Penshurst Place Experiences
This year we have introduced a brand new collection of workshops, experiences and classes alongside our annual favourites such as the Spring Stroll and Autumn Amble. Have a browse through below to see what's on offer for 2019!
14th April, 11am - 2pm. £30 per person to include house and gardens access + two-course roast lunch, pre-booking required.
Enjoy a springtime stroll through the vibrant parkland with General Manager, Ben Thomas, and discover the history of Penshurst Place and the variety of wildlife living within the grounds, followed by a delicious two-course roast lunch in the Garden Restaurant.
If you have any special dietary requirements you'd like to make us aware of, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bonsai Tree Workshop
1st June, please arrive from 10.30am for an 11am start. £40 per person to include Gardens access, pre-booking required.
Learn the art of Bonsai pruning and care in our first ever Bonsai Tree workshop! Join our UK Bonsai Association accredited specialist and learn the fascinating history of Bonsai Trees before shaping and pruning a tree of your own on the South Lawn, ready to take home.
You'll leave the workshop with all the information you need to be able to care for your Bonsai at home. After the workshop enjoy a stroll through the 11 acres of formal gardens as included in your ticket price.
Hanging Basket Workshop
2nd June, please arrive from 10.30am ready for an 11am start. £40 per person to include gardens access, pre-booking required.
Enjoy a lesson in hanging basket arranging and learn the skills needed to ensure your baskets at home always look impeccable! During this workshop, our expert will guide you and help you understand the best colour, form and texture combinations in your own basket to take home.
Head Gardener's Tour & Tea
2nd June, tour begins at 2pm with a cream tea to follow. £25 per person to include gardens access, pre-booking required.
Join Head Gardener Tony Wiseman for a tour of the 11 acres of formal gardens and learn more about our rich horticultural past. With our earliest garden records dating back to 1346, Penshurst Place is home to one of the oldest formal gardens still in private ownership, and this Glorious Gardens Weekend we invite you to learn more about we ensure the preservation of our gardens for future generations
After your tour, it would be our pleasure to welcome you to the Garden Restaurant for a refreshing Cream Tea, overlooking the South Lawn.
Gin Tasting Evening
7th June, 5 - 7pm. £30 per person to include gardens access, pre-booking essential.
Settle in for all things Botanical as we welcome you to our first ever gin-tasting evening! Learn more about the wonderful botanicals that make up your favourite gins and discover new smaller batch gins from our home county all in the wonderful surrounds of the medieval Baron's Hall!
These tickets include access to the gardens, but as we close at 6pm, we would recommend arriving at 4pm or earlier to enjoy the gardens before the start of the tasting evening
13th October, walk begins at 11am with lunch to follow at 1pm. £30 per person to include a two-course roast lunch and House & Gardens access, pre-booking required.
Enjoy a guided amble through the changing Autumnal scenes of the Penshurst Place parkland, led by the Penshurst Place Estate General Manager, Ben Thomas. During your walk you’ll gain a keen insight into the agricultural history of the estate, as well as the work we to do to ensure the wildlife within the parkland continues to thrive.
Afterwards we'll be providing a delicious two-course roast lunch in the Garden Restaurant - a wonderfully cosy end to an Autumn amble.
Christmas Wreath Workshop
4th or 5th December, 10.30am - 12.30pm. £40 per person to include festive treats, pre-booking required.
Design & create your own Christmas wreath ready to hang upon your door with the help of our expert Sandra Belton from Unique Floral Designs. Using foliage collected from the PenshurstPlace estate as well as a few additional festive decorations, you will be able to create a truly unique wreath to be the envy of all your neighbours!