Group Booking Information 2015 for

‘One of the finest gardens in England’
Group Booking Information 2015
‘One of the finest gardens in England’ Pashley offers a sumptuous blend of romantic landscaping,
imaginative plantings and fine old trees, fountains, springs and large ponds.
Whatever month you choose to visit there is something to delight the senses. Through April to May
bluebells carpet the woodland and there are thousands of tulips throughout the gardens. June is fragrant
with roses while in July the scent of sweet peas and lilies begin to perfume the air. Summer bedding plants
continue through into August, and then the herbaceous borders come into their own.
We recommend a minimum of 2 hours to visit the Gardens (the house is not open to the public),
however, most groups stay longer than this, enjoying the delicious lunches and teas available from our
Café. You can also go on to visit another nearby attraction by booking one of our joint tours - see below.
1 April to 30 September 2015, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Bank Holiday
Mondays and Special Event Days, 11am - 5pm.
Normal open days - including Sculpture in Particular (23—30 May, every day), Special Rose Week (9—14
June, every day) Kitchen Garden Week (7—11 July) and Lily Time (mid-July to mid-August, Tuesday Saturday)
£ 9.00 per head
Tulip Festival (22 April every day to 4 May)
£10.00 per head
Sussex Guild Craft Show (29—31 August)
£ 8.00 per head
By special arrangement, we are sometimes able to open early for Groups wishing to arrive before 11am.
There is a £1.00 surcharge per head for this.
Pashley prides itself on providing delicious, locally sourced and
homemade food. As well as coming to see the beautiful gardens groups
should ‘allow time to sample the fabulous homemade food and warm
hospitality at arguably the best garden café in the county, much of which is
sourced from the abundant kitchen garden’ (Leigh Clapp in ‘Sussex Life’).
Visitors can enjoy their refreshments in the café, on the terrace or in the
courtyard. The Café operates a buffet style service and it would be very
helpful to know if your group requires morning coffee, lunch or
afternoon tea prior to your visit. We can offer pre-paid set menus for
groups but it is not compulsory for groups to pre-book refreshments in
this way; it is often nicer for visitors to be able to choose from the buffet
themselves. (NB. during the Tulip Festival & Craft Show the café operates
with a slightly different menu so refreshments cannot be pre-booked)
The Gift Shop caters for every taste; from our souvenir guidebook, postcards and local honey to hand
painted ceramics and tapestry cushions. A selection of plants and shrubs, many of which grow at Pashley,
are available for purchase. There is an exhibition of Botanical/Floral paintings in the Garden Room Café
and an exhibition of Sculpture in the gardens — most pieces are for sale.
Tours of the Garden led by either the Owner, James Sellick, Head Gardener, Keith, or experienced garden
guide, Heather, may be arranged. The tours last 1-1½ hours. The cost for up to 25 people is £125, plus
Admission Fee - for over 25 people an extra £4.50 is charged for each additional person (up to a maximum
of 35 per tour). Alternatively, a short introductory talk can be arranged which lasts 20 minutes at a cost of
£35 for up to 35 people. This talk gives a brief history of both Pashley Manor and the gardens.
Disabled visitors are made most welcome. The gardens are only
partially accessible - the formal gardens, terrace, gift shop and cafe
are all accessible but the steeper gravel paths towards the woodland
and behind the ponds are difficult to navigate. Due to the sloping
nature of the garden, and the gravel/grass paths throughout,
motorised wheelchairs are advised or a strong person to push!
We advise you to telephone before visiting so that we may give you
full details of access to ensure a safe, comfortable and enjoyable
experience. For groups of disabled visitors we recommend each
disabled visitor brings a companion as distances within the garden can
be tiring. We have two wheelchairs (non-motorised) which we loan
(booking advised) and lavatory facilities. Also see ’Parking’ below.
Picnics may be taken in the Car Park field where there are a few
picnic tables and benches. We regret picnics may not be taken in the
Gardens. Please ensure you take all of your litter home with you.
Parking is available for up to 5 coaches (and there is ample parking
for cars). Coach drivers enter the Gardens free of charge, and will be
presented with a refreshment voucher at the Reception/Gift Shop.
We can send a car up to the coach park to bring less able visitors to
the garden entrance if requested - please let us know before your
visit, if possible, and/or on arrival let the reception team know if any
transport to/from the coach park is required.
