Garden Events at Swinton Park

Garden Events

Garden Lunches

Garden Lunches

Join the celebrated gardener Susan Cunliffe-Lister for a two course lunch & garden talk.

Garden Design Day

Garden Design Days

Join Susan Cunliffe-Lister for a Garden Design Day.

Estate Produce Lunches

Summer Celebration Lunches

A series of seasonal lunches celebrating the very best produce from the Swinton Park kitchen garden and surrounding Estate

Garden Lunches

Garden Lunches

2015

13th April 2015 – Daffodils
18th May 2015 – Rhododendrons and Azaleas
1st June 2015 – Rhododendrons and Azaleas
22nd June 2015 – Walled Garden
13th July 2015 – Walled Garden
27th July 2015 – Walled Garden
10th August 2015 – Walled Garden

Join the celebrated gardener Susan Cunliffe-Lister for a two course lunch, garden talk over coffee and then a guided tour of the grounds. Each lunch is themed on either the parkland and lakes or the walled garden. The parkland lunches concentrate on the restoration of the landscape and the planting programme in the grounds. Susan will give an insight into her gardening style, and guests will be given a tour up to the parkland to view the daffodils or rhododendrons and azaleas.

The menus for the walled garden lunches will include several ingredients from the garden, with recipe cards from our chef Simon Crannage. Susan will explain her choice of produce, with tips for cultivation and harvesting.

£35 per person (includes a two course lunch, coffee, talk and guided tour). The lunch starts at 12.30 with coffee in the Drawing Room which then leads in to lunch.

Garden Design Days

Garden Design Day

30th June 2015

Join Susan Cunliffe-Lister for a Garden Design Day and learn about planting, planning and designing both a kitchen garden and the gardens in the parkland. The day will include an account of Susan’s experiences of designing two very different walled gardens – the award winning ornamental one at Burton Agnes in East Yorkshire, and the highly productive one here at Swinton Park designed for growing fruit, vegetables and herbs for the hotel’s kitchen and cookery school. The history and design of the 18th Century landscaped parkland at Swinton Park is also covered, including the story of its restoration following 30 years of neglect.

Throughout the day practical and constructive tips and suggestions are given for both planting and cultivation.

The day starts at 11:00 am with a talk from Susan followed by lunch and then a tour of the garden and a question and answer session, ending at about 4:00pm.

£75 per person – the maximum number in a group is 8.

Summer Celebration Lunches

Estate Produce Lunches

2015:
12th May – 13th June: Asparagus
13th July – 15th August: Walled Garden
18th August – 3rd October: Grouse
27th Oct – 28th Nov:Partridge & Pheasant

Head Chef Simon Crannage’s three course lunch menus champion local produce sourced from the hotel’s walled garden or from the Swinton Estate, celebrating the arrival of new produce with each season.

In summer, guests will be enjoying sweet, young vegetables and fragrant herbs, as well as delicious soft fruit from the Walled Garden.As the year progresses into Autumn and Winter, the bounty of the shooting season starts to arrive in the kitchen and the dishes become more hearty, featuring game dishes enriched with wine-based sauces and accompanied by tasty root vegetables and mushrooms foraged on the Estate.

The Estate Produce Lunch Menu is available Tuesdays to Saturdays during the periods advertised, but must be pre-booked. In addition to a delicious three course lunch, guests will receive a seasonal Swinton Estate gift at the end of lunch, perhaps flowers from the Walled Garden or a foodie gift made using Swinton Estate produce. Guests are welcome to take a stroll in the grounds and Walled Garden, at their leisure.

 

£25.95 per person, advance booking required
(Available Tuesday – Saturday, Sunday lunch excluded)

 

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