FLOWER FESTIVAL - The theme for 2012 is "Celebration"
Beautifully arranged by local enthusiasts, the Flower Festival is always a very popular feature of our open garden weekend.
This year's theme is "Celebration" in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubliee, and London hosting the Olympics. The Festival will once again take place in St Mary's church, over the whole weekend. Visitors are invited to admire the imaginative themed floral displays, beautifully arranged throughout the ancient church.
SCROLL OF REMEMBRANCE
The Scroll of Remembrance is lovingly created anew for each Bramshott Open Gardens weekend. Created entirely by hand by a local calligrapher, the Scroll commemorates locals and loved ones who have passed on, and whose lives are remembered and celebrated by their family and friends on this special weekend. The Scroll is displayed in St Mary’s church.
If you would like to add your personal commemoration to the 2012 Scroll please contact the organisers via email.
CONCERT RECITAL - Details TBC
St Mary’s, Bramshott
In previous years our concert recital has featured popular classical works for solo soprano, small string ensemble, organ and choir.
A highlight of our Open Gardens weekends, the concert recitals take place in atmospheric St Mary’s church, supported and accompanied by the recently restored church organ. Our plans for 2012 include a choral recital, and we will be confirming details soon...
Tickets for the 2012 concert will be priced at £5 per person and will be on sale from the Church Office in Portsmouth Road, Liphook. Telephone 01428 725 390.
Tickets will also be available over the Open Gardens weekend from the triangle, and at St Mary’s on Saturday night, subject to availability.
[ Please note that seating within the church is limited to approximately 140 visitors, so we recommend that you pre-purchase your tickets to secure your seats. We are unable to reserve any seating, and we will make every effort to accommodate any disabled visitors who are able to attend and for whom some limited space is available, if requested prior to the recital. ]
As in previous years visitors will once again be able to admire an exquisite collection of fully functioning and beautifully restored vintage and classic lawnmowers. The display by The Old Lawnmower Club includes examples dating from the 1870's, some quite rare, and members will be on hand to demonstrate the machinery and answer visitors' questions.
Visit The Old Lawnmower Club website.
WOOD AND STONE CARVING
We are delighted that Tom and Clementine Nuttall are opening their workshop studio over the Open Gardens weekend. Visitors and locals alike will be able to watch these expert craftspeople in action and admire some of their work in progress, as well as some magnificent completed pieces.
Tom and Clementine Nuttall are also happy to discuss commissions, which include house signs, heraldic features, garden ornaments and memorial stonemasonry. Their work can be admired at St Paul's, Westminster Abbey, and St George's Chapel at Windsor.
For more information please click here.