We are really fortunate to be have the opportunity to attend an Edible Flower Demonstration at the wonderful Manor Gardens, Stevington, hosted by Kathy Brown.  This is a lovely way to spend a Friday afternoon.  A real treat in the best of English country gardens.  

This is open to all FANW walkers and their friends who are welcome to join us for the Demonstration.  Please see booking options at the end of this message. 

For those who may not be familiar, Kathy Brown is a renowned gardener and cookery writer, with a beautiful home and gardens in Stevington.  Anyone who hasn’t been before really is missing out.  

The garden is 4.5acres with many different areas to enjoy. Kathy has told me that it should be a glorious time in the garden with the herbaceous borders, cottage garden, containers, edible flower border etc.  The clematis should also be lovely also the early Chinese roses and fingers crossed the laburnum and allium walk should be starting to look wonderful. Maybe a few tree peonies and intersectional peonies too! I love May! 

The afternoon will include an Edible Flower Demonstration and, if the weather is fine / with no wind, there will be a chance to crystallise paint some petals.  Additionally, there will be time to have a wander around and explore the gardens.  There is also a gift shop where Kathy sells her garden cards and recipe cards, china mugs, gardening and painting books. Just a quick note: there are no credit card facilities so you will need to bring cash or cheque.

Refreshments will be provided: tea on the lawn with choice of cakes all with petals. You will also be offered homemade apple juice or elderflower cordial and a choice of tea or coffee. This might be in the dining room/conservatory if weather is inclement). If requested, there will be gluten free (or other dietary) alternatives.  Please let me know in good time in advance if you have any such dietary requirements and I can pass these on.

PLAN FOR THE DAY: 

For those who can make it, we will have a Nordic Walk starting in Stevington, at 12.30, to finish by 1.45pm.    

The cost for the Nordic Walk + Event is £24.50 payable in advance.  To book into the Nordic Walk and the Kathy Brown event please book in HERE .

If you would like to attend the Kathy Brown event at 2pm but cannot make the walk the cost is £17.50 and you can book for the event only HERE

DIRECTIONS: By car, Come into Stevington turn by the old Red Lion Pub, down Church Road for about 350 yards, then turn left into the Manor House drive. There is plenty of parking in the field to the left of the main drive (signs will be out). The toilets are next to the car park. Please gather and meet in front of the conservatory at the front of the house. 

 

 

This will be a great event.  I hope to see you as many of you as possible.  Check out the slideshow below!

 

Michelle.

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