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. [...]
We still have time before our last category, Gardens, closes on 6 January 2019. So get snapping! Please click here to download the application form. See reverse of application form for terms and conditions. Photographs must be taken in the London Borough of Bexley, although you do not have to be a resident to enter. Only high res entries (300 dpi) in the form of JPEGS and TIFFs will be judged. Only 3 images per person may be sent in. Shortlisted entries will be displayed on our wall in the Visitor Centre and the overall winning image will feature in our [...]
Exciting proposals, including a children’s playground, craft stalls, a new shop, a remodelled visitor centre and exhibition spaces at Hall Place and Gardens will be discussed at next week’s Places Overview and Scrutiny Committee (16 October). Proposals for the site have been drawn up by consultants, funded by the Heritage Lottery, who have studied what the site currently offers and how it could be developed to become financially sustainable. The improvements would be funded with the investment of £600,000 by the Council. The ambitious plans include a natural, woodland style themed playground offering a high quality inclusive experience, designed sensitively to [...]
Butterfly Jungles Experience & Plant Shop closed for the winter 1st October 2018 – 31st January 2019
Last chance of the year to walk around the Butterfly Jungles Experience this weekend before they close for the winter. The experience and plant shop will close at 4.30pm on Sunday 30 September and will reopen on 1st February 2019.
Our Christmas dinner and dancing event was so popular we have added another date- 13 December 2018 from 6.30pm! A festive evening of fine fare and dancing in the beautiful Great Hall under our sparkling Christmas tree. Includes reception drink, four course meal with a glass of wine and dancing til midnight. £55 per person (£10 deposit required upon booking). Advance booking essential, phone 01322 621238.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]