Yes to be frankly honest we are charging you to come and work! These ‘Work’ days are an opportunity to 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 Summer – 21st August 2019
Summer is extremely productive in the garden so the day will be all about harvesting, succession planting and taming the wild areas…. We will be there answering any questions and will also 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 – maybe even harvested in the morning. 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
At this time of year the garden should be bursting and planting for the winter months will be underway. Sun cream and big hats will be the order of the day. 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 ……