Saturday 8 June – Peter Thorogood’s 97th Birthday Concert

Piano Recital by Phillip Dyson, internationally acclaimed concert pianist, who will play some of Peter’s own compositions, among other piano favourites. Programme includes:

  • Scott Joplin – Elite Syncopations
  • Billy Mayerl – Jazzaristrix
  • Chopin – Nocturne op.9 no.2, Etude ‘Aeolian Harp’, Waltz op.64 no.2, Ballade op.23 no.1
  • Schubert – Impromptu
  • Brahms – Rhapsody
  • Debussy – Clair de Lune
  • Sinding – Rustle of Spring
  • Peter Thorogood – Reverie en bleu, Chanson douce
  • Music by Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, George Gershwin

7.30pm. Tickets , which will include a glass of bubbly, £35. BOOK HERE

Sunday 2 & 9 June – Music in the gardens

On these open afternoons in June, visitors will be entertained in the gardens by the Rock Choirs from Worthing (2nd) and Billingshurst (9th). Each choir will perform at approx. 3pm for around 30 mins. For those who remember the choirs coming in June last year, they were a delightful, exuberant, addition to the enchanting gardens.

House & Gardens open as normal, 2-6pm (last entry 5pm). Standard admission prices apply.

Saturday 22 June, 10 – 11.30 am – KINTSUGI WORKSHOP

Kintsugi (golden joinery), also known as kintsukuroi (golden repair) is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than as something to disguise.

Cost £20. To book, email


Cost £40 – to book email

Friday 28 & Saturday 29 June – National Garden Scheme

The five acres of gardens of St Mary’s will be open for the NGS, with all entrance proceeds going to charity.

Formal topiary, large prehistoric Ginkgo Biloba, and magnificent Magnolia Grandiflora. Victorian Secret Garden including splendid 140ft Victorian fruit wall with pineapple pits, Rural Museum, Terracotta Garden, Jubilee Rose Garden, King’s Garden and circular Poetry Garden. Woodland walk and Landscape Water Garden.

Admission £8.50 (adult), £5 (child). Home-made teas. Open 2pm – 5pm

Saturday 28 September – An Evening of Baroque Music

Music by Bach, Couperin, Baltzar, Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau and Bach played by:

Rachel Beckett (flute & recorder), Alison Bury (baroque violin), Alastair Ross (harpsichord)

7.30pm. Tickets, which include a glass of wine, £35

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All concerts take place in the elegant Victorian Music Room (pictured below).

The piano in the Victorian music room - links to the concerts and events page

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