Riverhill is a garden fuelled by inspiration – and almost never more so than in 2015. As well as welcoming our Poet in Residence, Abegail Morley, we continue to exhibit world-class British sculpture around our Gardens, courtesy of the Marshall Murray gallery, and to encourage creativity in children and adults with our various workshops and events.
Words@Riverhill is an opportunity for both new and established poets and prose writers to takeinspiration from our wonderful gardens and each other in what we hope can become an annual event.
When is it?
Our Words@Riverhill day takes place on Saturday 6th June, from 11am-4pm.
What’s happening during the day?
From 11am, our writers are welcome to roam and explore Riverhill. You are free to wander throughout the gardens, from the tranquillity and formal aesthetic of The Walled Garden, to the heritage planting in The Wood Garden and the spectacular views from Little Everest.
Complimentary tea and coffee will be served in the Garden Room from 2.30pm, and at 3pm there will be readings of the work generated during the day, led by our Poet in Residence Abegail Morley.
How much are tickets?
Admission to the event is free – you will need to bring your booking confirmation with you to show at our ticket office when you arrive. Booking is essential, though, as there are only 40 places available.
How do I book?
Please email Jennifer@riverhillgardens.co.uk or call 01732 459777
What else might I need to know?
Our cafe is open for morning coffee and cakes, as well as lunches (which you may either eat in the cafe of take away to enjoy elsewhere in the garden). You are also very welcome to bring a picnic. Please do be aware that due to our location, some of our paths can be quite steep and uneven. Our cafe, shop and Walled Garden are accessible for wheelchairs, but we don’t currently have disabled toilet facilities.
If the weather is very inclement we will offer you our Garden Room to work in during the day. Please do be aware that some areas of the Gardens can be very exposed, so make sure you bring something warm to wrap up in, and some protection from the sun.