Life on the Estate

The monthly journal is a chance to reflect on life on the Cowdray Estate throughout the year. It gives a snapshot of on what’s gone on in the last month and also a glimpse behind the scenes of the day to day running of a busy country estate in all the seasons from the depths of winter to a hot summer’s day.

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The sun finally came out in May, just in time for The Walled Garden Wedding Open Day in the middle of the month. The Farm Shop was also filled with local, seasonal produce and there is much activity across the Estate getting ready for summer events.

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Spring is here. Daffodils, tulips and blossom are all out across the Estate. It has been a busy month with Cowdray Golf reopening after an extensive improvement project, the Estate hosting the Spring Run the Seasons race and a successful Gun Dog Challenge at the end of the month.

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For the first time in over a decade a team from Parks and Gardens, Farming and Forestry have been laying hedges on the Estate. Hedge laying is an ancient rural craft which rejuvenates an aging hedge by cutting almost all of the way through the stem and laying the hedge over.

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New appointments, a well-attended Farm Shop dining dinner, planting trees, digging ditches and building new benches from Cowdray timber ready for the general public to enjoy picnics and pizzas outside are a few of the events that have taken at Cowdray this February.

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After the buzz of Christmas, wintry January has settled in. With challenging weather ranging from frosty temperatures to fierce storms, the New Year has started with plenty going on.

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