Month: June 2019

Notes for the Open Day

Andrew Doig’s edited notes for the tour guides on the NGS Open Day: About the Kemp Town Estate and the Enclosures: The gardens were enclosed in 1823 as the centrepiece of Thomas Read Kemp’s speculative development, The Kemp Town Estate. Kemp was the MP for Lewes and local landowner whose land included this cliff top location a mile or so from the fishing village of …

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NGS Open Day Success

NGS Open Day Success

Largely thanks to all the preparatory work put in by Janine Nahapiet and her team, the first NGS Open Day was a roaring success.  The sun shone, the gardens looked wonderful, and everything ran like clockwork. All the tickets – 240 of them – were sold in advance. The day attracted a total of 257 visitors and almost £2,000 was raised for charity.  The feedback …

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