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April 2020

Willow Weaving Workshop – CANCELLED

21 April @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
£75 Sold out

If you have ever fancied having a go at making your own willow animal sculpture, or just love the idea of a new craft, then now is your chance! Trottiscliffe Willow is a Kent based company offering a one-day willow weaving course to make any small animal of your choice to take home. All tuition, materials and equipment are provided for you to make your own unique sculpture. Reasonable hand/wrist strength is required but absolutely no experience is necessary. Refreshments…

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Specialist Clock Tour – CANCELLED

25 April @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
£20 Sold out

On the last Saturday of each month, Jonathan Betts, an expert in Horology and formerly of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, conducts a specialist tour around the clocks of Belmont House. Last Saturday of the month from April to September. £20.00 per person to include garden entry. Tour starts at 1.30pm. Your PayPal receipt/email is your booking confirmation and ticket so please bring this with you on the day. If you would like more information, please contact the Estate Administrator…

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May 2020

Spring Fair – CANCELLED

3 May @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Our Spring Fair features a superb range of quality plants and herbs, garden-related gifts, artwork, textiles and a whole host of wonderful crafted delights as well as some delicious local food and drink. It really is a perfect way to spend a spring day. Dogs welcome but must be kept on the lead at all times. The House will be closed for tours. £4.00pp including garden entry, children under 16 are free. If you are interested in having a craft…

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Herb Walk – CANCELLED

13 May @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
£10 Sold out

This relaxing walk will introduce you to some different herbs used throughout history to treat illness and maintain health. Learn about the benefits of some very familiar wild plants as well as lesser known ones. It's a great chance to see, smell and taste the plants in a beautiful garden setting and reconnect with nature that's right on your doorstep, with a modern twist. Mandy Rickard is a medical herbalist and aromatherapist with a practise that stretches over 20 years.…

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Meet The Head Gardener – CANCELLED

19 May @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join our Head Gardener, Graeme, for a walking tour around our beautiful gardens to see some of the many species of plants and trees we have at Belmont. He will also tell you about the seasonal work involved in maintaining the gardens here. Throughout the tour Graeme will share his gardening knowledge and expertise with you and will invite you to ask lots of questions. £7.00 per person. No booking required. Wrap up as unlikely to be cancelled due to…

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Specialist Clock Tour -CANCELLED

30 May @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
£20 16 tickets left

On the last Saturday of each month, Jonathan Betts, an expert in Horology and formerly of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, conducts a specialist tour around the clocks of Belmont House. Last Saturday of the month from April to September. £20.00 per person to include garden entry. Tour starts at 1.30pm. Your PayPal receipt/email is your booking confirmation and ticket so please bring this with you on the day. If you would like more information, please contact the Estate Administrator…

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June 2020

Hydrosols and Rosewater Distillation Workshop

3 June @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
£35 6 tickets left

Mandy Rickard, local herbalist and aromatherapist is giving a workshop on distilling hydrosols (aromatic waters) for herbal healing. Many herbs have aromatic properties we can use in skincare, household products and natural medicine. They are the link between herbal medicines and aromatherapy. You will experience every stage of the process from picking the buds, through to the distillation using a traditional copper still and bottling. £35.00pp including light refreshments. We will be stopping for a lunch break, please bring a…

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Meet the Head Gardener

16 June @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join our Head Gardener, for a walking tour around our beautiful gardens to see some of the many species of plants and trees we have at Belmont. He will also tell you about the seasonal work involved in maintaining the gardens here. Throughout the tour Graeme will share his gardening knowledge and expertise with you and will invite you to ask lots of questions. £7.00 per person. No booking required. Wrap up as unlikely to be cancelled due to weather.

