of young people are ‘worried’ or ‘extremely worried’ about climate change, (according to a global survey conducted by Bath University in 2021) so we will be highlighting the amazing career pathways they can follow to improve the future climate. Find out more here.

10 November: Forty Hall Farm Farmer's Market

Join us for the monthly Forty Hall Farm Farmer's Market! Buy direct from local producers, enjoy a selection of food and drink, and meet some of our animals. Find out more about the Farm here.

10 November: Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Day has been observed since the end of the First World War to remember armed forces members who have died in the line of duty.

11 November: Armistice Day

Armistice Day is commemorated every year on 11 November to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I.

13 November: Anti-Bullying Week

Anti-Bullying Week aims to raise awareness of bullying of children and young people and to highlight ways of preventing and responding to it. This year's theme focuses on 'One Kind Word'.

16 November: Disability History Month

Disability History Month celebrates the lives of disabled people now and in the past. It aims to challenge disablism by exploring oppression over time and by achieving equality.

19 November: International Men's Day

International Men's Day acknowledges the positive value men bring to the world. This year, we will be highlighting the work of men in the land-based industry.

27 November: National Tree Week

National Tree Week is the UK’s largest annual tree celebration, marking the start of the winter tree planting season. It aims to bring people together to celebrate and plant trees across the country. 

2 December: International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

The international day for the abolition of slavery is observed every year on December 2, all over the world since 1986 to raise awareness about slavery and put an end to all kinds of slavery.

3 December: International Day of People With Disabilities

International Day of People With Disabilities aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect.

4 December: Wildlife Conservation Day

Wildlife Conservation Day seeks to spread awareness about preserving and protecting the natural world and its inhabitants.

5 December: International Volunteers Day 2023

International Volunteers Day is a global observance that celebrates and recognizes the contributions of volunteers worldwide. It serves as an opportunity to applaud the selfless efforts of individuals who dedicate their time and skills to make positive changes in their communities and beyond.

7 December: Hanukkah

Hanukkah is a Jewish festival commemorating the battles the Maccabees levied against their oppressors and how they were able to win their religious freedom.

8 December: Forty Hall Farm Farmer's Market

Join us for the monthly Forty Hall Farm Farmer's Market! Buy direct from local producers, enjoy a selection of food and drink, and meet some of our animals. Find out more about the Farm here.

25 December: Christmas Day

Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on 25 December as a religious and cultural celebration by billions

2025

1-31 January: Veganuary

A global event to encourage people to try eating vegan for the month of January and beyond. Each year, over 620,000 people pledge to try to eat only plant-based foods.

6 January - 20 February: RSPB Big Schools' Birdwatch

Join thousands of other schools to find out which birds visit your school grounds. 

10 January: National Houseplant Appreciation Day

National Houseplant Appreciation Day is on 10 January every year, and it reminds us that we don't have to lose the freshness and vibrancy that plants bring to our homes just because the holidays have drawn to a close.

15 January: World Religion Day

World Religion Day aims to spread awareness and knowledge of the thousands of religions practised in the world today, and to develop a shared tolerance and understanding between people of all faiths.

21 January: Squirrel Appreciation Day

Originally a creation by Christy Hargrove, National Squirrel Appreciation Day on January 21 is a day to learn about and celebrate the world's cutest rodents.

27 January: Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day is dedicated to the remembrance of the Jews and others who suffered in the Holocaust, under Nazi persecution. Ordinary People is the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2023. 

27-29 January: RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch

RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch is the world’s largest wildlife survey. To join the 700,000 people taking part each year, all you have to do is sit back, relax and watch the birds in your garden or local park for an hour.

1 February: LGBT+ History Month

LGBT History Month focuses on the observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements.

1 February: Time to Talk Day

Time to Talk day happens on the first Thursday every February. It is a great day for communities, workplaces, schools, or anyone to get together and have a chat about mental health.

2 February: World Wetlands Day

World Wetlands Day aims to raise global awareness about the vital role of wetlands for people and our planet.

5 February: Children's Mental Health Week

Children's Mental Health Week focuses on the importance of mental health within children and young people. 

13 February: Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday is observed in many Christian countries through participating in confession and absolution, the ritual burning of the previous year's Holy Week palms, finalising one's Lenten sacrifice, as well as eating pancakes and other sweets.

3 March: World Wildlife Day

World Wildlife Day is celebrated every to cherish the planet's wildlife and biodiversity.

8 March: International Women's Day

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. This year we will be focusing on women in the land-based industry. 

15 March: Young Carers Awareness Day

Young Careers Awareness Day aims to raise awareness of the struggles and importance of young carers across the country.

18 March: Global Recycling Day

Global Recycling Day was created to help recognise, and celebrate, the importance recycling plays in preserving our precious primary resources and securing the future of our planet.

29 March: Good Friday

Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary.

31 March: Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday is a Christian festival and cultural holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, occurring on the third day of his burial following his crucifixion.

1 April: Stress Awareness Month

Stress Awareness Month is held every April to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic.

2 April: World Autism Awareness Day

World Autism Awareness Day aims to raise awareness about people with autistic spectrum disorders including autism and Asperger syndrome throughout the world.

9 April: Eid al-Fitr

Eid al-Fitr or the Festival of Sweets is the earlier of the two official holidays celebrated within Islam. The religious holiday is celebrated by Muslims worldwide because it marks the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan.

22 April: Earth Day

Earth Day is an annual event on 22 April to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

7 May: World Asthma Day

At Capel Manor Gardens we have a low allergen garden that was designed to help all those who suffer from asthma and/or hay fever to get more enjoyment from their gardens. The Garden was originally designed by Lucy Huntingdon and exhibited at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 1996 where it won a Silver-Gilt Medal! Find out more here.

12 May: International Nurses Day

International Nurses Day is an international day observed around the world on 12 May of each year, to mark the contributions that nurses make to society.

15 May: Buddha Day

Buddha's Birthday is a Buddhist festival that is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Prince Siddhartha Gautama, later the Gautama Buddha, who was the founder of Buddhism.

21 May: World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development provides an opportunity to celebrate all forms of cultural diversity and expression and to reflect on how these contribute to dialogue and development.

1 June: Pride Month

Pride is celebrated each year in the month of June to honour the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement.

1 June: Herts Heavy Horse and Country Show

The Herts Heavy Horse and Country Show promises to be a fantastic day out for all the family. This exciting annual event is steeped in history and a wonderful opportunity to see the gentle giants of the horse world in action. 

3-9 June: Garden Wildlife Week

A week to celebrate and promote the ways to help preserve and support our well-balanced ecosystem better known as our gardens.

5 June: World Environment Day

World Environment Day aims to inspire more people than ever before to take action to prevent the growing strain on planet Earth's natural resources.

15 June: Fathers' Day

Father's Day is a holiday honouring fatherhood and paternal bonds, as well as the influence of fathers in society.

22 June: Windrush Day

Windrush Day honours the British Caribbean community, and the half a million people who travelled to the UK after the Second World War. The purpose of the day is to encourage communities to celebrate the contribution of the Windrush Generation and their descendants.

22 June: World Rainforest Day

World Rainforest Day to celebrate the existence of rainforests and to create and raise awareness regarding the preservation of this integral natural resource.