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Saturday 1st September 2018

Chawton House

Day of Talks: Jane Austen & Southampton Spa

A day of talks on Jane Austen’s life, works and world, focusing on the Southampton years

Saturday 16th June 2018 to Sunday 24th June 2018

Chawton House

Jane Austen Regency Week Events

Find out what is happening at Chawton House during Alton’s Jane Austen Regency Week.

Thursday 24th May 2018

Chawton House

Evening Talk: The Three Exhibitions that Saved the Country House

In this lavishly illustrated talk, Dr Oliver Cox explores the fall and rise of the English country house.

Monday 7th May 2018

Chawton House

Bluebell Estate Walk

Explore the Chawton House estate in the company of our Garden Manager, Andrew Bentley, followed by a full English cooked breakfast in the Old Kitchen.

Thursday 26th April 2018

Chawton House

Evening Talk: In Her Mother’s Footsteps: Mary Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft

In this talk, award-winning author Charlotte Gordon explores the extraordinary relationship between Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter Mary Shelley.

Tuesday 24th April 2018

Chawton House

Looking After Roses

We will be looking at the ways to get the best out of your roses this summer, looking at ways of keeping them healthy and which pests and diseases to look out for and well as growing tips and advice. 

Tuesday 10th April 2018

Chawton House

Herbaceous Plant Staking

In this half day workshop, we shall be looking at the various methods used to stake herbaceous plants. The main method will be how to use pea sticks to form the prefect plant support.

Tuesday 27th March 2018

Chawton House

Evening Talk: Mary Shelley: Reader & Creator of Gothic

Join us for the first evening talk of 2018: Angela Wright introduces you to some of the Gothic’s most notorious practitioners.

Tuesday 27th March 2018

Chawton House

Lifting and Dividing Perennial Plants

In this workshop, we are looking at the different methods of dividing herbaceous plants including ones with a fibrous and woody root systems and the best way to plant them.

Saturday 10th March 2018

Chawton House Library

Floristry Workshop

Join us for this spring hand tied bouquet workshop and learn expertise from a master florist. Each attendee will create a beautiful hand tied bouquet using seasonal flowers and foliage.