Pooh House and gardens ‘Autumn Colours’ Opening
Open Garden Weekend in aid of Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice.
Opening Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September from 11am – 4pm at Pooh House and Gardens.
Star Guest:* Nicknamed ‘Twickers’ from Twickenham an 11 yr microchipped tortoise who ventured in to the Gardens at Pooh House two weeks early for the Summer opening and is being looked after by Springfield Vets at Midhurst (Winnie Whitley) while the search goes on for the owners – we have Sussex Reptile Rescue at 11am – 12 pm giving a talk on each day on tortoise and other reptiles and how best to look after these increasingly rare creatures that can live well over 60 years.
Star Contributors:* Jenny Graves Queen of Fairies Fairy workshop 11 30am; 12.30 am; 2.30 pm and 3.30pm Sat and Sunday;Garden Tours; Paul and Jill Dagless introducing Bow-Emm treatment (for those aches and pains); Jess Gill Artist displaying her sculpture ‘Blue Moon’; Jane Bohane Sculptress displaying glass sculpture ‘Avarice’; Sue Hofman Print Artist; Face painting; Teddy Bear hunt & Thunking competition; St Johns medical unit to explore; Refreshments; appearances all weekend from Tigger, Pooh and Piglet.
*Subject to confirmation from all participants this list above was from August and we waiting to receive completed forms so watch this space
Looking forward to seeing you all again.
LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE – Entry strictly by ticket / pre-booking only
Pre-book to avoid disappointment and pay at the gate on the day £6.50 for a family of four (2 Adults & 2 Children) A saving of £2.50.
Normal Entrance £3.50 per adult and £1.00 per child.
Tickets will be held on the gate, and monies taken on the gate.
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Tel: 01798 865 409 or 07562 721 938. Office open from 9am to 6pm seven days a week.
Entry on the day
Tickets will normally be available on the day, however VIP tickets to organise catering should be booked in advance. As we are required to manage numbers in the gardens advance booking is greatly appreciated for both the enjoyment of our visitors and for parking and refreshment purposes.
Standard Ticket Prices
Admissions – adults £3.50, children £1.00; pre-booked family of four ticket £6.50 [one day] and £10 [two days].
All proceeds in aid of Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice.
Background on ticketing
The launch of the Tickets idea for the School Holiday Sundays in 2011 that could be pre-booked with a saving of £2.50 on a family of four one day ticket was extremely popular. Pre-booking enabled the organisers to make best use of resources to plan the day and best organise (hot and cold) refreshments plus arrange various workshops taking place.
Over the School Holiday Sundays last year the Lacemaking, Fairy Workshop, Garden Tours, Wellbeing through Bow-Emm healing and Bonsai talks & displays were very popular, as of course were the little excursions of Tigger and Pooh and friends! Please don’t miss out as numbers are limited and the fun workshops and face painting a must for all visitors (small and large alike!) On the 26th and 27th May Opening our Doctor Simpo! stole the show with art classes and Comedy (see gallery page). Pre book to get more details of the days activities and with a BBQ and home made cakes alongside normal refreshments. There’s no need to rush and you can take as long as you like in the gardens. The colours, specimen plants & Acers will be spectacular especially viewed from the new tree platform, treehouse and Shepherd Hut. Many surprises are afoot for arrivals in our mid August opening and of course a Tiggeriffic welcome (and presents for all little ones) is guaranteed!