Fenton's Big Picnic

Celebrate the English garden on the first Sunday in July. Bring a picnic and while away some time in Fenton's beguiling walled garden and 300 year-old orchard.

  • Booking not needed

Lie on the lawn or find a secluded corner and relax among the flowers. Simple, delicious refreshments, wine by the glass and traditional garden games like croquet. Storytelling and other outdoor games in a beautiful setting.

For those without picnics, it's a great opportunity to explore this much lauded garden in all its summer glory, and follow your wanderings with lunch or a cup of tea and some cake.


Event ticket prices
  • Adult £4.00
    Garden Adult
  • Child £2.00
    Garden Child 5yrs +

The basics

Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Refreshments, including tea and coffee, from 11am.
What to bring and wear
An outdoor event so please dress for the weather and bring picnics and picnic things to suit. Or purchase refreshments in the garden.
Garden terraces and benches are wheelchair accessible. There are steps down to the other garden 'rooms'
Normal House & Garden admission applies. NT members and Under 5s FREE (can join on the day). All garden activities free of charge.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
1 July 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available

Contact Info

Fenton House Office
Call 020 7435 3471

Upcoming events

Musical Wednesdays

Wed 25 Apr 2018
Join an early keyboard expert each week to explore a different aspect of the Benton Fletcher Collection.

Fenton Garden Introductory Tours

Thu 26 Apr 2018
Discover fascinating and newly unearthed facts in these free, short introductions.

Half Term Holiday Fun: artful activities and games

Sat 26 May 2018
Come along to Fenton and try your hand at something arty you may not have tried before.

Fenton House Concerts: Trevor Pinnock

Wed 30 May 2018
Join us for an evening with celebrated harpsichord soloist Trevor Pinnock.

Open Garden Squares Weekend 2018

Sat 09 Jun 2018
Around 200 gardens take part in Open Garden Squares Weekend each year.

National Garden Scheme: Fenton Garden Evening Tour

Tue 12 Jun 2018
Join the Gardener-in-Charge for a special tour in the summer evening light. Andrew Darragh, who brings over 12 years' experience from Kew to Fenton House, will lead you on a fascinating exploration of this timeless 1½ acre walled garden.