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Join the guests of Lord and Lady Bearsted and experience a weekend house party of a 1930s millionaire
Surrounded by internationally important art and porcelain collections, hear and discover more about family life and soak up the atmosphere of the party.
See the red and silver art deco bathroom and get close to artworks by El Greco, Stubbs and Bosch.
The stunning gardens – being returned to their 1930s heyday – have a sweeping lawn that gives way to a series of terraces and herbaceous borders leading to a kitchen garden, tranquil water garden and spring bulb displays.
Upton's beautiful gardens awaken in springtime. The orchard transforms with a carpet of daffodils, soon to be followed by a show of tulips in the gardens - and thousands more have been planted for this year's show.
May is Party Time! Bring your family and friends to our 1930s Garden Party this spring bank holiday Monday. Relax in the gardens, play games and listen to 1930s music. (Free event, normal admission charges apply.)
Lord and Lady Bearsted created Upton House as a weekend place for entertaining guests. You can be a guest at Upton today - play the piano, try your hand on the billiards table or enjoy a taster tour before the house opens. Browse the porcelain and absorb the stunning art on view in every room. Or look out for the link with Shell Oil - and you haven't even touched the gardens yet. You can always fill a day at Upton.
Bring a picnic
Bring your friends, tables and chairs if you like, and enjoy jazz on the lawn of a summer's evening. Enjoy Pimms or champagne too and shake off any extra calories by learning how to dance 1930s style.
27 July, 7:00pm
£14 advance booking, £16 at the gate, child £7