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Summer Celebration Open Day

Sunday 1st July 2018 - 10.30am - 4pm

Join us for a packed day of activities and the chance to enjoy the splendour of Sharpham House and Gardens at our Summer Celebration Open Day.

You've got a very special invitation from Sharpham House's creator Captain Philemon Pownoll (who'll be here on the day):

 

The Summer Open Day also includes a host of activities for all the family including arts and crafts, music, storytelling, nature walks, talks & tours, mindfulness workshops and a beer tent. The historic Grade 1-listed Sharpham House and Gardens will be open for people to explore.

Visit Sharpham House on our open day


All day activities 10.30-4pm

Sharpham gardens - Open to sit, wander and explore

Sharpham House – The principal rooms will be open to visitors (£2)

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

Sharpham Bar – Local real ale, Pimms, Sharpham wines and apple juice in the Music Tent

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

Meet Captain Pownoll, who founded Sharpham with prize money from the Spanish ship he took in 1762 - with David Heathfield, storyteller and role actor

Swimming pool (10m x 5m x 2m deep) – open all day with lifeguards in attendance  

Swim in the pool at Sharpham on our Open Day

Walled Garden Vegetable Trail - explore and learn about the vegetables and fruit grown at Sharpham through our interactive trail in the walled garden

Play traditional summer games on Sharpham's croquet lawn

Sharpham summer open day - family event near Totnes DevonListen to the strains of Shakuhachi flute throughout the gardens with Mike McInerney

Green Wood Working - watch and learn some green woodworking skills with Martin Beat, and find out about out Thursday Sharpham Conservation Volunteer group

Lower Sharpham Farm & market stall - find out about the farm’s activities and courses, and help make a bug hotel to encourage wildlife on the estate

Sharpham Wine & Cheese, Cellar Door Shop & Tours – visit the shop for tailored tastings, a selection of vineyard tours and to purchase Sharpham’s award winning wine and cheese

Sharpham Cellar Door Café - open for lunch and serving local fresh and seasonal dishes accompanied by Sharpham wine

For a full programme of music, workshops, talks and tours click on the 'Schedules' tab above. 


We are looking for volunteers to help on this 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) 

For wheelchair users we've got ramps for accessing parts of the house - ask a staff member who'll be happy to help you - particularly if you need lunch (dining room is not accessible).


Cost

Free Entry, £4 per car for parking. Please consider arriving by other means, see below. Small charge of £2 for entry into Sharpham House, all other activities free.


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 Summer 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

10.10am (first bus)

10.30am

10.30am

10.50am

10.50am

11.10am

11.10am

11.30am

11.30am

11.50am

11.50am

12.10pm

12.30pm

12.50pm

1.10pm

1.30pm

1.50pm

2.10pm

2.10pm

2.30pm

2.30pm

2.50pm

2.50pm

3.10pm

3.10pm

3.30pm

3.30pm

3.50pm

3.50pm

4.10pm

4.10pm

4.30pm (last bus)

 

 

Summer Celebration Open Day

Sunday 1st July 2018, 10.30am – 4pm

Free entry, £4 for parking if coming by car, £2 entry into the House

All day activities

Sharpham Gardens - Open to sit, wander and explore

Sharpham House – The principal rooms will be open to explore and enjoy (Entry £2 per person). Closed between 1.15pm -1.45pm for lunch

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

Tent Bar – Local real ale, Pimms and Sharpham wines in the music tent

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

Swimming pool – open all day with lifeguards in attendance

Meet Captain Pownoll, who founded Sharpham with prize money from the Spanish ship he took in 1762 - with David Heathfield Storyteller and Role Actor

Walled garden vegetable trail – explore and learn about vegetables and fruit grown at Sharpham through our interactive trail in the walled garden

Play traditional summer games on Sharpham’s croquet lawn

Listen out for the strains of Shakuhachi flute throughout the gardens with Mike McInerney

Green Wood Working – watch and learn some green woodworking skills with Martin Beat, and find out about our Thursday Sharpham Conservation Volunteer group

Lower Sharpham Farm & market stall - find out about the farm’s activities and courses, and help make a bug hotel to encourage wildlife on the estate

Sharpham Wine & Cheese, Cellar Door Shop & Tours – visit the shop for tailored tastings, a selection of vineyard tours and to purchase Sharpham’s award winning wine and cheese

Sharpham Cellar Door Café - open for lunch and serving local fresh and seasonal dishes accompanied by Sharpham wine

Music Tent

11.30am – 12.15pm            

Cosgrave and Banks - Two of Devon’s finest acoustic musicians, Mike Cosgrave (acordian, guitar, whistle) and Steve Banks (fiddle, vocals, guitar) with a rich smorgasbord of beautiful music from Britain to Europe.

