Artist in residence: botanical watercolours

On your visit around the house you may meet our artist in residence in the Dryden Sitting Room. Jenny Major creates beautiful botanical watercolours, many of which are based on specimens from Canons Ashby's garden.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

On your visit around the house you may meet our artist in residence in the Dryden Sitting Room. Jenny Major creates beautiful botanical watercolours, many of which are based on specimens from Canons Ashby's garden. Feel free to chat as she creates beautiful art, or to buy her lovely cards (cash only).

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Canons Ashby

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £11.30 £10.27
Child £5.80 £5.27
Family £29.20 £26.54
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £8.50
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.25
Gardens only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £5.20 £4.72
Child £2.60 £2.36
Family £13.30 £12.09
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.50
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £2.25

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

The basics

Suitability
Children will be very welcome
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Start your day at Visitor Reception
What to bring and wear
Please dress for the weather and wear shoes suitable for uneven surfaces.
Accessibility
The house has multiple steps and stairs. Please call the property directly to discuss your access needs.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
28 September 2018 13:00 - 16:00 Available
29 September 2018 13:00 - 16:00 Available
30 September 2018 13:00 - 16:00 Available
1 October 2018 13:00 - 16:00 Available
2 October 2018 13:00 - 16:00 Available
3 October 2018 13:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Canons Ashby
Email
canonsashby@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01327 861900

Upcoming events

In the picture: then and now

Mon 23 Jul 2018
10:00-16:30
See Canons Ashby's outdoor spaces through the eyes of the talented creative women who lived here long ago on this fascinating self-led trail.

Bug hunting: 50 things to do before you're 11¾

Thu 26 Jul 2018
11:00-15:00
Bring the family, collect some bug finding equipment from our friendly volunteers and search for creepy crawlies all over Canons Ashby. Tick of what you find and earn yourself a sticker!

Guided visit to Priory Church and medieval stew ponds

Thu 26 Jul 2018
14:00-14:45
Find out more about the medieval history of Canons Ashby with a guided visit to the church, and then to the recently restored medieval stew ponds: an area not accessible to the public without a guide.

Evening garden tour with the head gardener

Thu 26 Jul 2018
19:00-20:30
Join our head gardener for a fascinating tour of our historic garden, full of inside information about the plants and garden history of this special place. Then enjoy tea or coffee and a slice of cake together.

Give it a Grow: 50 things to do before you're 11¾

Thu 02 Aug 2018
11:00-15:00
Get green fingered finding out about gardening, compost, creepy crawlies and more. Then take home something to grow yourself!

Guided Countryside Walk

Thu 09 Aug 2018
10:00-13:00
Explore beyond the walls of Canons Ashby on a walk through the rolling hills of Northamptonshire's countryside.