The Gardens & Environment volunteering team at Michelham Priory has grown from just two members in 2014, to 18 this year. To support this dedicated team, which cares for the site’s eleven acres of gardens and grounds, the Sussex Archaeological Society has now installed a new state-of-the-art volunteer rest area for the team.
This new facility features a kitchen area, dining table, desk, and lockers. It was opened on April 24th, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Tristan Bareham, Chief Executive Officer of the Society; James Neal, Head Gardener at Michelham Priory; and numerous members of Michelham’s dedicated volunteer team.
This amazing new resource for the Michelham team was generous funded by The Finnis Scott Foundation, The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, Tesco Bags of Help, and The Assheton-Smith Charitable Trust. The funded works also included the purchase of two new storage sheds, which should allow the Gardens & Environment volunteering team to expand even further.
The Sussex Archaeological Society would like to thank all of the funders who generously supported this project, as well as the volunteer team at Michelham Priory whose contributions are essential to the continued maintenance of this unique historic site.