Yes to be frankly honest we are charging you to come and work! These ‘Work’ days are an opportunity come and visit us at the Chateau. There will be an abundance of food and drink and we will be on hand to answer any questions. And in return you have to help make the place beautiful! Sadly we are unable to take children or pets on ‘work’ days. The garden and grounds are still fairly much a blank canvas so all good suggestions gratefully received! There is a degree of manual work expected though some jobs will be gentler than others – no matter what the weather we will be outside working please dress appropriately.
Walled Garden and Grounds tidy up Winter – 10th March 2018
Winter does end a little earlier in the Pays de la Loire, well that’s the theory anyway. When the weeds start appearing is usually an indication that nature is waking. We will be there answering any questions and will be in attendance throughout the day so lots of time to chat. The day will include the following:
- 0930 – 1000. Arrival – Teas & coffee will be served and a little ‘something in the hand’
- 1015 – 1030. A briefing and ‘volunteers’ into different teams. Into wellies and off we go.
- 1230 – 1400. Lunch in the Orangerie. A several courses and something warming. With the obligatory lunchtime beverages available. Re-muster and back to work
- 1400 – 1600. More work!
- 1600 – 1730. Wellies off and then its teas, coffee and cakes in the chateau with some bubbles for those who fancy it
At this time of year sorting the greenhouse and cold frames will be very important so someone will win out! We will endeavour to have all the necessary tools/ compost/ seeds/ seedlings/ pots etc available but feel free to bring along your favourite ‘grape’ (Who knows what that tool is? I didn’t even know there was another name for it for the first 10-15 years of my life…). May even take some of the volunteers away to progress some of our ‘bigger’ projects ……