To book any of our events: 01252 844611

West Green House Gardens, Thackhams Lane, Hartley Wintney, Hants, RG27 8JB.
West Green House is operated as a private property not administered by the National Trust. The House is not open to the public.

Illuminated Garden at West Green House

Christmas Events for 2016

Christmas at West Green House

November 15th to December 21st 2016

This is the most magical time in West Green House’s gardens. Our newly extended Christmas Fair now includes the West Green House Christmas Collection offering Christmas Shopping that is unique, stylish and affordable.

Indulge with home cooked delights in our pretty Tea Room, plus warming hot chocolate, mulled wine and festive treats.

Create your own lovely Christmas decorations in our popular workshops and enjoy performances for all the family in our first ever Winter Festival, set in our cosy heated Greenhouse, transformed into a magical Christmas wonderland.

Enjoy the best of the season at West Green – we look forward to seeing you!

* Online Booking for the Winter Festival is now open *

* Click here to see our Christmas Fair Sample Menu *


You can either explore our Events by scrolling down this page, where we have a good mix of old favourites, plus some sparkling new ones, such as the Illuminated Garden, to make this year's season extra special.

Alternatively we have two brochures you can download to peruse more fully. The first introduces our Christmas Collection (Pop-up Supper Club, Wine Bluffers' Guide, Christmas Fair, Garden Walks and Workshops, plus a sneak preview of our wonderful inaugural Winter Festival) and the second has more details of the box of delights that is the Winter Festival.

Click on the emboldened names above to see your chosen Brochure (pdf opens in a new window, note the brochures are 6.15 and 5.4 MB respectively).

Please note the programme for the Winter Festival is subject to change and confirmation.

Christmas Fair angels at West Green House

Christmas Collection

West Green House Christmas Fair

Wednesday 16th November to Wednesday 21st December

For Christmas Shopping with a stylish difference, look no further than the West Green House Christmas Collection, our famous Christmas Fair. New and extended for 2016, it’s Christmas with a stylish difference!

Sparkling ornaments, elegant accessories, enviable gifts, all complemented by delicious freshly prepared goodies from the West Green House Tea Room.

Open daily from 11 to 4pm. Tea room open from 11 to 3.30pm. Click here to see our sample menu.

Admission to the Fair is FREE.

See the Garden Walks Event for garden entry details.

Fun tree ornamentChristmas foxes in the tea room

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Christmas Workshops

Christmas Workshops

Tuesday November 29th and Monday 5th to Friday 9th December

Workshop Programme

£55 per person - booking essential 01252 844611

All workshops commence at 11am with coffee/tea followed by a demonstration. Then break for a two course lunch with wine. In the afternoon you will make your own display, and the workshop finishes at 3pm.

We ask you to bring your own secateurs and gardening gloves please.

*NB Friday 9th December is Fully Booked*

Tuesday 29th November
Celebrate Advent

Create your own version of one of our most moving Christmas traditions, the lighting of the Advent Candles.

Make your own Advent wreath with candles using winter foliage and berries from West Green House Gardens.

Monday 5th to 9th December (every day)
Deck the Door with a Traditional Wreath

*Friday 9th December Fully Booked*

Using winter evergreens and herbs picked from the West Green House Gardens, make a traditional wreath for your door.

The morning demonstration showing how to make a door and table wreath will be followed by the hands on workshop to make your own.

Christmas Workshops at West Green House - click on the picture to enlarge if needed

The Ride at West Green House

Winter Garden Walks

Winter Garden Walks 

16th November to 21st December

Why not complete your visit to the Christmas Fair with a bracing walk around the garden?

£4. NT members free with membership card.

No need to book just turn up.

Lunch menu also available (no booking required) in the Tea Room between 12 and 2.30pm. Light refreshments and Christmas treats are available from 10am until 3.30pm.

OR make your day extra special with the following garden treats…


Garden Walk and Lunch

17 & 24 November, and 1 & 8 December

11 am on Thursdays during the Christmas Fair.

A 45 minute guided tour exploring the structure and beauty of the winter garden, followed by a warming lunch.

£15 including lunch. Advanced booking essential.

Drone photo of the Illuminated Garden at West Green House

The Illuminated Garden

1st to 21st December

* New for December 2016*

Open from 4pm to 7pm each day.

See the walled garden spectacularly illuminated during the winter darkness.

Please note that the Illuminated Garden is not included in the usual day time garden entry price, nor do National Trust concessions apply.

