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Duck and geese feed no longer for sale!

2018-09-21T16:39:06+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|

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.

A busy time ahead for Hall Place and Gardens

2018-09-21T16:39:06+00:00 February 7th, 2018|

Hall Place and Gardens has been awarded a National Lottery grant of £64,400 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). Money raised by National Lottery players will enable Hall Place and Gardens to develop ways to maximise the business opportunities , as well as vital investment into the Grade 1 listed Tudor house and gardens. Cllr Peter Craske, Cabinet Member for Community Safety, Environment and Leisure said; “This is great news. This funding will help us to continue to engage with the fascinating history of the house, as well as think about new developments to expand the use of the house [...]

New community herb and wildlife garden wins support from TESCO

2018-09-21T16:39:06+00:00 January 28th, 2017|

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 [...]

Hall Place Wedding Caterers Nominated for Award

2018-09-21T16:39:07+00:00 October 7th, 2016|

We are excited to announce that our exclusive wedding caterers, Relish, have be nominated for a prize at this year's Kent Wedding Awards, in the category of Best Independent Wedding Caterers. Chris Bowden, Director of Relish said, "At Relish we are passionate about providing innovative food and great service. We love catering for weddings and Hall Place is the perfect setting." Would you like to know more about Relish and meet their wedding team? They will be at Hall Place for our Wedding Fair, 16 October 11am - 4pm.

Celebrating our 20th Green Flag Award

2018-09-21T16:39:07+00:00 July 25th, 2016|

Last week our gardening team were awarded a prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space - for the 20th time. We are one of only six organisations in the UK to have received the award 20 years in a row.   The award, now in its 20th year, recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the country. International Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: “We are delighted to be celebrating another record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award scheme, especially as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Awards. All the flags flying this year are [...]

Guided Tour of our Garden

2018-09-21T16:39:07+00:00 June 13th, 2016|

Join our Head of Estates on this walk to explore our inspirational and award winning gardens. This is an excellent opportunity to learn from our highly experienced gardening team and visit all areas of our beautiful and varied gardens. Your tour will be followed by a hot drink and a delicious piece of cake in our Riverside Café. Tickets £12 per person Don't forget to book in advance 28 June The tour will begin in the Visitors Centre at 2.30pm

Half Term Ideas …

2018-09-21T16:39:07+00:00 May 19th, 2016|

Family fun awaits you at Hall Place where we have creative crafts with Sand Warriors, pony rides with Bella and Twinkle from PonyPartiesKent and four days of hedgehog activities from the 31 May, don't forget to book your place today! 4 Jun 2016 - 5 Jun 2016 Pony Rides We are delighted to welcome PonyPartiesKent, who will be providing pony rides in the gardens at Hall Place. 05 Jun 2016 Sand Warriors  Sand Warriors combines art with sand using specially designed cards, bookmarks and magnets with vibrant coloured sand to make highly effective pieces of art work.Sandwarriors will be located in the Education Room in the Hall Place visitor centre. [...]

Famous Explorer and Gardener at Hall Place – 15 June

2018-09-21T16:39:08+00:00 May 2nd, 2016|

Tom Hart-Dyke was hunting for rare Orchids in the Columbian Jungle when he was abducted. During his captivity Hart-Dyke occupied his time and thoughts designing a garden. He was release 9 months later and went on to create his garden, a 'World Garden', at his ancestral home Lullingstone Castle. On the 15 June meet Tom Hart-Dyke; adventurer, plant hunter and horticulturalist, and hear his tales. 7.30 pm 15 June Tickets £12 per person Ticket information: All tickets should be purchased in advance To book tickets call the Hall Place and Gardens booking line on 01322 621238 (lines are open every day from 10am – 4.30pm) Hall Place [...]