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Summer Celebration Open Day

Sunday 30 June, 2019 - 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.

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 - STILL TO BE CONFIRMED FOR 2019

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

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)

 

 

ALL DETAILS FOR 2019 TO BE CONFIRMED


Summer Celebration Open Day

Sunday 30 June, 2019, 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

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             

tbc

1.20pm – 2.20pm              

tbc

2.30pm – 3.15pm               

Cosgrave and Banks - Second set

3.25pm – 4pm                    

tbc

Workshops & Walks

Free of charge but sign-up essential for some activities

 

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   

tbc

11.30am – 12.30pm                       

Mindfulness Taster Session. Join us 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              

tbc

1pm – 2pm              

Mindfulness Taster Session. Join us 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                    

tbc

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         

tbc

2.45pm – 3.45pm              

Mindfulness Taster Session with us. 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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