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Hedgerows & Harvest at the Weald & Downland Living Museum

Hedgerows & Harvest

Discover the unsung hero of the natural environment.

Hedgerows are a crucial factor in the existence of many plants and animals, over this weekend you can learn about the diversity of the plants and insects that rely on them to survive.

You can also enter in to the bizarre, funny and sometimes emotional world of some of the hedgerow plants, with guests the ‘Seed Sistas’. As they introduce their colourful hedgerow characters Bramble and Rose, with the voices from the Hedgerow in a creative educational production to get you connect with the plant world around you.

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Information for Visitors

The Museum’s 40 acres site, historic gardens and buildings are fascinating places to learn about rural history. Visitors can purchase grain from the Museum shop and feed the hungry ducks on the mill pond. Whilst enjoying the great outdoors and fresh air, look out for our working animals, which can include the Heavy Horses. There are a number of lovely woodland trails, including a woodland play area for children to explore.

Why not enjoy breakfast, brunch or lunch at our waterside café?  Visitors can also bring a picnic as there are plenty of picnic areas available on site.  Takeaway refreshments will also be available from our seasonal Shepherd’s Huts located around the Museum.

Dogs on short leads are welcome and there is ample free parking. Please note that the Museum is a no-smoking site. Visitors with access needs are advised to read our accessibility page in advance of their visit.

All activities are subject to change.

Date

Sat–Sun 12–13 October 2024

Time

10:00am–5:00pm