Events for Pashley Manor Gardens

Tulip Festival at Pashley Manor Gardens

Pashley Manor Gardens

Pashley Manor Gardens, Ticehurst, Near Wadhurst, East Sussex

22nd April 2020 - 6th May 2020

In late April/early May Pashley Manor’s spectacular Tulip Festival sees this garden, on the border of Sussex and Kent, carpeted with over 35, 000 tulips, creating stunning scenes for visitors to enjoy.

Pashley’s garden team have planted over 35,000 new top grade bulbs, in 112 varieties, for the Tulip Festival in 2020.

Visitors can wander from elegant displays of white lily flowered and palest cream classic tulips planted around an old brick terrace, to the open space of sweeping herbaceous borders covered in a riot of reds and oranges surrounded by tendrils of bronze fennel, or romantic soft pink peony flowered blooms cloistered between red brick walls and pleached pear trees.

Follow the winding paths down to the woodland and the Bluebell Walk is often in flower around the same time as the tulips.

Yet more tulips are on display as cut flowers in the Bloms Bulbs marquee. Bloms, winners of sixty eight Chelsea Gold Medals, are on hand throughout the Festival to share their knowledge of these beautiful bulbs and to take orders from those inspired by the spectacle.

With a café serving locally sourced and homemade cakes, scones and light lunches, which can be enjoyed on the terrace, a shop with gorgeous gifts, souvenirs and plants, and exhibitions of garden sculpture and floral art, Pashley’s Tulip Festival makes a superb day out.

Sculpture in Particular at Pashley Manor Gardens

Pashley Manor Gardens

Pashley Manor Gardens, Ticehurst, Near Wadhurst, East Sussex

25th May 2020 - 30th May 2020

Pashley Manor is proud to host an exhibition and sale of almost 200 pieces of sculpture at their award winning gardens in Sussex at the Sculpture in Particular event from late May to early June.

The garden’s sweeping vistas, formal walled gardens and winding woodland paths create the perfect landscape for sculpture, with some pieces providing focal points while others are tantalisingly glimpsed amidst trees and flowers. There is sculpture on display all season from April to September but during the six days of the Sculpture in Particular event this is complemented by the exhibition of smaller pieces in the house.

A peek inside the wood panelled hall of the sixteenth century house, which is not usually open to the public, reveals a display and sale featuring interior pieces as well as several that would be perfect in smaller gardens – an interesting collection for visitors to enjoy viewing, or perhaps even invest in a piece.

There is also an exhibition of floral and botanical art in the Garden Room café - visitors can enjoy cakes, scones and light lunches in this charming setting, and a selection of floral and botanical prints and cards on sale in the Gift Shop.

Special Rose Week at Pashley Manor Gardens

Pashley Manor Gardens

Pashley Manor Gardens, Ticehurst, Near Wadhurst, East Sussex

9th June 2020 - 17th June 2020

Come mid-June the roses are glorious at Pashley Manor – the perfect time to celebrate these gorgeous blooms with a Special Rose Week at this quintessentially English garden on the border of Sussex and Kent.

Masses of gorgeous pinks can be found spilling out of their box hedged borders in the formal Rose Garden and the pale pink, abundant blooms of Rosa Irene Watts parade either side of the Rose Walk. In the Herbaceous Borders the many red hued shrub roses in the beds are complemented by rich red climbing roses on the eighteenth century walls, while in the pool garden the unusual silver sheened petals of Rosa Burgundy Ice charmingly mirror the gleam of the water. Such is the profusion of roses at this time that even the front of the house is covered in the pink tinged, creamy yellow flowers of the climbing Rosa Gloire de Dijon. Pashley’s blend of old fashioned and modern roses are complemented by foxgloves, clematis, London Pride, sweet peas and summer flowering shrubs.

Over the Special Rose Week there will be the opportunity to take a guided rose themed walk round the gardens and there is a great selection of potted roses, from 26 times Chelsea Gold Medal winners Peter Beales Roses, available to buy, as well as rose themed gifts from the Shop – even the menu in the café features rose inspired dishes over this week!

Kitchen Garden Week at Pashley Manor Gardens

Pashley Manor Gardens

Pashley Manor Gardens, Ticehurst, Near Wadhurst, East Sussex

14th July 2020 - 19th July 2020

Gardeners love to eat what they grow and since in July an abundance of produce is ready to enjoy, after all the planning, planting and hard work, what better time for Pashley Manor, on the border of Sussex and Kent, to dedicate a week to the Kitchen Garden.

