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The Oxhill News

April 2012

This months News



Upton House

A special ‘Year of Art’ has famous artists visiting and exhibiting at Upton House, a summer of 1930s celebrations with champagne on the terrace and two Jazz concerts.

There is the popular ‘Millionaires House Party’ weekend ‘Murder at the Mansion’ and our famous Jazz evenings.

For those who enjoy the garden there is always something to see but especially the tulips on the terraces, the changing herbaceous borders and the National Collection of Asters are just some of the highlights.

Come along and have an amazing day out all year round for all the family.

‘The Year of Art’ sees Sigrid Holmwood, the up and coming contemporary artist, exhibiting and painting in situ at Upton House.  Later in the year a dramatic exhibition by the Turner Prize nominated Glenn Brown will be taking place, curated by the Meadows Arts Agency.  Throughout the year special talks will also be given on selected paintings in the collection which include paintings by Hogath, Stubbs, Canelleto and many other famous artists.

There are acres of stunning gardens to wander round, with borders full of colourful plant displays, some areas are gradually being returned to reflect the style of the 30’s garden, along with a unique kitchen garden set amongst the formality.   Some of the seasonal highlights are the Tulip weekend on the 14 & 15 April, the wonderful Bluebell Walk on Sunday 13 May and the National Collection of Asters which will start to flower from the 15 September. Visitors of all ages can follow the woodland adventure pathways and enjoy the fun and games of the natural surroundings or sit quietly and watch the birds flying in and out of nearby nest boxes.

The gardens, restaurant and shop are open 11am-5pm, Fridays to Wednesdays. The house is open 1pm-5pm.

Normal admission prices apply. National Trust members and under 5s free.

Adults £9.95, Child £5.00, Family £26.00.

For further details call Upton House and Gardens on 01295 670266 or for the full program of events go to:-   www.nationaltrust.org.uk/uptonhouse

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