All you need is Love….. and Cake!

Although Wedding cakes have evolved over the years, for many it is still an integral part of their Wedding Day.

Whether it’s a labour of love that you create yourself, shop bought or professional made, there is never usually that much cake left over at the end of the night (unless you want there to be!)

Naked Cakes

Naked Cakes are becoming increasingly popular. Without Icing, the freshly baked cakes speak for themselves.

Children at Weddings: Keeping the Little Ones Entertained

It’s a question couples ask us, ‘How can we entertain the Children at our Wedding?’ We have seen some lovely ideas over the years and have captured our favourites for you.

The Old Fashioned Way 

Dust the board games off, get that monopoly going and create an indoor board game table. Hours of fun will be had by all, including the adults!

Popular choices have been: Connect 4, Hungry Hippo and Snakes &

Early Cafe and Garden Closing – March/April 2018

Our Gardens and Cafe will be closing at the earlier time of 3pm on the following dates:

Thursday 29th March

Thursday 5th April

Thursday 26th April

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Wedding Ceremony Playlist

Here at Abbeywood we have witnessed a fair few ceremonies in our time.

With the focus on the First Dance song choice, often the Ceremony songs are neglected or are a last minute addition to the planning to do list.

Occasionally couples arrange to have live musicians play their Ceremony Music, which is a lovely touch. In our experience though, we have found many couples like to have the freedom to choose the songs they want and therefore opt to create Ceremony Playlists.

Plant Hunter’s Fairs at Abbeywood

Abbeywood will be hosting Plant Hunter’s Fairs on Sunday 8th July and Sunday 23rd September.

Top Specialist Nurseries attending and thousands of plants to choose from.

Each Stall promises it own unique range of plants including rare, unusual, heritage and brand new varieties.

Something for every Garden.

10am – 5pm

Entry to Gardens & Fair: £3.00 per person


2018 NGS Open Days at Abbeywood

On Sunday the 13th May and Sunday the 12th August, we are opening our Gardens for the National Garden Scheme.

The Gardens will be open all day, with a set price of £5 per person (Children Free) all of which is donated to Charity.

So why not come down, enjoy the beautiful Gardens and contribute to the many Charities the NGS supports.

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Easter Trail at Abbeywood

The Easter Bunny has decided to hide himself within our 45 acre Estate! Join us for a fun filled Easter Trail, as you follow the clues around our beautiful Gardens to find him. Each Child will get a Easter Surprise at the end for all their hard work!

Sunday 1st – Sunday 15th April

(excluding. 6/7th and 13th/14th – Closed for Private Functions/Weddings)

£5.50 per adult, Children Free.

Screen Printing Workshops at Abbeywood

Join us for a fun filled workshop with local artist Therese Lee.

Our Garden Cafe will also be open should you wish to purchase a coffee or some food around your session.

Sunday 18th March – Lamp Shade Making

Monday 2nd April – Screen Printing & Lamp Shade Making

Sunday 8th July & Sunday 23rd September – Lamp Shade Making

Sunday 4th November –

Watercolour Workshops at Abbeywood

We are pleased to announce that we have new and exciting One Day Watercolour Workshops run by Chris Beesley Fine Art here at Abbeywood.

Chris is a Local Artist with many years of experience and will be able to offer Step by Step demonstrations.

Join us in our beautiful gardens and take in the surroundings as you learn new skills.

We have the following dates available:

Wednesday 20th June &

Evening Candlelit Yoga Sessions

We are very excited to announce that we will be holding Candlelit YOGA Sessions at Abbeywood on the following Wednesday Evenings:

28th February

 21st March

18th April

23rd May

27th June

18th July

Join Juliet Clark Yoga for Vinyasa flow Yoga which can increase flexibility and mental focus allowing you to quieten your Mind and relax within your Body, providing relief from Stress and Tension.