Friends Of Blaise

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Welcome to the Friends of Blaise

On our website we want to cover as many of your interests in Blaise as we can - from wildlife spotting to history, to pictures and videos. Above all we hope to involve as many people as possible in contributing to the site, with their comments, pictures and memories of times past.

A continuing major project for us in 2015 is the restoration of the Blaise Kitchen garden which was hidden behind the Mansion House and neglected for many years.

Inside this walled area are a series of very large greenhouses, some dating back to Victorian times and originally used as the Estate's main source of fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs.

Together with the Henbury Conservation Society, we are bringing this hidden treasure back to life with the help of volunteers from the local community. It would be great to see you there to help with clearance work, plant some seeds and plants, or just find out what's going on! You may well have some suggestions which we can put to good use.

Upcoming Events

8 Sept: Public Consultation on the future of the Blaise House Museum. 6 to 8pm in the museum. Whether your interest lies with the Museum itself or the wider Estate, it will be important for you to air your views as to what should happen - or not happen - to the Building. Should some of it be let out for offices, should it be managed by a private company, should it be a museum atall? The Council are seeking your opinion to help them breath new life and purpose into Blaise House.

6 Sept: Hounds in the Grounds - A fun dog show

The Garden is open every Saturday 10am to 1pm. Castle opening times can be found on the Castle page


Useful Links:

  • Blaise Castle Estate
  • Bristol Avon Rivers Trust
  • Friends of Badock's Wood
  • Henbury Conservation Society