OLD DOWN ESTATE BLOG

On Monday 6thAugust the team of wedding and event co-ordinators at Old Down Estate took an hour out at the end of the day for some team-building with some segwaying. Although we all work at the Estate we have never had the opportunity to have a ‘proper go’ so were...

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What path did you take to become Head Gardener? I’ve always worked on private estates as a gardener. Gardening involves designing, maintaining and reinvigorating the landscape – every day is different, which keeps things interesting. I’m born and bred in Thornbury,...

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With Meghan Markle and Prince Harry due to get married next month, every jeweller is eager to know what her wedding day jewellery choices will be. On the Day Jewellery Meghan Markle is a fan of understated, minimalist jewellery from brands such as Birks, Zofia and...

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How did you get into your job? I came from a sports background, and enjoyed organising the sports dinners and corporate events. I worked at Prior Park College in Bath for a year, but when the job came up at Old Down I fancied a challenge. What does being a Hospitality...

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How did this job come about? I have previous experience of making a maze of corn at another local animal park. When Old Down set itself the bold challenge of making the biggest maze in the UK I knew I wanted to be involved. I started in May 2017 to make this dream a...

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Here at Old Down Estate we have a wide range of suppliers. However, picking who you want to use can be quite a daunting experience. Here is how it went for me; The Cake I wanted a very different wedding cake. I was after a 3-tier cheesecake. The only ones I could find...

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What got you into cooking? I’m a farmer’s son – my Dad runs Inner City Farms across Bristol – so I’ve always had an interest in food, particularly in taking livestock from the farm to the fork. As a kid I spent a lot of time on Green...

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The clock is ticking, everything is getting booked up and you only have 12 months left to plan your wedding. Don’t panic, but do run through our 12 month checklist to make sure that you are on track.   Twelve Months to go First things first, between you come up...

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As excitement builds for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s big day, Kensington Palace have released some details around the wedding of the year. ‘Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle are hugely grateful for the many good wishes they have received since...

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Having a wedding on, or near Valentine’s Day pretty much takes care of one of the biggest decisions…. Your theme! Think cute, hearts and pink and you’ll be on your way to a romantic wedding day. The Flowers Opt for light, blush colours. A chic colour...

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