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Regular events at Goodnestone Park include tours with Head Gardener, Paul Bagshaw, gardening events, workshops and outdoor theatre. This year we have Wedding Open Days and Heritage Tours of the Mansion.
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Tour with Head Gardener

Saturday 13th July 2024
10.00am

An opportunity to join Paul on a comprehensive tour of the gardens.  Wildlife conservation, natural diversity and sustainable gardening are at the heart of Goodnestone’s ethos.  Discover how Paul and his team combine traditional gardening techniques with today’s environmentally sound approach.

Only 12 places available – booking essential.

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Aroma Reflexology and Meditation Workshop

Sunday 21st July 2024
12.00 – 4.00pm  £60

Breathing Space Retreats are holding this special workshop in the gardens at Goodnestone.  An afternoon of deep relaxation and nature connection, with the opportunity to create your own bespoke aroma reflexology wax to take home.  Learn some simple hand reflexology techniques to support your health and wellbeing.

The afternoon will conclude with tea and cake in the Old Dairy Cafe.
The price includes all resources and refreshments.

To book your place or for any queries please email breathingspaceretreatskent@gmail.com

Art Classes

Drawing Workshop

Wednesday 24th July 2024
11.00 – 15.00   £70

An opportunity to unlock your creative potential and spend a day in the gardens with local artist and teacher Lynn Holbrook.  Lynn’s relaxed but purposeful approach encourages everyone to find joy in making art, and the gardens will be a fantastic source of inspiration.

Lynn has taught Textiles, Photography and Art and Design in schools, colleges and universities.  She continues to share her passion for art through her popular classes which have been running in Deal since 2007.

Contact Lynn to book your place:  lynn_holbrook@hotmail.com

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Five Children and It

Wednesday 7th August 2024
2.30pm

This is My Theatre return to Goodnestone to share E E Nesbit’s delightful story of the comic consequences of granting wishes to children.

This is an outdoor performance – please bring something to sit on.  Picnics welcome.
No dogs other than assistance dogs, thank you.

 

Staff Making at Goodnestone Park

Staff Making

Saturday 10th August
10.30 – 15.00

Natural Pathways invite you to make your own hiking staff, walking stick or foraging crook in this workshop set in the beautiful gardens at Goodnestone.  All materials and equipment are provided, and with clear and safe bushcraft instructions you will be able to create a personalised staff which will last a lifetime.

 

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Treasure Island

Saturday 17th August 2024
3.00pm

DOT Productions are back with a sparkling new adaptation of a family favourite.

This is an outdoor performance – please bring something to sit on.

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Mindfulness in Nature

Saturday 24th August 2024

A day to reconnect with nature, led by Natural Pathways whose popular courses have been running for over 20 years.
Commune with the natural world, leave behind the chaos of fast-moving modern life and experience stillness in the beautiful setting of Goodnestone Park.

An Ideal Husband at Goodnestone Park

An Ideal Husband

Saturday 17th August 2024
7.00pm

Prepare for an evening of scandals and secrets in Oscar Wilde’s sparkling society comedy.

“We went to see DOT Productions at Goodnestone Park and I must say we had the best evening. Dot Productions is a terrific theatre company, very witty, can’t wait to see another production from them”

This is an outdoor performance – please bring something to sit on.

As You Like It at Goodnestone Park

As You Like It

Monday 26th August 2024
7.00pm

We’re delighted to welcome back the Duke’s Theatre Company.
With witty words and comic characters this lively production of Shakespeare’s much loved play is a must-see this summer!

This is an outdoor performance – please bring something to sit on.

 

Staff Making at Goodnestone Park

Staff Making

Saturday 7th September
10.30 – 15.00

Natural Pathways invite you to make your own hiking staff, walking stick or foraging crook in this workshop set in the beautiful gardens at Goodnestone.  All materials and equipment are provided, and with clear and safe bushcraft instructions you will be able to create a personalised staff which will last a lifetime.

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National Garden Scheme

Thursday 12th September 2024
Goodnestone Park Gardens are proud to continue their association with the National Garden Scheme which has raised over £70 million for nursing and health charities.
All garden admission money will be donated to this very worthy cause.
Booking not required

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Mindfulness In Nature

Saturday 28th September 2024

A day to reconnect with nature, led by Natural Pathways whose popular courses have been running for over 20 years.
Commune with the natural world, leave behind the chaos of fast-moving modern life and experience stillness in the beautiful setting of Goodnestone Park.