Events on Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Events for Wednesday, 17 April 2019

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  • Busbridge Lakes - Easter opening - wildlife sanctuary, gardens & parkland

    • Sunday, 14 April 2019 - Monday, 22 April 2019 at 10:30 - 17:30
    • Location: Busbridge Lakes, Busbridge Lakes House, Hambledon Road, Godalming, GU8 4AY
    • Cost: Admission: 2019 - Adult £10, Senior Citizen £8 & Child (3 to 13) £5

    Wildlife sanctuary, gardens & parkland near Godalming, Surrey open selected days in the year

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    (Photo: Andrew Dorrington)

    General gardens and parkland open to the public.

  • 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.

    Prices

    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 Broadwater Park

    • Wednesday, 17 April 2019 - Wednesday, 21 August 2019 at 10:00 - 13:00
    • Location: Broadwater Park, Farncombe, GU7 3BH
    • Cost: Free

    Volunteer sessions are run on the third Wednesday of the month. Meet at the Old Stable Block, next to the community centre off Summers road, GU7 3BH. Sessions led by James.

    Wednesday 17 April

    Cornus coppicing: Coppicing dogwood along Mead Row.

    Wednesday 8 May

    Hedge maintenance: Clearing seedling trees and weeds from the hedge along Summers Road.

    Wednesday 19 June

    Shrub beds: Tidying and edging shrub beds at the rear of the cricket club pavilion.

    Wednesday 17 July

    Nursery Road car park: Cutting back vegetation around Nursery Road car park.

    Wednesday 21 August

    Hedge maintenance: Clearing grass and weeds from the new hedge along the school boundary.

  • Volunteering at Farnham Park

    • Wednesday, 10 April 2019 - Thursday, 29 August 2019 at 09:30 - 12:30
    • Location: Farnham Park
    • Cost: Free

    Assist us with the management of this historic deer park.

    Volunteer sessions take place every Wednesday morning from 9:30 – 12:30 to assist in the management in this historic deer park. Meet at 9am at the Farnham Park ranger’s office next to the main car park on Folly Hill (GU9 0AU), or check site noticeboards and meet at the work location at 9.30am.

    Dates and tasks are subject to change – please check with site noticeboards or the ranger beforehand by calling 01252 717047. Sessions led by Nick

    Wednesday 10 April

    Path maintenance and vegetation clearance: Spreading wood chippings on the Avenue and clearing vegetation from paths. Meet at the Avenue (Bells Piece end).

    Wednesday 17 April

    Oak sapling thin: Selectively clearing oak saplings & repairing and installing tree guards. Meet at Deer Pond.

    Wednesday 24 April

    Path maintenance and vegetation clearance: Cutting back vegetation, clearing growth around trees, and digging up non native plants. Meet at Upper South View entrance.

    Wednesday 1 May

    Bridge installation and path clearance: Installing several bridges and cutting overhanging vegetation. Meet at Nutshell Lane.

    Wednesday 8 May

    Vegetation clearance: Removing growth from the bases of trees on the Avenue and clearing vegetation from paths. Meet at the Avenue (Bells Piece end)

    Wednesday 15 May

    Late hedge plant & site maintenance: Transplanting hedging plants & cutting overhanging vegetation from paths. Meet at Shady Nook/Lower Hampton Rd noticeboard

    Wednesday 22 May

    Scrape creation: Digging scrapes to create habitat niches for chalk grassland flowers. Meet at St James’ Avenue playground

    Wednesday 29 May

    Bridge installation and path clearance: Installing a vehicle bridge and cutting overhanging vegetation. Meet at the western gate into White Bottom

    Wednesday 5 June

    Path maintenance and vegetation clearance: Cutting back vegetation from path edges. Meet at Yoyo Pond

    Wednesday 12  June

    Path maintenance and vegetation clearance: Cutting back vegetation from path edges. Meet at Shady Nook/Lower Hampton Rd noticeboard

    Wednesday 19 June

    Bridge installation and path clearance: Installation of several bridges and cutting overhanging vegetation. Meet at Phoebe’s Copse

    Wednesday 26 June

    Invasive Species Removal: Pulling up invasive Himalayan Balsam. Meet at Cattle Gate (near The Rangers House)

    Wednesday 3 July

    Invasive Species Removal: Pulling up invasive Himalayan Balsam. Meet at The Avenue (Bells Piece end)

    Wednesday 10 July

    Invasive Species Removal: Pulling up invasive Himalayan Balsam. Meet at Yoyo Pond/ Nadder bridge (old rope swing site)

    Wednesday 17 July

    Invasive Species Removal: Pulling up invasive Himalayan Balsam. Meet at new bridge near Royal Pond

