The weekly Thursday Pop-In is a chance to get involved with day-to-day activities around the estate as well as being a day when you are able to enjoy the estate in other ways as well, such as the Buggy Walk.
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 – February 2020
We will be pollarding 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 off a living willow sculpture, dome or fedge* or you would like to plant some willow trees in your garden, this could be for you! Free event
* a fedge is a living willow fence or is it a hedge?!
Orchard Tree Pruning – February, 2020
We will be running a pruning workshop for both those new to pruning or old hands. After an unusual start to 2019 with the re-planting of the trees, due to compacted soil, we will now take a look at how the trees have re-established and deal with maintenance pruning and adjustments. You will also have the opportunity to discuss any pruning and fruit tree topics which you might like to raise during the session. Free event
The Welly Walk at The Garden House – July 2019
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.”