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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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National Garden Scheme Day

Thursday 13th June 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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Garden Tour with Head Gardener

Saturday 15th June 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 hear 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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MIndfulness in Nature

Sunday 30th June
10.30 – 15.00

Take this opportunity to stop, listen, breathe and feel your connection to the natural world around us.

This special day is run by Hannah, the director of Natural Pathways who have been running courses for over 20 years.  Immerse yourself in nature and rewire your brain in the tranquil setting of Goodnestone Park.

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Staff Making

Saturday 29th June
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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Wild About Gardens with Kent Wildlife Trust

Sunday 7th July
11.00 – 16.00

Goodnestone Park and Kent Wildlife Trust – inspiring wildlife gardening on a grand scale.  The Wild About Gardens Team is thrilled to be partnering with us on an open garden event to encourage nature-friendly gardening.

This will be a fantastic family day out with something for everyone to enjoy.  Be inspired by guided walks that offer opportunities to discover the gardens and ways to support wildlife in your own spaces.  The walks will take place at 11.30am and 2.00pm – you don’t need to book but places will be limited.

Representatives from the Wild About Gardens team will be on hand to answer any questions and to offer tips for sustainable gardening without the three ‘P’s – plastic, peat, pesticides; how to create your own mini pond, learn about bumblebees and other pollinators, and with representatives from Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Kent’s Bat Group and the Kent Mammal Group joining them, you will get to see a hedgehog and a bat up close.  The Wild About Gardens team has prepared plenty of fun nature-friendly activities for the little ones.

The Gardens are open from 9.00am to 5.00pm, the event starts at 11am.  The entry fee is £9 each for adults, carers’ tickets are £3.50 each and children go free.   50% of the entry fees raised will support Kent Wildlife Trust’s Wild About Gardens work.

 

 

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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

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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.

 

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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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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.

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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.

 

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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