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Special Events

We will be delighted to reveal details of our function programme and special events for 2018 soon.

For further information or to book, please contact our Events Team on 01342 810567 or email events@gravetyemanor.co.uk.

Full pre-payment will be required at time of booking and all events are subject to a 14 day cancellation policy.

Flower Workshop
Flower Workshop with Head Florist Sue Flight
Monday 11th June 2018
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Hazel Soan
Watercolour Painting Workshop with Hazel Soan
Tuesday 26th June 2018
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Flower Workshop
Flower Workshop with Head Florist Sue Flight
Monday 9th July 2018
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William Robinson Festival
William Robinson Festival 2018
Saturday 7th July 2018
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Alys Fowler
Alys Fowler at the William Robinson Festival
Saturday 7th July 2018
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Flower Workshop
Flower Workshop with Head Florist Sue Flight
Monday 17th September 2018
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Flower Workshop
Flower Workshop with Head Florist Sue Flight
Monday 8th October 2018
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Flower Workshop

Flower Workshop with Head Florist Sue Flight

The first of the Summer flowers to be arranged in a naturalistic design.

A modern twist to arranging flowers at this time of year.

Our Gazebo Flower Workshops offer a relaxed and informal way of enjoying the gardens at Gravetye as well as learning new skills. Hosted by our Chelsea award-winning Head Florist Sue Flight, the workshops have been designed with their own theme and take place in our oak framed Gazebo in the Little Garden. Group sizes will be kept small to ensure maximum attention from Sue.

£80.00 per person, including the workshop with arrangement to take home, tea & coffee on arrival and a 2 course lunch including a glass of wine following the workshop. The workshop starts at 9.30am and finishes after lunch at approximately 2.00pm.

Monday 11th June 2018

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Watercolour Painting Workshop with Hazel Soan

Join us in the spectacular gardens at Gravetye for a day guided by professional watercolour artist Hazel Soan. Enjoy the elegant serenity of the Manor whilst creating your own masterpiece in the heart of the enchanting and historic estate with the assistance of Hazel’s expertise.

Hazel Soan is known internationally for her fresh, vibrant watercolours. She exhibits and travels widely, and her collectors span the world. The author of many books on watercolour, she became a household name as one of the Art Experts on the television programme 'Watercolour Challenge'. Hazel has her own studio gallery in Fulham and, on occasion, offers masterclasses to share her passion and expertise. Gravetye itself is fortunate enough to display some of Hazel’s beautiful work.

All painting abilities are welcome. The group size will be kept small to ensure maximum attention from Hazel.

10.00am Coffee and pastries will be served on arrival. Get to know Hazel and your fellow artists.
10.30am Hazel will begin the day with a short demo and will share her techniques for a successful watercolour painting.
11.30am You will begin your painting with the guidance and assistance of Hazel.
1.30pm An informal lunch with wine will be served.
2.30pm The workshop will continue after lunch, with tea and cake served during the afternoon.
5.00pm The day ends. If you are travelling from abroad or have a longer trip planned, we would be pleased to wrap up the painting and post it to your home.

Participants need to bring their own painting equipment to this special event - a materials list will be provided as a guide.

 

£160.00 per person, inclusive of a day’s workshop with Hazel and your painting to take home, morning coffee and pastries, an informal lunch, tea and cake during the afternoon and soft drinks throughout the day

Tuesday 26th June 2018

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Flower Workshop

Flower Workshop with Head Florist Sue Flight

A table design in a country style.

The garden's bounty in a design that will grace your table for special occasions.

Our Gazebo Flower Workshops offer a relaxed and informal way of enjoying the gardens at Gravetye as well as learning new skills. Hosted by our Chelsea award-winning Head Florist Sue Flight, the workshops have been designed with their own theme and take place in our oak framed Gazebo in the Little Garden. Group sizes will be kept small to ensure maximum attention from Sue.

£80.00 per person, including the workshop with arrangement to take home, tea & coffee on arrival and a 2 course lunch including a glass of wine following the workshop. The workshop starts at 9.30am and finishes after lunch at approximately 2.00pm.

Monday 9th July 2018

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William Robinson Festival

William Robinson Festival 2018

We are thrilled to officially announce the date of our annual William Robinson Festival. We invite you to enjoy the gardens at Gravetye Manor at this special event celebrating the life of their creator, pioneering Victorian gardener William Robinson. Join us for a full day of celebrations, which include: garden talks, flower demonstrations, local cheese showcase, morris dancing, plant sale and much more.

Festival opens at 10.00am until 4.30pm.

£15.00 per person including a cup of tea/coffee and cake

All ticket proceeds go to Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice

Saturday 7th July 2018

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Alys Fowler

Alys Fowler at the William Robinson Festival

Alys Fowler is a gardener, writer and presenter. She writes a weekly column on gardening for The Guardian Weekend Magazine. She has contributed to Gardens Illustrated, The Observer Food Monthly, The National Geographic and Country Living. Alys trained at Royal Horticultural Society Wisley, The New York Botanical Gardens and The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. She has written five books including The Thrifty Gardener, The Edible Garden, and Abundance. Her latest book, Hidden Nature, is published by Hodder and Stoughton and is about the paddling canals of Birmingham.She has presented on the BBC's Gardeners' World, The Great British Garden Revival, Our Food, and her own six-part series The Edible Garden. She regularly contributes to radio. She has keen interest in agriculture and food politics and is setting up an urban farm in Birmingham. She also teaches garden history, specialising in Italian gardens of the Renaissance era. 

Join her for a talk about the wild fruit forests of Kazakhstan and what we can learn for the Garden of Eden.

Talk begins at 11.00am, followed by lunch at 12.00 noon.

£85.00 per person – includes the talk, 3 course lunch and drinks.

Saturday 7th July 2018

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Flower Workshop

Flower Workshop with Head Florist Sue Flight

Hedgerow treasures and flowers.

The last of the garden flowers with hedgerow treasures used in a modern style suitable to grace your home.

Our Gazebo Flower Workshops offer a relaxed and informal way of enjoying the gardens at Gravetye as well as learning new skills. Hosted by our Chelsea award-winning Head Florist Sue Flight, the workshops have been designed with their own theme and take place in our oak framed Gazebo in the Little Garden. Group sizes will be kept small to ensure maximum attention from Sue.

£80.00 per person, including the workshop with arrangement to take home, tea & coffee on arrival and a 2 course lunch including a glass of wine following the workshop. The workshop starts at 9.30am and finishes after lunch at approximately 2.00pm.

Monday 17th September 2018

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Flower Workshop

Flower Workshop with Head Florist Sue Flight

Autumn fall.

A design using grasses, berries and other garden treasures in a seasonal display for your home.

Our Gazebo Flower Workshops offer a relaxed and informal way of enjoying the gardens at Gravetye as well as learning new skills. Hosted by our Chelsea award-winning Head Florist Sue Flight, the workshops have been designed with their own theme and take place in our oak framed Gazebo in the Little Garden. Group sizes will be kept small to ensure maximum attention from Sue.

£80.00 per person, including the workshop with arrangement to take home, tea & coffee on arrival and a 2 course lunch including a glass of wine following the workshop. The workshop starts at 9.30am and finishes after lunch at approximately 2.00pm.

Monday 8th October 2018

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