Larmer Tree Festival
Jul
18
to Jul 21

Larmer Tree Festival

Gardens closed for Larmer Tree Festival

For 28 incredible years, Larmer Tree Festival has been throwing the ultimate family-friendly summer party in the heart of the Wiltshire/Dorset countryside, hosting an eclectic lineup of music, comedy, theatre, arts and crafts workshops, and much more. This year will be no different.  If you want to watch hidden musical gems alongside big names, recharge your batteries with holistic therapies, immerse yourself in classic cinema and nourish your soul with the best in international street food – and all in the most beautiful festival site in the UK – then the Larmer Tree Festival is the one. 

 

Find out more: https://larmertreefestival.co.uk/

 

(photo credit: Dan Cadell)

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Old Herbaceous
Aug
18
5:30 PM17:30

Old Herbaceous

OLD HERBACEOUS

 Produced by Kick In The Head, Written by Alfred Shaughnessy, Directed by Simon Downing

With Giles Shenton as Herbert Pinnegar 

Described as “Downton Abbey with gardening tips”, Old Herbaceous is the humorous love story of a single-minded yet gentle man with a passion for plants and is a charming one man play which has entranced sell-out audiences all around the country over the last two years.

An acute and sometimes hilarious observation of relationships between the classes in a simpler age, Old Herbaceous is sprinkled with witticisms and epithets. The evening blossoms into tender humour, much in the traditionally understated English style of the early 20th century.

 As Old Herbaceous, renowned actor Giles Shenton truly lives the part of the legendary Head Gardener, Herbert Pinnegar, inviting you to feel included in a private chat from a bygone, comforting age. Keeping you engrossed, amused and emotionally engaged from start to finish, Old Herbaceous will leave you with a feeling that, perhaps, all’s right with the world.

Gates open 4.30pm and performance begins at 5.30pm

This is an outdoor production. There are a limited number of deckchairs available on a first come first served basis, but you are welcome to bring your own chair or blanket to sit on. There will be refreshments on sale during the evening, but picnics are welcome. Tickets £12.50 per person.

BOOK TICKETS HERE:- https://www.ticketsignite.com/event/1390/old-herbaceous---national-touring-play

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 

Royal Horticultural Society Arts Festival 2016

National Gardening Week 2018

Festival of Gardens North Wales 2018

Evesham Festival of Words 2018

"This lovingly created production is a joy to watch. Sad at times, it unexpectedly twists into a quiet love story of sorts. A delightful tale, beautifully told, Old Herbaceous is a treat to watch and not just for garden lovers." The Reviews Hub

"Wonderful production....Downton Abbey with gardening tips" Surrey Advertiser

"Not to be missed" BBC Radio Kent

“Reminiscent of going down to the allotment with your grandad…..a wonderful, wonderful evening” BBC Radio Lincolnshire

“Absolutely idyllic” BBC Radio York

“What exactly was the factor that kept the audience riveted to Giles Shenton’s performance? He draws us into his world from his first entrance...and we are held entranced from start to finish....it is a nostalgic, quietly satisfying evening spent with someone who creates an instant rapport with the audience, drawing us into his world and making the characters in it so real you feel you have known them forever." Edinburgh Fringe Review

"Possibly one of the most poignant, beautifully acted, heart-warming plays I have ever seen...and I have seen many! My only regret is that I didn't get the opportunity to tell Giles Shenton, in person, how utterly amazing his performance was! Outstanding." Audience feedback

 Full audience feedback and press reviews at www.kickinthehead.co.uk/old-herbaceous

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End of the Road Festival
Aug
29
to Sep 1

End of the Road Festival

Gardens closed for End of the Road Festival

From humble beginnings in 2006, End of The Road has become a firm favourite in the festival season winning ‘Best Medium Sized Festival’ at the UK Festival Awards (2017) and ‘Best Small Festival’ at the NME Awards for two years running (2015 & 2016). Having gained a reputation for its incredible line ups, brilliantly independent spirit and relaxed atmosphere, End of The Road is as loved by artists as it is by the loyal audience who return every year.

End Of The Road Festival returns to the idyllic Larmer Tree Gardens for its fourteenth magical year on 29th August - 1st September. A defiantly independent affair, End of The Road offers an extraordinary setting far from the corporate norm in which you can watch incredible bands, dance till you drop in enchanting fairy lit woods and laugh ‘til you cry at some of the world's foremost comedians, all whilst sampling delicious award-winning food and hand-picked craft beers and ales. Come make new friends under the stars and around the campfire.

Beirut / Metronomy / Michael Kiwanuka / Spiritualized / Courtney Barnett / JARV IS / Sleaford Mods Low / Deerhunter / Parquet Courts / Mitski / Cate Le Bon / Baxter Dury Daniel Avery / Wire / Cass McCombs / BEAK> / Goat Girl / serpentwithfeet / Nubya Garcia / Let’s Eat Grandma / Jessica Pratt / Ata Kak / Yves Tumor / Steve Gunn / Kikagaku Moyo / BC Camplight / Moses Boyd / Black Midi / Kelly Lee Owens / Kero Kero Bonito / Georgia / BCUC / KOKOKO! / Tyler Childers / Lonnie Holley / Nérija / Stella Donnelly / Jade Bird / The Beths / Bodega & many more.

