Events on Thursday, 11 April 2019

Events for Thursday, 11 April 2019

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  • Ramster Garden Spring Showcase

    • Saturday, 16 March 2019 - Sunday, 9 June 2019 at 10:00 - 17:00
    • Location: Chiddingfold
    • Cost: £7.50

    Discover an enchanted historic woodland garden nestled within the Surrey Hills, renowned for its breathtaking collection of Azaleas, Rhododendrons and Camelia's, and carpeted with bluebells.

    Ramster Garden


    Ramster is a stunning woodland garden of over 20 acres renowned for its captivating beauty and tranquility.

    Explore the natural winding paths to see spring delights including drifts of daffodils and primroses beneath towering bushes of camellias and ancient magnolia trees. Don't miss the endless carpets of bluebells and breathtaking collection of Azaleas and Rhododendrons which burst into colour throughout the garden in May.


    Adults: £7.50, Group rate: (15+ people) £6.50, Registered Disabled: £4.00

    Season Tickets: Unlimited access to garden during opening times. £40 Joint (2 adults), £20.00 (Individual) Children: Free (under 16 must be accompanied by an adult)

    Embroidery Exhibition entrance: £6.50

    Combined Entry to Garden and Embroidery: £13.00

    Groups: We welcome groups and pre-booked coach visits.

    Accessibility: Disabled parking bays and toilet. Some paths are suitable for wheelchairs. Disabled access to teahouse.

    Dogs: Welcome on leads in the garden.

    Teahouse: Serves drinks and a selection of cakes, sandwiches, soups, quiche and snacks.

    Find out more

    Visit the Ramster Garden & Events website

  • Volunteering at Mare Hill Common

    • Thursday, 11 April 2019 - Wednesday, 14 August 2019 at 10:00 - 15:30
    • Location: Mare Hill Common, Witley Roke Lane Witley GU8 5NZ
    • Cost: Free

    Volunteer sessions from 10:00 - 15:30 usually take place on the second Wednesday of the month, though there are occasional sessions on other Wednesdays.

    Meet 10:00 at the small car park off Roke Lane, Witley, GU8 5NZ (SU 936 399). Sessions led by Vicky.

    Wednesday 11 April

    Installing bollards: We will be installing and replacing bollards to help protect the common from unauthorised vehicle use, parking and fly-tipping.

    Wednesday 8 May (08:00 – 13:00)

    Wildlife surveying: We will take a break from practical work today to seek out some of the rare and specialised species that make Mare Hill their home. This is a great time of year to survey for heathland birds and reptiles, so this is where we will concentrate our efforts. Any bird sightings will feed into a wider bird survey we are undertaking on Mare Hill this year. Please note the earlier start (and finish!) time.

    Wednesday 12 June

    Path surfacing: We will add some surfacing to a section of path which is prone to getting wet and muddy, so hopefully making visiting Mare Hill in the winter an easier and more pleasant experience.

    Wednesday 10 July

    Wildlife surveying: We will take another break from practical work today to take a closer look at the wildlife which benefits from our work. As it is mid summer we will be concentrating our efforts on sun loving species such as butterflies, dragonflies, and other invertebrates. This day is important for us to gain a snapshot of how the wildlife at Mare Hill is faring and to monitor the effectiveness of our management.

    Please note that we will need good weather for this survey to be worthwhile, so if the forecast is bad we will swap this day with next month's task.

    Wednesday 7 August

    Path cutting back and site maintenance: We will cut back over hanging vegetation from paths and carry out some general site maintenance.

    More information

    For more details about volunteering, please contact the Parks and Countryside Team.
    Contact: parks&

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