Victorian Easter Events at Hill Close Gardens

Victorian Easter Events at Hill Close Gardens

Hill Close Gardens, overlooking Warwick racecourse, is the perfect setting for Easter celebrations. Heritage daffodils, as well as primroses, cowslips and other spring flowers are dotted around the sixteen individual plots that make up these unique restored gardens.

From 15th - 17th April, in tribute to the Victorian heritage of the gardens, visitors can enjoy a special Victorian Easter. The Cafe will be transformed into a Victorian tearoom with staff in Victorian costume, and themed displays in the cafe and around the summerhouses will bring to life the way Victorians celebrated Easter: Floriography (the language of flowers), the emergence of Easter eggs and Easter cards, and the tradition of Simnel Cake.

On Easter Sunday, children are invited to join in the annual Hill Close Easter Egg hunt and Easter bonnet parade (3pm), which will be free to any child who attended a special Easter workshop on March 24th and brings their handmade bonnet/basket.

Refreshments are served in our cafe overlooking the gardens, and there is a large greenhouse and plant sales area.

Floriography:  “SAY IT WITH FLOWERS”
Visitors will be encouraged to “say it with flowers”. They will be able to enjoy not only the beautiful flowers in the herbaceous borders but also a new exhibition entitled “The Language of Flowers”. The Victorians used flowers to express specific emotions and this romantic language will be explained for those who would like to use it today.

Bread and Meat Close, Warwick, CV34 6HF
+44 (0) 1926 493339
Car Park
St. Mary's Land
15th - 17th April 2017
Entry £4.00 Child £1(under 5s RHS&HCGT Members free)
Vegetarian Family
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