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Adwell House gardens opening in aid of Thomley
Sunday 17 June, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm£5
On 17 June the gardens at Adwell House will be opening to the public in aid of disability charity Thomley.
The Adwell gardens were laid out in the 18th century by ancestors of the current owners, who planted the gently sloping lawns and incorporated the mill stream into a system of successive pools and cataracts, with a rocky and picturesque waterfall. In the 19th century the owners developed this further, and in particular planted the magnificent trees which dominate the garden today. They also planted up garden beds on the lawn which were cleared away after the Second World War, being too labour intensive to be practical.
In the late 20th century a series of lakes were dug, and these now provide a lovely opportunity for walking round an area of about 30 acres with all sorts of flora and fauna including duck, geese, swans, heron and red kite. In this century the current owners are attempting to rationalise the garden and have created a flower garden in the walled garden, and are developing the water gardens.
Adwell’s owner Tom Birch Reynardson says: “We are delighted to open the gardens at Adwell in aid of Thomley, which is a wonderful charity supporting families who have the extra challenge of bringing up children with disabilities. We very much hope that we will welcome a record crowd to the Adwell gardens, which are only open three times a year. June 17th should be a great day for the garden with an abundance of roses blooming and hopefully some sunshine! Tea and cakes will be available in the marquee.”
Lisa Hanton, Community Fundraiser at Thomley, says: “On behalf of Thomley, I would like to say a big thank you to Tom and everyone involved with opening the gardens at Adwell House and for supporting us. We really do appreciate all the support we get from the community. All the money raised from these open gardens will go towards providing a safe and secure place for children with disabilities to come and play, learn life skills and have fun.”
Entrance £5 (under 12s free)