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Chawton Open Gardens 9th & 10th June 2007

 A unique opportunity to visit a wide variety of gardens in this historic village, including the newly restored gardens of Chawton House, once the home of Jane Austen’s brother, and the Jane Austen’s House Garden. In addition up to fifteen other charming and varied village gardens, large and small. 

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th June, from 1pm - 5.30pm 

Tickets may be purchased on the day at the village hall - £5 Adults  - Accompanied Children Free
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Pemberley Place

See the full picture in the galleryLove it or loathe it, the former Darcy House site's re-development is starting to take shape. The developer Banner Homes have provided some artists impressions and information of the forthcoming houses on the site being marketed as Pemberley Place, a name clearly designed to relate to the heritage of our village.

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New Historic Pictures

ImageA number of historic pictures have been provided which date back to 1866, making them the oldest ones we have to date.
The pictuers have been published in the picture gallery.

A special thanks to David and Pene Whitaker for releasing these pictures to us.

Do you have any other historic pictures that you would be willing to share - if so, please contact us and we'll do the rest.

 

Vandalism and Theft

ImageDuring November, there have been a number of cases of vandalism and theft in the village, these include :

  • A broken window at the schoool
  • Eggs being thrown at the school
  • Damage to the sign on the village green
  • Damage to the bin on the wall, by the village green
  • Damage to the electricity supply on the village greeen (leaving it in an unsafe state)
  • Damage to the steps of the school - by a large waste bin
  • Theft of the wheel washing equipment at the Darcy House development.
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The Greyfriar - Pub of the Year Finalist

ImageYes the Greyfriar managed to get to the finals of the Fullers Pub of the year competition again.

Having won the competition in for the category village / rural in 2003, failing to get into the finals in 2004, winning in 2005 we were very pleased to be in the final once again for 2006. The competition is for all Fullers pubs whether they are managed or tenanted and is judged in three stages.

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Upcoming Events

  • Children's Gardening Workshop (ages 5-11) - Chawton House Library
    April 12, 2017 (10:00 - 12:00)

    Children's gardening workshop at Chawton House Library. As part of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) National Gardening Week, we invite children (ages 5-11) to take part in gardening activities, including planting a small pot to take away. Price...

  • Chawton WI - Working with Chocolate
    April 12, 2017 (19:30 - 21:30)

    Chawton WI are holding a working with chocolate session.

    Come along to a delicious edible demonstration at Chawton Village Hall

  • Easter Children’s Orienteering Trail - Chawton House Library
    April 16, 2017 (All Day)

    Enjoy the Easter weekend at Chawton House Library with a special orienteering trail. Explore our Wilderness to find the 10 animal markers using the map. Write down what animal silhouettes you find. If your child gets all 10, you can treat them to free...

  • Garden Tour - Chawton House Library
    April 23, 2017 (14:00 - 15:00)

    Join Garden Manager Andrew Bentley for a guided tour of the gardens.  Hear about the history of the grounds, including period features, such as the 'wilderness' and 'ha-ha', along with the walled kitchen garden built by Jan Austen's brother Edward.  The...

  • Estate Rambles - Chawton House Library
    May 07, 2017 (08:30 - 10:00)

    Explore the Chawton House Library estate in the company of our Garden Manager, Andrew Bentley. Find out more about the fascinating history of the grounds, including the ‘wilderness’, the ‘ha-ha’ and the additions made by Jane Austen’s brother, Edward...

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