    Wednesday 24 July

    Invasive Species Removal: Pulling up invasive Himalayan Balsam. Meet at Nutshell Lane

    Wednesday 31 July

    Invasive Species Removal: Pulling up invasive Himalayan Balsam. Meet at Nutshell Lane

    Wednesday 7 August

    Invasive Species Removal: Pulling up invasive Himalayan Balsam. Meet at Shady Nook/Lower Hampton Rd noticeboard

    Wednesday 14 August

    Invasive Species Removal: Pulling up invasive Himalayan Balsam. Meet at the Avenue (Bells Piece end)

    Wednesday 21  August

    Invasive Species Removal: Pulling up invasive Himalayan Balsam. Meet at Nutshell Lane

    Wednesday 28 August

    Invasive Species Removal: Pulling up the invasive Himalayan Balsam. Meet at Yoyo Pond (old rope swing site)

    More information

    For more details about volunteering, please contact the Parks and Countryside Team.
    Contact: parks&countryside@waverley.gov.uk

  • Volunteering at Frensham Common

    • Wednesday, 27 March 2019 - Wednesday, 28 August 2019 at 10:00 - 15:30
    • Location: Frensham Common
    • Cost: Free

    Volunteer sessions take place every Wednesday from 10:00 – 15:30, apart from the second Wednesday of the month where the session will instead be at Mare Hill Common.

    Unless otherwise specified, meet at 10:00 at the Frensham Pond visitor centre, Bacon Lane, Churt, GU10 2QB. Sessions led by Darren.      

    Wednesday 27 March

    No session

    Wednesday 3 April

    Bridleway Maintenance: We will be cutting back gorse from bridleways across the common in anticipation of the Frensham Sponsored Ride.

    Wednesday 17 April

    Wildlife surveying: We will be beginning this years biological and environmental surveys across the common. Encompassing birds, reptiles, invertebrates and mammals, these surveys help guide the management of the site.

    Wednesday 24 April

    Path maintenance: Path maintenance on the Flashes to help improve access for walkers and horses using the bridleway. Meet at 10:00am at Sandy Lane, GU10 2EU.

    Wednesday 1 May

    Toad pond maintenance: Cutting vegetation in and around the natterjack toad ponds to maintain a more favourable habitat.

    Wednesday 15 May

    Wildlife surveying: We will be continuing with this years biological and environmental surveys across the common. Encompassing birds, reptiles, invertebrates and mammals, these surveys help guide the management of the site.

    Wednesday 22 May

    Boardwalk repair: Repairing a section of boardwalk near the Great Pond visitor centre.

    Wednesday 29 May

    Boardwalk repair: Repairing a section of boardwalk near the Great Pond visitor centre.

    Wednesday 5 June

    Toad pond maintenance: Cutting vegetation in and around the natterjack toad ponds to maintain a more favourable habitat.

    Wednesday 19 June

    Wildlife surveying: We will be continuing with this year’s biological and environmental surveys across the common. Encompassing birds, reptiles, invertebrates and mammals, these surveys help guide the management of the site.

    Wednesday 26 June

    Himalayan balsam/ black cherry pulling: Clearing invasive black cherry and Himalayan balsam from the woodland at Tilford Nature Reserve. Meet at 10:00 at the Stockbridge car park in Tilford, opposite the community tennis courts on Tilford Road, GU10 2DA

    Wednesday 3 July

    Toad Pond Maintenance: Cutting vegetation in and around the natterjack toad ponds to maintain a more favourable habitat.

    Wednesday 17 July

    Wildlife surveying: We will be continuing with this year’s biological and environmental surveys across the common. Encompassing birds, reptiles, invertebrates and mammals, these surveys help guide the management of the site.

    Wednesday 24 July

    Himalayan balsam/ black cherry pulling: Clearing invasive black cherry and Himalayan balsam from the woodland at Tilford Nature Reserve.

    Meet at 10:00 at the Stockbridge car park in Tilford, opposite the community tennis courts on Tilford Road, GU10 2DA.

    Wednesday 31 July

    No session

    Wednesday 14 August

    Toad pond maintenance: Cutting vegetation in and around the natterjack toad ponds to maintain a more favourable habitat.

    Wednesday 21 August

    Fixed point photos: We will be undertaking a fixed point photo survey across the common. This long running survey charts the long term changes to the habitats on a landscape scale, and helps guide management priorities.

    Wednesday 28 August

    Fixed point photos: We will be undertaking a fixed point photo survey across the common. This long running survey charts the long term changes to the habitats on a landscape scale, and helps guide management priorities.

    More information

    For more details about volunteering, please contact the Parks and Countryside Team.
    Contact: parks&countryside@waverley.gov.uk

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