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Chamomile Workshop

17 June @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
£35 8 tickets left

Chamomile is one of the most widely used plants by herbalists. This herb has been shown to ease heartburn, nausea and colic in infants as well as help with other conditions such as anxiety and insomnia. We hope to capture this plant in full bloom when it will be ready for distilling to make Aromatic water. During this workshop, you will learn how to use chamomile in teas, aromatic waters, skincare and medicine. At the end of the workshop, you…

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Linocut Printing Workshop

26 June @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
£30 3 tickets left

Our Head Gardener will take you on a tour of the gardens where you’ll be able to gather flowers and leaves to use as inspiration for your print. After working these into a design you’ll learn how to transfer your image to a linocut tile and carve it using specialist tools. We will have ready made designs on hand that you can use if you would prefer. Experiment by printing overlays in different colours onto paper and greeting cards. At…

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Specialist Clock Tour

27 June @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
£20 16 tickets left

On the last Saturday of each month, Jonathan Betts, an expert in Horology and formerly of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, conducts a specialist tour around the clocks of Belmont House. Last Saturday of the month from April to September. £20.00 per person to include garden entry. Tour starts at 1.30pm. Your PayPal receipt/email is your booking confirmation and ticket so please bring this with you on the day. If you would like more information, please contact the Estate Administrator…

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July 2020

NGS Open Garden

4 July @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We are pleased to be supporting the work of the National Garden Scheme. Our Tea Tent will be open from 12.00pm serving a wonderful range of cakes and tray bakes. Admission £5.00, children £2.00. Please note: HHA membership and other discounted schemes are not valid on NGS days.

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NGS Open Garden

5 July @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We are pleased to be supporting the work of the National Garden Scheme. Our Tea Tent will be open from 12.00pm serving a wonderful range of cakes and tray bakes. Admission £5.00, children £2.00. Please note: HHA membership and other discounted schemes are not valid on NGS days.

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Herbal First Aid Workshop

8 July @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
£40 6 tickets left

There are many healing herbs which can be used for first aid treatment and minor ailments. Garden herbs can be extremely effective, abundant, easy to find and quite often have more than one benefit. During this workshop, you will be able to gather some of the herbs we have growing in the gardens at Belmont. These will then be used to make a versatile antiseptic tincture and healing ointment for you to add to your own first aid kit. £40.00pp…

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Open Air Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream – CANCELLED

10 July @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

On Midsummer’s night, four young lovers find themselves in anenchanted and mysterious forest, ruled by prying pixies and feuding fairies. The Fairy King and Queen are at war and keen but clueless amateur actors Bottom, Quince and friends are putting on a play. Mischievous fairy Puck is up to no good, playing tricks on them all in a magical comic tale where the course of true love is well and truly scuppered. Please bring your own blanket or low-backed seating…

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Summer Photography Evening

16 July @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bring your camera and enjoy a couple of hours creating photos in our beautiful grounds. Come and enjoy the serene spaces of the Kitchen and Walled Gardens and make time to create some beautiful and fun photographs guided by photographer Karen Louise George. The emphasis of the evening will be based around floral and garden photography but they are very much relaxed and unstructured evenings so whatever type of photography you enjoy, you can participate. There will be a selection of fun…

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Meet the Head Gardener Tour

21 July @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join our Head Gardener, Graeme, for a walking tour around our beautiful gardens to see some of the many species of plants and trees we have at Belmont. He will also tell you about the seasonal work involved in maintaining the gardens. Throughout the tour Graeme will share his gardening knowledge and expertise with you and will invite you to ask lots of questions. £7.00 per person. No booking required. Wrap up as unlikely to be cancelled due to weather.

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Specialist Clock Tour

25 July @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
£20 16 tickets left

On the last Saturday of each month, Jonathan Betts, an expert in Horology and formerly of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, conducts a specialist tour around the clocks of Belmont House. Last Saturday of the month from April to September. £20.00 per person to include garden entry. Tour starts at 1.30pm. Your PayPal receipt/email is your booking confirmation and ticket so please bring this with you on the day. If you would like more information, please contact the Estate Administrator…

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WILD BOX Cocktail Making Class

30 July @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
£30 9 tickets left

Join us for a WILD BOX cocktail making class using Kent’s finest sprits and other local produce. Situated in the Orangery, you will have an insight to the products used followed by an interactive class on how to make a selection of seasonal cocktails. All ingredients will be supplied by WILD BOX. Learn about our local products and have fun while doing so, the best bit is you get to drink your creations afterwards. Adults Over 18s only.  

