Gardening morning at N Norfolk Christian centre
The Pleasaunce Holiday Centre in Overstrand is holding a work-party morning on Saturday February 5 and would like as many people as possible to join in to help get the gardens ship-shape.
The Christian Endeavour Holiday Centre, The Pleasaunce, is situated close to the beach in Overstrand, two miles south-east of Cromer. It is a Grade II* listed mansion, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens for Lord and Lady Battersea. The main house stands in 6 acres of walled grounds containing a chapel, cloisters, sunken and rose gardens and a clock tower. The grounds extend to the cliffs overlooking Overstrand’s sandy beach. Accommodating up to 80 guests, the Centre is an ideal destination for holidaymakers, conference groups, weekend/mid-week breaks, school parties and retreats.
The centre re-opened last summer after the pandemic restrictions, and managers are once again appealing for volunteer help on Saturday February 5, to help tidy the extensive gardens around the house. Helpers are asked to bring some basic garden tools if possible.
The session will run from 9.30am to 12.45pm and volunteers will be welcome to come along for all or part of the session, even for just one hour! Drinks and cake will be provided.
Jess Stubenboard, who is organising the day, said "We can't afford enough staff to keep the gardens as they used to. At its height the Pleasaunce employed 50 gardeners so you can see that some volunteer help is needed these days (although there are now only 5 acres, not 50!)".
Please let the organisers know if you can come. Phone Jess Stubenbord on 01263 578230, or Jillian on 01263 579212.
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The Pleasaunce Holiday Centre, Harbord Road, Overstrand, Norfolk, NR27 0PN.
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