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Special Events at Chenies Manor 2014

Open From 2nd April – 30th October 2014 inclusive every Wednesday & Thursday & Bank Holiday Mondays 2-5pm

House & Garden Adults £7 - Children £4 Adults Garden Only £5 - Children £3.50

31st March Monday 12.15

Literary Lunch with Chorleywood Bookshop.

Guest speaker is Alan Titchmarsh with his book.

Tickets essential £40 including a two-course lunch.

Please contact Chorleywood Bookshop 01 923 283566.

Mid April – Mid May - Wednesday & Thursdays 2 – 5pm.

“Tulip Festival”

Fabulous Tulip display will be at its best.

Home made teas – shop – plants for sale.

8th April Tuesday – 10.30am

“Bumblebee Coffee Morning”

Tickets in advance essential £7

With Guest Speaker, coffee, cakes, raffle with free entry to the gardens.

Contacts: Telephone 01 494 873143.

Email: oakfield24@hotmail.co.uk

Cheques payable to Mrs C. Secoy.

Send to Pennwood, Jordans Way, Jordans, Bucks. HP9 2SP.

15th April - Farrow & Ball (Paints) Colour Talk

10.30am. Renowned paint & wallpaper specialist. The Colour Talk will be held in the garden room. Coffee & Biscuits on arrival.

Tickets essential £10 - Contact F&B 01 494 677700.

21st April (Easter Monday 2-5pm)

“Easter Egg Festival”. In 1285, during the visit to Chenies of Edward 1, the earliest occurrence is recorded of eggs being cooked and given to the villagers to celebrate Easter. Following this tradition, we have egg & spoon races, sack races, Easter egg spotting throughout the house.

Entertainer: Dee Riley – Chenies Manor’s most amazing resident Magician.

Mark Garton the “Ultimate Chocolatier” will be demonstrating his art in the manor kitchen.

Delicious home made teas – shop and Plants for sale.

5th May – (Bank Holiday Monday 2-5pm).

“Tulip Festival”

Thousands of “Bloms” wonderful tulips throughout the house & gardens.

Entertainment: Dee Riley, Chenies Manor Amazing Residential Magician.

Home made teas – shop – Plants for sale.

Paul Strickland Scanner Centre – Five mile walk contact: 01 923 844290.

26th May (Bank Holiday Monday House & Gardens open 2-5pm).

10am-4pm “The British Driving Day” and Farm Day. There will be a competitive event with many classes & trade vehicles (Contact Mrs. S. Higgins on

01 923 267919).

In the afternoon there will be vintage tractors on show and free tractor-trailer rides for children, who can also enjoy our Yew Maze & Turf Maze.

Entertainment: Dee Riley, Chenies Manor’s most Amazing Residential Magician.

Home made teas – shop – Plants for sale.

21st 22nd 28 & 29th May 2-5pm

Victorian Kitchen Cooking

With Marian & Ingrid. There will be a demonstration of Victorian Cooking in Chenies Victorian Kitchen,

Home made teas – shop – Plants for sale.

June 4th,5th,11th,12th,18th & 19th – 2-5pm

“Hilda Solomon’s” will be coming to Chenies Physic Garden to talk on the value of herbs. Hilda is a medical herbalist & nutritionist, and works with a wide range of conditions. Hilda uses medicinal herbs, nutrient-rich foods & lifestyle changes to support the body’s innate healing ability. Hilda’s practice is based at the Bagnall Centre, Chesham & can be contacted on 07775882700.

3rd July Thursday BBC “Antiques Roadshow”

Doors Open 9.30am- 4pm We are delighted to announce that we have been selected to host the BBC Antiques Roadshow. The house will be partially open from 11.30am - 4pm and the charge will be £5 for adults – Children £2.50. For more information see our website.

20th July – Sunday 10am – 5pm

“Famous Plant & Garden Fair”

Our 16th Plant & Garden Fair, with 70 specialist nurseries from all over the country. Rare & exceptional plants for sale.

Gardening & Plant advice, pottery pots, garden tools with accessories.

Refreshments all day including lunch.

The Daily Telegraph Garden writer Helen Yemm will be here to talk about any gardening problems that visitors may have.

Entertainment: Damian Consort Singers.

Free Garden visit included in the price of the Plant Fair.

£8 Adult – Children under 14yrs £4.

House visit £4 extra for adults (open from 2pm)

£2 extra for children under 14 yrs.

29th July Tuesday 10.30am.

“Bee Coffee Morning”

Tickets in advance essential £7

With guest speaker, coffee, cake, raffle, free entry to the gardens.

Telephone 01 494 873143.

Email: oakfield24@hotmail.co.uk

(See 8th April for more details).

25th August (Bank Holiday Monday 2-5pm).

“Dahlia Festival”

This will be at its best with many varieties on display throughout the five acres of gardens, a visit all gardeners will enjoy! Delicious homemade teas, also visit the shop, plants for sale.

Entertainment: Dee Riley, Chenies Manor’s most amazing Magician.

Mark Garton the “Ultimate Chocolatier” will again be demonstrating his art in the manor kitchen

2nd September Tuesday 10.30am

“Bee Coffee Morning”

Tickets in advance essential £7.

With guest speaker, coffee, cake and free entry to the gardens.

Telephone 01 494 873143

Email oakfield24@hotmail.co.uk

(See 8th April for more details)

7th October Tuesday 10.30am

“Bee Coffee Morning”

Tickets in advance essential £7.

With guest speaker, coffee, cake, raffle and free entry to the gardens.

Telephone 01 494 873143.

Email: oakfield24@hotmail.co.uk

(See 8th April for more details).

29th & 30th October Wednesday & Thursday 2-5pm.

“Spooks and Surprises”

Two special scary afternoons for children with a specially adapted tour of the house.

They can visit the two mazes.

Come dressed for spooks! Free face painting.

Home made teas – shop.

Adults £7 – Children under 14 yrs. - £4.

The Manor House & Gardens close 30th October 2014.

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Chenies

A country village in the heart of buckinghamshire