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Dog day is an opportunity to remember the Countess’ love for her dogs and other animals. She was a dog breeder and supported local dog shows. There will be a range of dog classes starting at 12.30 and judged by Wendy Paffy of Wendy’s Dog Grooming and Pet Care Services.

12.30   Puppy under 6 months

1.00     Best veteran (7 years+)

1.30     Waggiest Tail

2.00     Prettiest bitch

2.30     Handsomest dog

3.00     Dog the Judges would most like to take home!

£2 fee for your dog to enter the show, in all the classes for which they are eligible. Prizes sponsored by Burns Pet Food.

Tickets can be bought in advance through Trybooking.

The Gardens look lovely in June with the Italian Garden a riot of colour and the veg growing strongly in the walled kitchen garden. Children enjoy seeing the treehouse and there will be a children’s trail and craft activities.

There will also be a range of other stalls, including a plant stall, a local wood turner, crafts and jams; and we will be joined by Essex Wildlife Trust.

Our volunteers will provide locally sourced bacon, cheese or hummus rolls; homemade cakes; and hot and cold drinks  until they run out – or till 4.00pm.

More information is on our visitor information page.


June 26
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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