Find out more: https://endoftheroadfestival.com

 

(photo credit: Sonny Malhotra)

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Gardens open
Aug
17
to Aug 20

Gardens open

The Garden & Cafe are open 11.00am – 4.30pm

  • Adults £4.00

  • Senior Citizens, Groups (15+) and Concessions £3.00

  • Family (2+4) £12.50

  • Children £2.50

  • Children Under 5 Free

Please Note, we are always closed on Fridays & Saturdays for weddings and events but please check the calendar for other occasional closures.

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Music From The Singing Theatre
Jul
7
11:00 AM11:00

Music From The Singing Theatre

Gardens Open 11.00 am - 4.30 pm

"8-piece folk-indie super troupe, Giovanni L’Immigrato, visit Larmer Tree Gardens for an afternoon of foot stompingly fresh indie-folk fun in the sun. High energy, instant, and hoe-downs guaranteed."

www.giovannilimmigrato.com

Standard entry fees apply

Adults £4.00

Senior Citizens, Groups (15+) and Concessions £3.00

Family (2+4) £12.50

Children £2.50

Children Under 5 Free

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Music From The Singing Theatre
Jun
30
11:00 AM11:00

Music From The Singing Theatre

Gardens Open 11.00 am - 4.30 pm

The Blackmore Vale Brass Band will be performing on the Singing Theatre from 2-2.45pm and again at 3-3.45pm. Grab and deckchair and enjoy!

In 2018, local professional musicians, Neil McMullan, Phil Blake, Nick Briggs, John Bilby and Lee Baines founded your local brass ensemble. They soon realised that Neil’s surname did not begin with a B but they let him stay anyway!

Whilst the ensemble was set up to provide top performers to vent their musicianship, we all have day jobs and like all musicians we have a plethora of experience from playing in some of the top orchestras and bands to chimney sweeping and piano tuning!

In any case, you can rest assured that our music will have something for everyone in it—Classical, Pop, easy listening and fun pieces.

Standard Entry Fees Apply

Adults £4.00

Senior Citizens, Groups (15+) and Concessions £3.00

Family (2+4) £12.50

Children £2.50

Children Under 5 Free

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The HandleBards perform The Tempest
Jun
9
5:30 PM17:30

The HandleBards perform The Tempest

The world’s first cycling theatre company, The HandleBards, pedal from venue to venue with all the set, props and costume necessary to perform environmentally sustainable Shakespeare across the globe.

 Join their all-female troupe at The Larmer Tree for a bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare’s ’The Tempest’ like none other. In usual HandleBards style, expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter.

 And what’s the play about? Well - a shipwreck washes the court of Milan up onto a mysterious desert island, inhabited by magicians, sprites and monsters, where nothing is as it seems. There’s magic, musicality and mystery a plenty! Visit www.handlebards.com to find out more!

Book Tickets Here  https://www.handlebards.com/tickets/the-tempest-larmer-tree-gardens/

Gates open 4.30pm and performance begins at 5.30pm

This is an outdoor production. There are a limited number of deckchairs available on a first come first served basis, but you are welcome to bring your own chair or blanket to sit on. There will be refreshments on sale during the evening and picnics are welcome.

Praise for the HandleBards

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ - “Explodes with energy and is a genuine treat from start to finish.” - The Stage

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ - “There is not a single HandleBard who is anything less than magnificent.” - The Wee Review

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ - “Five stars just don’t seem enough…” - The Sunderland Echo

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ - “I laughed until I cried, there’s nothing else out there like The HandleBards.” - The Shields Gazette

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ - “There is never a moment when the audience is not laughing.” - Broadway Baby

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ - “A hilarious, heart-felt, high-octane show.” - Young Perspective

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ - “They make great use of the fourth wall…bringing the audience right into the action.” - Fringe Review

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ - “An unexpected delight and a must-see!” - EdFringe Review

★ ★ ★ ★  - “Gloriously eccentric and very, very funny.” - The Stage

★ ★ ★ ★  - “It is cheeky, it is hilarious and it is touching (sometimes literally).” - The Reviews Hub

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Vintage Brocante
May
5
to May 6

Vintage Brocante

Open 10am to 4pm on Sunday May 5th & Monday May 6th.

With over 40 selected Vintage, Artisan and Food stalls offering decorative, interior and seasonal food as well as artisan workshops and music in the gardens.  Free parking on site. Local foodie stalls will offer light lunches and refreshments within the beautiful gardens which will also be open to explore.

Please see the website for more details: http://www.vintagebrocante.co.uk

Please note that no dogs, except Guide or Assistance dogs are allowed in the grounds due to the peacocks in the gardens.

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Easter Extravaganza
Apr
22
11:00 AM11:00

Easter Extravaganza

A Family Event celebrating Easter Monday with an Alice in Wonderland Theme.

The Easter Extravaganza at Larmer Tree offers family fun on Easter Monday 22nd April. 
Track the Queen of Hearts, The Mad Hatter, The Cheshire Cat and Alice through the garden. Decorate biscuits with the Queen of Hearts and follow the White Rabbit to the magic show.
There are 3 magic shows that require booking, 12pm, 1pm & 2pm. 

We can offer a family ticket at £18 which includes 2 adults and 2 children or children are charged at £5 each and Adults at £4. Price includes chocolate treats for children.

Garden and Coffee Grove Cafe open 11am to 4.30pm. Additional food vendors will serve delicious hot and cold refreshments, but please be aware they may not be able to accept card payments. Cash is advised.

Book tickets online or call 01725 516971
Tickets must be booked in advance as numbers are capped for each session.

The Great Big Tree Climbing Company will also be at the gardens and to book a ticket for this amazing experience, please visit here:- https://www.bigtreeclimbing.co.uk/event/larmer-tree-gardens/


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