If you would enjoy a day out in a beautiful, cultivated British garden with a difference, then look to the RHS Garden in Wisley. RHS Wisley is playing host to 100 conceptual sculptures from the Surrey Sculpture Society. People of all ages will enjoy the unique exhibit, which runs until the 1st December and features… Read More


Situated on the picturesque waters of Basingstoke Canal, the popular Odiham Raft Race takes place on Sunday 1st September at Colthill Wharf, Odiham. Sponsored by Galleon Marine, the race will raise money for The Basingstoke Canal Society who have long cared for the canal, having restored it back in the 1970’s. Last year, the raft… Read More


With the school holidays rolling on, it’s not always easy to keep the children entertained without breaking the bank. Luckily, we’ve got some great local events and workshops that you can take part in for free this summer! We’ve found just a few below: Fleet’s dinosaur trail Follow the trail, answer the questions in the… Read More


We have a brand new resident at our Fleet branch, with the start of Fleet’s dinosaur discovery trail. Follow the trail, answer the questions in the trail booklet and submit your entry form to be in with a chance of winning £100 to spend with a business in Fleet. You can pick  up a trail… Read More


If you are looking for some exciting activities to entertain the family this summer, take a look below for a variety of great local days out which will keep everyone occupied during the holidays. Organised trails in Odiham and Farnham Why not enjoy the outdoors with an exploration of the picturesque and historical villages of… Read More


This coming Sunday, why not head outdoors and support a numerous variety of charities at the same time, with a visit to the delightful Shere Open Gardens, open from 2-6pm. With a generous thirty gardens and displays open to the public, there will be something to everybody’s taste, featured within traditional, quintessentially English gardens. Enjoy… Read More


Known within the company as someone always keen on a challenge, our Land Director, Katherine Gray, is taking on an incredible marathon task – 10 back-to-back marathons, part of The Great Barrows Challenge 2019 in Bury St Edmunds. To complete the full 10 marathons, Katherine and her twin sister Katrina will be taking five different… Read More


Returning for the 64th time, the Fleet and District Carnival will take place on Sunday 7th July this year. So dust off your sun hat, get out the sun cream and get ready for a local festival to remember! You can enjoy all the usual favourites, with the fun fair, live music, food stalls and… Read More


Mackenzie Smith are pleased to announce that this year’s Hartley Wintney festival will take place on Saturday 8th June. We are returning as proud sponsors of this long running family-friendly event, held every year, on the village’s Oak Common. Beginning with a historically themed procession around the Cricket Green by community groups and individuals, events… Read More


This week we’re celebrating National Garden Week by introducing some of the local National Garden Scheme Open Days coming up this month. The National Garden Scheme is a fundraising initiative and the most significant funder of nursing charities in the country, donating over £50million so far to the likes of Macmillan, Marie Curie and Parkinson’s… Read More