Welcome to the Friends of Blaise website where 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 as possible in contributing to the site, with their comments, pictures and memories of times past.
A major project for us in 2013 is the restoration of the Blaise Kitchen garden hidden behind the Mansion House and neglected for many years.
Inside this walled area are a series of very large greenhouses, some going 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 intend to bring this hidden treasure back to life with the help of volunteers from the local community. We have got off to a good start with a successful Open Day on 9 June and our next planned for Sunday 23 June. 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. We now also have a dedicated website for the Garden Project.
The 23 June is also the day when we have the Bristol Wind Band performing in the Dairy Garden next door - so come and see both events in a part of the Estate which is usually closed off to the public. There will also be refreshments served by the ever-busy volunteers from Friends of Blaise.