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Open Garden 23 March 2022

March 22, 2022

  The garden was opened on 23rd March in recognition of the assistance we have received from the National Lottery Heritage Fund in keeping Springhead going during the pandemic. People visiting enjoyed the warmth of the spring sunshine whilst seeing the beautiful spring bulbs and early blossom in our ornamental lakeside garden. Please keep an […]

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Revamped roof is raised

December 10, 2021

After many months of planning, fundraising and building works, Springhead’s mill building has a new roof

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Springhead’s volunteer team grows

November 30, 2021

With a new Winter Wednesdays group, and a growing Garden Gang, Springhead’s volunteers are making a big difference

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Hands-on history

September 9, 2021

Mesolithic flint blades and iron age pottery are among the exciting finds dug up by volunteers as part of an archaeological project being carried out at Springhead this summer and autumn.

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Update on our roof appeal

September 9, 2021

This month, work will begin on fixing the leaking roof of Springhead’s mill building, thanks to all those who have supported us through donations and grants.

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Growing to give

September 1, 2021

Springhead is now working with a new national scheme to help supply fresh vegetables for local families in need.

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Moth-spotting at Springhead

August 16, 2021

The Small Elephant Hawk-moth is just one of more than 250 moth species recorded this summer at Springhead.

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Raising the roof – can you help?

July 12, 2021

Springhead’s listed mill building is the hub of all the Trust’s activities, but the roof is leaking, and its chimneys, gutters and other features are in urgent need of repair. We have already secured nearly two thirds of the restoration costs. The trustees have now launched an appeal for local people and businesses to help […]

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Springhead’s roadmap

May 18, 2021

The Trust’s Director explains how the charity will be easing out of lockdown

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Springhead’s part in global bird sightings

May 10, 2021

Bird observations made recently at Springhead will help form a picture of current world bird populations

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Renewable energy milestone

May 12, 2021

Since Springhead’s solar photovoltaic panels were installed six years ago, they have generated just over 100,000 kWh (kilowatt hours), saving energy and money.

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Survey sets future direction

April 21, 2021

More events, more opportunities to visit the gardens and improvements to Springhead’s buildings: Survey reveals how you would like us to improve

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Springhead supports the Fontmell Friendship Garden

February 15, 2021

Village project involves locals in planting, tending and cutting flowers

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Help us plan Springhead’s future

January 11, 2021

Help us plan Springhead’s future by completing our visitor survey

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What’s been happening at Springhead in 2020

December 14, 2020

See our new report on Springhead’s achievements in 2020

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Autumn in the spring

November 5, 2020

We were delighted to hold our first school visit of the year last week, when children from Fontmell Magna’s primary school enjoyed outdoor activities in the lakeside gardens.

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A brighter future

October 12, 2020

The pandemic has had a huge impact on Springhead, as it has on so many charities, businesses and individuals, but with support from a number of funders, large and small, we are now looking forward to a brighter future.

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Springhead re-opens with a fanfare

August 24, 2020

Five months after lockdown began, Springhead has re-opened with a fanfare. On Friday 21 August the Monteverdi Choir performed for the first time in the spectacular surroundings of Springhead’s ornamental lakeside gardens.

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National Lottery grant for Springhead

June 23, 2020

Springhead has received a National Lottery grant to help address the impact of Covid-19

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Update from Springhead’s Director, 15 May 2020

May 15, 2020

Springhead’s Director, Edward Parker, explains how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected Springhead, and how we are planning for the future.

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Kitchen gardens to get new lease of life

February 26, 2020

With the appointment of Catherine Simmonds as our new Productive Gardens Project Co-ordinator, Springhead will be getting more children involved in growing, cooking and eating fresh produce.

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A month to celebrate

November 27, 2019

November has been an exciting month at Springhead, with plenty of events, activities and funding news. We are particularly delighted to have been awarded a grant of £20,000 by the Garfield Weston Foundation to help us run our charitable activities. As a small charity, this grant will make a big difference to the Trust, and […]

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Productive Gardens Project vacancy

November 26, 2019

We are looking for a Project Co-ordinator for our new Productive Gardens project. This exciting new project will give more children and local people the chance to get involved in growing and eating organic produce. There will be four main strands to the project: Growing and harvesting produce including vegetables from the kitchen gardens, fruit […]

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Reducing Springhead’s carbon footprint

October 16, 2019

Springhead has significantly reduced both its carbon footprint and energy costs, through a range of new energy saving installations.
20 secondary glazing units, 139 high efficiency LED lights, and a range of roof, ceiling and floor insulation have been installed with funding from Low Carbon Dorset as part of the European Regional Development Fund, and the BA Carbon Fund.

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Young scientists explore Springhead’s wildlife

May 3, 2019

Bat detectors, microscopes, bird boxes with cameras, fishing nets, binoculars – and even an underwater camera for photographing fish – are among the new items of equipment we have been able to buy, thanks to two grants.

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New sluice keeps Springhead’s hydro turbine turning

March 27, 2019

The hydro turbine helps us reduce our carbon footprint, by generating renewable electricity.Accumulating weeds, leaves and sticks have been clogging up the system which has at times resulted in it being shut down. Now, thanks to two grants, we have been able to install a new sluice gate to deal with this problem, and to help regulate the flow of water.

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New paths improve access for visitors

December 19, 2018

In recent years, we have carried out a lot of work at Springhead to make our buildings more accessible for our visitors. With the help of two grants, we have now turned our attention to the outside areas.

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New website for Springhead

October 17, 2018

The Springhead Trust is delighted to announce the launch of its new website, which is designed to be fully accessible for those on the go, as it adapts for viewing on tablets and mobiles.

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Historic house now available for hire

October 17, 2018

Restoration of Springhead House has now been completed and the building will soon be available for rental, offering spacious and comfortable accommodation for family groups, wedding guests and other visitors.

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Springhead is a charity
Registration number: 1112083
Company register number: 5370640

The Springhead Trust is a small charity, so any support you give will make a big difference. With your help, we can continue preserving our historic buildings and gardens for the benefit of all, and give more children and groups the opportunity to enjoy the countryside and arts, and learn about sustainable living.

Fontmell Magna
Dorset SP7 0NU

Phone: 01747 811853
Email: [email protected]

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