Two Bexley parks awarded Green Flag status Hall Place & Gardens and Lesnes Abbey Woods have today (16 July) been recognised as two of the very best parks in the world by the Green Flag Award Scheme. Hall Place & Gardens has also received the Green Heritage Site Accreditation for the management of its historic features. Councillor Peter Craske, Bexley’s Cabinet Member for Places said: “I am proud that Lesnes Abbey and Hall Place & Gardens have been named as two of the world’s best parks. Lesnes Abbey received the Green Flag for the first time last year and it’s fantastic [...]
River Cray at Hall Place We have been advised by the Environment Agency (EA) that key maintenance works are required on the River Cray at Hall Place on 26 June. The works will replace the stop boards on the weir that have decayed and are leaking and unsafe. During the works they will also ensure that the stop boards and the Eel pass fit together so that any maintenance to one is not effecting the other. In order to do this they will need to reduce the level of the River for short period of time. The works are expected to [...]
Please note with immediate effect the Bird Hide will be closed while our education sessions are taking place in the pond dipping area. These sessions are usually in the mornings between 10 - 12.30 from April – July, however this may vary. We will publish any planned known closures on our Facebook site, however please note that there are occasions when plans change at the last minute. We will endeavour to keep users as informed as possible. This decision has been made to give our schools a secure and safe environment to learn. The dates so far that the Bird [...]
Our 'Picture this!' local history exhibition has now closed to make way for the beautiful new art display by members of the renowned RBA - Royal Society of British Artists. We are squirrelling away behind the scenes waving goodbye to the cinema objects and welcoming in the artworks for display. Even though this exhibition space is closed until the RBA opens on 6 April, it will be worth the wait. So if art is your thing, put the date in your diaries! See our events or exhibitions pages for more details.
We were thrilled to get this amazing thank you from a lovely couple who chose to have their wedding here at Hall Place recently - I just wanted to drop an email to say a big thank you to yourself and all your staff that helped us though the running up and the day of the wedding. You really went above and beyond to fulfil all our dreams and it really came true on the day. The hall looked lovely for the ceremony and the meal and its all down to you and your organisation. The day flowed perfectly and it [...]
Find lots of ideas and inspiration at our Wedding Fair on the 17 March and Wedding Open Day on the 24 March. Wedding Fair Find your wedding inspiration at Hall Place, the perfect location to start planning the wedding of your dreams. Come along to the Great Hall and chat with our lovely experts and specialists who will fill you with ideas to make your day special. Exhibitors themes will include wedding gowns and suits, cakes, photographers and videographers, venue stylists and even a harpist and string quartet. Planning a wedding can be stressful. Bring along your partner and have some [...]
You can tell the new season is approaching. Not only is the sun beginning to shine activating the plants and wildlife, but also our visitors too! The site is steadily coming into active life again. If you hadn't noticed yet, All About Owls reopened this week to the thrill of many a visitor and glee for their regulars. With Butterfly Jungles open too, the glasshouses are a fabulous place to head for especially in cold weather. Matthew and his team are ready to introduce you to several species of owl from small to large, cute to angelic. You even have the [...]
The butterflies are back after their cosy winter holiday with some new butterfly species and a replanted butterfly house. If you love orchids, you'll want to visit this month as it hosts an orchid spectacular. We're giving away money off vouchers for Butterfly Jungles to everyone who buys a ticket for the historic house and Friends of Hall Place members too. So bring your cameras - what are you waiting for?
Looking for a stunning venue to hold your wedding? Watch this video for inspiration https://bit.ly/2EwTOeT. Our friendly team will be happy to help with any enquiries you may have. Visit https://www.hallplace.org.uk/weddings/ to find out more information about weddings at Hall Place.