Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition 2024: Hall Blooms with Floral Splendor Thanks to Dedicated Garden Team

This month has been dominated by the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition 2024. The event lasts from 22nd February to 2nd March and happens every other year. The garden and estate teams have been busy working hard, getting the site weeded and preened in advance of the guests and contestants’ arrival, many of who will be staying at the hall for the duration of the event.  With plenty of guests at the Hall, there is a need for a regular supply of flowers for the house, all cut and sourced from the garden. Thankfully we have a good show of Read More

The Oldie Magazine Literary Lunch

On Wednesday 26 April, we hosted our first Literary Lunch organised by The Oldie Magazine. Over 150 guests enjoyed listening to three fantastic authors including Craig Brown, Marry Killen and GIles Wood and Harry Mount. All profits from the event have been donated to the Conquest Hospital. Below is a selection of images by Peter Mould www.stagesnaps.com     Read More

Meet our new Head Gardener Matthew Brewer

We are delighted to announce the appointment of our new Head Gardener Matthew Brewer who joins us at the beginning of next November. Following a happy four years, we say farewell to John Myers and wish him well in his new role at Ham House in Richmond. Matthew comes to us following his superb stewardship as Head Gardener at Marwood Hill Gardens, Devon, which culminated this Summer in a Gold Medal Award at the Hampton Court Flower Show – the best Plant Heritage Exhibit, showcasing the national collection of Astilbes at Marwood Hill. He is an horticulture graduate of Writtle Read More