The weekend of 15th/16th June promise to be very interesting.  Whitchurch is tuning into various aspects of the pure water that flows through our town.  Rupert Nabarro of Bere Mill, and Graham Burgess and Gillian Anderson of Ninesprings Nursery, will have open gardens for The National Gardens Scheme and The Red Cross.  Both those national charities will be publicising this, so hopefully visitors will have a very rich experience and many more than usual will be attracted to our town..

Bere Mill is historically rich, being the original Portal papermaking mill, and Ninesprings is possibly the oldest watercress bed site in the UK. The historical timeline will be leaped over, as Sir George Young makes an historic journey between those historic locations in one of the latest electric vehicles. This will be sponsored by Evergreen Consulting,  Hampshire’s leader in electric vehicle technology.

At Ninesprings there will be an exhibition relating to sustainability, with best use of solar panels and ground heat recovery being part of the story. The watercress history will be revealed.

Between Bere Mill and Ninesprings sits  The Silk Mill. On the evening of Friday 14th  at 7.30pm  a very special meal will be taking place, celebrating other historical aspects of our life in Whitchurch.

Event Details

Date: May 27, 2013 at 12:00 am

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