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Upcoming events at Asthall Manor and Asthall Manor Kitchen Garden for 2024

    Six Inches of Soil screening in the Ballroom

    22nd May - 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    This film tells the inspiring story of British farmers standing up against the industrial food system and transforming the way they produce food – to heal the soil, benefit our health and provide for local communities. To book please click...

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    Guest Ballroom Event – Kieran Stiles Workshop: Explore

    24th May - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Explore different ways of describing light dancing on the water surface using gouache on graphite. Working from direct observations of the lake at Asthall Manor. All materials provided apart from a sketchbook or A4 cartridge paper for notes and preparatory...

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    Kitchen Garden Workshop: Gardening with Wildlife – Some for the Birds, Some for the Bugs and Some for Us

    25th May - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Join us for a workshop on the benefits of gardening with wildlife here at Asthall Manor Kitchen Garden (opposite Asthall Manor). Complete beginners through to keen amateurs all welcome. A thriving and diverse population of insects and animals, big and...

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    Guest Ballroom Event – Ceilidhs for Everyone

    30th May - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Looking for something special to entertain your children? A family-friendly afternoon which weaves dance and storytelling together, this is designed so that everyone, young or old, can join in. Live music will bring the beautiful Asthall Manor ballroom to life....

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    Summer Open Month

    13th June - 13th July

    This summer, we will be opening the garden, without any sculpture, from 13 June to 13 July, but on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays only (11 am until 5 pm.) That’s 15 days! And there will be some special events during that...

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    Garden Talks with Owen Vaughan

    13th June - 13th July

    Join Owen Vaughan, Head gardener for a talk in the garden at 2pm every Saturday during our open month. Owen will be guiding you through this spectacular oasis he and Rosie have created. Owen’s talks are free but you do...

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    Birdsong Walks

    14th June - 15th June

    Peter Cowdrey, who led walks around the Asthall grounds during our on form exhibitions, will be back with more insight into the secret meanings and musicality of birdsong. If you’re an early bird, try the Dawn Chorus! Walks are approximately...

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    Love Our River Day

    15th June - 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Come and join a family-friendly celebration of the wonderful River Windrush as it meanders through the water meadows of Asthall. Stalls and events on the riverside will include: An introduction to riverflies Water quality testing An introduction to flyfishing A...

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    Guest Ballroom event – Pressto :Pressed Flower Workshops

    18th June - 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

    Come and join us for a hands-on workshop here at Asthall Manor Ballroom. We will guide you through the art of flower pressing, showing you how to select and prepare your flowers through the seasons, which ones work and which...

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    Kitchen Garden Workshop: Making Compost and Natural Fertilisers – Turning Waste into Gold

    25th June - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Join us for a workshop on home composting here at Asthall Manor Kitchen Garden. Complete beginners through to keen amateurs all welcome. In this all-day workshop you will learn the basics of different composting systems alongside a bit of helpful...

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    Lunchtime Concert – Bach and Ravel

    6th July - 12:30 pm

    *Please note – there is an error on our newsletter. The date of this event is Saturday 6 July. Visit Asthall’s St Nicholas Church on Saturday 6th July as two acclaimed musicians, Violinist Priya Mitchell and Cellist Claude Frochaux, perform...

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    Another England: Caroline Lucas talks to Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

    6th July - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    *Please note – there is an error on our newsletter. The date of this event is Saturday 6 July. Another England: Caroline Lucas talks to Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall about her new book. The right have hijacked Englishness. Can it be reclaimed?...

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    Guest Ballroom event – Pressto :Pressed Flower Workshops

    25th July - 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

    Come and join us for a hands-on workshop here at Asthall Manor Ballroom We will guide you through the art of flower pressing, showing you how to select and prepare your flowers through the seasons, which ones work and which...

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    Kitchen Garden Workshop: Seed Saving – Closing the Loop on your Food Growing

    5th September - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Join us for a workshop on saving seed, here at Asthall Manor Kitchen Garden (opposite Asthall Manor). Complete beginners through to keen amateurs all welcome. It is well documented that the best seed you can sow is the seed that...

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    Guest Ballroom event – Pressto :Pressed Flower Workshops

    11th September - 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

    Come and join us for a hands-on workshop here at Asthall Manor Ballroom We will guide you through the art of flower pressing, showing you how to select and prepare your flowers through the seasons, which ones work and which...

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