Programme

Work party & social events

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Please e-mail the contact BY 6PM THURSDAY prior to the task.

Sunday 4th June

Sheffield Park   View map:  Streetmap   Google Map

The task will be something from the Head Gardener’s list of jobs. We could be working in the woodland or parkland.

Mike Hill


Sunday 18th June

Sheffield Park   View map:  Streetmap   Google Map

The task will be something from the Head Gardener’s list of jobs. We could be working in the woodland or parkland.

Janice Wilson


Sunday 25th June 

Slindon  View map:  Streetmap   Google Map

We will be clearing ragwort and tubing young trees on this estate.

Steve Pickford


Sunday 2nd July 

Harting Down  View map:  Streetmap   Google Map

An ideal task for a summers day, some more ragwort pulling.

Annabel Beacham


Sunday 16th July

Monks House   View map:   Streetmap   Google Map

The task will be to start work on creating the ‘Long Border’ and digging out tree circles.

Melanie Holliker 


Friday 21st July

Jack and Jill, Clayton  View map:  Streetmap   Google Map

7pm, walk & 8pm, pub meal

Steve Dabson


Sunday 30th July

Cissbury Ring   View map:  Streetmap    Google Map  

For those who can’t get enough of it, more ragwort pulling

Simon Davis  


Sunday 6th August

Visit to Polesden Lacey, Great Bookham, near Dorking, Surrey 

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The visit will start in the house and gardens. We shall then listen to the jazz on the lawn in front of the house (No additional charge, bring a picnic) and those who want to can go for a walk round the estate.

Anne Flavill


Sunday 13th August

Sheffield Park   View map:  Streetmap   Google Map

The task will be something from the Head Gardener’s list of jobs. We could be working in the woodland or parkland

Annabel Beacham


Friday 18th August

Juggs, Kingston  View map:  Streetmap   Google Map

7pm, walk & 8pm, pub meal

Annabel Beacham


Sunday 20th August

Standen   View map:   Streetmap   Google Map

The Head Gardener has said that he can find something for us to do in the garden for a change. Why not come along and find out what he has in mind

Mike Hill 


Sunday 3rd September

Uppark House   View map:  Streetmap   Google Map

According to the Senior Gardener, this is an ideal task for our group – cutting back and grubbing out roots in the garden. They also have some thinning out and bramble bashing in the woodland to be done. 

Barney Holliker


Saturday 9th September

Frog Firle   View map:  Streetmap    Google Map  

We will be clearing diseased elm that they have on part of the estate

David Stevenson  


Friday 22nd September

Findon  View map:  Streetmap   Google Map

7pm, walk & 8pm, pub meal

Steve Pickford


Saturday 30th September

Nymans Gardens  View map:  Streetmap   Google Map

The task and leader have changed from that published in our newsletter.  We will now be helpng with their Woodland Weekend.  Activities include: guided walks, mobile sawmill, craft making – hurdles, besom brooms, shingles, children’s games and fire with marshmallows.  We will also be having a stand to advertise the Group to the visitors.

Julie Kenway


Sunday 8th October

Sheffield Park   View map:  Streetmap   Google Map

For our first visit in the programme to this garden property we will be working in the woodland. The task will be helping with the control and removal of invasive bamboo.

Trevor Hayward


Friday 20th October

Plough Inn, Pyecombe  View map:  Streetmap   Google Map

8pm, pub meal

Annabel Beacham


Sunday 22nd October

Cissbury Ring   View map:  Streetmap    Google Map

Scrub clearance on the ramparts of this archaeologically important hill fort

Steve Pickford


Sunday 5th November

Bodiam Castle   View map:  Streetmap    Google Map

Come and spend the day clearing scrub from around the base of some veteran oaks at this famous castle location.

Janice Wilson


Sunday 12th November

Selsfield Common   View map:  Streetmap   Google Map

We will be continuing with the clearance work at this location near Wakehurst / Turners Hill.

Simon Davis


Friday 17th November

Venue TBC  View map:  Streetmap   Google Map

8pm, pub meal

Leader TBC


Sunday 19th November

Monks House   View map:   Streetmap   Google Map

The gardener would like us to help with the digging of a long border. There will also be a bonfire so looks like a lot of garden rubbish to get rid of as well.

Ian Townsend


Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd December

Xmas weekend at Hunter Basecamp, Haslemere  View map:  Streetmap   Google Map

This work party will be helping the rangers with their work on this estate. More details nearer the time. Come along for the whole weekend where accommodation will be available, or just for one of the two days.

Reserve you place now using the booking form.  See Practicalities page for process.

Melanie & Barney Holliker


Saturday 16th December

Cissbury Ring   View map:  Streetmap    Google Map

More scrub clearance around the hill fort. A large bonfire is highly likely.

Annabel Beacham


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Sunday 14th January

Sheffield Park   View map:  Streetmap   Google Map

Our second visit in this programme to this location will be to carry out work on the ponds within the parkland.

Mike Hill


Friday 19th January

Findon  View map:  Streetmap   Google Map

8pm, pub meal

Steve Pickford


Sunday 21st January

Monks House   View map:   Streetmap   Google Map

We’ve been asked to return for a second time in this programme to assist the gardener with her long list of tasks. More details will be available nearer the time.

Anne Flavill


Sunday 28th January

Wych Cross   View map:  Streetmap   Google Map

Back to this woodland site to continue with the clearance work

Trudie Jacobs


Sunday 4th February

Sheffield Park   View map:  Streetmap   Google Map

Today’s visit will be working within the garden doing tree thinning in a plantation near the lower Woman’s Way pond.

Steve Dabson


Sunday 11th February 

Lavington Common  View map:  Streetmap   Google Map

This is an ideal task for a winter’s day, clearing birch from the heathland.

Trevor Hayward


Friday 16th February

Snowdrop Inn, Lewes  View map:  Streetmap   Google Map

8pm, pub meal

Anne Flavill


Sunday 18th February

High and Over   View map:  Streetmap    Google Map

Come and join a scrub clearance task at this hilltop location between Seaford and Alfriston.

David Stevenson


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