1020 Athelhampton House Garden Party & Picnic

August 18, 2024 all-day

1020 Annual Garden Party & Picnic, Athelhampton House near Dorchester.

This is our annual 1020 Garden Party and Picnic at Athelhampton House near Dorchester when we invite MG owners from across the region to join us. It is also our major fund-raising activity of the year for our charities Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance and Macmillan Caring Locally.

The entry fees have been held at the 2023 prices – this means it will be £10 per person if booked in advance or £12 per person on the day. This gives admission to the event and the Athelhampton gardens.

Participants will also be able to tour the house, which now has more rooms open including a period bedroom and a new Athelhampton archive display for a discounted £5 per person on presentation of the event programme.

Athelhampton House recently made the claim to be Britain’s first carbon neutral manor house following the installation of an array of solar panels and ground heat source pumps which has significantly reduced their energy consumption from the national grid.

Those who are interested in the technology can join an Eco Tour on the day given by general manager Owen Davies – this needs to be booked in advance via the Athelhampton website.

On the rear lawns we will have our usual selection of stands including the grand tombola, wine draw, jigsaws and name the dog.

Volunteers will be needed to staff the welcome gate, organise the parking and supervise the stalls.

Entry forms now available from Chris Adamson at club nights, or via email: chris@1020mg.org.uk

Entry form can also be downloaded from here: