Horticulture & Meet the Bees Lunches
21st July (full), 15th August, 5th & 11th September
Join us for a tour of the gardens with Head Gardener Russell Dixon followed by a guided visit to the Great Fosters bee hives with our resident Bee Keeper.
Russell has worked at Great Fosters for over 20 years and will provide an interesting and entertaining tour of the gardens of the hotel. Then, once you are appropriately “suited and booted”, you will be taken to visit our bees and explain the fascinating and absorbing art of bee keeping. A pre-lunch glass of Champagne will be served afterwards, hopefully on the terrace, followed by lunch in The Estate Grill with a glass of wine.
10am – 10.30am : Coffee and cookies
10.30 – 11.30am : Garden tour or visit the bee hives
11.30 – 11.45am : Change over
11.45 – 12.45pm : Garden tour or visit the bee hives
12.45 – 1.15pm : Pre-lunch drink
1.15pm : Lunch in The Estate Grill or on the Terrace
£65 per person including coffee and cookies on arrival, garden tour, visit to the hives, pre-lunch glass of Champagne, three course lunch with a glass of wine followed by coffee and petits fours.
VIP Club members and RHS members £60 per person
Numbers are strictly limited to a maximum of twelve guests in total and the garden tour and hive visit will be for six guests at a time.
Protective suits and gloves will be provided. Wellington boots are available but if you would like to bring your own please do. Please wear long sleeves, trousers and sock and avoid using perfume/aftershave or consuming alcohol prior to the visit to the bees. Please dress accordingly as the event will go ahead regardless of weather conditions.
NB. However, adverse weather conditions may mean the visit to the bee hives only may be postponed.
To reserve your tickets please contact Nina Rose on 01784 480414 or e-mail her.