December 13 2013 Latest news:
Monday, October 14, 2013
The volunteers at the Gardens of Easton Lodge will be opening the gates to the public for the last time this year on Sunday
Between 1-4pm there will be a Spooky Halloween Trail for younger visitors who will need to scour the gardens for hidden clues before solving the puzzle and claiming their reward – there will be extra goodies for anyone in fancy dress.
Trustee Claire Matthews said: “So many children loved the pirate trail that we did in August so we thought we would run something similar but with a Halloween theme. It is always great to see families in the garden and with so much to do and so much space to run around it is the perfect place for them.”
As well as the Spooky Halloween Trail which costs £1 to take part in there will be free craft and nature activities for younger visitors. The ever-popular complimentary guided tours will take place at 1pm and 3pm giving visitors a chance to learn more about the fascinating history of the gardens and its owners with additional historical information available to browse all afternoon in the archive building.
Gates open from 12 noon until 6pm (last admission at 5pm) and with tickets costing just £3.50 for adults and children entering free it is a very affordable afternoon out.
It is also ideal for dog lovers, as well-behaved dogs on leads are welcomed in the gardens.
Home-made soup and bacon rolls will be on sale at lunch time with hot & cold drinks and delicious cakes available all afternoon from the Pavilion next to the croquet lawn.
A range of plants will be on sale along with hand-made craft items and beautiful 2014 Easton Lodge calendars, which make excellent Christmas presents, available at £5.
Don’t miss this chance to see the stunning autumn colours and enjoy the tranquil; atmosphere of this magical place before the gardens close down for the winter.
Anyone interested in joining the volunteer team for this and subsequent open days, helping with the regular Thursday gardening sessions which continue through until December or with one-off weekend projects will be most welcome and should e-mail email@example.com or leave a message on 01371 876979.
Further details of the open day and volunteering opportunities are available on eastonlodge.co.uk.
The Gardens of Easton Lodge are located just outside Great Dunmow in Little Easton, off the B184 (Great Dunmow to Saffron Walden road). Follow the brown heritage signs.