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Discover more about the fascinating women featured in our current exhibition, Botanical Women with curator Katie Childs on a special evening tour, and sit down for a botanical supper inspired by the delights of spring.

Botanical Women explores the bright and resourceful women whose groundbreaking work contributed to the advancement of botany and plant science. From illustrators to hostesses, writers to weeders, women have played a crucial role in the popularisation of horticulture from as early as the 17th century, but have often been hidden from public knowledge.

This exhibition brings these fascinating figures back into the public consciousness and includes many items on display for the first time, including Elizabeth Blackwell's fascinating and beautiful work A Curious Herbal (1737-39), the first herbal produced by a woman.

Once your tour has concluded, you will take a seat and enjoy a delicious botanical supper.

Carrot and coriander soup, served with crusty bread
Botanical tart of feta and dandelion, served with a warm vegetable and white bean salad
Orange and rosemary cake with orange butter, served with double cream

Please note the minimum reservation for the botanical supper is for two people. After booking, please email to notify us of any dietary requirements you or your party may have.

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Chawton House

Chawton, Hampshire, GU34 1SJ

01420 541010


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From 15 April, Chawton House & Gardens will be open Monday to Sunday, 10am to 4:30pm.

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