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Part of the Creative Footsteps Festival, discover the hidden histories of horticultures heroines from the curator herself.

From writers and artists to collectors and educators, women have played a crucial role in horticulture and plant science from as early as the 17th century. Discover these hidden heroines with a curator's tour from Chief Executive Katie Childs.

Tours run for approximately one hour.

About Creative Footsteps:
Between 2-10 October the area’s first Nature and Literary Festival will celebrate local literary greats and their love of the East Hampshire countryside. Follow in the footsteps of author Jane Austen, our first ecologist and naturalist Gilbert White, the wartime poet Edward Thomas and more. You can enjoy short guided nature walks, writing and poetry workshops, garden tours, trails, yoga and more.


Chawton House

Chawton, Hampshire, GU34 1SJ

01420 541010


Opening times

House and Gardens: 10am - 4.30pm daily. Please note thw House is closed during November.

Last entry to House: 3.30pm

Library: The library will be available for research on a case-by-case basis. For more information, please contact

The Old Kitchen Tearoom: 10am - 4pm daily

Last orders at 3.30pm

The Parkland Pantry: 10am - 4pm daily

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