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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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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