Charlton House walled gardens will be open to the public for the first time in over a year. Please bring friends and family along. There is a free Easter trail for the children, with a chocolate prize. This is also the opportunity to see the new planting scheme at the Old Pond Garden, and admire the HUGE effort that the volunteers have made in the Long Borders too. We will have the plans and history on show.There will also be a small plant sales table.
Also on Sunday will be the “Around the Corner Market” walking trail to craft makers’houses around Charlton, organised by The Corner At 96. You can view the map of the trail with details of the participants here.
It’ll offer table service only on the patio with two-hour bookable slots between 2pm and 8pm, with last orders at 7.30pm. For the first week, it will open every day through to Sunday 18 April; then open Thursday to Sunday for the rest of April – opening times for May and beyond are yet to be decided.
“It’s very much a pop-up pub so the times maybe subject to change along the way,” Stephen O’Connor of Common Rioters Brewery told The Charlton Champion.
“We will be serving up cask and keg beer, cider, selected spirits, wine, and low and no-alcohol drinks. In addition we hope to have some pop up food stalls at certain times.”
The Old Pond Garden volunteer scheme will re-open from Tuesday March 9th, all gardening levels are welcome. Sessions will be Tuesdays 1.30-3.30 and Thursdays 10-12, as before lockdown. We are lobbying hard for a Sunday session in the near future.
The garden is looking good, please come along to see progress and pull a weed (or three), and check out the latest planting plans.
We also hope to start dealing with the Long Borders, so we need all the help we can get!
We can always do with donations of primroses (native, yellow) and any snowdrops in the green.