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Est 1976. Registered Charity No. 272450

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RE-OPENS 29th APRIL 2017

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Our Projects  2006 - 2015

The Friends donate all funds raised towards the refurbishment and regular maintenance of the House and grounds, and towards projects that will enhance people’s enjoyment of the Park now and into the future.

During 2013 we worked on a project to restore the Library [more here].

2012 saw the completion of three major projects in the Park:

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We also bought another new tractor for the Park maintenance team at a cost of £25,000 (the fourth tractor donated to the team since 1980), laid carpet on the stairs and landing in the House, upgraded the Plant Centre and paid for the redecoration of the Study and the first floor.

Projects 1996 - 2005

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The majority of our funds are raised by our volunteers by selling drinks and ice creams from the Kiosk behind the House, and plants in the Plant Centre. Volunteers also help by hosting Upton House Open Days, when we open the house to the public and raise funds from guided tours and the sale of books and souvenirs.

We also generate income through events such as our annual Plant & Garden Fair.

Additional income is collected through Membership fees, donations and sponsorships.

Funding projects

The restored gazebo, Walled Garden

New benches, Walled Garden

New patio furniture, Walled Garden

Waste Bins

Art Gallery Lift

Stair & landing carpets

New tractor (No. 4)

Our expenditure 2006-2015 (to date)

2013


Library Restoration project [ongoing]

10000

Courtyard Projects - New gates [started]

5000

Cameo restoration / installation

1620

Interpretation boards, Walled Garden

50

New Blinds for Upton House

3000

Replacement curtain track for Study & Drawing Room

2840

2012


Greenhouse glass

990

Bird Hide

1830

Park Signage Phase I

3300

Park Signage Phase II

3300

Walled Garden Refurbishment project funding [photos]

50000

Commemorative Gate Renovation, Walled Garden

1800

Gazebo, Walled Garden

8500

New tractor

25000

Gravel for the Petanque terrain

120

Play & Recreation project (timber play trail) [photos]

23000

Interpretation boards, Walled Garden

225

Patio furniture, Walled Garden

2544

Refurbishment of Hall toilet

2500

Benches for the Walled Garden

6184

Decoration of Study

6000

Restoration of wooden floors

660

Restoration of cameo frame

1000

2011


Stair & landing carpet work

9940

Night vision equipment

613

First floor banister

750

2010


Upgrade of the Plant Centre

8500

Refurbishment of the Drawing Room

3750

Colour photocopier

4445

Display boards

326

2009


Redecoration of the Hall stairs & landing

3750

2008


Litter Bin at the Kiosk

590

Green Flag flagpole

800

Repainting the Kiosk

839

Domed lantern repairs

3490

Moth trap/bat boxes

643

Rectangular tables

1439

Circular tables

1275

2007


Art Gallery Lift

14500

Freezer for the Kiosk

591

Redecoration of the first floor

5000

2006


New boiler

1081

Photocopier

1700

Waste Bins

7248

Domed Lantern repairs

2410

Total spend to date 2006-2015:

233143



New Park signage