Save the Date for the first-ever Connaught Village Garden Festival
We’re excited to announce that we are hosting our first ever Garden Festival coinciding with the National Garden Scheme’s (NGS) annual charity event on Saturday 11th June. For one day only, the Hyde Park Estate will be revealing some of its secret residential gardens that would usually be closed to the public. Last year the NGS donated over £3 million to its beneficiary charities.
Follow the Connaught Village dog-friendly walking tour and visit the Hyde Park Estate’s four secret residential gardens for a small donation of £6 to the National Garden Scheme charity. The Gardens include Coniston, Devonport, Quadrangle, Reflections 2020 and the award-winning modernist garden, The Water Gardens. Each garden has information on the flowers, and the natural wildlife found living in the middle of the West End.
Experience many FREE craft workshops and botanical themed events, including terracotta pot painting, macrame weaving, botanical life drawing and much more. Begin with a morning yoga flow, stay for an afternoon of alfresco feasting, and explore the many independent shops, art galleries, and cafés. Plus take advantage of a glorious array of exclusive in store promotions!
If that’s not enough, enjoy a sculptural garden talk by artists Heywood and Condie or follow a historical walking tour with author and award-winning Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky. Discover Hyde Park stables tucked away in the corner of Bathurst Mews and meet the horses that reside there or arrange to go horse riding in Hyde Park.
Take a look at our fabulous craft workshops and botanical themed events below and sign up to register for your spot:
MACRAME WEAVING WORKSHOP
TERRACOTTA POT PAINTING
MORNING YOGA IN DEVONPORT
FLOWER PRESSING WORKSHOP
HISTORICAL WALKING TOURS
BOTANICAL LIFE DRAWING ON BATHURST STREET
Enjoy special discounts and activations in Connaught Village throughout the day. Take a look at the list below to find out what’s happening:
Buchanans Cheesemonger - Visit Buchanans Cheesemonger to taste mini gorgonzola cones for £1.50 or £2 with added truffle honey drizzle
Circus 25 - Enjoy 20% off all vases and planters from Circus 25 on the day and purchase the perfect flower arrangement for your vase inside their store.
Fé Hair & Beauty - Enjoy a complimentary manicure with all hair appointments booked on the day alongside a complimentary Face Glow treatment using the amazing LPG Endermologie machine or complimentary braids and mini blow dries.
Hyde Park Stables - From 1-4pm visitors can spend the day grooming the horses with flower clips and painting.
Lacquered + Stripped - When visiting Lacquered + Stripped on the day, take a look at their signature floral nail designs and enjoy a glass of Aperol or Elderflower Spritz
London Chocolate - Shoppers can enjoy a 10% discount and chocolate bars with edible flowers. That’s not all, grab yourself an iced chocolate or mocha drink infused with lavender to stay hydrated.
Purple Ski - Visitors will be offered cheese, charcuterie and wine from the shop and can enjoy 20% discount on all villas and weeks for summer 2022 and 10% discount on all chalets and weeks for winter 2022/23.
The Place London - When shopping at The Place London on the day, pick up a botanical themed journal as a gift with purchase.
The full schedule of events and activities will be announced soon. Register your interest below to be the first to know more via email!
Find out more about The National Garden Scheme here at ngs.org.uk.
Date: Saturday 11th June, 2022
Gardens open from: 10.30am - 4pm
Event time: 10.30 - 6pm