Walhampton is delighted to take part in The National Garden Scheme by opening it's gardens and grounds to the public on Sunday 12th May 2019. The National Garden Scheme is the most significant charitable funder of nursing charities in the country, donating over £50 million so far to The Queen’s Nursing Institute, Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Carers Trust, Hospice UK, Perennial, and Parkinson’s UK, amongst others. Of Walhampton they write: "Glorious walks through large C18 landscape garden surrounding magnificent mansion (not open). Visitors will discover three lakes, serpentine canal, climbable prospect mount, period former banana house and orangery, fascinating shell grotto, plantsman’s glade and Italian terrace by Peto (c1907), drives and colonnade by Mawson (c1914). Excedrae and sunken garden, rockery, Roman arch, and fountain. Seating, guided tours with garden history." If you would like to come for a wander on Sunday 12th May 2019, the gardens will be open between 2.30pm - 5.30pm with guided tours by our Estate Manager and resident historian David Hill. A donation of £5 would be appreciated towards the NHS charities. For more information visit the National Garden Scheme website.
Our 70th Anniversary celebrations brought about much interest from our original Walhampton pupils, however some weren't able to make it on the day, and others wanted more time to look around the school and see how things have changed, or not. Whilst we continue to try to find as many of our Walhampton Old Boys from 1948-1959, we thought that a date should be set so that all of us can forward on to friends, who may not be registered on the alumni database, and have as many together at our reunion as possible. The date of the reunion is Wednesday 12th June 2019, 2.30pm - 4.30pm. We will be taking a gentle guided tour of the school followed by afternoon tea. The reunion is FREE of charge, we only ask that each person tries to contact friends to let them know about the reunion so that we can welcome as many as possible back to your childhood home from home. Please ask friends and family to join the Alumni Community online at www.walhamptonalumni.com so that we can stay in touch going forward. REGISTRATION To register simply contact Samantha Allen, by one of the following means, to let her know your name, years at school and any dietary or accessibility requirements: Email email@example.com Telephone 01590 613 300 Address Walhampton School, Lymington, Hampshire SO41 5ZG or click on 'I'd like to attend' below.