Outdoor theatre: 'Old Herbaceous'

Described as “Downton Abbey with gardening tips”, Old Herbaceous is the humorous love story of a single-minded yet gentle man with a passion for plants.

  • Booking essential

A charming one man play which has entranced sell-out audiences all around the country over the last two years. An acute and sometimes hilarious observation of relationships between the classes in a simpler age, Old Herbaceous is sprinkled with witticisms and epithets. The evening blossoms into tender humour, much in the traditionally understated English style of the early 20th century.


Event ticket prices
  • Adult £15.00
    Aged 18 and up
  • Child £10.00
    Aged 12-17

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Suitable for ages 12 and up.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
The performance will take place outside in the grounds around Leith Hill Place.
What to bring and wear
Please bring clothes suitable for the weather and something to sit on (garden chair/ picnic rug)
The grounds are accessible, but the ground is uneven.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
29 June 2019 18:00 - 20:00 Available

Contact Info

Leith Hill Place
Call 01306 711 685

Upcoming events

Soundscape tour - May & June

Fri 24 May 2019
An audio tour exploring the life and music of composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, who spent his early, formative years up Leith Hill Place.

The Garden in Art: drawing & watercolour classes

Tue 28 May 2019
Join artist Jane Allison to explore art in the garden.

Willow weaving: bird feeder & flower

Tue 04 Jun 2019
Learn how to make beautiful features for your garden from willow including a bird feeder and flower.

Introduction to Sculpting, Casting and Mould Making

Tue 04 Jun 2019
Try your hand at the techniques of sculpting in clay, creating a mould, and casting in plaster of Paris as practised by sculptors, prop-makers and designers.

Folk Choir Workshops

Wed 05 Jun 2019
Come along and sing folksongs collected by Vaughan Williams in a series of workshops led by acclaimed folk group Morrigan.

Drop in music & poetry recital

Fri 07 Jun 2019
Join performers Stuart Raeburn, David Elwin & Julia Raeburn for a recital of music and poetry.