Rookwoods is a tranquil garden. The herbaceous borders feature columns of tumbling roses, Pleached hornbeam rooms lead to a wild flower bed, buttercup meadow and ancient oak wood. There is no need to walk far, you can come and linger over tea, under a dreamy wisteria canopy, while enjoying the garden view.
Charming one-acre country garden surrounding a former farmhouse,with good views over rolling countryside. A former horse pond features a beach with landing stage. Rose garden, wide herbaceous, shrub and woodland borders, hidden walks and opportunities to sit and relax. Alpines, grasses and alliums.
A variety of up to 20 village gardens open in and around Bures, including Bures Mill and Highfields Farm. This year’s event will have a dragon theme.
There will be an art exhibition in St Mary’s Church, cream teas from 2-5pm as well as cake and book stalls.
Lee Thomas is a Colchester-based artist, who has established a reputation for creating emotive works of boats and seascapes. He has shown his work at events across the UK and into the US, and will now be at Mill Tye Gallery from 2nd June, for four weeks.
Lee Thomas is a Colchester-based artist, who has established a reputation for creating emotive works of boats and seascapes. Much of the inspiration for his work is taken from the Eastern counties coastlines, including Mersea.
Romantic C18 walled garden laid out by Lady Anne Spencer, overflowing with blooms following Tom Stuart-Smiths renovation. Huge wisteria, armies of Lord Butler delphiniums (Rab lived at Spencers). Spectacular rose and herbaceous borders. Parkland with many specimen trees including Armada Oaks.
This fantastic Farmers’ Market, a huge hit in the town centre is now one of Suffolk’s busiest town markets. Every month the stunning venue is filled with some of the regions very highest quality local produce.
A fantastic annual event, held in the centre of this Suffolk market town and aimed at celebrating, promoting and showcasing the very best producers, restaurants, chefs and food industries that we are so lucky to have in this part of Suffolk.
Wormingford, Annual Flower Festival at St Andrew’s Church which takes place over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend, May 26th, 27th and 28th this year. Our subject this year is ‘Up London Town’ celebrating things connected with Londion, which gives our team of flower arrangers lots of scope!
Saint Andrew’s Church, Wormingford
(off B1508 between Colchester and Sudbury)
Gnomeo and Juliet animated film followed by family disco.
Seating inside the 350 yer old barn, with usher to seat service for drinks and snacks on tiered seating on super comfy beanbags / beachchairs and our massive screen
After the film the screen rolls-up to reveal the DJ for the afterparty - classic dances...
Grease Film inside the 350 year old barn on tiered seating with lux bean bag option. Usher to-seat drinks and popcorn thru show. Crowd karaoke to get you warmed-up....dressing-up, loud singing and dancing encouraged - followed by Rock’roll afterparty till 01.30am!
Lovely film inside a 350 year old Essex barn on tiered seating with supercomfy bean bag option, drinks brought to your seat thru the film by ushers - followed by a firepit and open gardens under the stars - - with popular classical music DJ until midnight....
This year Coggeshall’s gardeners invite you to share the magic of "Ponds, Pools and Puddles" when we open our gardens on Sunday, 3rd June from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. Come and explore woodland gardens, riverside gardens, tiny gardens and formal gardens.
Approx. 15 Gardens Open, large and small. Dedham Arts Group holding an arts exhibition in
Aldham Church. Light refreshments in The Village Hall from 12.30 p.m. plus teas served in certain gardens, and cake and plant stalls. There will also be a Free Minibus around the Gardens.
Between 15 and 20 exhibitors will be offering a wide range of secondhand, out of print and collectable books for sale. From paperbacks to antiquarian. Often also postcards and ephemera. Home made refreshments available. Free parking. The longest running independent book fair in East Anglia.
A long gravel drive leads to the wisteria and rose clad C17 house set amid 15 acres of meadows and gardens. Walled garden and a huge pond/bog garden/woodland with lawns and mature trees. There is a working vegetable/cut flower garden and peach, nectarine and apricots by the pool.
