Fenton's Big Picnic

Celebrate the English garden this May Bank Holiday Monday. 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 from Chelsea Physic Garden's Tangerine Dream, wine by the glass and traditional garden games like croquet. Storytelling from the ever popular Mystical Fairies 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 May glory, and follow your wanderings with lunch or a cup of tea and some cake.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Adult £4.00
    Adult
  • Child £2.00
    Child

The basics

Suitability
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 from the wonderful Tangerine Dream café.
Accessibility
Garden terraces and benches are wheelchair accessible. There are steps down to the other garden 'rooms'
Other
Normal House & Garden admission applies. NT members and Under 5s FREE (can join on the day). All garden activities free of charge.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
29 May 2017 11:00 - 17:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Fenton House Office
Email
fentonhouse@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 02074 353471

Upcoming events

Fenton's Big Picnic

Mon 29 May 2017
11:00-17:00
Celebrate the English garden this May Bank Holiday Monday. Bring a picnic and while away some time in Fenton's beguiling walled garden and 300 year-old orchard.

Half Term Holiday Fun: Artful activities for kids

Wed 31 May 2017
14:00-16:00
Everyone's a art critic: come along to Fenton this half term holiday and tell us what you think of our pictures. Follow an I-Spy art trail around the house, choose your favourites and then have a go yourself!

Musical Wednesdays

Wed 31 May 2017
14:30-15:00
Join a music collection specialist each week to explore a different aspect of the Benton Fletcher Collection of early keyboard instruments.

National Garden Scheme: Fenton Garden Evening Tour

Tue 13 Jun 2017
18:30-20:30
Join the Gardener-in-Charge for a special tour in the summer evening light. Andrew Darragh, who brings over 10 years' experience from Kew to Fenton House, will explore this timeless 1½ acre walled garden.

Fenton House Concerts: Emma Kirkby (soprano) and Marcia Hadjimarkos (piano)

Wed 14 Jun 2017
19:00-20:30
Fenton House is delighted to present a concert by Emma Kirkby and Marcia Hadjimarkos, who will be performing music by Joseph Haydn, George Pinto and Johann Salomon.

Open Garden Squares Weekend 2017

Sat 17 Jun 2017
11:00-17:00
Around 200 gardens take part in Open Garden Squares Weekend each year.