Wassailing this Saturday 5th January 5pm

We meet at the Chapel (which you can access from Porters Park Drive or use main car park for park and walk up) from 4.30pm.

The Wassail starts at 5pm, we walk down to the orchard with our torches a short way. The chosen tree has lanterns around it so there is some light.

We have a short “ceremony” that involves giving the trees gifts of toast and apple juice and sing a wassail song. We then make as much noise as we can and if successful we will see any “naughty spirits” leaving (some fireworks go off). After that we return to the Chapel for apple and parsnip soup and bread, mulled wine and apple juice and Wassail cake. We suggest a donation of £2 per person to help  towards costs. Please drop us an email info@shenleypark.co.uk if you are planning on coming so we can make sure we have enough soup and cake.

Job vacancy – Estate Worker

Estate Worker required, full time, £19,500 per annum. To work in Shenley Park the ideal candidate will be experienced in estate work with some plant knowledge. Willing to work as part of a small team, be enthusiastic and committed. Please send your cv to info@shenleypark.co.uk.

Tree Dressing Weekend

Come and dress your favourite tree in Shenley Park, either a tree that makes your lives special or any other tree you choose. This event is part of National Tree Week and the Tree Council is once again encouraging people to celebrate wonderful trees that they live with. So come along at any time on Saturday 1st or Sunday 2nd December and decorate your chosen tree, some ideas are on our website shenleypark.co.uk.

Families when you have completed your tree decorations take a picture and show Alex at the tea room for children to receive a free hot chocolate. Also please post pictures onto our facebook page ShenleyPark, enjoy!

Apple Day this Sunday

Apple Day this Sunday 21st October in the Walled Garden.
We have been informed that Radlett Lane will be closed for access to ourselves from Radlett. If this is your usual access route to the Park may we suggest that you travel to Shenley via Harper Lane or Borehamwood and then access the Park from the Shenley end.

Job vacancy

Senior team leader required to join a small team in Shenley Park.

An active role for someone who is able to; keep basic records, organise a small team of staff and volunteers work programmes as set out by management, converse with the public, work alone and with others.

The ideal candidate will be experienced in all aspects of gardening, estate work, hard and soft landscaping with a good plant knowledge. A minimum of 8 years experience and a clean driving licence required. Tractor driving and chainsaw certificates together with machinery servicing knowledge an advantage but not essential.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £24,000.00 to £26,000.00 /year

Email:  info@shenleypark.co.uk

Music to Watch the Flowers By – CANCELLED

The decision has been made in light of the weather forecast (as of 5pm Sat 28th July) by the Met office for Sun 29th July to cancel our Music to Watch the Flowers By event. Heavy rain and strong winds are forecast all day.

Any advance ticket purchases will be refunded via paypal.

St Martins annual church service in the Walled Garden this weekend

Sunday 15th July 10am.

St Martins church service in the Walled Garden, use South Gate for access.

All welcome to join the service.

After the service is over and the Garden cleared away the main gate will be open as usual until 5pm. Gemma’s Pop Up Tea Tent will be in the Garden Saturday and Sunday for refreshments during the service and afterwards for general public to enjoy.

Pop up tea tent in Walled Garden

Gemma’s Pop Up Tea Tent

Gemma’s home made cakes, teas and coffees in the beautiful Walled Garden.

Open most weekends ( closed when Garden is for private hire or function), may be closed in bad weather.

The Chapel

Large function hall for hire, formerly the old Shenley Hospital Chapel. Regular group bookings and one off hires welcome.

Contact Emma.shenleychapel@icloud.com

(Please could you mention ‘website’ when making an enquiry thank you)