Join one of our naval history experts as he recounts tales of the Hyde Parker naval exploits. Meet in the library for a rsum of the naval exploits of the Hyde Parker family. From the Baltic to the Caribbean or from the Indian to the Atlantic Oceans, the Hyde Parker family were a sea-faring dynasty.
A popular guided walk taking in some railway and village history as well as both some modern archaeology and the natural beauty of the Suffolk countryside. Join us for a guided four-mile walk retracing the route of the former Great Eastern Railway Line linking the medieval wool towns of Lavenham and Long Melford.
An opportunity to view some of our paintings as they have never been seen before. Join our knowledgeable guides who will be highlighting some of the Melford Hall paintings using a specialist LED torch.
New Age Sports allows people of all abilities to compete together. Have you ever taken part in New Age Kurling, or Boccia. Well now is the time to try! You certainly do not have to be fantastically fit to play. Babergh Branch of the Oddfellows invites you to its first meeting of its kind.
Plenty of gardens to see throughout the beautifull village of Long Melford.
Gardens from courtyard to country mansion.
With plants sales, refreshments with home-made cakes. There’s plenty to see and be inspired by. Come and spend the day with us.
All funds going towards Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford
8 acres of romantic garden surrounding classical house in mature parkland setting. 2 lakes, one with jungle walk. Unusual, ancient and enormous trees. Largest ginkgo tree outside Kew. Walled garden, snowdrops, wild flower garden, blossom, spring bulbs, roses, hydrangeas.
This is Kentwell’s biggest, best known and most loved Tudor event of the year.
Visitors step back in time to 1538 where our Tudors re-create a whole working, living community. Tudors dress, speak, cook, eat, drink, create music and dance . . .
20+ Gardens open to the public
Light Lunches and cream teas in Village Hall 12-2pm
Church Tower Open 1-3pm
Stalls selling Plants, Produce, Collectables, Cakes and Ice-cream
Free shuttle bus from centre to outlying gardens
All profits to St Marys Church, Boxford
ALL welcome to attend. June’s meeting will be our AGM followed by a strawberry tea/coffee and time to chat with others. Come along to the main hall at the United Reformed Church, Kelvedon and join us.
Tel: Gwyn Pegram 07875 109472
5 years running. With 100 stands and a new venue for 2018 - Chelmsford City Racecourse. There are lots of extra, exciting things happening!
An uplifting, enlightening weekend brought to you once again by Life Arts.
An award-winning, medium-sized garden described by one visitor as a ’Little Bit of Heaven. A blaze of colour with roses, clematis, pergola, rose arch, triple fountain with box hedging and deep herbaceous borders. See our ’Folly’, exuberant and cascading hanging baskets...find our Secret Door.
Visit Lavenham Guildhall on one of our spinning days and see our wonderful volunteers in action; demonstrating the traditional art of spinning wool into the yarn we see and recognise today. Our spinning demonstrations are ongoing throughout the day. Every week on a Thursday.
This year marks a special celebration to the Saint of Corpus Christi. It is to the Religious Guild of Corpus Christi that we owe
the existence of this special place to, as in its heyday it
was their Guild hall. The highly decorative detailing to the Guildhall shows how important Guilds were to their inhabitants.
Join us for a short talk about the Guildhall over coffee and biscuits before enjoying a guided walk around historic Lavenham uncover secrets and hidden tales. Lovely light lunch included. A guided walk around the historic centre of this unique medieval village.
This year we are proud to be taking part in the Lavenham Hidden Gardens. See our wonderful and tranquil Guildhall garden which is maintained by our wonderful volunteers. There are many incredible gardens around the village taking part.
Lavenham was once famous for spinning wool, seeing Lavenham boom in the late 15th Century through wealth from the wool trade. Join us on the 16 June for a special day of demonstrations. A special opportunity to come and see our wonderful volunteers spinning wool using traditional spinning wheels.
St Helena Hospice Bubble Rush event promises a fun-filled bubbly day for the whole family!
This run features a 5k course with four Bubble Stations along the route where our cannons pump out coloured bubbles.