Poets, plants and picnics
Winchmore Hill Quakers garden to take part Open Garden Squares Weekend
Saturday 13th June, 11am to 5pm.
Winchmore Hill Quakers announce a special day for visitors to their beautiful garden and burial ground. Everyone is welcome. The event is free and requires no pre-booking.
Spokesperson Stephen Cox said: “This beautiful space is one of Winchmore Hill’s lesser known treasures. We’ve got a gardener explaining the principles on which the garden is run, a poet in residence, brief tours and information, and refreshments.”
The Quaker Meeting is one of four gardens in Enfield taking part in Open Garden Squares Weekend – last year only one in Enfield was involved. The weekend is organised by London Parks & Gardens Trust in association with the National Trust.
It is only ten minutes’ walk from Woodcroft Wild Space, also taking part, making it easy to take in both in one visit.
- Stephanie our gardener is on hand to explain how she manage the garden and burial ground on organic principles.
- Mike Sims from the Poetry Society will be Poet in Residence offering interactive poetry.
- Brief guided tour and leaflet. Members of the Quaker meeting will be on hand to talk about the garden and Quakers on this historic site since 1688. The burial ground commemorates a banker who campaigned against slavery, a scientist who named the clouds and was praised by Goethe, and two MPs.
- Quakers are not charging entrance but they will sell the tickets allowing entry to all other gardens open that weekend under the scheme which charge.
- Refreshments. People are welcome to bring picnics if the weather is good.
Enquiries 020 8350 8272 or email us via www.winchmorehillquakers.org.uk
The burial ground does not have formal paths, and is not easily accessible by wheelchair. Ground uneven in places. The building and the amenities within are wheelchair-accessible and there is a disabled toilet.
Quakers have worshipped on this site since the C.17th, the first meeting house was built in 1688 replacing a barn and the current Grade II Listed building was finished in 1790.
Quakers welcome visitors to their worship every Sunday at 10.30 and the gardens are open to the public for quiet enjoyment.
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