Our flower festival is back for a 6th successive year and this time we’re celebrating Nature Unbound at Strawberry Hill House.

Friday 13 – Sunday 15 September, 10am-4pm

For one weekend a year we’re letting nature run wild within the walls of Strawberry Hill House, and this years festival; Nature Unbound, is set to be our best yet.

Nature Unbound is curated by the incomparable Leigh Chappell & Janne Ford, and will see seasonal, sustainable, blooms let loose within the walls of a gothic, grade-one-listed building.

The festival will showcase designs by 30 floral designers, coming from all corners of the UK to push the boundaries of sustainable floristry like never before, and where better to host such unusual blooms and boundary-pushing arrangements than in the little Gothic Castle that Horace Walpole designed to do just the same thing.

Centuries have been dedicated to tidying nature up, pruning hedgerows to perfection, and seeking out only the prettiest flowers, but…

We want to offer you something different. 

We’re giving nature space to breathe within our walls, and we’re offering you a chance to see it. So…

Why not embrace nature: Unbound and untamed?

Tickets available from Friday 13th-Sunday 15th September:

Standard Adult Ticket: £19
Members & Patrons: £14
Students: £14

Due to the nature of the art, the show will run for only three days and ticket sales are limited to protect Strawberry Hill House – a grade one listed building. To avoid missing out:

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See below for all of the workshops, talks, and tours available to book throughout the festival.

Watch a few of our highlights from 2023

Strawberry Hill House Flower Festival 2024: Curator Tours
Friday 13 – Sunday 15 September, 9am-10am

Explore the Flower Festival with an exclusive morning tour with Leigh Chappell, Festival Curator, to learn more about the floral installations on display and gain a greater insight into top floral techniques, followed by Coffee and a croissant in the Garden Cafe.

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Strawberry Hill Flower Festival Evening Tour & Talk with Simon Lycett
Friday 13 September, Doors open at 6.30pm with talk and demonstration at 8pm

An evening tour followed by a demonstration and talk with Royal florist Simon Lycett. Tour the festival and then relax in the Gallery with a glass of fizz and listen to Simon who will be showcasing some amazing arranging inspired by the seasons and the spectacular setting of Strawberry Hill.

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Strawberry Hill Flower Festival Talk/Demo: A Year in the life of a No-Dig Flower Grower
Friday 13 September, 11am-12pm

Bek Bibby, co-founder of Blooming Green and organic grower with decades of experience, will give an illustrated talk followed by a Q&As on this life-changing method of growing…

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Strawberry Hill Flower Festival Talk: Plants for Wellbeing
Friday 13 September, 12:30pm-1:30pm

Ashley Edwards, a Gardeners Question Time panellist on Radio 4, will give a talk about plants for wellbeing followed by an open panel discussion on growing. He will be joined by flower farmers Char Johnson and Andy Heslop.

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Strawberry Hill Flower Festival Demonstration: Autumn Bowl Arrangement with Joanne Truby
Friday 13 September, 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Join Joanne whilst she creates an Autumn bowl arrangement. Using a plethora of beautiful autumnal ingredients, Joanne will share with you how she uses colour and composition within her work to create natural inspired arrangements that really lean into the season.

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Strawberry Hill Flower Festival Demonstration: Leigh Chappell & Janne Ford – Floral Demo & Photography Tips
Friday 13 September, 3pm – 4pm

Floral designer Leigh Chappell and flower photographer Janne Ford talk through designing a floral arrangement for photography. Advice and ideas for capturing standout imagery for social media.

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Strawberry Hill Flower Festival Talk: Dahlias – The Gift that Keeps Giving
Saturday 14 September, 11am-12pm

A talk with Phillipa Stewart from Just Dahlias explaining why dahlias are a must in any garden, including growing and drying tips and the wonderful surprises in store when growing from seed.

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Strawberry Hill Flower Festival Workshop: Floral Still Life Workshop
Saturday 14 September, 11:30am-12pm

This 90-minute art class led by Christabel will focus on an inspiring display of sustainable British flowers, freshly picked from Minnow and Wolf’s flower farm. Explore your creative side inspired by nature using oil pastels and coloured paper to create beautiful floral artwork. All art abilities are welcome!

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Strawberry Hill House Flower Festival Workshop: Whispers of Nature: An Ikebana Workshop with Leaves run by Ensō House
Saturday 14 September, 1pm-3pm

In this ikebana workshop, run by Ensō House’s ikebana teacher, Wai Yan Sze, we’ll explore the art of floral arrangement through the lens of leaves. This workshop invites you to explore the beauty of leaves and the profound connection between people and the natural world.

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Strawberry Hill House Flower Festival 2024 Workshop: Colour and Seasonality with Bloom & Burn
Saturday 14 September, 2pm-3pm

Graeme has created his own cutting garden in Kent where he picks incredible flowers to use in his designs. Take an hour to watch him focus on the use of colour and minimal foliage in this demonstration.

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Strawberry Hill House Flower Festival 2024 Workshop: The Art of Drying Perennial Flowers with Lucy Phillips
Sunday 15 September, 11am-12pm

Most ‘dried everlastings’ are papery, southern hemisphere annuals but Lucy will teach you how to naturally extend the life of your favourite perennial flowers that you cut and bring into the house.

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Strawberry Hill House Flower Festival 2024 Workshop: A Life in Dance & Flowers with Andy Monaghan
Sunday 15 September, 1pm-2pm

Discovering the similarities between two careers within the arts, dancing and floral artistry, and how the two disciplines can inform each other. Andy Monaghan in conversation with Camila Klich of Wolves Lane Flower Company.

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Strawberry Hill House Flower Festival 2024 Talk: Flower Farmers Question Time on Sustainability and Growing
Sunday 15 September, 2:30pm-3:30pm

Olivia Wetherly Wilson & Char Johnston, flower farmers in Sussex and London, chat through the seasons sharing insights and welcoming questions.

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Summer Events

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A relaxing summer evening can be enjoyed by all when Summer Sounds returns to Strawberry Hill House. In the shade of the 18th-century villa, roll out the picnic blanket, for days to remember of musical and theatrical fun.

Van Huysum Exhibit

Van Huysum Exhibit - Image

Two masterpieces described by renowned art historian Andrew Graham Dixon as “the two most brilliant and perfectly preserved paintings by the painter” on public display for the first time in ten years. Exhibition runs from 18th May to 8th September.