Chawton House Virtual Garden Festival

May 27, 2020

Chawton House Virtual Garden Festival: celebrating gardens of all shapes and sizes with 2 days of talks, Q&As, interviews and readings… all online, and all for free

Chawton House’s ambitious online programme continues…

Chawton, Hampshire May 2020. When Chawton House closed on 20 March, they took the decision not to fade away, but to continue to deliver a vibrant digital programme to inspire and entertain thousands of people staying at home.

This weekend is Chawton House’s Virtual Garden Festival, happening over two days on 30 & 31 May. This will be a garden event like no other: bringing you an exciting programme inspired by the Chawton House gardens and collections. Expect gardening talks and tips, botanical workshops, discussions with heritage gardeners, and a chance to take part in a virtual ‘best in show’ competition on Instagram. 

Find out more about what it takes to manage a country house garden, the inspirations behind them and the team managing the gardens at Chawton House. Learn about the extraordinary botanical women such as Elizabeth Blackwell who was also the inspiration behind their herb garden. Take a virtual walk on Chawton House’s Jane Austen Garden Trail and find out more about Jane Austen and her love for gardens. There will also be plenty of opportunities to ask any questions that you might have as the Chawton House team share tips throughout the weekend to use in your own gardens.

All you need to do is to register for your free weekend ticket and Chawton House will send you the full programme and line up. All content is free excluding their online creative writing workshops. There is a cost of £5 per session with festival sign ups given priority booking.