Sandringham Newsletter

September – October 2017

The weather this month has made it slightly challenging for Gardens staff to keep up with grass cutting, particularly in areas where grass is allowed to grow longer during the summer. Staff have also been trimming and shaping hedges and topiaries both in the Gardens and at the Visitor Centre, as well as in the Walled Garden.

On the Farm, now that the cereal harvest is finally completed, winter barley is being drilled and staff are ploughing land ready for next year’s crops of sugar beet, peas and beans.

Another very successful Game Fair and Country Show took place in Sandringham Park in September, with activities including gundog trials, fishing, falconry and clay pigeon shooting – and it may be a little early yet to be thinking about Christmas, but in November the Christmas Craft Fair will return, with its usual mix of all sorts of craftspeople offering some unusual and unique ideas for Christmas gifts.

The Visitor Centre Gift Shop has now extended its ranges to include Christmas gifts and decorations, and their range of hampers, either ready-made or assembled to order, is again proving popular. The Plant Centre has hand-made wreaths and arrangements as well as a wide selection of gifts for gardeners, and the Visitor Centre Restaurant will be serving Christmas lunches daily from 25th November. The Country Park and Visitor Centre continue to open every day during the winter, and parking is free.

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