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Shearing Weekend

Shearing Weekend
Start Date: 5 June 2021
Start Time: 11am
End Date: 6 June 2021
End Time: 3pm

Kentwell Hall, Long Melford

Have you ever seen a sheep being shorn?  Come to Kentwell this weekend and watch as Steve the Shearer shears our sheep!

Come out for a breath of fresh air around our gardens, farm and woodland trails.

The 16th Century House and 15th Century Moat House are not open (due to current restrictions) but are attractive from every angle and still dominate the Gardens.  Their beauty and the usually still waters of the moats, disturbed only by fish and fowl, set the tone.  There is an aura of timelessness created by the mellow red brick, the water and the ancient trees, from our 1000 year old oak to a lawn guarded by England's most majestic cedars.

There's a sense of fun too; from the sculpted tree and courtyard maze to the yew castle and varied topiary, some of it truly massive, encountered throughout.  Topiary here is not a constant dull green but has many hues and as many shapes - the shaping of the trees as striking bare as when in full leaf.

An active, outdoor day out for explorers of all ages - a breath of fresh air for everyone!

Please pre-book your visit (any time up to 10.30am on the day of your visit) and please arrive in good time to get the most out of your visit.  You are welcome to arrive at any time from opening time until our last entry at 1.30pm.  The Gardens will close at 3pm. 

Please note that advance booking is essential as we will be strictly limiting numbers on site.  We regret we will not be able to offer tickets to buy at the gate, as we cannot go above our maximum safe numbers.  We ask that you pre-book so we have your full contact details.

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