BOOKING PROCEDURE AND PAYMENT Sadly, we have experienced late cancellations in the past, which have cost us money, therefore we have
reluctantly had to impose a £50.00 booking charge, which is refundable in the event of cancellations
notified to us more than 14 days before the visit (see note below for booking charges during the Tulip
Festival). When you have settled on a provisional date for your visit, would you kindly telephone to check
that we have availability on your chosen date before sending your booking form and deposit. Should you
wish to send a coach at the last moment you are always welcome to telephone and we will do our very best
to fit you in.
Please note for visits during a Special Event: As it can be very busy on Special Event days, and the
number of groups we are able to take is restricted, early booking is recommended. For the Tulip Festival
we have occasionally had to turn away bookings, so we will require a £100 deposit per coach/group to
secure a booking. This deposit is non-refundable.
Upon receipt of your group booking form we will send a letter of confirmation and a receipt to present on
the day of your visit. The balance must be paid on or before the day of the visit by cheque, cash or card.
The Organiser must collect entrance money before the visit and present one payment on arrival.
Important Notice - We regret that we can accept no liability for any accident, loss or damage to
persons or property on the estate.
Add a trip to another local attraction to complement your visit to the gardens at Pashley and make a
full day out. Book both attractions with Pashley - just one booking form to fill in and one deposit to
pay to arrange your whole day in this beautiful area of the south east.
In 2015 Pashley is offering joint tours with four other attractions:
Romantic and Historic Sissinghurst and Pashley
Why not combine your trip to Pashley with a visit to Sissinghurst Castle and Garden?
The famous garden at Sissinghurst was created in the 1930s by the diplomat Harold Nicolson and his poet
wife, Vita Sackville-West. Drawn to the ruins of the Elizabethan courtyard house which was once owned
by Vita’s ancestors, Harold and Vita were inspired by the farmland around the house and the opportunities
that the empty plot posed. Harold and Vita quickly created a juxtaposition to the working farm around
them, with the elegance of the classical lines favoured by Harold and the romanticism of Vita’s flamboyant
use and profusion of colour and planting. Refreshments, not included in the price, can be enjoyed in
Pashley’s Garden Room Café or in Sissinghurst’s restaurant (refreshments at Sissinghurst must be prebooked). £18.95* (or £9.00* for members of the National Trust).
Tradition and Innovation in One Day
Begin your day in the traditional splendour of the gardens at Pashley followed by lunch (not included in the
price) and then on to Great Dixter House and Gardens. Great Dixter was the family home of the late
Christopher Lloyd, who devoted his lifetime to creating one of the most experimental, exciting and
innovative gardens.
Incorporating many medieval buildings, the gardens surround the house each complementing the other.
From yew topiary, carpets of meadow flowers, the colourful tapestry of mixed borders (including the famous
Long Border), ponds and the exuberant Exotic Gardens, there is much to see. £18.00* per person.
A Day Out for Discerning Garden Lovers
Enjoy the gardens at Pashley in the morning followed by lunch (not included in the price) and then go on to
Merriments Gardens in the afternoon. This is a unique combination of a garden, large plant nursery,
garden shop and wild bird care centre. Merriments Gardens covers 4 acres and has deep sweeping borders
with a variety of different plants throughout the seasons; the hot border is at its most dramatic in high
summer with a vast panoply of richly coloured plants. The nursery grows an extensive range of perennials,
shrubs and trees, priding itself on a wonderful selection of unusual plants, many of which can be seen
growing in the garden. £15.00* per person.
Garden Treasures and Musical Pleasures
Make a day out in the area by adding a trip to Finchcocks Musical Museum to your visit to Pashley. At
Finchcocks your visit will start with a brief history of the Georgian Manor house. Then, after free time to
explore the collection of over 100 period keyboard instruments, the peaceful garden and the exhibition on
pleasure gardens, you can enjoy a recital from owner and concert pianist Richard Burnett or one of his
musical team. Morning, lunch and afternoon refreshments can be enjoyed in Pashley's Garden Room Café
with terrace or at Finchcocks Cellar Restaurant (refreshments not included in the price).
£20* per person, for groups of 20+ only.
* Please note there are no group concessions during the Tulip Festival, please add £1.00 to the
quoted price for this time.
