Restoring and managing Kirkharle: a perpective from owner John Anderson
Celebrating in 2016
Northumbria Gardens Trust and our Kirkharle community group are planning a number of events including theatrical productions, poetry readings, guided walks, tree planting, Georgian antiques valuation and food and flower fayre. Our aim is to provide opportunities for a wide range of audiences, both young and old, to learn more about one of Northumberland’s most famous sons – ‘The Shakespeare of Gardening’ - and come to appreciate the value of our beautiful English landscapes.On 30th August 1716 Lancelot Brown was baptised in St Wilfrid’s Church, Kirkharle. The parochial church council of this beautiful, ancient, Grade 1 church is planning a festival weekend to mark this anniversary on 26th – 30th August 2016. Events will include a flower festival, concert, lecture, fete and service of thanksgiving. Throughout the year
2016 sees the tercentenary of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown’s birth at Kirkharle. As a result there are numerous plans afoot both nationally and locally to mark this very special year. For more details of the National Festival see www.capabilitybrown.org. Sign up for the newsletter to keep abreast of all the activities. It will be a year not to be missed by anyone who loves our beautiful English countryside.