Calendar of Events
Save the Date - Farms for City Children Fundraiser
Wednesday 26th April, 10am – 2pm
We are so lucky to have so many talented artisans and producers in the South West that Ugbrooke House has chosen to bring a select number of the best together for a charity event in April in support of Farms for City Children, a charity founded in Devon by children’s author Michael Morpugo and his wife Clare.
A complete list of exhibitors will be available closer to the date, but will include designers and producers from all areas including fashion, jewellery, textiles, publishing, homemade treats and giftware. There will also be a raffle, goodie bags and The Orangery tearooms will be open serving delicious treats, refreshments and light lunches. Tour guides will be taking tours of the house throughout the day, and there will be plenty of free onsite car parking available.
This event would not be possible without the very generous support of the Savills Exeter office, and the whirlwind wonderwoman, Laura Clifford. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible there on the day, so save the date, and keep your eyes peeled for updates on our talented exhibitors!
Capability Brown’s 300th Anniversary
Sunday 10th July – Thursday 22nd September 2016
2016 marked the 300th anniversary of the birth of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, the preeminent landscape gardener of the 18th century. He was responsible for some of the most famous gardens and parklands in the UK including: Blenheim Palace, Hampton Court Palace and Highclere Castle of Downton Abbey fame.
Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 12 noon to 5.30pm, the team at Ugbrooke House & Gardens invites you to take a stroll around the parkland taking in the Capability Brown designed lakes, as well as the formal parterre and maze gardens.
For more information about Brown and his work at Ugbrooke, please see here.
RNLI Charity Day
Sunday 14th August, 10am – 4.30pm
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the largest charity that saves lives on the UK coastland and relies on public donations. In support of their efforts, a charity day featuring various stalls selling jewellery, collectables, books DVDs and bric-a-brac will be held, included performances by the Newton Bushell Morris Dancers, Heather and Gorse Clog Morris Dancers and Black Bess Border Morris Dancers.
The house will also be open for guided mini-tours for those keen to learn more about the stately home as well as refreshments available for purchase on the day. Adults, children and well-behaved dogs welcome.
Classic Car & Motorshow
Sunday 28th August, 10am – 4.30pm
On the Sunday of August Bank Holiday, Ugbrooke House will host the Classic Car & Motorshow in support of Help the Heroes. Stunning examples of classic cars, unique vintage cars painstakingly restored and much loved modern cars will be on show, together with Bikes, Small Vans and American categories. Many of the owners will available on the day, and will be only to happy to chat about their pride and joy.
Children’s entertainment, helicopter rides, mini-tours of the house, real ales and a hog roast will also be available on the day to keep everyone entertained.