Mary Challis House and Garden

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Mary Challis House and Garden

Mary Challis House and Garden
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environman
Cambridge, UK29 contributions
The Secret Garden
Jul 2018 • Solo
A delightful hidden gem in the heart of Sawston. One could easily walk by and not notice it. Only open Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday for a few hours but well worth the time. Maintained and cared for by volunteers I would say it is a unique gem. Plants are on sale, refreshments are available and now the house is open as a museum you'll probably need at least a second visit to savour all the delights. There are knowledgeable local volunteers to talk to about the fascinating history of Sawston and the story behind the Mary Challis garden and museum. A must see!
Written 29 August 2018
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mosieCambridge
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Mary Challis House and Garden
Oct 2015 • Friends
The Mary Challis House and Garden was left to the people of Sawston in 2006 by Alfreda Mary Challis, a horticulturist who was born in 1925 and lived in the house all her life. The house has now been renovated and the gardens brought back to life and maintained by volunteers. The garden is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings and 2-4pm Sundays in the summer and 1-3pm Sundays in the winter. Exhibitions are held in the house from time to time. Best to check their website for details.
The ornamental gardens are very pretty and there is a pond, winter garden, orchard and a more wild part as well as a vegetable gardens. The volunteers are very friendly and keen to talk about the garden and house.
It is a very pleasant little oasis on Sawston High street; not in a spectacular way, but quite beautiful nonetheless. Well worth a wander for an hour or so. There is a little café, Sweet Tea, on the opposite side of the road which is also very friendly and serves simple lunches,
Written 2 November 2015
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