We are delighted to reveal details of our function programme and special events for 2019.
All of our events can be purchased as gifts. Please let us know in the special instructions at check out.
Full pre-payment will be required at time of booking and all events are subject to a 14 day cancellation policy.
Xavier Weisskopf founded Le Rocher des Violettes in 2005 after studying winemaking in Chablis and Beaune and earning his degree in viticulture and oenology. He quickly went to work for Louis Barruol at famed Gigondas producer Chateau de Saint Cosme. He quickly rose to the rank of chef du cave, making 4 vintages during his tenure.
Our Chelsea award winning Head Florist, Sue Flight, will once again be hosting her Easter themed flower workshops. With her expert knowledge and guidance, create a stunning arrangement for the Easter table using a selection of spring flowers and a candle.
The first garden tour in this year’s event programme should coincide with the stunning tulip displays. The azalea bank will also be in full flower, providing a feast of colour and is the perfect antidote to the long winter gone.
“The Grand Cru of the Midi”: within 40 years the Mas de Daumas Gassac wines have reached the rare status of “cult wine” that is only given to a few exceptional estates. The family winery, founded by Véronique and Aimé Guibert – and now run by their four sons Samuel, Gaël, Roman and Basile – has single-handedly rewritten the history of winemaking for the region of Languedoc.
May is probably the most glorious month in the garden and arguably a time when Gravetye is at its most beautiful. In the Flower Garden, sweeps of fox gloves, columbines and lupins should be taking over from the fading tulips and in the Kitchen Garden the first early potatoes should be ready to lift.
On this tour, Tom will focus on the Flower Garden, where the mixed borders will be at their peak and bursting with flowers. As well as giving an insight into the overall management of the garden, Tom will discuss the intense planting of the Flower Garden and the nursery work involved in supplying the borders with plants.
Join our head florist Sue Flight, with our touch of summer flower workshop.
Learn to arrange summer flowers with our head florist Sue Flight at her Summer Bouquets Flower Workshop.
Join our head florist Sue Flight, with her naturalistic seasonal display flower workshop.
Learn to arrange a stunning Autumn display for your home with our head florist Sue Flight.
Join our head florist Sue Flight to create a magical winter white flower arrangement.