Welcome to 2017
The garden is now closed for its winter sleep and re-opens on March 1st at 11am.
However, we’re not resting on our laurels and have 3 new events before then to whet your appetite!
We’re also taking bookings for our special afternoon tea for Mothering Sunday in March.
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2017's Events Brochure coming soon, otherwise contact us for more details on 01252 844 611, or email@example.com - we have some bookings already!
We look forward to welcoming you to West Green in 2017.
Burns Night Supper
Wednesday January 25th
Burns Night Supper
7 for 7.30pm
There’s a reason Burns Night is so widely celebrated in the darkest days of January. It’s a perfect time to move on from the post Christmas detox and warm the soul with traditional fare so do join us for our first ever Burns Night Supper.
There’s a special connection between Burns Night and West Green House. The originator of West Green, Henry Hawley was appointed Commander-in-Chief of Scotland in 1745. He led the cavalry charge at the Battle of Culloden where the brutality of his dragoons earned him the nickname “Hangman”. So there can be no more appropriate place to sink a ‘wee dram’ and help banish the winter blues.
Join us in our warm and decorated Tea Room for our tempting menu:
Gravadlax with Horseradish sauce
Neeps and Tatties
A whisky tasting rounds off a satisfying evening.
£69pp - pre-booking essential.
Tuesday February 14th
7 for 7.30pm
We are real romantics at West Green! In the cosy beauty of our lovely Tea Room, we plan the most charming of dinners, with tables spaced at an elegant distance, lit only by candlelight and presenting a truly delicious dinner, hand crafted by our resident chef.
West Green was the setting for more weddings, proposals (and christenings) in 2016 than at any time in our history. Discover true love with us this year – but don’t delay.
£59pp to include a glass of rose champagne. We're keeping numbers strictly limited for this lovely evening and tables are going fast.
*Note new price for this lovely evening*
Tuesday February 28th
11am to 3pm
Nothing heralds the start of Spring like the delicate and beautiful Snowdrop.
Marlyn has investigated why the wonderful display in front of West Green House has declined in recent years. Her initial thoughts were disease or poor soil, but it turns out the demise of her snowdrops is that terror of many a bulb loving gardener, the squirrel.
As a result the garden team will be planting thousands of new snowdrop slips by hand later this year. To mark the occasion, Marylyn has invited the renowned snowdrop specialist Min Wood as guest speaker at our inaugural Snowdrop Lunch.
The event comprises:
11am - Coffee
11.15 - Talk on the snowdrop by Min Woods, followed by a discussion on snowdrops, to include a practical exploration of their care and problems. This will include a walk around the gardens at West Green to show how we are rejuvenating the snowdrops.
A two course lunch including wine.
The talk and lunch will be held in the warm Tea Room.
£59pp - pre booking essential.
This promises to be a treat for all galanthophiles and also offers a sneak preview of the garden ahead of opening the next day.
Garden Season Opens
The Garden’s Open Season Begins
1st March 2017
Come see the spring garden! March is a super month to see the daffodils in the Lakefield and the swelling spring blossom.
We re-open at 11am and continue until 4.30pm on Wednesday March 1st. These are our regular opening hours, Wednesday to Sunday every week until Sunday 29th October 2017, including Bank Holiday Mondays.
The tearoom opens 11am to 4pm on garden open days.
Good News: We've held admission prices for the 2017 season: £8 adults, £4 children or free if you have a valid National Trust membership card.
We look forward to seeing you in 2017!
Sunday March 26th
Mothering Sunday Traditional Afternoon Tea
A special treat for Mothering Sunday.
You are welcome to take a stroll round the Gardens from 11am (complimentary), then come to our warm, flower decked greenhouse at 2.30pm for a celebratory glass of bubbles.
There’s a superb afternoon tea to follow at 3pm, served on silver stands.
Our bright greenhouse will be filled with scent and daffodils, plus there’s a special gift for mum.
£40 per person (£15 for children of 5-16 years) to include complimentary garden entry, afternoon tea, "bubbles", and a floral gift for mum.
NB children under 5 are welcome with our usual free entry, and on the understanding they will not be catered for.