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Join us for this centuries’ old Twelfth Night apple-growing celebration, involving hearty singing in the orchard to encourage a bountiful harvest in 2022.

Bring along an instrument or anything that will help make a noise to add to the festivities and a torch for the procession through the grounds to the orchard in the Walled Garden, where we will ward off the bad spirits.

We will be joined by special guests, the Kings Pond Shantymen, for some lively traditional songs before moving to the Courtyard for a warming serving of soup.

Ticket cost includes soup and a mulled cider.

What is a Wassail?

A Twelfth Night tradition, Wassailing involves a procession through an orchard, the banging of pots and pans, and singing to ward off bad spirits whilst pleasing the spirits of the fruit trees. This is done to help ensure a good crop of fruit for the upcoming year.

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Chawton House

Chawton, Hampshire, GU34 1SJ

01420 541010


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Temporarily closed - Opening 9 February

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