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 so please dress appropriately.
Walled Garden and Grounds End of Winter – 1st February 2020
Please note – More 2020 dates to be released later in the year!
It depends what sort of winter we have had, but the soil will be warming up and we will need to get seeds in and beds ready, 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 boots and off we go.
- 1230 – 1400. Lunch in the Orangerie. A several courses and something seasonal. With the obligatory lunchtime beverages available. Re-muster and back to work
- 1400 – 1600. More work!
- 1600 – 1730. Boots off and then its teas, coffee and cakes in the chateau with some bubbles for those who fancy it
We will endeavour to have all the necessary tools/ compost/ seeds/ seedlings/ pots etc available but feel free to bring along any favourite tool. May even take some of the volunteers away to progress some of our ‘bigger’ projects ……