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Heritage & Spring Garden Open Day

Sunday 9th April 2017 - 10.30am - 4pm

Come and find out about Sharpham's history and see beautiful bulbs in bloom at our Heritage & Spring Garden Open Day.

Heritage Spring Garden Open Day at Sharpham

Take a tour of Sharpham House and wander through the gardens along the Ladies' Walk. With wonderful views over the River Dart, a medley of spring flowers and trees in blossom, the gardens are a real delight during the spring.

Heritage Spring Garden Open Day at Sharpham

The day includes a host of activities for all the family including arts and crafts, music, storytelling, nature connection and talks and tours relating to Sharpham's rich heritage. The historic Grade 1-listed Sharpham House and Gardens will be open for people to explore.

The day is Heritage Lottery Fund supported.


All day activities 10.30-4pm

Sharpham Gardens - Open to sit, wander and explore

Sharpham House – The principal rooms will be open to visitors (suggested donation £2). Set entry times and heritage introduction talks to a limited number of visitors every 45 mins - sign up at the info desk

Sharpham House Café - Open all day for teas, coffee and tasty lunch

Easter trail around the gardens - Can you find all the hidden Easter eggs around the gardens?

Under the Yew Tree – Campfire cooking and nature arts & crafts

Naturemake workshops  Make your own maginal garden / dwelling using natural materials. £3 - £5 depending on size of the model, sign up at info desk. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult

Sharpham Wine & Cheese Shop open all day

Learn all about the Sharpham Green Oak Bench project

Heritage Spring Garden Open Day at Sharpham

Music, talks and tours throughout the day - full details on 'Schedules' tab above.


We are looking for volunteers to help on the day, so if you would like to lend a hand, please contact our Volunteer Co-ordinator on [email protected]

We are sorry but we do not allow dogs (except for guide dogs) 


Cost

Free Entry, £4 per car for parking. Please consider arriving by other means, see below. Small charges for selected activities (see schedule on tab above).

Parking / Transport / Directions

Limited hard parking and field car parking at Sharpham will be available (cost £4). 

Please help us to reduce the impact of cars by considering car sharing or parking in Totnes and using the FREE Bob the Bus Shuttle Service: 


Sharpham Hertiage & Spring Garden Open Day Bus Shuttle Timetable
(subject to change)

Main Bus Stop
- Opposite Seven Stars in Totnes - Coronation Road bus stop E

From Sharpham
- 3-way junction

10.15am (first bus)

10.30am

10.30am 10.45am
10.45am 11am
11am 11.15am
11.15am 11.30am
11.30am 11.45am
11.45am 12pm
12pm 12.15pm
12.30pm 12.45pm
1.15pm 1.30pm
1.45pm 2pm
2pm 2.15pm
2.15pm 2.30pm
2.30pm 2.45pm
2.45pm 3pm
3pm 3.15pm
3.15pm 3.30pm
3.30pm 3.45pm
3.45pm 4pm
4pm 4.15pm
4.15pm 4.30pm (last bus)

 

 

The Heritage & Spring Garden Open Day event runs from 10.30am to 4pm on Sunday 9th April 2017.

All day activities 10.30-4pm

Sharpham Gardens - Open to sit, wander and explore

Sharpham House – The principal rooms will be open to visitors (suggested donation £2). Set entry times and heritage introduction talks to a limited number of visitors every 45 mins - sign up at the info desk

Sharpham House Café - Open all day for teas, coffee and tasty lunch

Easter trail - Can you find all the hidden Easter eggs in the garden?

Under the Yew Tree – Campfire cooking and nature arts & crafts

Naturemake workshops – Make your own magical garden / dwelling using natural materials. £3 - £5 depending on size of the model, sign-up at the info desk. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult

Sharpham Wine & Cheese Shop open all day

Learn all about the Sharpham Green Oak Bench project

Workshops, Music, Talks & Tours

(free of charge but donations welcome)

11.15am - 11.45am     Get Infused!

Learn to make your own immune boosting, cleansing herbal infused vinegar with Brigit Anna McNeill. Under the Yew Tree.

11.30am– 12.30pm     Garden Tour

with Jesse Hammond, Sharpham Trust Gardener. Discover and learn about our beautiful formal, woodland and walled gardens around the main House.  Meet at the front of the House. Sturdy footwear recommended.

11.45am - 12.15pm     Musical performance by Emily Roblyn

12.15 pm – 1.15pm     Family Forage

with Brigit-Anna McNeill - professional forager. Children must be supervised at all times. Meet under the Yew Tree. Sturdy footwear recommended.

12.30am – 1.15pm     Jon Dyer & Alfie Gidley (part 1)

Live music from folk duo Jon Dyer and Alfie Gidley, supported by The Penguin Band. Playford Dance and seafaring tunes linking to Sharpham's heritage and founder Captain Pownoll from the 18th century. At the front of the cafe, or in the South Wing if the weather is poor.

1.20pm - 1.50pm     Musical performance by Emily Roblyn

1.30pm – 2pm     Bird and wildlife walk 

with bird expert Mike Langman. The diversity of ornamental gardens and naturalized woodland provide a wealth of habitat variety which is perfect for many bird species, from Britain's smallest bird the goldcrest to Devon's largest bird of prey - the buzzard. April is a great month to not only look for resident and newly arrived summer migrants but also to listen to their songs. Mike will help you to identify the many birds and pick out their different songs and calls. Meet at the front of the House.

2pm – 3pm     Sharpham Landscape Tour

with Richard Soans – learn about the history of the landscape of the Estate and its connections to Capability Brown. Meet at the front of the House. Sturdy footwear recommended.

2pm - 1.30pm      Get Infused!

Learn to make your own immune boosting, cleansing herbal infused vinegar with Brigit Anna McNeill. Under the Yew Tree.

2.15pm – 3pm     Jon Dyer & Alfie Gidley (part 2)

Live music from folk duo Jon Dyer and Alfie Gidleysupported by The Penguin Band. Playford Dance and seafaring tunes linking to Sharpham's heritage and founder Captain Pownoll from the 18th century. At the front of the cafe, or in the South Wing if the weather is poor.

3pm – 4pm     Wild Food & Medicine Forage 

Connect with nature and take a walk on the Estate to explore medicinal and wild food with Brigit-Anna McNeill. Children must be supervised at all times. Meet under the Yew Tree. Sturdy footwear recommended.

3pm – 4pm     Garden Tour

with Jesse Hammond, Sharpham Trust Gardener. Discover and learn about our beautiful formal, woodland and walled gardens around the main House. Meet at the front of the House. Sturdy footwear recommended.

3pm – 3.30pm     Bird and wildlife walk

with bird expert Mike Langman. The diversity of ornamental gardens and naturalized woodland provide a wealth of habitat variety which is perfect for many bird species, from Britain's smallest bird the goldcrest to Devon's largest bird of prey - the buzzard. April is a great month to not only look for resident and newly arrived summer migrants but also to listen to their songs. Mike will help you to identify the many birds and pick out their different songs and calls. Meet at the front of the House.

 Click here for directions to Sharpham House

We are sorry but we do not allow dogs (except for guide dogs)

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Heritage & Spring Garden Open Day

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Heritage & Spring Garden Open Day


Entry to this event is free, although there is a cost of £4 for parking. Small charge for certain activities/workshops (see schedule for details)

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