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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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May 2020

Spring Fair – CANCELLED

3 May @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 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 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
£10

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 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 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 @ 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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Meet the Head Gardener – CANCELLED

16 June @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 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 – 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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Specialist Clock Tour – CANCELLED

27 June @ 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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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

NGS Open Garden

4 July @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We are pleased to be supporting the work of the National Garden Scheme. Admission £5.00. Please note: HHA membership and other discounted schemes are not valid on NGS days. Tickets can be purchased through the National Garden Scheme website or alternatively a cash donation can be made on arrival. The toilets and tea room will remain closed to ensure your safety.

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NGS Open Garden

5 July @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We are pleased to be supporting the work of the National Garden Scheme. Admission £5.00. Please note: HHA membership and other discounted schemes are not valid on NGS days. Tickets can be purchased through the National Garden Scheme website or alternatively a cash donation can be made on arrival. The toilets and tea room will remain closed to ensure your safety.

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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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Summer Photography Evening – CANCELLED

16 July @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 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
£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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WILD BOX Cocktail Making Class – CANCELLED

30 July @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
£30

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

4 August @ 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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