Evening Orchard Wassail

>Evening Orchard Wassail

Evening Orchard Wassail

2017-11-16T12:00:25+00:00 17th January 2018|Gardens and Estate|

Wednesday 17th January 2018

Venue: Chawton House Library

Image of men singing around a treeFollowing the success of last year’s night time merry-making, we are hosting our second annual Wassail!

Join us for this magical evening following the ancient tradition of the Orchard Wassail! Held on Old Twelfth Night (17 January according to the old Julian calendar rather than 5-6 January in our modern Gregorian calendar) this was the practice, in cider-producing regions of England, of visiting orchards to recite incantations and sing to the trees to promote a good harvest for the coming year. There will be a brief talk about the history of the tradition, followed by a torch-lit procession to the orchard in the Walled Garden, where there will be singing and toasting around the Bramley tree. Guests can warm up in the Old Kitchen with a choice of two soups and bread rolls to round off the evening (included in ticket price).

Tickets: £15; Children (6-16) £7.50 (hot drink on arrival, choice of two soups with bread roll and cold or hot drink with food)

To buy tickets, call us on 01420 541010 or book online here (subject to Eventbrite booking fee).

The event is from 6.30pm to 8.30pm

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