Hellens Folding Books – Launch Day with activity sessions

Date and Time
Wed, 17th Aug, 2022 at 13:00 - 16:00

Celebrate with us as we present our new trio of folding books, inspired by Japanese design and the rich heritage of Hellens.

After many requests from visitors for recipes of our delicious homemade cakes, the team at Hellens first created ‘The Tearoom Book’, containing 10 recipes for soups, cakes, scones and more, illustrated with sketches by our Arts Society volunteers.
The second book, a guide to Hellens Physic Garden, gives context to and more information on the planting and uses of herbs grown here. Written by Kat Terry, who designed and planted the garden, the folding book is beautifully illustrated with Moku Huanga woodblock prints by herbalist Rowan McOnegal.
And… hot off the press this summer, a new Hellens Guide Book in folding book form, telling the story of the manor house through the ages, with illustrations and artwork by our resident artist Charlie Kimberley.
Many more books are yet to come including the much anticipated guidebook to  Hellens’ History in Stitches’ and a guide to Hellens’ wonderful portrait collection.

Book onto the special activity sessions planned (see below).There will also be a display of plants, potions, postcards etc., as well as our usual shop offerings in the tearoom.

Launch day special offer for the folding books – £7 for all 3 (tied in a bundle with raffia)

Activities on the day

(Advance booking required), 10 places per half hour session. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Scone making

1-1.30pm and 1.30-2pm
Try out and taste a recipe for herby scones from the Hellens Tearoom Cookbook. Join Sam in the Tudor Kitchen for a free workshop 

Collage workshop

2-2.30pm and 2.30-3pm
Play with paper and composition to create a Hellens Collage inspired by the new guidebook. Join Charlie in the Carriage shed and have a go.

Physic Garden Poultices and Potions

3-3.30pm and 3.30-4pm
Explore the Hellens Physic Garden with gardeners Kat and Amanda. Find out more about useful plant properties, try making a poultice and sample a herbal infusion.


Bookings are closed for this event.