12.25pm – 1.10pm             

The Penguin band - Live music including Playford Dances and seafaring tunes linking to Sharpham’s heritage and founder Captain Pownoll from the 18th century.

1.20pm – 2.20pm              

The Roundheels - Nick and Sharyn Ruck play Americana, Roots and Folk music, mixing their own songs with standards and adding their own twist to other folks’ tunes.

2.30pm – 3.15pm               

Cosgrave and Banks - Second set

3.25pm – 4pm                    

The Penguin band - Second set

Workshops & Walks

Free of charge but sign-up essential for some activities

11am, 12pm, 1.15pm, 1.45pm & 3pm     

Join Sharpham founder Captain Pownoll to hear all about his life story and adventures from the 18th century. Gazebo on the front lawn.

11am – 11.30am                  

Sharpham history and heritage talk with Claire Ashwheeler, who grew up at Sharpham. Limited spaces – sign up at the Info Table (£2 including entry to the House). Maurice Ash Room.

11.30am – 12.30pm   

Stories of St Francis with Helen Raphaël Sands and Mark Bedford. Stories about a man who lived a long time ago in Italy, a man who loved people, animals, birds, Mother Earth and her beauty, and the Creator who made them. We will sing Francis’ song, ‘Brother Sun, Sister Moon’ and make nature crowns to wear. Under the cherry tree.

11.30am – 12.30pm                       

Mindfulness Taster Session. Join Katherine Wear to find out more about Mindfulness at Sharpham and how the practice of mindfulness can be of benefit to everyday life. Limited spaces – please sign up at the Info Table. In the South Wing.

11.30am - 12.30pm            

Wild Food Forage - Connect with nature and take a walk on the Estate to explore how to identify, safely pick and prepare seasonal wild food with Brigit-Anna McNeill. Meet under the Yew Tree. Children must be supervised at all times. Sturdy footwear recommended.

12pm – 12.30pm                 

Sharpham history and heritage talk with Julian Carnell, Sharpham Trust Director. Limited spaces – sign up at the Info Table (£2 including entry to the House). Maurice Ash Room.

1pm – 2pm              

Bat Walk. Learn about bat friendly gardening and the Greater Horseshoe Bat Project with Devon Wildlife Trust. Meet at the front of the house. Sturdy footwear recommended.

1pm – 2pm              

Mindfulness Taster Session. Join Lynne Holmes to find out more about Mindfulness at Sharpham and how the practice of mindfulness can be of benefit to everyday life. Limited spaces – please sign up at the Info Table. In the South Wing.

1.30pm – 2.30pm                  

Wild Ferments. Ferment your way to gut health with Jon Howell. Ferments are a probiotic powerhouse for the gut, boosting the immune system and supporting optimal digestion. Under the Yew Tree

2pm – 2.30pm                    

Sharpham history and heritage talk with Lynette Gribble, Sharpham archive volunteer. Limited spaces – sign up at the Info Table (£2 including entry to the House). Maurice Ash Room.

2pm - 3pm                                      

Garden Tour with Richard Soans, former 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.

2pm – 3pm         

Stories of St Francis with Helen Raphaël Sands and Mark Bedford. Stories about a man who lived a long time ago in Italy, a man who loved people, animals, birds, Mother Earth and her beauty, and the Creator who made them. We will sing Francis’ song, ‘Brother Sun, Sister Moon’ and make nature crowns to wear. Under the cherry tree.

2.45pm – 3.45pm              

Mindfulness Taster Session with Lynne Holmes. Limited spaces – please sign up at the Info Table. In the South Wing.

2.45pm – 3.45pm                  

Wild food and medicine walk – connect with nature and take a walk on the Estate to exploremedicinal and wild food. Meet under the Yew Tree. Sturdy footwear recommended.

3pm – 3.30pm                    

Sharpham history and heritage talk with Julian Carnell, Sharpham Trust Director. Limited spaces – sign up at the Info Table (£2 including entry to the House). Maurice Ash Room.

 

 

 

 

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

Free entry, £4 per car for parking. Please consider arriving by other means.

£2 entry into Sharpham House.

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