Thursday 17th May
White Post Road, Hanworth, NR11 7HN
Sixty NGT members were welcomed to the Gunton Park Estate by Kit and Sally Martin. The visit started with a tour of the water powered saw mill with a demonstration of the saw being used to slice through a large tree, the operation being carefully carried out by members of NIAS.
Following this fascinating experience the group were given a tour of Gunton Park with Kit Martin explaining the restoration to date since purchasing the estate in the early 1980s together with a visit to the library at Park Farm where Kit was able to give further details and display some of the early maps of the estate.
The visit concluded with tea served on the colonnade of the John Adam Church with members able to view the church and the garden of the main part of Gunton Hall with the added bonus of the gardener being present to talk about his work in the garden. The Davidia Involucrata ‘handkerchief tree’ was in full bloom and a spectacular sight.