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Thornton House

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Thornton House


Date: 25/08/2024 - 25/08/2024
Category: Community Events
Adults: £5
Under 16s: FREE


Adult - Thornton House: £5.00
Under 16s - Thornton House: £0.00

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Join us at Thornton House, Hartley!

Thornton House

Date: Sunday 25 August 2024

Time: 2-5pm

Where: Thornton House, Gorsewood Road, Hartley, DA3 7DE

Admission: £5 for adults, including your 1st hot drink and biscuit.

Free entry for Under 16s.

About the Garden: 

Thornton House garden is back with a bang this bank holiday weekend!

This large and varied garden has something for every guest, with the top of the garden showcasing traditional English blooms. Don’t miss the botanical art studio by the entrance, where the artist in residence has been preparing her finest work for you to discover.

Visit the established Japanese garden features beautiful Japanese Maples and traditional stone lanterns and statues. Continue on past well-kept beds, fruit trees, and a vegetable plot. Then venture past a friendly group of chickens who have plenty to say from their sunny shelter.

Once you’ve been delighted by the formal garden, keep going – there’s more! This garden is on the edge of Hartley Woods and has adopted the spirit of woodland plant life. The last section is a beautiful glade that is a haven for wildlife and visitors alike.


Parking: Public parking is available on Gorsewood road. Please be respectful of local residents.

Accessibility: Access to top of the garden only. There are a small amount of steps to reach the art studio.

Please note: This event is not suitable for dogs.

Refreshments available, and a tombola.

Tickets will be available to purchase on the day.


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