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August 2020

Meet the Head Gardener Tour

18 August @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join our Head Gardener, Graeme, for a walking tour around our beautiful gardens to see some of the many species of plants and trees we have at Belmont. He will also tell you about the seasonal work involved in maintaining the gardens. Throughout the tour Graeme will share his gardening knowledge and expertise with you and will invite you to ask lots of questions. £7.00 per person. No booking required. Wrap up as unlikely to be cancelled due to weather.

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Specialist Clock Tour

29 August @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
£20 12 tickets left

On the last Saturday of each month, Jonathan Betts, an expert in Horology and formerly of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, conducts a specialist tour around the clocks of Belmont House. Last Saturday of the month from April to September. £20.00 per person to include garden entry. Tour starts at 1.30pm. Your PayPal receipt/email is your booking confirmation and ticket so please bring this with you on the day. If you would like more information, please contact the Estate Administrator…

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Open Air Theatre: The Further Adventures of Doctor Dolittle – CANCELLED

29 August @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Award Winning outdoor theatre company, Illyria, will bring their fabulous new adaptation of The Further Adventures of Doctor Dolittle to Belmont with Jip the Dog, Dab Dab the Duck, Gub Gub the Pig and Polynesia the Parrot. Where in the world will they go? Will they even stay on this world? Which new animals will they help along the way? Will they even stay on this world?! Which new animals will they help along the way? Will the Rats still…

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September 2020

Woodfest & Country Fair (12th & 13th September)

12 September @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Belmont Woodfest & Country Fair is an event not to be missed. We have lots of exciting woodland demonstrations taking place over the weekend including chainsaw carving, furniture and basket making, willow weaving, horse logging, pole lathe turning as well as vintage tractors and a fantastic display of stationary steam engines. The main arena attractions run continuously throughout the day will include  Joe's Bows Falconry Display, Gun Dog demonstrations, Ferret Racing, Terrier Racing, Golden Retriever Display Team (Sunday Only), Fun Dog…

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Woodfest & Country Fair (12th & 13th September)

13 September @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
£6.4 – £8

The Belmont Woodfest & Country Fair is an event not to be missed. We have lots of exciting woodland demonstrations taking place over the weekend including chainsaw carving, furniture and basket making, willow weaving, horse logging, pole lathe turning as well as vintage tractors and a fantastic display of stationary steam engines. The main arena attractions run continuously throughout the day will include Joe's Bows Falconry Display, Gun Dog demonstrations, Ferret Racing, Terrier Racing, Golden Retriever Display Team (Sunday Only), Fun Dog…

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Meet the Head Gardener Tour

15 September @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join our Head Gardener, Graeme, for a walking tour around our beautiful gardens to see some of the many species of plants and trees we have at Belmont. He will also tell you about the seasonal work involved in maintaining the gardens. Throughout the tour Graeme will share his gardening knowledge and expertise with you and will invite you to ask lots of questions. £7.00 per person. No booking required. Wrap up as unlikely to be cancelled due to weather.

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Autumn Photography Morning

17 September @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Bring your camera and enjoy a few hours creating photos in the beautiful grounds here at Belmont House on an Autumn Photography Morning with photographer Karen Louise George. Enjoy a walk around the beautiful Belmont Grounds before spending time creating some beautiful photographs in the Kitchen Garden. The emphasis of the workshop will be around floral and garden photography but they are very much relaxed and unstructured mornings so whatever type of photography you enjoy, you can participate. Karen will…

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Roots and Relaxing Remedies

23 September @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
£25 12 tickets left

Learn about the relaxing and restoring properties of plants. Our herbalist will show you how herbs can be prepared and used for their relaxing properties. This is a hands-on workshop where you get to take home a remedy to add to your natural medicine cupboard. £25.00pp including light refreshments.

