Mr Grime has again kindly agreed to opening the gardens to the public to raise funds for the National Garden Scheme who distribute their proceeds so generously to many worthwhile charities.
You can expect to have access to the 8 acres of managed gardens as well as access to the open areas of the 500 acre estate. The Theatre will host light refreshments for visitors at prices to please, the profits as with all moneys taken on the day will be added to the entrance fees for the National Garden Scheme.
Residents of the estate give their time to help with various duties before and on the day; baking cakes, directing traffic, greeting visitors at the gate and relieving them of their entrance fees, providing historical information, serving tea, coffee, soft drinks, washing up etc. The event shows how the resident community work together today just as previous estate residents worked together three hundred years ago.
Behind the stables, just in front of the theatre you will find local businesses and craft vendors. We encourage all visitors to have a good look around and speak with the owners as they are always willing to offer advice and support.
If you are a small business owner serving the community or if you are a craft business owner with wares to sell then we encourage you to contact us about setting up a stall for a modest fee (all of which goes ot the National Garden Scheme).