Winter Walkies wrap up: 9 weeks of canine conversations

Walking dogs in the Cherry Garden

From Boxing Day until 9 February, dogs and their well-behaved owners were welcomed into the property for the first time with access to the garden, café and shop. Thank you to everybody who visited, those that took part in our dog breed bingo and trail and also spent time giving us feedback about dogs as visitors here in the future.

We now have all the feedback in and we are reviewing it with a view to making a decision about access for 2018 and beyond. As a quick update, we had 695 canine visitors, nearly 250 feedback cards handed in and many posts on social media. Our 12 Dogs of Christmas competition for first dog of the day led to one sprint to the gate for two rival owners and a queue from 9.15am on at least one morning. We hope to publicise the outcome of our dogs on site trial by early summer.

Thank you again to everyone involved.  Please check back on our website for the latest update.