Hall Place awarded Green Flag and Green Heritage status 2020 We are thrilled to announce that Hall Place & Gardens have achieved the Green Flag Award for 2020. A special thank you to the amazing gardens staff and volunteers who help keep the gardens looking fantastic, especially this year where we have valued them more than ever for their hard work in these extraordinary times #GreenFlagAward2020 #GoGreenForParks.
Hip, hip hooray! We are pleased to announce that Bexley Butterfly House have received the official go ahead to open and the team are waiting to welcome you back . All tickets must be pre-booked online before arrival. Pre-book your tickets by clicking here
So many people are working on their gardens right now. Not only to make them look fantastic but also as a really good way to support their physical health and mental wellbeing. Our gardeners at Hall Place are still working hard and wanted to share some of their top tips with you. The first is all about pruning Hydrangeas Hydrangeas spent flower heads still give some much needed architectural form over the winter months. So if you did leave them, you can now remove these to concentrate energy into your new growth. Your plant will have started producing its new leaves, [...]
Hall Place is thrilled to announce the renewal of its Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge for the eighth year running. This is a nationally recognised indicator of good quality educational provision. The award winning Education Service at Hall Place welcomes over 7,000 children to its varied programme of sessions and activities every year. Like to know more? Visit the Learning pages on the Hall Place website at www.hallplace.org.uk The LOtC Quality Badge is the only national award combining the essential elements of provision - learning and safety - into a trusted accreditation scheme for all types of learning outside the [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
Some very important visitors were brought to Hall Place by the famous Taxi Charity for Military Veterans on the 5 November, to mark Remembrance Day, the centenary of the 1918 armistice and to help unveil a new statue and bench. Eight black taxis brought the 17 veterans to Bexley from all across the south-east. On arrival they were taken on a guided tour of the Hall Place ‘Faces of the Great War’ and the ‘Code name – Santa Fe’ exhibitions before leaving for the gardens, where they spent some time helping pupil governors from Gravel Hill School to sow poppy seeds. [...]
Please note we are no longer selling mini bags of wildfowl food from the gift shop in our historic house. The site is over populated with geese and unfortunately they are causing serious damage to the gardens and the River. Please help us by not feeding the geese, ducks and birds. There are plenty of natural food sources for them in the gardens. Thank you for your support.
Tesco Supermarket have given Hall Place a grant of £12,000 to create a new Community Herb and Wildlife Garden. The money has been raised through Tesco's Bags of Help scheme and work will begin on the new garden in early 2017. The new Community Herb and Wildlife Garden will include plants and herbs that have been grown throughout history for their practical uses. Visitors will be able to see soapwort, used to make soap, lemon balm, used to soothe digestive problems and woad, used to dye fabric a vivid blue colour. Estates Manager Tony Nield said; 'Our new garden will be a great educational resource for school groups and families.' The garden [...]