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Groups are most welcome to the Manor House Gardens by prior arrangement. The minimum group size is 15 people weekdays or 25 people weekends
Each group will have exclusive access to the garden so that Kathy can give each group special attention. This means group visits are not generally available Tuesday afternoons, which are my regular ‘public open afternoons’.
Booking and Fees
You can choose morning, afternoon or evening bookings.
Entrance to the garden £6 per person.
In the first instance, please contact me to choose a date to suit you.
If you are local and keen on an evening visit then mid-June onwards offers magical evening light in the wildflower meadow.
There is ample parking onsite for cars
Coach groups are also welcome. However, when visiting, please note the additional guidance for Coaches.
For each group visit, Kathy will give a PERSONAL INTRODUCTION to the garden, free of charge.
A range of gifts are also available from the Shop including Kathy’s books; ‘The Edible Flower Garden’ and ‘Container Gardening‘, which Kathy will gladly sign. Recently a Guide Book to the garden has also been published £5. All these books make lovely presents. Kathy’s cake recipe cards and garden cards as well as special china mugs are also available.
Additionally, to make your visit even more enjoyable various optional extras can also be pre-booked.
GUIDED TOUR: lasting about 45-60 minutes. This is a unique opportunity to learn about the making of the garden, the design elements and the stories behind the plants. Informative but fun as well. For large groups, we simply split so that Simon and Kathy can take two tours, at the same time. There will be an extra charge of £1.50 per person. Please book in advance.
EDIBLE FLOWER DEMONSTRATION: A popular option drawing on Kathy’s extensive practical knowledge. It will include ideas for drinks, salads, soups, puddings and cakes as well as main courses. It lasts about 45 minutes and visitors may be given tastes to try. This session works best for group size 15-28. For this, there will be an extra charge of £6 per person. Please book in advance.
Afterwards, Kathy’s Book ‘The Edible Flower Garden’ can be purchased which Kathy will gladly sign.
CONTAINER GARDENING WORKSHOP: The workshop will last about 45 minutes covering plant combinations and care. Kathy has written four books on ‘Container Gardening ’. This works best for group size 15-28 from a) mid-April to end May or b) September.
For this, there will be an extra charge of £6 per person. Please book in advance.
REFRESHMENTS: There are two options for refreshments.
a) AFTERNOON TEA with a choice of tea or coffee plus a delicious slice of Kathy’s homemade cake which might include her special rose petal cake, raspberry and elderflower, lavender lemon drizzle, apricot and lavender, ginger and honey cake or any other, depending on the season. Gluten-free options are available.
For this, there will be an extra charge of £5 per person. Please book in advance.
b) FLORAL AFTERNOON TEA with floral savouries and floral cakes for 15-28 people can be arranged in advance. Adaptable to lunch or supper, it is very special. Ideal for birthday celebrations, and all sorts of other occasions. Gluten-free options are available. For this, there will be an extra charge of £12 per person. Please book in advance.
NB: The Floral Afternoon Tea can be chosen with or without the Edible Flower demonstration. It can also work as a Floral Lunch or Floral Supper combined with a morning or evening group visit.
Prices: Entrance £6 + Tour £1.50 + Tea & Cake £5 = £12.50 per person with either demonstration add £6
Prices: Entrance £6 + Tour £1.50 + Floral Afternoon Tea £12 =£19.50 per person with either demonstration add £6