February/March 2021 Update – Mother’s Day Hampers & Easter!

With days getting longer and warmer, gardens slowly waking up after a Winter we will never forget and birds busy reciting their Spring chorus, we have much to look forward to!!

With restrictions easing in the weeks and months to come, we are truly excited to be welcoming back our lovely supporters. Dates are already going in the diary so it’s time to plan all those belated birthdays, anniversaries, engagements, christenings or other special celebrations!! You and your party will have total exclusivity of the garden and entertaining area so no need to worry about the hustle & bustle of busy venues.

We are pleased to report we had a busy Valentine’s and would like to send huge thanks to everyone who supported us; a special shout out goes to Nancy at Chapel & York who surprised all her staff members with Second-Helpings gift vouchers which they can use towards a delicious in-house, or al fresco meal (later in the Spring) or indulge in a deluxe takeaway hamper.

We are now turning our thoughts towards Mother’s Day and Easter celebrations and hope that you will think of us when considering what to do.

Our bespoke Mother’s Day Ultra Special Tea Hampers are something every Mum would love to receive so take a look at our menu (see below) – prices start at £27.00 pp for 5 courses and we are taking orders now – numbers are limited so book early!

NEW FOR THIS YEAR

As our gardens spring into life, you might like to meet up with some fellow enthusiasts to discuss planting plans & ideas over a three course seasonal lunch. Originally booked for the end of March, we have now moved this event to Saturday 1st May. There are only six places available so book now. Local horticulturalist Tess Moore will be joining us and demonstrating some beautiful floral ideas for the Spring Bank Holiday weekend. See below for more details.

Mother’s Day – Sunday 14th March, 2021

Our bespoke Mother’s Day Ultra Special Tea Hampers are something every Mum would love to receive – Prices start at £27.00 pp for 5 courses and we are taking orders now – numbers are limited so book early!

>> 5-Course Mother’s Day Luxury Cream Tea Hampers (PDF Download)

We’ve updated our takeaway lunch and tea menu’s to include all your favourites but if we’ve left anything out that you want to include please do get in touch and we will do our best to help. Remember … all our menus are bespoke, so YOU can choose!

>> Full 2021 Take-away options – including Grazing Platters, Savoury Snacks and Sweet Delights

Something Special for the Spring Bank Holiday?

Join us for our inaugural Gardening Enthusiasts Luncheon on Saturday 1st May, 2021. This informal lunch (in the garden) is aimed at likeminded green fingered enthusiasts to discuss and enjoy the many aspects of gardens and gardening – a chance to ask questions, solve problems, swap seeds & cuttings and share advice, hints and ideas.

Meet up with some fellow enthusiasts to discuss planting plans & ideas over a delicious, seasonal three course lunch. There are only six places available so book now. Local horticulturalist Tess Moore will be joining us and demonstrating some beautiful floral ideas for Spring arrangements.

Tess is a professional gardener and florist with many years experience in both industries, covering all aspects of garden maintenance, planting and design with a natural style of floristry for wedding and party flowers.

She trained in horticulture at Hadlow college to RHS level 3, Certificate in Garden Design and various floristry courses from Paula Pryke to Sarah Raven, as well as working in an established Florist shop and the country house hotel Gravetye Manor for many years.

With a passion for growing flowers and vegetables from seed with special emphasis on border planting and cutting gardens, Tess loves a bee friendly cottage garden and her favourite flowers include Hellebores, Tulips, Roses, Peonies and Dahlias.

If you are interested in joining us, get in touch soon to reserve your place as numbers will be strictly limited. The price is £35.00 which includes lunch and refreshments plus a goody bag of the materials you will need (excluding flowers) to make your own arrangements at home.

>> Garden Enthusiasts – Seasonal Quarterly Lunches

Recipe of the Month

Thai Chicken pieces with chilli jam – Goes really well with Couscous, roasted sweet potatoes and harissa dressing

>> View/Download the recipe here