Garden Lunch

Garden Lunch with Dame Susan Cunliffe-Lister

Join celebrated gardener Dame Susan Cunliffe-Lister for a two course garden lunch, garden talk over coffee and a guided tour of the grounds.

Each lunch is themed on a different topic, whether it be on the parkland and lakes, or the walled garden. Susan will give an insight into her gardening style, and guests will be given a tour up to the parkland to view the daffodils or rhododendrons and azaleas.

The menus for garden lunches will include several ingredients from the garden, with recipe cards from our chef. Susan will explain her choice of produce, with tips for cultivation and harvesting.

Arrive at 12.15pm to tea and coffee in Swinton Park’s Drawing Room. With lunch served at 1pm in one of Swinton Estate’s ‘Estate to Plate’ restaurants, where the menu utilises produce from the Walled Garden and the wider 20,000 acre Estate. Dame Susan will lead a talk on the history of the house and gardens followed by a guided walk round the Walled Garden and Lakes, finishing between 4pm and 4.30pm.

Gift vouchers are available for this event here.

£50 per person

What’s included?

  • Arrive at 12.15pm to tea and coffee in Swinton Park’s Drawing Room.
  • Lunch served at 1pm
  • A talk by Dame Susan on the history of the house and gardens
  • A guided walk round the Walled Garden and Lakes, finishing between 4pm and 4.30pm

Upcoming dates

  • 6th June 2023
  • 13th June 2023
  • 27th June 2023
  • 4th July 2023
  • 18th July 2023
  • 8th August 2023
  • 22nd August 2023
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FAQs

Please arrive at 12.15pm
After the guided walk round the Walled Garden and Lakes, the event will finish between 4pm and 4.30pm

The event will take place at Swinton Park Hotel:

Swinton Park Hotel
Masham
Ripon
North Yorkshire
HG4 4JH
United Kingdom

The Swinton Park Hotel is a luxury Grade II* castle set in beautiful parkland grounds at the centre of the Swinton Estate.

Owned by the Cunliffe-Lister family since the 1880s, and the ancestral seat of the Earl of Swinton, guests at the hotel enjoy a traditional, yet informal stately home experience.

Our standard terms and conditions apply.