Time for harvest, conkers, comfort food and our Autumn Fair

Posted: September 27, 2018

21st OCTOBER 2018

We’ve decided to give our Open Gardens Day a bit of a refresh for 2018. As before our arboretum, ponds and wildlife area will be open for you to wander around and enjoy the surroundings with the addition of an AUTUMN FAIR to usher in the new season. Starting at midday, there will be plenty to keep all the family entertained including FERRET RACING, BOUNCY CASTLE, APPLE PRESSING, FACE PAINTING and a very special AUTUMN TRAIL around the ponds.

Our delicious, locally sourced HOG ROAST - served with crackling and apple sauce - and our POP UP TEA ROOM will be back selling a great selection of tea, coffee and homemade cakes along with the MINI FARMER’S MARKET filled with lots of local produce and crafts to keep the shoppers among you busy. If that’s not enough, you can also enjoy some live music with a scrumptious cider in one hand and a delicious hog roast roll in the other.

Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten our furry, four legged friends either. Bring your wonderfully behaved dogs and show off their Autumn flair at EMILY’S CANINE COUNTRY FUN DOG SHOW. The first class starts at 2pm, so make sure you get here with plenty of time for the last minute poochy preparation and a slice of cake and a cup of tea,
of course.

Our Autumn Fair is on SUNDAY 21st OCTOBER.
 is a FREE ENTRY event made for all the family. We hope that everyone will find something to enjoy.


Fab weather during June, July and August has made the maize grow and mature more quickly than other years, which has brought the harvest forward by several weeks, so we are currently half way through harvesting and clamping. More great weather forecast into October will really help the cultivations and drilling of winter barley and winter wheat.

Maize at Frogmary Green Farm
Autumn farming at Frogmary Green Farm

Autumn is here and as we prepare for shorter days and longer evenings, I am very grateful for the support of those around me who help bolster the motivation required to keep me training into the winter, especially the team at AM Personal Training. Adele, Rob and the team at AMPT are sponsors of my challenge in aid of R.A.B.I. and as such are providing continuous training for me up to and throughout the challenge month next year.

I am very lucky to have the benefit of their expertise and support to push me forward through the months of training ahead. Of course, the key motivator for me is the work that the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institute carries out every day of every season for those most in need throughout the agricultural industry.
Thank you to everyone who has already shown their support by means of a donation.

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