Summer open evenings at Greys Court and Basildon Park

Close up of sunset through the trees at Basildon Park

For the first time in June and July we’re opening the gates to Basildon Park and Greys Court after hours. Guests will be able to experience these two unique places in a whole new light after the the day visitors have left and the light becomes softer. With drinks and canapés, these sophisticated events are a unique opportunity not to be missed.

Summer evenings in the garden at Greys Court

A visitor enjoying a glass of wine in the garden
A visitor enjoying a glass of wine in the garden
A visitor enjoying a glass of wine in the garden

When all the visitors have made their way home and the sun is beginning to set, it's a magical time of day. The air is heavy with floral scents and tranquillity settles in all the garden rooms at Greys Court.

It’s this time of day that we want to share with you every Tuesday and Thursday in June, as we invite you to wander around the garden in the evening sun and take drinks and canapés near the oval lawn as you gaze at the view that persuaded the Brunner family to buy Greys Court in 1937.

Enjoy summer evenings in the garden at Greys Court for £25 per person, every Tuesday and Thursday in June. It's essential to reserve your place, please click here to book.

 

Evening tours of the house at Basildon Park

Basildon Park in the evening sun
Rear of Basildon Park in the evening sun viewed from the Rose Garden
Basildon Park in the evening sun

Every Thursday in June and July, experience the grandeur of Basildon Park within a small, intimate gathering as you explore the house with the House and Collections Manager. This experience will be like no other, giving guests the opportunity to experience Basildon Park in a glorious summer evening setting.

Music will be playing, fragrances will be heavy in the air, and the House and Collections Manager will be sharing a behind-the-scenes view of the more unusual objects in the collection, and some of the latest research which has been carried out on our star items.

Experience the glitz, glamour and legendary hospitality of Renée, Lady Iliffe, as you take champagne and canapés in the garden room, or if the weather permits, outside on the parterre.

Enjoy Basildon Park in the evening for £45 per person, every Thursday in June and July. It's essential to reserve your place, please click here to book.