Friday, 13 April 2018

What is an Orangery & why were they built?

An Orangery, is like a greenhouse or 'hot' house used to describe a type of ornamental building in the ‘polite’ part of the garden; housing tender ‘greens’ & flowering plants which would not survive outdoors in the British climate.

Monday, 26 March 2018

Spring Lambing Update: The welcome of new arrivals

Lambs is one of the busiest times for a shepherd during a year. Sometimes we are lucky enough to see & if need be, help during the daytime. It is the unknown night time arrivals that concern us the most especially after the recent snow. 

Monday, 26 February 2018

Repton 200: A national celebration Of Humphry Repton (1752-1818)

2018 marks the national celebration of the life of Humphry Repton (1752-1818).

Known as the last great Georgian landscape designer & successor to 'Capability Brown', we will be celebrating his life with a talk on 20th May & a Summer exhibtion.

Tuesday, 09 January 2018

Top tips for Caravanners: How to survive the Winter cold

Managing a small caravan site, that is open all year round, I know that winter touring is not for the faint hearted.

Based on numerous conversations and troubleshooting ideas, here are some the top tips for your winter caravan adventure!  

Monday, 06 November 2017

Shake off the Winter blues: Try Trail Running in North Essex.

We recently had the pleasure of hosting Lindley Chambers & his wife, from Challenge Running Ltd staying at Golden Grove. They were here putting the finishing touches to a number of events to be hosting in the area at the end of December & 2018.

Monday, 06 November 2017

Sustainable Jewellery: From sheep's horn to Rose's wrist!

The horns of our pedigree Jacob sheep are quiet distinctive, especially those of 'Henry' our star Ram! With a little imagination & elbow grease, the black & white horn colours have been shaped & polished into a unique bracelet by Rose our shepherdess!