Events at the Garden

We regularly add to our programme of events - please check back for updates, and don't miss our courses page.

Rococo Garden Sprites
Tuesdays during term time plus school holiday specials, 10am-12noon
A chance for children between 18 months and 4 years to stroll through our gorgeous Garden to the enchanted woodland to play, explore and create some natural crafts. The sessions are a mixture of guided activities and free play for which we have a range of resources on hand. There's mud play, walks, stories, wild art, bug hunting and generally having a lovely, relaxing time.  Limited availability - book direct with Nature Connections.

Rococo After Dark - Dusk Bat Walk
Friday 3rd May, 8.30pm
Come and find out about the bats and moths which make the Garden their home as we walk with experts from Butterfly Conservation. Tickets are free thanks to support from the Heritage Lottery-funded Back from the Brink project but are strictly limited. Check back for more info and how to book.

Much Ado about Nothing
- The Handlebards Gents
Thursday 20th & Friday 21st June, 6.30pm
Yes - they tour the country by bike and they perform Shakespeare outdoors. Witty, intelligent and fit, this is one of our highlights of the year. 
Follow the link to the Handlebards' website for more info and to book - early bird discounts apply!

The Tempest
- The Handlebards Ladies
Tuesday 2nd July, 6.30pm
The Ladies have been a very popular addition to our programme - fingers crossed for another idyllic evening's weather like last year! Follow the link to the Handlebards' website for more info and to book - early bird discounts apply!

Ali Baba & the Forty Thieves - Illyria Theatre Company
Saturday 27th July, 2.30pm
Save the date for the first visit to our gorgeous Garden from Illyria, one of the country's foremost toruing companies. Suitable for all ages, under 3's are free. Tickets include access to the Garden - check back for details of how to book once they're confirmed.

Family Autumn Festival

Saturday 26th - Sunday 27th October, 10.30am - 3pm
Our annual celebration of everything harvest, including apple juicing, heritage produce displays, tastings, an autumn trail and a chance to bake an apple on our open fire. Normal admission applies.

For more information about any of our events please get in touch and a member of our team will be more than happy to help. See also our courses which run throughout the year.