Saturday, 30 July, 2016
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This event which has kindly been set up by our newsletter sponsor – Anthony Wakefield – takes us behind the scenes of Pixham, on the outskirts of Dorking.
The first stop on our stroll around the area is at the Patchworking Garden Project. Situated adjacent to the former Friends’ Life (now Aviva) complex, two acres of wilderness contained in the original walled garden have been taken over to provide a sanctuary where people struggling with problems, such as bereavement, isolation and physical or psychological ill health can immerse themselves in creating and tending different types of flower and vegetable beds. In addition, a sensory garden, wooded area and a bog garden have been created. We will have a guided tour of the site and learn more about this valuable project.
Moving almost next door, we are privileged to be allowed to visit the gardens of Lady Wedgwood at Pixham Mill. We are hoping that Lady Wedgwood will be able to join us to explain more about the site.
Returning to the Aviva social club, we will be treated to refreshments and (hopefully) the chance to enjoy the summer sunshine.
The dress code for the day is casual but since this is a garden stroll, please wear sensible shoes and either hats / coats or sunscreen to deal with our summer weather.
This event should be suitable for those with minor mobility issues but please contact us in advance to discuss. The event is unlikely to be of interest to children and dogs are not allowed (except for guide dogs).
Full details of meeting and parking arrangements will be sent with booking confirmations. You may also wish to know that Dorking railway station is within easy walking distance of this venue.
The Surrey Hills Society member’s ticket price for this event is £11 which includes a significant donation to the Patchworking Garden Project plus refreshments and other costs. The non-members price is £13.
Booking is essential. For logistical reasons, this event is limited to 30 people. If you would like to join us, please complete and return the attached slip to arrive at Warren Farm Barns before Tuesday 26th July 2016.
For further details and enquiries, contact us at [email protected] or on mobile 07530 949302.