Summer Open Day at Sharpham

Summer Open Day at Sharpham

Published: 05 July 2016

We welcomed people to explore and enjoy Sharpham House and grounds on Sunday July 3, 2016.

We had music, poetry and storytelling, mindfulness taster sessions, house and garden tours, willow weaving, foraging, soil-tasting, the RSPB, Ambios and Share in the Sheep, Spike the Thistle and the Sharpham hobgoblin.

And we had the sunshine too - along with more than 700 visitors.

The weekend also included performances from Play Torbay's Quest for Capability Brown - haha! These were interactive shows where the audience made props, watched and participated in a time-travelling story about the designer of Sharpham's landscape.

Our next Open Day is Apple Day: Sunday October 9 

Jack Skuse at Ambios offers us a Share in a Sheep
Trust chair William Lana is at the bar...
Richard Soans led a tour of the gardens
The Sharpham Hobgoblin makes a new friend
The Sharpham hobgoblin!
Tours of Sharpham House were popular, as always
Visitors hear about the history of Sharpham
Tours of Sharpham House were popular, as always
Here, visitors enjoy the Octagonal Room
Harbottle & Jonas entertain in the marquee
Jackie Juno performs her comic poetry in the marquee
A performer tries the piano in our Music Room
And it was warm enough to swim!
Visitors enjoy the vista from the South Terrace
Visitors on the South Terrace.
Open Day guests enjoy the sunshine on the South Terrace
Rattlebox Storytelling has a rapt crowd at Sharpham Open Day
Hedgehogs are very welcome at Sharpham's Open Day
Spike the Thistle is a growing boy...
Spike the Thistle at Sharpham Summer Open Day.
Spike the Thistle at Sharpham Summer Open Day.
Our wedding display - with dress courtesy of LunaDaisy, Totnes - in our stairwell on Open Day
Willow weaving on Sharpham's Summer Open Day