Entrance to Illuminated Garden only - £8.

Why not enhance your visit with a delicious Christmas Tea after your walk?

Illuminated Garden + Christmas tea - £18, served between 4 and 6.30pm. Advanced booking essential.

Light refreshments and Christmas treats also available - think of trays of goodies such as Stollen and mince pies, plus hot chocolate and mulled wine.

We strongly suggest pre-booking your visit to the Illuminated Garden by calling 01252 844 611, or emailing stating your preferred day of visit. Christmas teas must be pre-booked as these are made to order.

* Christmas Tea menu for the Illuminated Garden *

  • Fruit scone with cream/jam
  • Cheese scone with cheese/chutney
  • Mince pie
  • Slice of Tea loaf
  • Choice of  tea, coffee or hot chocolate
Bubbles/mulled wine may be purchased at extra cost
Wine glasses

The Wine Bluffers Guide

Wednesday December 14th

The Wine Bluffers Guide to the Christmas Party

Join us for a Christmas party with a twist!

Guided by a wine expert, enjoy wines which may come from the local supermarket or may be part of a vintage collection. What better way to stock your Christmas Cellar and have fun as you do it – but can you spot your Tesco from your Taittinger?

5.30pm – 7.30pm Tickets £20 to include six tasting wines and canapés.

NB Discounts for groups of 10 or more. Click here for online booking.

Ghostly girl

Seasonal Stories

Seasonal Stories

Thursday December 15th to Wednesday 21st December

See individual events for actual dates and timings

Draw near and sit down in our heated greenhouse for our fine selection of seasonal stories to suit families of all ages…

The Princess and the Pea, and the Greedy, Greedy Goose!

A spoilt princess, a cheeky goose, a naughty vegetable and a pile of mattresses – what could possibly go wrong?! Find out in our Christmas tale for all the family, written specially for West Green House.

11.30am daily from Thursday 15th to Wednesday 21st December.
£15 adults £10 children under 16.

Click here for online booking.

Storyteller Storyteller

A feast of physical silliness and some magical storytelling for the very young.

2pm daily from Thursday 15th to Wednesday 21st, except Sunday 18th December
£15 adults £10 children under 16.

Click here for online booking.

The Ghost of West Green

Surrounded by the mists of the illuminated garden as dusk falls through to the candlelit mystery of the Victorian Greenhouse, a tale written exclusively for West Green House drawing on its fascinating history and its enigmatic characters.

3.30pm Thursday 15th, Friday 16th, Saturday 17th, Tuesday 20th, Wednesday 21st December
£15 adults £10 children under 16.

Click here for online booking.

Wine glasses and piano keyboard

Music Maestro!

Delightful Seasonal Music

Saturday December 17th to Monday December 19th


Christmas Stars

Superb performers from the Guildhall School of Music join us for an evening of festive music from the classical repertoire.

Saturday December 17th 5pm – 7pm All tickets: £15.  Click here for online booking.


Viennese Delights – Coffee, Kuchen and Strauss

In the festive splendour of the candlelit Greenhouse, indulge in steaming coffee with whipped cream, frothy hot chocolate, sumptuous Sachertorte and crisp Apfelstrudel whilst enjoing some of the finest Strauss melodies and waltzes. This is no season to diet…!

Sunday December 18th 3pm – 5pm All tickets: £59. Click here for online booking.

Harry the Piano

The piano playing choice of celebrities, with a witty charm that is as at home with the Beatles as he is with Mozart, Harry brings piano playing to a new level. Celebrated at Ronnie Scotts and festival favourite across the country an evening with Harry will get your Christmas started in real style!

Monday December 19th 7pm - 9pm All tickets: £22. Click here for online booking.


Films for the Family

Family Film Shows

Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st December

The FROZEN Party

One of the most magical and popular films of all time, we are delighted to screen ‘Frozen’ and give it the West Green House gloss!

Fancy dress encouraged for the under 12s, the film will be screened in the singalong version while grown ups enjoy some sparkling fizz and Christmas nibbles. Christmas Stress? Just Let it go!

Tuesday 20th December 5.30pm – 8pm £15 adults £8 children under 16 to include drinks and party nibbles for all.

Click here to book online.

Family Classics on film

Join friends and family in the cosy comfort of our heated Greenhouse to see one of the most popular films of this time of year, Frank Capra's classic It's a Wonderful Life.

Wednesday 21st December at 5pm. £8 to include wine and mince pies.

Click here to book online.