Things to see & do

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Hedge Laying Course

13 November, 9.30- 16.00

Learn the art of hedge laying with this hands on course led by our Ranger team. Refreshments will be provided throughout the day, £45 per person.

Orchard Day

Fresh produce from Smallhythe's orchard

Fresh produce from Smallhythe's orchard

20 September, 11-4pm, free entry 

Come to Smallhythe and explore our orchard, nuttery and gardens. As a special treat we'll have a range of stallholders with fantastic fresh produce and extensive craft work, and you can listen to talks and watch demonstrations throughout the day.

Ellen Terry's War Exhibition 1914-1918

A new exhibition comes to the Barn Theatre, a video with unseen material and brought to life by the voices of Dame Eileen Atkins and Charles Collingwood. On every Tuesday at 2pm, the film is an hour and fifteen minutes long, for any more information please call 01580 762334. .

Group visits

If you're coming on a group visit, there's a lot to see in the charming 16th-century house and you can wander in the beautiful garden. You can even book a show in our Barn Theatre.

Don't miss

  • Upcoming events in the barn and in the garden
  • Shipbuilding exhibition: explore Smallhythe's early history
  • All book lovers: check out our large collection of second-hand books
  • Great walks through the garden, up to the church and the public footpath next to the stream
  • Our new range of gifts in the café