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Lighting Ideas

Whilst candlelight at your wedding is a romantic idea, it isn’t necessarily practical. One of our brides recently came up with an excellent alternative to naked candle flames decorating her ceremony. Instead of using large pillar candles in glass storm vases, she found a battery operated version. With added moss and flower petals, the overall effect was very realistic and you had to look quite closely to realise that the flickering “flame” was actually silk. Placed at the ends of chair rows, the storm lanterns were a really…

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Cakes, Glorious Cakes!

Besides the happy couple, whenever you go to a wedding, one thing people are always interested to see is the wedding cake. Whether it be a traditional tiered cake or a novelty shape, they are always centre stage and much admired. Whilst you want the food at your wedding to look good enough to eat, sometimes cakes are such a work of art, it seems a shame to eat them. If you have ever watched the US TV show, “Ace of Cakes” though, you will know that cake decorators are more than happy for you to destroy…

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Plantsman’s Days 2014

April to September – Last Wednesday of each month, 11.00am to 3.30pm. A chance to see the beautiful gardens at Bury Court Barn. Talks, demonstrations and guided tours. Groups welcome. Light lunches, tea and coffee available on the day, please email to pre-book. June 25th 2014: ‘Umbel’ievable Umbellifers – the not-so-humble cow parsley family. July 30th 2014: A medley of insect-friendly plants to keep pollinators queuing at the gate. August 27th 2014: A surfeit of sages – colour, form, aroma and nectar all in a single family. September 24th…

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Bampton At Bury Court Opera 12th August - Tickets Now On Sale

After the success of La Finta Semplice last year, Bury Court Opera is delighted to welcome back Bampton Classical Opera for a second visit. Tickets are now on sale for their Gluck and Bertoni double bill in celebration of Gluck’s 300th birthday. In Gluck’s charming and light-hearted Il Parnaso confuso, composed in 1765 and originally sung by four Austrian Archduchesses, the temperamental Muses of Tragic Poetry, Lyric Poetry and Music find that their inspiration has unexpectedly dried up at a critical moment. Ferdinando Bertoni’s passionate Orfeo was commissioned in 1776 by the great castrato singer Gaetano Guadagni…

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Posh Pawn at The Barn

If you have been watching the Channel 4 series, Posh Pawn, did you spot that some of it was filmed in The Barn at Bury Court? You would have to be quite eagle eyed to have noticed and also very familiar with The Barn walls! The Thursday night series follows James Constantinou and his team from Prestige Pawnbrokers based in Weybridge, Surrey, who specialise in high end items from jewellery to cars and everything in between. Whilst it is fascinating to watch and try to guess the value of items, Barn spotting has also become quite an…

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April Plantsman’s Day

The first Plantsman’s Day of the year took place yesterday, run by Marina Christopher from Phoenix Perennial Plants. It was a beautifully sunny Spring day sandwiched between two days of rain, which was a relief as about 30 people came to look around the gardens at Bury Court and enjoy lunch in the Barn tea room. The theme for April’s late morning talk was “Poppies – delicate, colourful additions to the summer garden”. The afternoon offered a guided tour of the walled garden which was designed in 1997 by Piet Oudolf and was the first naturalistic garden…

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