Monthly Archives: May 2017

Paolo Arrigo- Italy from Seed to Plate

Fairlight Hall’s Talks and Workshops 2017 Season continues on Saturday 24th June with ‘Italy from Seed to Plate’. This entertaining talk by Paolo Arrigo of Franchi Seeds is for gardeners, foodies and Italophiles alike and covers the story of vegetables from Roman times to the present day followed by a delicious lunch of wood fired… Read more »

Gardening training placements available

If you are interested in re-training for a career in horticulture, there are currently training opportunities in the beautiful gardens at Fairlight Hall through the Work and Retrain As a Gardener Scheme (or WRAGS). Fairlight has supported this great scheme for several years and Head Gardener, Whitney Hedges is keen to help more trainees make… Read more »

Tessa Boase- The Housekeeper’s Tale

The second talk in the 2017 Season takes place on May 19th. Author Tessa Boase has uncovered a series of extraordinary true stories about the housekeepers who ran some of Britain’s most prominent households. £20 with coffee and cake. tickets HERE Far from the cosy, complacent world of Mrs Hughes in Downton Abbey, real housekeepers worked surprisingly… Read more »