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April 2019

Easter at Belmont

21 April 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us at Belmont for some Easter fun. Take part in our outdoor trail around the grounds to win a chocolate treat*, then head back to the Orangery to get crafty with our Easter themed activities. Our Tea Tent will be open from 11am serving soup, cakes and seasonal treats. £5.00 per child and £2.00 per adult (Normal house tour admissions applies). Dogs welcome to the gardens, but must be kept on a lead at all times. *Only available while stocks…

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August 2019

Sound Bath Meditation

30 August 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join Sound Therapist and Artist Jo Miller of Solasta Sounds for this unique Sound Bath experience in the gardens of Belmont House. £25 Adults and £22 Concession. Ticket includes grounds entrance, meditation, sound bath and tea and cake. Please note: You will be laying on a yoga mat for approximately 70-80 minutes.  

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September 2019

His Majesty’s 1st Foot Guards

29 September 2019 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

On the last day of the season, His Majesty’s 1st Foot Guards will give a demonstration of Napoleonic drill, set to period music on the fife and drum. The regiment will fire several volleys with their Brown Bess muskets. Meanwhile, the officers’ wives and camp followers will bring to life the experience of civilians in the Napoleonic Wars. We have guided house tours at 2.15pm and 3.15pm. Tea Room is open serving cakes and cream teas from 1pm.

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October 2019

Bowl Carving Workshop

1 October 2019 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
£60

Learn to make a beautiful wooden bowl in this wonderful Kent countryside setting. A busy day will be rewarded when your creation takes pride of place in your kitchen. £60.00pp including a light lunch, booking essential as spaces are limited.

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Halloween at Belmont

27 October 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Enjoy a spooktacular family outing to Belmont this Halloween. Children can reveal their inner artist doing pumpkin carving and creepy craft making with Lynsey of Creative Mash Ups. There will also be a spooky trail around our gardens for everyone to enjoy. Our Tea Tent will be open from 11.00am for soup, cakes and hot drinks. £6.00 per child, £2.00 per adult (all materials included). No booking required. Last entries at 2.30pm.

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March 2020

Spring Photography Morning – CANCELLED

26 March @ 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 – CANCELLED

30 March @ 11:00 am - 5:00 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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April 2020

Willow Weaving Workshop – CANCELLED

21 April @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
£75

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 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 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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June 2020

Hydrosols and Rosewater Distillation Workshop – CANCELLED

3 June @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
£35

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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Chamomile Workshop – CANCELLED

17 June @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
£35

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 – CANCELLED

26 June @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
£30

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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Brush Calligraphy Workshop – CANCELLED

29 June @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
£35

This workshop will provide you with the skills and techniques you need to create beautiful writing with a brush or brush pen. It is suitable for left or right-handed people of all abilities. You will be provided with everything you need including different styles of brush pens. Guided by Jane of J H Calligraphy, you will receive individual attention to ensure you fully benefit from this workshop. You will leave with a finished piece of writing on hand watercoloured paper…

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July 2020

Herbal First Aid Workshop – CANCELLED

8 July @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
£40

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 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 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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Meet the Head Gardener Tour

21 July @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
£7

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. Booking required. Wrap up as unlikely to be cancelled due to weather.

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Specialist Clock Tour – CANCELLED

25 July @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 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

Specialist Clock Tour – CANCELLED

29 August @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 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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Open Air Theatre: The Further Adventures of Doctor Dolittle – CANCELLED

29 August @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 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

Meet the Head Gardener Tour

1 September @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
£7 2 tickets left

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. Booking required. Please dress sensibly as the tour will commence no matter the weather.

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WILD BOX Cocktail Making Class – SOLD OUT

10 September @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
£30

Join us for a WILD BOX cocktail making class using Kent’s finest sprits and other local produce. Situated outside the Orangery, you will have an insight to the products used followed by a 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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Woodfest & Country Fair (12th & 13th September) – SORRY, THIS HAS BEEN CANCELLED

12 September @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Following the ongoing Government guidance, the Trustees have taken the difficult decision to cancel Belmont Woodfest & Country Fair 2020. Over the last few months we have explored all the avenues available to us in order to try and operate Woodfest safely; however, as the situation continues to develop, and with concerns about a possible second wave, we feel we have no choice but to cancel Woodfest for 2020. This is hugely disappointing for all of us and we would…

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Woodfest & Country Fair (12th & 13th September) – SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

13 September @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Following the ongoing Government guidance, the Trustees have taken the difficult decision to cancel Belmont Woodfest & Country Fair 2020. Over the last few months we have explored all the avenues available to us in order to try and operate Woodfest safely; however, as the situation continues to develop, and with concerns about a possible second wave, we feel we have no choice but to cancel Woodfest for 2020. This is hugely disappointing for all of us and we would…

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Meet the Head Gardener Tour – SOLD OUT

15 September @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
£7

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. Booking required. Wrap up as unlikely to be cancelled due to weather.

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Autumn Photography Morning – CANCELLED

17 September @ 11:00 am - 2:00 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

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

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Linocut Printing Workshop – Sensational Seed Heads SOLD OUT

25 September @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

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 – CANCELLED

26 September @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 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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