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Botanical Supper at Chawton House

28 Jan 2022

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Join exhibition Curator Katie Childs for a special evening tour of ‘Botanical Women’ before sitting down for a Botanical Supper, with a menu inspired by the delights of spring.

‘Botanical Women’ explores the bright and resourceful women whose ground-breaking work contributed to the advancement of botany and plant science. From illustrators to hostesses,  writers to weeders, women have played a crucial role in the popularisation of horticulture from as early as the 17th century but have often been hidden from public knowledge.

This exhibition brings these fascinating figures back into the public consciousness and includes many items on display for the first time, including Elizabeth Blackwell’s fascinating and beautiful work A Curious Herbal, 1737-1739, the first herbal produced by a woman.

Once your tour has concluded, you will take a seat and enjoy a delicious Botanical Supper.

Botanical Supper Menu

Carrot and Coriander Soup, served with crusty bread

Botanical Tart of Feta and Dandelion, served with a warm vegetable and white bean salad.

Orange and Rosemary Cake with Orange Butter, served with double cream.

Please note the minimum reservation for the Botanical Supper is for two people.

After booking, please email to notify us of any dietary requirements you or your party may have.

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£50 per person

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Please note that this tour will involve a lot of steps and due to the age of the building some of these are uneven. Visitors are advised to take extra care and wear flat shoes. There is no lift facility available.

There are accessible parking spaces available in the staff car park, with step-free access to the house.

Please contact us on or 01420 541010 to discuss access for this event and to reserve a parking space.