Gardener’s Blog- January 2016

WATER As a native Californian I grew up with the threat of drought looming over us. I remember learning water-saving rhymes as a child, and dad putting bricks in the toilet cistern to save precious water. I also remember our dry, golden brown landscape constantly under threat from a thoughtless cigarette tossed out of a… Read more »

HIPCC Winter Recital and Members and Patrons Reception

The Fairlight Hall Recital Room will host two events for the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition in the next month. Winter Prizewinners’ Recital January 23rd 11.30am 2015 Joint Second Prizewinner Garam Cho will be performing: J.Brahms Anh.1a/1 no.5 Exercise for the left hand after the Chaconne from J.S.Bach’s violin Partita in D minor BWV 1004… Read more »

Gardener’s Blog- December 2015

Hello, my name is Whitney Hedges and I am the new Head gardener at Fairlight Hall. This first post is by way of an introduction to me, my approach to gardening, to life and all the rest! People have been making gardens since the time of the ancient Egyptians. From then, through the Roman Empire,… Read more »

Valerie Tryon

Valerie Tryon at Fairlight Hall: Valerie Tryon’s second Fairlight piano recital. She will play in the Recital Room on Saturday, November 21 at 7 pm. Tickets are £23 each, a sum which includes a programme, a glass of wine or a beverage or juice. Valerie’s programme will include pieces by Scarlatti, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Ravel, Gershwin and… Read more »

Whitney Hedges, New Head Gardener for Fairlight Hall

We are very excited to announce the appointment of a new Head Gardener for Fairlight Hall. Beginning in Mid-November we welcome California-born Whitney Hedges. Whitney was bought up in a creative household, with both parents trained in fine art. She emigrated to the UK in her early 20’s and after working as a music promoter… Read more »

Upcoming Events at Fairlight Hall

Lunch and a Lecture, Tuesday 13th October 10.30am- 2pm- The next in our  ‘Lunch and A Lecture’ series takes place on Tuesday 13th. In ‘The Seaside Garden’ we will be discussing preparing the ground, assessing the local conditions, coping with wind and salt, creating shelter, a seaside design, ground cover, seaside proof plants – choosing the… Read more »

Plant Fair this weekend: Stall Holders and Talks

Our plant fair takes place this weekend, with over 20 stalls plus talks taking place both days. Refreshments provided by Penbuckles Delicatessen. 19th and 20th September, 10am-4pm Free Entry Fairlight Hall Gardens are also open: Entry fee £5. Tour the gardens, visit our Estate Shop and our Estate Tea Room for lunch or coffee and cake…. Read more »

Estate Shop Now Open

The Fairlight Hall Estate Shop is now open during all public events, selling produce from the Estate.  The shop sells a selection of seeds and plants from the gardens, as well as jams, chutney, honey, handmade massage candles and a variety of home and garden equipment.   The Shepherds Hut was built by Gembuild. Visit their… Read more »

Gardener’s Blog- 22nd May 2015

May is well under way and along with the ever warming weather is an ever increasing work load. Each day sets you a different challenge just to keep you on your toes. The grass is trying to outgrow the speed of your mower, and everything needs your attention now and nothing seems to want to… Read more »