Sharpham Trust Spring Garden Open Day, in Capability Brown’s birthday year
The Sharpham Trust holds its annual Spring Garden Open Day on Sunday 3 April – in a very special year for landscape fans.
Sharpham House is a Georgian Palladian villa set in a landscape laid out by the famed designer Capability Brown – whose 300th birthday is celebrated across Britain this year.
Visitors to the grounds will be able to enjoy the vista designed by Brown – flowing parkland, magnificent trees and breath-taking views of the River Dart.
They’ll also enjoy spring flowers in bloom and blossoming trees in the historic and beautiful gardens of Sharpham Estate, as well as ornamental gardens designed by 20th century landscaper Percy Cane, woodland walks and the 18th century walled kitchen garden.
The day’s events
Sharpham’s Spring Garden Open Day runs from 10.30am to 4.00pm and is free entry, with a programme of events for a peaceful yet fun day out for all ages.
The Sharpham Trust is a charity that connects people with nature and fosters mindfulness and well-being through a programme of retreats, mindfulness courses, outdoor learning and the arts.
There will be mindfulness taster sessions, children’s activities, wild food foraging, garden and House tours, storytelling, nature crafts and an Easter Egg hunt.
Sharpham House will be open for teas, coffees, cakes, soups and rolls.
Dogs aren’t allowed on the Spring Garden Open Day, apart from guide dogs.
Free transport between Totnes and Sharpham
The trust is encouraging visitors to car-share or to leave their cars behind and use Bob The Bus – the community bus in Totnes. The bus is free to use for Sharpham Spring Garden Open Day visitors and is running between Totnes and Sharpham throughout the day (the timetable is on our website www.sharphamtrust.org).
The bus will shuttle visitors between its stop at the Royal Seven Stars in the centre of Totnes and Sharpham Estate, beginning at 10.15am, with the final bus leaving Sharpham at 4.15pm.
As there is limited parking available on the day, drivers will be charged £4 to park.
The trust is looking for volunteers to help on this day (and at Sharpham Trust generally) so if you would like to get involved, contact the Volunteer Co-ordinator on firstname.lastname@example.org.
(from a press release)