AS RIGHT AS RAIN…
… At least we will be once this wet weather clears up, which it is forecast to do before the weekend when Birtley House opens its doors to the public to celebrate the 10th Surrey Hills Sculpture Garden.
Whilst primarily known as an Outstanding-rated Guildford care home, over the years we’ve been successful in making our stunning grounds at Birtley House a community destination in their own right.
In fact, events such as the Wood Fair in October, which, similar to the Sculpture Garden, is produced in partnership with the Surrey Hills Association, now welcomes many people of all ages across Surrey.
This year’s event will be no different. Just to reassure, particularly those with a fair-weather focus, the forecast for Saturday – the event’s opening day - is 20°C.
For those committed to enjoying all that the Sculpture Garden has to offer, whatever the weather, here are the details:
Date: Sat 5th May – Mon 28th May
Location: Birtley Estate, Bramley, Guildford, Surrey GU5 OLB
Open 10am - 4.30pm
£6 on-line up to 4th May, or £7 on the day
(all tickets valid for the whole month)
Birtley House nursing home residents and staff are welcome free (tickets from Reception)
Over 150 high-quality exhibits using natural materials will be on display and set within the beautiful landscape of woodlands, meadows and lakeside. Those wishing to book in advance can do so here and we look forward to welcoming you throughout May.
A theraputic afternoon of arts, crafts and colouring...
Coffee, cake and chatter with friends...
Care services here at Birtley date back further than the NHS 70 years...
Fun in the sun for a teddy bears picnic.
Giving stone carving a go at Birtley House
This week (11 – 17 June) is Carers Week – an annual campaign that seeks to raise awareness of those who volunteer their time to care for others on an unpaid basis, highlight some of the challenges they face and recognise the contribution they make to society.
Afternoon of Willow Weaving and Wood Carving.
It’s Dementia Action Week 2018 this week (21 – 27 May) - an awareness week that exists to shine a light on the devastating condition, which is said to develop in someone every three minutes.