New! Biodynamic Events at Heckfield Place, Hampshire 2019 | Biodynamic Association

New! Biodynamic Events at Heckfield Place, Hampshire 2019

Biodynamic Open Gardens Event: August – September 2019
10th May 2019
NEW! Introduction to Biodynamic Gardening course at Waltham Place, Berks Nov 2019
6th September 2018

Heckfield is a living place
More than a luxury hotel, it is a Georgian family home lovingly restored from its classic origins and rewoven into 400 acres of secluded Hampshire landscape.

Food and Drink:

Each day sublime produce is drawn from our biodynamic Home Farm and gardens to be simply prepared and served in Heckfield’s restaurants. From Marle restaurant to fireside cooking at Hearth, our menus are directed by Skye Gyngell with dishes and drinks inspired by seasonal estate-grown ingredients.

Calling all curious minds...
The Assembly at Heckfield Place cultivates a space to unearth, reconnect and rediscover. A diverse programme built around core themes hosted across 400 acres – from the assembly and screening rooms to the home farm, sun house, woodlands and lakes.

Here you will find our biodynamic event highlights for the upcoming months, however, to see a full list of scheduled events please click here

Heckfield Plant and Kitchen Produce Sale
10th August 2019 – SOLD OUT
14th Sept 2019 BOOK HERE
And every second Saturday this summer between 11am-2: 30 pm our Plant and Kitchen Produce Sale will feature a variety of plants grown on our Home Farm, which follows biodynamic principles guided by Fern Verrow’s Jane Scotter, and a host of scrumptious goodies from our kitchen.
We kindly ask people to sign up for the free tickets beforehand to gauge numbers attending, please. Book Here

Talk: Satish Kumar’s Elegant Simplicity
Tuesday 17 September 2019 19:00 (60 mins)
We all wish to live a life which is environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling and socially just and harmonious. In order to accomplish this wish, we need to de-clutter our lives from material possessions and from psychological baggage. Physical and spiritual Simplicity is a prerequisite for sustainability and personal as well as planetary wellbeing.

Satish Kumar has written a new book, Elegant Simplicity, and he will talk about the art of living well on less stuff and have more joy in our lives. Living simply is to shift from glamour to grace and from consumption to creativity.
Cost: £25 BOOK HERE

Home Farm tour with Jane Scotter
Saturday 21st September 2019 10.30 and 14.00 (60 Minutes sessions)
As part of our Heckfield Equinox weekend, join Jane Scotter, author of Fern Verrow: A year of recipes from a farm and its kitchen and co-founder of Neals Yard Dairy, and Tom Petherick, author of Heligan: A Portrait of the Lost Gardens and Sufficient: A Modern Guide to Sustainable Living, on a tour of our Home Farm. Following biodynamic principles, the Home Farm is being transformed as part of the Heckfield Estate’s ‘conversation with the soil’. Explore the importance of biodynamic farming and compost, and why it’s the time to grow real food and real community
Cost £10 BOOK HERE

Teatime chat: Better health with author Alys Fowler
Saturday 21 September 2019 15:30 (75 Minutes)
For thousands of years, people who had no access to clinical medicine knew how to boost their well-being by using the ingredients they found in plants. Herbs are the people’s medicine; often freely available and abundant, they are ready and waiting to be plucked from around you to soothe and heal your body and mind.

Over tea and cake during our Heckfield Equinox weekend, join gardener, writer and presenter Alys Fowler in conversation about her new book, A Modern Herbal (a copy is included in the ticket price). It includes guides for how to use and grow more than 100 herbs – for example, how to use fennel for indigestion, camomile for anxiety and nettle for hay fever.

Offering a fusion of botanical, practical, cultural and historical information, A Modern Herbal reveals how common herbs are the simple, cleansing way to better health and happiness.

Alys writes a weekly column on gardening for The Guardian Weekend Magazine. She has contributed to Gardens Illustrated, The Observer Food Monthly, The National Geographic and Country Living. Alys trained at Royal Horticultural Society Wisley, The New York Botanical Gardens, and The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. She has written six books including The Thrifty Gardener, The Edible Garden, Abundance and Hidden Nature. She has presented on BBC’s Gardeners’ World, The Great British Garden Revival, Our Food, and her own six-part series The Edible Garden. She regularly contributes to radio. She has a keen interest in agriculture and food politics and is setting up an urban farm in Birmingham. She also teaches garden history, specialising in Italian gardens of the Renaissance era.
Cost £45 BOOK HERE

PLEASE NOTE: Due to high demand for our restaurants, lunch before and dinner afterwards usually needs to be reserved in advance. If you would like to book a table, please email restaurants.reservations@heckfieldplace.com Guests are most welcome to stay for a drink in our Trestle Room Bar or Sitting Room after the event.

Heckfield Place – RG27 0LD United Kingdom