Wednesday, 24 February, 2016
9:45 am - 2:00 pm
This event is now fully booked
The Society has adopted Gatton as its project for 2016 and the money raised by last year’s participants in the Ride London Race has been earmarked as a financial contribution towards the project for the 300th Anniversary of Capability Brown, the designer of the magnificent landscape. This is an opportunity for our members to find out more about the plans to mark the tercentenary and also to see the snowdrops in the rockery garden.
We will assemble at Gatton where tea and coffee will be available. We will then have a presentation by Alan Mortlock, a volunteer guide at Gatton, explaining some of the history associated with the park, and then from Louise Miller, Education Manager, about recent projects and plans to further enhance the landscape in this anniversary year.
At this point, we will don our outdoor clothes and boots and have a tour with particular emphasis on seeing the snowdrops and the site of some of the projects referred to in the talk. Please come prepared for bad weather with suitable clothing and footwear, although the walking involved will not cover a great distance or be very challenging.
After being in the fresh air, it will be time to return to the hall for lunch of soup and sandwiches after which we will disperse.
As a major part of the event will be indoors, it will not be suitable for dogs, and it would probably not be of interest to children.
The cost will be £15 per member (£17 non-member), which will include tea/coffee, and lunch.
If you would like to join us would you please complete and return the booking form to arrive before Friday, 18th February 2016.
Precise joining instructions will be provided with your confirmation booking.