Welcome to 2017
We are now open for the season until 29th October 2017.
We also have a host of events, workshops and courses for your delight.
Our gorgeous Events Brochure is now available for you to peruse at your leisure, or scroll down this page to see what’s lined up for this year. We have a great mix of old favourites plus some tempting new ones.
We look forward to welcoming you to West Green in 2017!
Click to view our full Events brochure here (pdf file of 1.5MB, opens in a new window)
OR contact us for more details on 01252 844 611, or firstname.lastname@example.org
NB our new Online booking site is now available (link opens in a new window)
Floral Workshops & Courses
June & September
Floral Design Workshops
11am to 3.30pm
Our ever-popular rose and autumn workshops bring you fresh ideas to grow and pick your own floral arrangements.
All courses start with tea on arrival and each day includes tuition, lunch and all materials.
All equipment is provided, though please bring your own secateurs.
Please advise of any dietary restrictions when booking.
All single day workshops are £59pp
Online booking now available for all workshops (link opens in new window)
Tuesday June 13th
Inspired by the range and colour of the many roses at West Green, this popular day offers, during the morning, an insight into the cultivation and varieties of this most English of blooms.
Fortified by a delicious lunch, enjoy the opportunity to create a stunning floral arrangement using flowers and greenery from the garden.
Tuesday September 19th
Autumn Flowers Workshop
Relishing the colours and textures of this luscious season, a hands on workshop using foliage and berries from the Gardens. There's a demonstration in the morning and a hands on workshop in the afternoon.
June & July
We have two major events to tempt you this summer. Our popular Opera season gets a jazzed-up prelude in June!
Saturday June 17th
Jazz in the Gardens
6pm. Tickets £25/£10
Bring the family to a midsummer party, with picnics welcomed in the Lakefield, summer cocktails, wine and fizz available from our fully licenced bar and a rip roaring session of live music from the wildly talented Cody and the Retro Boys. We defy you not to dance!
Under cover options are available so this event will go ahead whatever the weather!
Online Booking now available (link opens in a new window)
West Green House Opera Season
Saturday 22nd to Sunday 31st July
The West Green House Opera Season is a highlight of our summer months.
For 2017, we open with a new production of Verdi’s masterpiece Un Ballo in maschera, Mozart’s enchanting and enigmatic Il Seraglio and the rarely performed Donizetti opera Rita.
Plus David Starkey speaks on Music and Monarchy, there's a celebration of the music of George Gershwin, and delightful Midday Music concerts for all the family.
Tickets are available to purchase from mid-February to July and bookings are open to all. Prices start at just £25.
For full details and to book online, please visit our sister website www.westgreenhouseopera.co.uk
NB For all opera information please call 01252 848676, not the usual Gardens enquiry line.
Tuesday September 12
Cinema Supper Club
Supper will the themed around the film, so The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel may be paired with a delicious curry, Mamma Mia might be matched with a Greek feast and Strictly Ballroom might be preceded by fortifying meat pies and fruity pavlova.
Film choices and supper menus will be confirmed by late May.
Please advise of any dietary requirements on booking.
Advance booking essential: Supper + film, £40.
Online Booking now available (link open in new window)
Classic Car Day
Sunday September 24th
Classic cars in a Concours D’ Elegance
So much more than a Classic Car Show, the West Green House Classic Car Day welcomes car enthusiasts and their families to marvel at wonderful vehicles.
Enter through the private tree lined drive and park in front of the House. Visit the famed gardens and enjoy teas and lunch in Tea Room, or indulge in a delicious Traditional Afternoon Tea with all the trimmings.
Ticket price (£10pp) includes entry to the Gardens throughout the day of the car show.
Our Traditional Afternoon Teas are all prepared to order and we anticipate being very busy on this day. Please note that pre-booking for Afternoon Tea is therefore essential.
Online booking now available (link opens in a new window)
Apple Weekend & Hallowe’en
Apple Weekend & Hallowe’en
11am to 4.30pm (last admission 4pm)
Two popular events designed for all the family to conclude our Autumn Season.
Apple Weekend 7 & 8th October
Apple Weekend celebrates everything apple, with experts on hand to identify heritage varieties, juices to sample, apple cakes, apple bobbing, toffee apples and a free bag of apples for every family, picked from our orchards at West Green.
Hallowe'en 29th October
Come dressed up as your favourite ghost or ghoul! Marvel at our grisly (but rather delicious!) winter vegetables and stock up with a breathtaking selection of winter vegetables on sale from all over the garden.
It's a perfect way to say goodnight as the Garden settles for its winter sleep.
Normal admission prices apply for both events, plus A FREE BAG OF APPLES per family (whilst stocks last).