Important notice -

Unfortunately you cannot hire a rowing boat at Flatford at the moment. Our intention is to get the boat hire business back in operation again as soon as possible. We will update the website when this happens.

Discover the views that John Constable painted


Things to see and do

Roy Connelly - ‘plein-air’ painter

Scenes from the Stour Valley 

Leading ‘plein-air’ painter Roy Connelly’s exhibition ‘Scenes from the Stour Valley’ opens on 4 May 2019 in the Boat House Gallery.

Upcoming events

Flatford Ramble - Dedham and Langham (22 June)

Sat 22 Jun 2019
Let one of our experienced guides lead you on a 3.5 hour (7 mile) walk along the Stour Valley, following the river upstream through the villages of Dedham and Stratford St Mary to the beautiful church at Langham before returning to Flatford. On...

Flatford Tudor Fayre 1542 with the Companye of Merrie Folke

Sat 13 Jul 2019
Step back in time to 1542 as the garden of Valley Farm is transformed into a Tudor Fayre. You can try your hand at Tudor crafts, like basket making or spoon carving, be entertained by musicians and dancers and watch Tudor folk at work and play....

Flatford Ramble - Along the Essex Way (20 July)

Sat 20 Jul 2019
Let one of our experienced guides lead you on a 3.5 hour (7mile) walk across the Dedham Vale to Lawford and then along the Essex Way path to Dedham, before returning to Flatford to finish. On the way, you will be able to enjoy far reaching views...

Summer Nature Trail (2019)

Sat 27 Jul 2019
Step in to Summer at Flatford and follow our nature trail to discover what is living in the countryside. The trail involves a 45 minute walk over mainly level ground.

Fleece to Fabric Weekend

Fri 16 Aug 2019
Discover how the fleece of a sheep can be transformed into a beautiful garment. Local spinners and weavers will be on hand to demonstrate the process and explain about its fascinating history.

Flatford Ramble - Constable's Footsteps (17 August)

Sat 17 Aug 2019
Join one of our experienced guides for a 3 hour (4 mile) ramble, visiting the views that inspired the artist John Constable. The tour will also visit East Bergholt and Dedham, where Constable was born and where he lived for the first part of his...


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Buy plants at Flatford Shop

Flatford Shop 

Do visit our shop during your time at Flatord. We have a beautiful range of high quality plants, grown in peat-free compost by Pren Plants who are based in West Sussex. You can also choose a gift from our extensive range of delicious goodies, homeware, books and souvenirs. We look forward to seeing you soon!





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