The weekly Thursday Pop-In is a chance to get involved with day-to-day activities and to enjoy the estate. More info
The Garden Workshop
The weekly workshop session for both men and women to make, repair or up-cycle things and to have a cup of tea and chat. Activities often run in the garden at the same time, giving further options. More info
This is run at The Garden House by the Surrey Group of The Association of Pole Lathe Turners and Green Woodworkers (also known as The Bodgers!). Dates are planned roughly quarterly. For more info, please contact Steve Scott
Willow Cutting (winter) – 17th Feb 2022 – from 10a.m. – BOOKING ESSENTIAL
We annually pollard our willow and invite you to take part. Cutting back the willow keeps a fresh supply of colourful young flexible willow coming, for crafts and growing projects. Volunteers are welcome to take some willow home with them. If you would like a winter display of colour for a large vase, some material to start a living willow sculpture, dome or fedge* or you would like to plant some willow trees in your garden or on your land, this could be for you! Free event Contact us for details.
* a fedge is a living willow fence or is it a hedge?!
Orchard Tree Pruning (winter) – 3rd Feb 2022 – from 10a.m. – BOOKING ESSENTIAL
Most years we have run a pruning workshop for both those new to pruning or old hands. We have gone from formative pruning in the early stages of planting to maintenance pruning and adjustments in more recent years. We also give participants the opportunity to discuss any pruning and fruit tree topics which they might like to raise during the session, which can be useful if you have questions. Free event Contact us for details.
The Welly Walk at The Garden House – July 2019 and 2021
This was an event run by The Godalming and Cranleigh District NCT Group (National Childbirth Trust) for its members. To give you a flavour of the day, this was a piece from their publicity:
“We will be getting musical on our Welly Walk this month! The Garden House has the perfect pretend bonfire area to sing ‘10 sizzling sausages’ around and maybe have a little snack before we continue our adventure
towards their beautiful duck pond and sing ‘5 little ducks’. The Garden House is a lovely location that feels miles away from the hustle and bustle of Godalming and Cranleigh so the grown ups can appreciate the tranquillity while the children see what birds they can spot on the pond.”