The CLA is delighted to be holding its Sussex Branch AGM and social event 2022 at Bignor Park Estate near Pulborough, West Sussex.
You are invited to join us on Wednesday, 5 October 2022 for a private tour of the house, drinks reception and two-course lunch, along with the opportunity to explore the wonderful gardens.
This event is kindly supported by Savills and Chavereys.
The 1,100-acre, privately owned Bignor Park Estate is situated in stunning surroundings at the foot of the magnificent South Downs. Tucked away down an impressive half mile long drive, it is majestic but with an understated style, and a quirky elegant charm, with spectacular gardens and stables. The house was built in 1820 and now accommodates the 5th Viscount Mersey along with his wife and daughters.
With assistance from Natural England, they have embarked on an ambitious parkland restoration plan, they have also converted 600 acres of farmland to organic and are engaged in major conservation schemes to encourage wildlife.
Join us for a guided tour of the house and learn about its history. Lord Mersey will lead a talk on the task of managing and maintaining the estate, followed by a delicious two-course lunch. After lunch there will be the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful gardens surrounding the house which consist of the Orchard, Zen Pond and Dutch garden to name but a few.
10:30am Registration and refreshments in the Stables
11:00am Sussex Branch AGM
11:15am Welcome talk by Lord Mersey
11:25am House tour
12:10pm Drinks reception
12:30pm Lunch served in the Stables
13:30pm Update from CLA Vice President Gavin Lane
13.45pm Time to walk around and explore the various gardens
Tickets cost £48, including VAT. If you have any issues booking online, please call the CLA South East office on 01264 313434 and the team will be happy to assist.