October proved to be equally as busy as the other months of 2011. For the National Trust Team here at Wallington, more events were planned and staged. This provided a wide variety of things for visitors of all ages to see and do. The events this month started with a 'Try your Hand Day' - themed to give visitors a taste of the type of work and conservation that is carried out around the grounds and estate and finished with the popular Halloween weekend.
The last week of September saw sunshine and high temperatures, my first visit to Wallington in October saw us working in high winds, rain and under an overcast autumnal sky. There were very few visitors to the Walled Garden, the poor early morning weather forecast may have had something to do with it?