A huge amount of excellent comment has been made about the pros and cons of the Coronavirus lock down. I don’t think at this time I have anything particularly new to say other than to add my thanks to the NHS staff in particular.
It is humbling to be a human at this time. I am personally enjoying the freedom which comes from this part of the experience.
In the natural world prey uses sight, sound and smell to detect the presence of the predator. I have always wondered how much of an advantage the predator is given by the addition of near constant background noise generated by our modern life. Human’s noise becoming a predator’s sound camouflage and putting prey at a disadvantage.
What will the natural world make of the humans putting life and much of their noise on hold?
To give a little insight into the audio of the natural world when the humans are taking a break here is the dawn chorus at 05:40 this morning at Sennicotts.
Thank you to all who attended the 4 Sennicotts NGS Garden Opening Days this month. Over 300 people joined us and with your help we raised over £2,000 for the NGS Charity.
To learn more about the charitable causes this money will support please see the NGS beneficiaries here
We are only able to donate 100% of your ticket sale and 100% of the tea and cake proceeds because of a very special team of volunteers who give their time to bake, serve and tidy up before, during and after the opening days. A heartfelt thank you goes to those who make the openings possible.
Where else today can you get a cup of the finest single origin Colombian coffees, freshly roasted, for £1.50. Where 100% of the sale price goes to charity and which you can enjoy in 5 acres of private garden surrounded by the scent of roses in the very best weather Europe can produce? Simple answer: Sennicotts near Chichester, open for the National Gardens Scheme from 9:30am to 4pm. Entry £4 for adults. Just to be clear – ALL proceeds go to charity.
For three days in 2017 Sennicotts Gardens will be open to the public for the National Gardens Scheme.
Monday 19th June 09:30-16:00
Tuesday 20th June 09:30-16:00
Wednesday 21st June 09:30-16:00
£4 entry per adult. All proceeds will go to charity.
This year we are exceptionally excited to be able to offer you freshly roasted, single origin coffee from Edgcumbes. If you haven’t tasted Edgcumbes’ teas and coffees before you are in for a unexpected treat. Once again all proceeds from the sale of tea, coffee and cake will go directly to charity.
If you want to know just how good Edgcumbes coffee is do visit their website www.edgcumbes.co.uk or better still come and visit us and taste for yourself.
Monday 19 June, Tuesday 20 June, Wednesday 21 June (9.30am – 4pm) we will be open for the National Gardens Scheme. Admission will be £4.00, children free. Coffee and home-made teas in the walled garden.