Hola! Mexican Celebration Week-End at Lullingstone Castle

The World Garden is delighted for the 2019 Mexican Celebration Weekend, Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 September, 11 am – 5 pm, to team up with the British Cactus & Succulent Society for CactusWorld LIVE – A succulent adventure!

There will be a cactus show with stunning specimens, plants for sale from leading nurseries, a variety of stalls and children’s attractions, as well as authentic Mexican food and music from Lullingstone’s very own Mariachi band!

Tom Hart Dyke, patron of the BCSS society, will lead two guided tours of the World Garden including Mexico & the cacti hot houses at 12.30pm and 2.30pm.  Tom will be joined by fellow horticulturalist, broadcaster and patron Ann Swithinbank, as well as houseplant writer and blogger Jane Perrone, who will be podcasting her popular On the Ledge show from the event.

There will also be talks, demonstrations, workshops and surgeries for everyone to learn more about these amazing cactus beauties in Lullingstone’s dedicated marquee. Darren Everest Dahlias returns for his third successful year to showcase his stunning Dahlias in the manor house, ready to inspire and offer a riot of colour.

 Adults - £10 under 15’s go FREE


Motoring towards . . . Edenbridge Motor Show

We’re motoring through summer towards Edenbridge Motor Show and Music Festival on Sunday 8th September, 10.00 am - 6.00 pm at Gabriel’s Showground, Mill Hill, Edenbridge TN8 5PL.

This is THE event for car and bike enthusiasts, but there’s something for the whole family including music by The Noel McCalla/Derek Nash Band, a host of side stalls, stands and children’s activities plus numerous food and beverage outlets to sustain you throughout the day.

Now in its 6th successful year, the show is proudly presented by Edenbridge Chamber of Commerce supported by sponsors, Gaywood Farm Storage and Small Workshops; Wolfe Westerham Garage, Airborn International Ltd and Oxted Classic Cars.

Admission £5 with children under 14 FREE if accompanied by an adult.

Step back in time at Hever!

Celebrate half term week by stepping back into the Edwardian era at Hever Castle!  

Enjoy a traditional Punch and Judy show with a Tudor twist (look out for Henry VIII and his six wives!); learn about the study and collection of butterflies and moths from our resident lepidopterist; try your hand at traditional games including a coconut shy, tin-can alley, bean bag race, or croquet.

Meet Hever's very own suffragette who will be on hand to help children colour in a sash in a free craft workshop.

Scour the dressing up box to arrive in Edwardian dress with prizes for the best dressed boy and girl!

Book online to save.  



Hever Castle helps the homeless this Christmas

Hever Castle is helping local homeless this Christmas when young visitors enjoy festive crafts. Create a mini angel in return for a donation to a local homeless charity.  Porchlight  works across Kent and the South East helping vulnerable and isolated people get support with their mental health, housing, education and employment.

The Hever theme this year is the history of Christmas carols. Visit Wednesday - Sunday from 25 November - 10 December and daily from 11 - 24 December for Christmas at the Castle.

Holiday fun with pottery!

'Make a clay castle'! 

A pottery workshop for children 5-11 and their parents/carers. A chance to work with potter Jackie Topping to make a castle from clay.  Monday August 21st, 2pm at Sevenoaks Museum, Buckhurst Lane, Sevenoaks TN13 1LQ. Tickets £2 per child are limited and must be booked. Available from Sevenoaks Library (same address) or telephone 03000 420755 or email sevenoaksmuseum@kent.gov.uk.

The workshop will last about 2 hours and there will be chance to see the model of Eynsford Castle on display in the museum.