Olympic Ice Skater Jayne Torvill officially opened Newton and Frost’s new Timber Building Display Centre at Merriments, Hurst Green, East Sussex on Good Friday.
Jayne is patron of the youth charity Heathfield Works, whose aim is to help youngsters make the transition from education to the workplace.
Students from the charity have assisted with the development of Newton and Frost’s small timber village of summerhouses, snappy sheds and Wendy Houses. Sally Frost, Director of Newton and Frost said: ‘Merriments has a lovely friendly feel about it. Everything about it feels cherished which makes visitors feel special. We are very privileged to be here.”
Newton and Frost was founded in 1979 and has a busy working yard at Horam, near Heathfield, East Sussex, from which fencing products and accessories are sold to the trade and general public. There is also another smaller display centre at Horam.
With plans to expand, the company recently received assistance from Locate East Sussex in securing a grant from the government’s Regional Growth Fund, resulting in the creation of seven new jobs.
Philip Johnson, Director of Locate East Sussex, said: “Growing businesses like Newton and Frost are exactly the kind of company that Locate East Sussex can assist, whether it’s with impartial advice on business issues or accessing a skilled workforce.”
Newton & Frost are offering £100 off cabins purchased before 30th April 2015. Please quote ‘MERRIMENTS2015’ to qualify for this discount.
Merriments is between Hurst Green and Hawkhurst and has a beautiful four acre garden, comprehensive nursery, gift shop and popular Garden Terrace Restaurant.
Merriments is open sevendays a week.
The Garden admission price is: £7 for adults, £6.50 for seniors and free for children under 16.
The nursery and gift shop is open 9am-5.30pm daily (Sunday 10.30am). The garden is open 10am-5pm daily (Sunday 10.30am). The restaurant is open 9am - 5pm daily (Sundays 10.30am).
Merriments is holding a Spring Food Fayre on SaturdApril 25 from 10.30am - 4pm and enjoy the best of locally grown and produced food and drink.
Stall-holders will be offering artisan bread, cheese, fudge, scones, pies, smoked food, game, chocolate, honey, jams and chutneys.
The Merriments garden is open to Club Members all year round, even in winter.
Club membership costs £40 for 2 years for 2 people. Or £30 for 2 years for 1 person. Member get a discount and year-round access to the garden.
Newton and Frost’s Display Centre opening hours are the same as Merriments.