Sharpham’s gardener Bryony is spending time on repairing our failing glasshouse when she could be growing more organic produce like THIS:
REWARDS FOR HELPING
We're offering a variety of rewards to help us pay for this huge expense, including a stunning 2022 calendar, garden tours and visits to our rewilding area.
OUR BIG PROBLEM
The greenhouse, within our 18th century Walled Garden, is the place where lots of the food served to retreatants is grown.
But as a charity, we can’t afford to replace this large, failing structure on our own – especially after Covid-19 severely cut our income.
The greenhouse is increasingly fragile. High winds and storms often rip panes of glass from its roof to shatter inside and outside the building.
Each time this happens, Bryony has to close off the area, stop vegetable-production and painstakingly pick pieces of glass from the gardens and beds.
The greenhouse is unsafe and patched together – and a real worry for Bryony.
A new greenhouse would mean a safe and secure growing space, as well as a site for Bryony to teach gardening tips and methods to retreatants staying at Sharpham House and our new venue The Coach House. They'll be integrating much more with the garden and a new greenhouse when they stay with us.
Bryony could extend the range and amount of organic produce grown under glass at Sharpham with a new greenhouse.
And this would better support The Sharpham Trust’s desire to build a more mindful, compassionate and environmentally-sustainable world.
But buying and erecting a new greenhouse will cost us £45,000 - so please help us!
REWARD: The Sharpham Trust 40th Anniversary calendar
Celebrate the Trust's big birthday with a wonderful, full-colour A3 wall-hanging calendar.
Each month contains a mindful practice or inspirational quote alongside beautiful photography of The Sharpham Estate.
It's spiral-bound and printed on recycled paper too.