Sandringham Newsletter

March – April 2018

March and the beginning of April were cold and wet. This has made it very difficult for Farm staff to get barley, beans and sugar beet sown, as they were unable to get machinery onto the fields. Lambing over the Easter weekend, with its almost constant rain, was also very difficult.

The cold weather means that everything in the Gardens is about two weeks behind, so the swathes of naturalised daffodils and the spring blossom in the Woodland Walk are looking beautiful. On the other hand, it has been hard for Gardens staff to start mowing lawns, so they too are finding the weather has been holding them up.

Work to upgrade some disused buildings at the Sawmill was completed last year and two local businesses are now based there. Cooper & Co Kitchens are a bespoke carpentry and joinery service and Bespoke Cutters offer specialist joinery and wood cutting.

Sandringham House opened to the public on Easter Saturday; the Bank Holiday weekend was cold and wet but busy both in the House and Gardens and at the Visitor Centre. Visitor Centre staff are now looking ahead and finalising plans for Saturday 19th May, to celebrate the wedding of HRH Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle on that day.

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