Sun 5 May 1pm and 3pm
Join us as we celebrate 100 Years of the Jane Austen Classic, Pride & Prejudice. The Hampshire Regency Dancers will recreate the romantic era as they perform a mix of stately and lively Regency dances in full 19th century costume.
Free with usual admission fee
Bank Holiday Mon 6 May 1pm–4pm
Using acrylic paints and lots of imagination have fun decorating smooth pebbles with pictures, patterns or motifs.
No need to book, just turn up. Adults: free with normal admission. Children: £1
Friday 10 May 4.30pm–7pm
Get back to nature and have fun learning forgotten techniques to make a fantastic campfire meal of fish skewers, game or rabbit pie and spotted dick – and of course whet your whistle with hot drinks from the Kelly Kettle.
£20 includes the food cooked (between the group) and refreshments.
Sat 18 May to Sun 20 Oct
Now in its 14th spectacular year! One of the most exciting exhibitions of contemporary art and sculpture in the UK.
Free with normal admission
Sun 26 May 1pm and 2.30pm
Enjoy songs to celebrate the return of summer as the Blue Sky Community Choir sings in glorious unaccompanied harmony around the Gardens.
Bank Holiday Monday 27 May 3pm and 4pm approx
Leicestershire’s premier Clog and Garland Dancers will be be performing inn the beaautiful surrounds of Sir Harold Hillier Gardens.
Free with usual admittion fee.
Sun 16 June 1.30pm–4.30pm
Birds of prey on the lawn with hawks, falcons and owls.
Free with normal admission
Sun 16 June 10.30am–1pm
This fun family bushcraft day for children age 4 to 11 years and their parents
Families are welcome to stay on and enjoy the Gardens afterwards.
£10 per person, accompanied Fathers free.
Please note children under seven must be accompanied by one adult per child.
Friday 5 July 11am–2pm
Head of Collections David Jewell takes you on a virtual tour some of the UK’s best perennial borders and shares expert tips and advice. After lunch, bring ideas to life with a guided tour of our own Centenary Border – one of the most iconic!
£19.95 includes a two course lunch and coffee. Booking essential.
Friday 16 August 6.30pm–8pm
Join us for a VIP evening on the iconic Centenary Border and enjoy its glorious perennial plantings at the peak of their summer colour. You will be welcomed with Pimms and canapés served on the Border’s ellipse while guitarists provide enchanting musical accompaniment. Our experts will then take you on a tour of one of the longest double borders in Europe.
£14.95 per head
Friday 13 September 11am–2pm
Head of Collections David Jewell takes you on a virtual tour some of the UK’s best perennial borders and shares expert tips and advice. After lunch David will bring ideas to life with a tour of our own Centenary Border – one of the most iconic!
£19.95 includes a two course lunch and coffee. Booking essential