Work on the estate

Tyndale Horticultural Service–running during a pandemic

When I started working for the horticultural service about 20 years ago I didn’t ever consider I might have to run a service with nobody attending.   We officially closed on Friday 27th March to the people who use the service and to some staff. We had spent 3 years trying to establish a base here Full Story

Follow the path

The footpath through the shrubbery is nearing completion. The path had been completely overgrown with laurel when our Friday group – volunteers from TCV and Healthworks’ partnership programme – broke through it three years ago. Since then, first the Friday group and more recently the conservation volunteers have improved the drainage and put a hard Full Story

Big Green Sunday 21 Sept

Come to our Big Green Sunday next week. There’s LOTS to see and do. And it’s free! So if you fancy trying your hand at archery, dry stone walling, leather working, willow weaving and other crafts, or learning about nature and history head this way on Sunday 21st September. Kids – learn bushcraft skills from Full Story

Quiet? You must be joking

You may wonder what we get up to in the early months of the year – the months we jokingly refer to as our quiet time. There may not been any visitors in January, but Minsteracres is a hive of activity while we use the down-time to do the kind of jobs we can’t do Full Story