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We are delighted to announce that tickets are now available for the 2020 Garden Museum Literary Festival being hosted by Edward and Sophie Tollemache on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th June 2020.

This unique annual Festival is Britain’s only travelling Lit Fest. Each year it is hosted at a new venue and offers a blissful weekend celebrating the best in garden writing. We are very excited to be hosting for 2020.

Lit Fest Director, Christopher Woodward, writes:

‘When we had the idea of a Festival dedicated to books about gardens that would move from garden to garden we never imagined that we’d be so lucky. Midsummer at Houghton Hall, hosted by Lord and Lady Cholmondeley, was an unforgettable two days. And before that, Boughton House in 2017, Hatfield, Petworth and Serge Hill.

In 2020 we have been invited to Helmingham Hall, one of the most romantic houses in England, by Edward and Sophie Tollemache. It will be an exploration of Helmingham’s 500 years of garden history, and of the gardens designed in recent years by Xa Tollemache, Edward’s mother.

Crossing the drawbridge over the moat into the cobbled courtyard is a rare thrill, and over two days guests at the Literary Festival will hear garden designers, gardeners, novelists and artists talk about their work and ideas in precious panelled rooms. We are incredibly grateful to Edward and Sophie, whose house is never open to the public, for sharing its inspirations.’

Tickets are, as ever, limited to 150: this is a very intimate event within the family home. Last summer tickets for Houghton Hall did sell out, so book now!

Please note that the Festival is on a Friday and a Saturday, as on these days the gardens at Helmingham are closed to the public.

More information or to buy tickets for the Garden Museum Literary Festival 2020

Event Details

Day 1: June 19, 2020

Day 2: June 20, 2020

Venue: Helmingham Hall

Coordinates: 52°10'27.3"N 1°11'48.2"E

Phone: 01473890799

Email: info@helmingham.com

Garden Museum Literary Festival 2020

We are delighted to announce that tickets are now available for the 2020 Garden Museum Literary Festival being hosted by Edward and Sophie Tollemache on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th June 2020.

This unique annual Festival is Britain’s only travelling Lit Fest. Each year it is hosted at a new venue and offers a blissful weekend celebrating the best in garden writing. We are very excited to be hosting for 2020.

Lit Fest Director, Christopher Woodward, writes:

‘When we had the idea of a Festival dedicated to books about gardens that would move from garden to garden we never imagined that we’d be so lucky. Midsummer at Houghton Hall, hosted by Lord and Lady Cholmondeley, was an unforgettable two days. And before that, Boughton House in 2017, Hatfield, Petworth and Serge Hill.

In 2020 we have been invited to Helmingham Hall, one of the most romantic houses in England, by Edward and Sophie Tollemache. It will be an exploration of Helmingham’s 500 years of garden history, and of the gardens designed in recent years by Xa Tollemache, Edward’s mother.

Crossing the drawbridge over the moat into the cobbled courtyard is a rare thrill, and over two days guests at the Literary Festival will hear garden designers, gardeners, novelists and artists talk about their work and ideas in precious panelled rooms. We are incredibly grateful to Edward and Sophie, whose house is never open to the public, for sharing its inspirations.’

Tickets are, as ever, limited to 150: this is a very intimate event within the family home. Last summer tickets for Houghton Hall did sell out, so book now!

Please note that the Festival is on a Friday and a Saturday, as on these days the gardens at Helmingham are closed to the public.

More information or to buy tickets for the Garden Museum Literary Festival 2020