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March 2020

Spring Photography Morning

26 March 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Bring your camera and enjoy a few hours creating photos in our beautiful grounds on a Spring Photography Morning with photographer Karen Louise George (Love Your Camera). Enjoy a walk around the beautiful grounds and spend 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 show you…

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Introduction to Screen Printing

30 March 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
£50 6 tickets left

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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April 2020

Willow Weaving Workshop

21 April 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
£75 7 tickets left

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

25 April 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
£20 13 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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May 2020

Spring Fair

3 May 2020 @ 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

13 May 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
£10 16 tickets left

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

19 May 2020 @ 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

30 May 2020 @ 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 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
£35 9 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 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 packed…

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Meet the Head Gardener

16 June 2020 @ 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 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
£35 9 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 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
£30 13 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 2020 @ 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 2020 @ 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 2020 @ 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 2020 @ 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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Summer Photography Evening

16 July 2020 @ 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 2020 @ 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 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
£20

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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August 2020

Meet the Head Gardener Tour

18 August 2020 @ 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 2020 @ 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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September 2020

Meet the Head Gardener Tour

15 September 2020 @ 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 2020 @ 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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Linocut Printing Workshop – Sensational Seed Heads

25 September 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
£30 15 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 2020 @ 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

Distilling Rosemary Aromatic Water – Herbal Workshop

14 October 2020 @ 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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