For further information please call 01580 200888 or email [email protected]
Pashley Manor Gardens, Ticehurst, Near Wadhurst, East Sussex, TN5 7HE
The Café operates a buffet style service and it would be very helpful to know if your group requires morning
coffee, lunch or afternoon refreshments prior to your visit. Most groups prefer to choose from our tempting
buffet selection on an individual basis; we can offer pre-paid refreshments for groups if required*, see
below, but it is not compulsory for groups to pre-book refreshments in this way.
(*except during the Tulip Festival and Craft Show when refreshments cannot be pre-booked)
If you would like to book refreshments for your group please fill in the Group Catering Order Form with
your choices. You will need to pay for the food on arrival as one payment with your entrance fee, your
group members will then be given vouchers to hand in at the café.
A variety of hot and cold beverages, and wines and beers, are available for your group to purchase
individually in the café all day from 11am to 5pm.
LUNCHES – served 12pm – 2.30pm
Homemade Soup served with local cream, fresh herbs and Freshly Baked Bread and butter
Cheddar or Stilton or Brie served with Freshly Baked Bread and Homemade Chutney
The following are served with a selection of fresh salads, bread and a selection of
homemade chutney and dressings.
Cheddar or Stilton or Brie or Ham or Today’s Choice of Pork Pie
or Chicken Liver, Fish or Vegetarian Pâté
Sussex Smoked Chicken or Sussex Smoked Trout
TEAS, COFFEE AND SWEETS—served 11am – 5pm
Tea or Coffee
A choice from our large selection of Cakes and a pot of tea or cup of coffee
A choice from our tray bake selection and a pot of tea or cup of coffee
Two Homemade All Butter Fruit Scones, Butter, Fruit Jam & Whipped Cream
and a pot of tea or cup of coffee
Two Homemade All Butter Cheese Scones, Butter and Cheddar Cheese
and a pot of tea or cup of coffee
Please contact us if you require any further information
Pashley Manor Gardens, Ticehurst, Near Wadhurst, East Sussex TN5 7HE
Tel: 01580 200888 Fax: 01580 200102
Group Booking Form 2015
If you would like a booking form for one of the joint tours please call 01580 200888 or
email [email protected]
Name of Group:
Name of Group Organiser:
Telephone :
Mobile contact for day of
Proposed date(s) of Visit:
Time of arrival:
No. in Party (approx.):
Travel arrangements:
(i.e. Coach / Car)
Conducted Tour /
Introductory Talk required:
____________________________________________________________________________ (Tours/talks are not included in the entrance fee. Please see Group Booking Information.)
It would be very helpful for our café to know in advance the following information:
Will your Group be requiring refreshments on an individual basis for (please tick as required)
Morning Coffee
Afternoon Refreshments 
If your group would like to pre-book refreshments please tick here,
and complete the group catering order form 
How did you hear about Pashley Manor Gardens?
Please remember to enclose your deposit of £50 (or £100 during the Tulip Festival ) payable to Pashley
Manor Gardens. A pre-payment voucher will be sent to you with your confirmation.
Pashley Manor Gardens, Ticehurst, Near Wadhurst, East Sussex TN5 7HE Tel: 01580 200888 Fax: 01580 200102
Email: [email protected]
Group Catering Order Form 2015
Refreshments can be ordered in advance (except during the Tulip Festival and Craft Show) and
this form returned with your deposit cheque. Vouchers will be issued to the Group Organiser,
upon receipt of your full remittance, when arriving at Pashley Manor Gardens. Refreshments will
only be provided upon receipt of voucher. We regret we are unable to reserve tables in advance.
Name of Group:
Name of Group Organiser:
Proposed date(s) of Visit:
No. in Party (approx.):
@ £5.15 each
Cheese and Chutney
@ £5.45 each
Choice of Cheese or Pâté or Pork
Pie or Ham with Salads etc.
@ £10.25 each
Choice of Smoked Trout
or Smoked Chicken with Salads etc.
@ £13.30 each
Tea or Coffee
@ £2.10 each
Cake with Tea or Coffee
@ £5.25 each
Tray Bake with Tea or Coffee
@ £4.60 each
Fruit Scones with Tea or Coffee
@ £6.95 each
Cheese Scones with Tea or Coffee
@ £6.95 each
Pashley Manor Gardens, Ticehurst, Near Wadhurst, East
Sussex TN5 7HE Tel: 01580 200888 Fax: 01580 200102
Email: [email protected]