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What's on?

Regular events at Goodnestone Park include the monthly supper club at the Old Dairy Café, Garden tours with Head Gardener, Paul Bagshaw, and various gardening events throughout the year. During the summer there are outdoor theatre productions and the Goodnestone Fork to Fork Food and Drink Festival.
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Jubilee Afternoon Tea

Thursday 2nd – Sunday 5th June
Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in style with a delicious Afternoon Tea.  The menu includes the official Jubilee Pudding created by Jemma Melvin, who was inspired by the lemon posset served at the Royal Wedding in 1947.
Booking essential

 

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Garden Tour with the Head Gardener

Thursday 16th June    SOLD OUT
Join Paul for a two hour stroll around the gardens surrounding the historic mansion.  You’ll learn how Paul and his dedicated team are working to enhance the year-round appeal of the gardens.  Paul’s enthusiasm for sustainable gardening is infectious, and he’ll share his ideas for encouraging wildlife through the creation of beneficial habitats.

The Old Dairy Cafe will be open, so why not round off the day with a delicious cream tea?  (to be booked separately)

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Supper Club

Friday 17th June 2022

Booking essential for our popular Supper Club:
01304 695098 or email olddairy@goodnestone.com

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Sunday 26th June 4pm
A welcome return visit to Goodnestone from The Duke’s Theatre Company with their new production of Shakespeare’s most comic and celebrated fairy tale.  Live music, stunning design and theatrical magic coupled with madness, mayhem, love and hilarity – book your tickets here

Bring your own rugs and chairs for this outdoor performance – picnics welcome.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Monday 27th June 11am and 7pm
A welcome return visit to Goodnestone from the Duke’s Theatre Company with their new production of Shakespeare’s most comic and celebrated fairy tale.  Live music, stunning design and theatrical magic coupled with madness, mayhem, love and hilarity – book your tickets here for the 11am performance or here for the 7pm show

Bring your own rugs and chairs for this outdoor performance – picnics welcome.

 

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Garden Tour with the Head Gardener

Thursday 14th July
Join Paul for a two hour stroll of the gardens surrounding the historic mansion.  You’ll learn how Paul and his dedicated team are working to enhance the year-round appeal of the gardens.  Paul’s enthusiasm for sustainable gardening is infectious, and he’ll share his ideas for encouraging wildlife through the creation of beneficial habitats.

The Old Dairy Cafe will be open, so why not round off the afternoon with a delicious cream tea? (to be booked separately)

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Opera Evening

Thursday 21st July 6pm
An evening of songs, arias and ensembles from operas and musicals performed in the beautiful surroundings of Goodnestone Park Gardens.  This performance has been arranged by Orlando Jopling who has spent most of his working life in opera and ballet, at the Royal Opera House, London, Garsington Opera, Scottish Opera, the Royal Ballet, Scottish Ballet and many others.

Please bring your own rugs and seats for this outdoor performance.  There will be a picnic interval.
Tickets available here

 

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The Jungle Book

Saturday 20th August 3pm
Dot Productions bring their adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic to the gardens at Goodnestone.

A family show full of fun and entertainment.
Please bring a rug or chairs to sit on.

The link to purchase tickets is here

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Pygmalion

Saturday 20th August 7pm
A welcome return to Goodnestone for Dot Productions, who, in their 12th year of touring, have chosen a well-loved classic.  Full of wit and wisdom George Bernard Shaw’s most popular play will be performed in the open air – please bring something to sit on.

The link to purchase tickets is here

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Fork to Fork Food & Drink Festival

Sunday 28th August 2022
A Food & Drink Festival at Goodnestone Park with a fantastic line up of local food and drink producers, fun and interactive work shops held in the walled garden and live music in the evening. The event is being held in conjunction with Other Art Network who will running an exhibition in Goodnestone Gallery and within the gardens. This event is definitely one for the calendar and further information will be available in the New Year.

A link to purchase tickets will be posted here soon.

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National Garden Scheme

Sunday 11th September
This Sunday visitors to the garden will be contributing to the National Garden Scheme.
The NGS has donated over £63 million to nursing and health charities, including Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Hospice UK and The Queen’s Nursing Institute.
Mary Berry is President of the National Garden Scheme and George Plumptre, brother of Lord FitzWalter, is its Chief Executive.