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Linocut Printing Workshop – Sensational Seed Heads

25 September @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
£30 12 tickets left

Our Head Gardener will take you on a tour of the gardens where you’ll be able to gather seed heads and leaves to use as inspiration for your print. After working these into a design you’ll learn how to transfer your image to a linocut tile and carve it using specialist tools. We will have ready made designs on hand that you can use if you would prefer. Experiment by printing overlays in different colours onto paper and greeting cards.…

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Specialist Clock Tour

26 September @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
£20 16 tickets left

On the last Saturday of each month, Jonathan Betts, an expert in Horology and formerly of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, conducts a specialist tour around the clocks of Belmont House. Last Saturday of the month from April to September. £20.00 per person to include garden entry. Tour starts at 1.30pm. Your PayPal receipt/email is your booking confirmation and ticket so please bring this with you on the day. If you would like more information, please contact the Estate Administrator…

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October 2020

Introduction to Screen Printing

6 October @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A one-day workshop, held in the Orangery, introducing you to the art of silk screen printing. You will learn different printing techniques to produce one-off and repeat prints. You can take those skills away with you to carry on printing at home. The morning session will begin with a tour of the gardens led by our Head Gardener, Graeme, to gather inspiration for your prints. Back in the Orangery, you’ll learn about the basic principles of screen printing by experimenting with…

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Distilling Rosemary Aromatic Water – Herbal Workshop

14 October @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
£35 10 tickets left

As the colder weather approaches, we can harness the uplifting herbs growing around us and add them to our medicine and kitchen collection. Rosemary is such a well-known culinary herb, but did you know it has been used in skincare products and herbal remedies to help with digestion, circulation and brain aging? Learn its many uses and take away your own bottle of rosemary Aromatic Water to see you through the cooler months. £35.00pp including refreshments. We will be stopping…

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November 2020

Christmas Pomanders

18 November @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
£25 11 tickets left

Come and make a scent-sational gift for your home. Kick start your festive preparations with this delightful workshop to make a fragranced Christmas decoration that will last you for years to come. £25.00pp including all materials and refreshments.  

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December 2020

WILD BOX Festive Cocktail Making Class

3 December @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
£30 15 tickets left

Join us for a WILD BOX cocktail making class using Kent’s finest sprits and other local produce. Situated in the Orangery, you will have an insight to the products used followed by an interactive class on how to make a selection of festive cocktails. All ingredients will be supplied by WILD BOX. Learn about our local products and have fun while doing so, the best bit is you get to drink your creations afterwards. Adults Over 18s only.

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Christmas Wreath Making

8 December @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
£35 14 tickets left

What better way to get into the festive spirit than making your very own Christmas wreath, using seasonal foliage from the Belmont gardens. This workshop is suitable for beginners. Attendees are advised to bring their own secateurs and wear warm, layered clothing. Coffee and home-made mince pies will be served on arrival. All materials and refreshments supplied.

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Christmas Wreath Making

9 December @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
£35 14 tickets left

What better way to get into the festive spirit than making your very own Christmas wreath, using seasonal foliage from the Belmont gardens. This workshop is suitable for beginners. Attendees are advised to bring their own secateurs and wear warm, layered clothing. Coffee and home-made mince pies will be served on arrival. All materials and refreshments supplied.

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Christmas Wreath Making

10 December @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
£35 16 tickets left

What better way to get into the festive spirit than making your very own Christmas wreath, using seasonal foliage from the Belmont gardens. This workshop is suitable for beginners. Attendees are advised to bring their own secateurs and wear warm, layered clothing. Coffee and home-made mince pies will be served on arrival. All materials and refreshments supplied.

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