The current Kitchen Garden, designed and planted in 1990, is a re-creation of how the long –lost Victorian potager might have been. In July the Kitchen Garden, hidden within its soft red brick walls, is full of fresh produce and flowers that supply the café and feed the house. Espaliered pear trees and vine arches welcome you to the Kitchen Garden; scented and colourful sweet peas grown on wrought iron obelisks flourish at each corner. Many different types of lettuce and salad jostle for space with parsley, chives, coriander and other herbs, while courgettes, peas, beans and beetroot cohabit with soft fruits, which make visitors gasp with envy.

During the six days of the Kitchen Garden Week there will be the chance to talk to the gardeners and ask questions and advice, as well as a focus on how the produce from the garden is used in the café menus; plus there will be local honey and homemade chutney on sale in the Gift Shop.

Sussex Guild Craft Show at Pashley Manor Gardens

Pashley Manor Gardens

Pashley Manor Gardens, Ticehurst, Near Wadhurst, East Sussex

29th August 2020 - 31st August 2020

August Bank Holiday weekend will once again see the return of the Sussex Guild Craft Show to Pashley Manor - a fantastic selection of high quality crafts, the summer borders in full bloom and a special entry price combine to make this an ideal time to visit this garden on the border of Sussex and Kent.

The Sussex Guild, a group of skilled designer makers living in Sussex and the adjoining counties, will be showing exciting new crafts this year at their twentieth show held at Pashley. Each applicant to The Sussex Guild has to undergo a rigorous selection procedure so their work is of the highest standard; around forty Sussex Guild members will be exhibiting at the show. Many of the pieces would make ideal gifts or decorative accessories around the home or for use in the garden.

Visitors will have the opportunity to talk to craftspeople about their work and buy crafts, and, of course, enjoy the riot of late summer colour in Pashley’s 11 acre gardens, savour cakes, scones and light lunches in the café and browse Pashley’s well stocked Gift Shop.

Dahlia Days at Pashley Manor Gardens

Pashley Manor Gardens

Pashley Manor Gardens, Ticehurst, Near Wadhurst, East Sussex

9th September 2020 - 19th September 2020

As summer turns to autumn the gardens at Pashley, on the border of Sussex and Kent, are ablaze with colour, provided by thousands of dazzling dahlias, during the Dahlia Days event.

Over 70 varieties of this diverse perennial are planted throughout the garden; pinks in the Rose Garden, sunny yellows in the Golden Beds, whites in the Elizabethan Garden, purples in the Pool Garden and more. The pièce de resistance is the hot reds and oranges, interspersed with darker burgundys and complemented by the second flowering of roses, canna lilies, late flowering perennials and other annuals, in the magnificent herbaceous borders, which are at their best at this time of year.

During Dahlia Days Bloms Bulbs will be at Pashley with a gorgeous display of cut dahlias, giving advice and taking orders and there will be the opportunity to take a dahlia themed walk round the gardens
The café, with terrace, serves locally sourced and homemade cakes, scones and light lunches; the shop has gorgeous gifts, souvenirs and plants, and there are exhibitions of garden sculpture and floral art. Whether you want to learn more about dahlias or just enjoy the eye-catching displays of these vivid, multi-hued blooms do come and spend a day in the gardens during this week of fantastic early autumn colour.

Christmas Gift Shopping at Pashley Manor Gardens

Pashley Manor Gardens

Pashley Manor Gardens, Ticehurst, Near Wadhurst, East Sussex

19th November 2020 - 29th November 2020

Pashley’s Shop will be open for 11 days in winter for Christmas shopping.
As usual the shop will be packed with a wide selection of high quality gifts and cards, as well as special Christmas stock for the festive season.

If you are looking for present ideas, or something for yourself or your home, do come and visit. Gift ideas include gorgeous handbags, beautiful scarves, luxurious hand creams, divine scented candles, interesting books and decorative kitchenware as well as festive baubles, napkins, wreaths, wrapping paper and much, much more.

Parking is free, easy and convenient and we will welcome you with a glass of mulled wine and mince pies. So, for a relaxed version of Christmas shopping, and for gifts not seen on the high street, visit the Christmas Shop at Pashley.
(No entry charge – gardens and Café not open at this time; just the festive Gift Shop)