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Parham House & Gardens

Blog & News

Blog : 20th September 2019

On The Menu: Spiced Squash, Parham Apple and Cider Soup

Over the season we will be sharing regular recipes from our in-house chef, Neil Rusbridger. You can find these delicious recipes featured on our seasonal menu in the Big Kitchen. We hope you enjoy making these dishes to enjoy for yourself.

Blog : 30th August 2019

Parham welcomes back evacuee Ron Callon for 80th anniversary of evacuation

This September marks 80 years since Parham was home to thirty evacuee children in World War II. To commemorate this special anniversary, Parham welcomed back evacuee Ron Callon and his family for a memorable visit this year.

Blog : 26th August 2019

Creating Parham style Cut Flower Displays

In our latest ‘People of Parham’ feature, we speak to Sally Adams from our Flower Team, who helps create our magnificent Cut Flower displays. 

Blog : 12th August 2019

Q&A with award-winning artist Gordon Rushmer

As part of the celebrations for Horsham Year of Culture, Parham will be hosting a Watercolour Exhibition by award-winning local painter, Gordon Rushmer. Accents on the Landscape – Ancient Churches of West Sussex will be on display in the Seed Room from 1st – 15th September. Here we speak to Gordon about what inspired his work and what visitors can look forward to seeing.

Blog : 12th August 2019

On The Menu: Twice baked cauliflower soufflé

Over the season we will be sharing regular recipes from our in-house chef, Neil Rusbridger. You can find these delicious recipes featured on our seasonal menu in the Big Kitchen. We hope you enjoy making these dishes to enjoy for yourself.

Blog : 2nd August 2019

Caring for our Clock Collection

In our latest “People of Parham” feature we speak to Parham’s wonderful Warden and Keeper of Clocks, Valerie Myers. Valerie has a particularly special relationship with Parham, having been born and raised here on the Estate.

Blog : 2nd August 2019

Parham Orchard Cider

Our Orchard is home to a variety of dessert and culinary apples including many old varieties. Last autumn we had an abundance of apples like never seen before, so we decided it was time to create our first Parham Orchard Cider with the surplus fruits.

Blog : 2nd August 2019

The ticking heart of the House

Parham is home to an outstanding collection of eighteenth and nineteenth century clocks. Each and every clock is exquisite but there is one timepiece in particular that captures the spirit of Parham for Lady Emma; the longcase clock that has stood in the Great Hall for over 250 years.

Blog : 16th July 2019

Parham announce new Head Gardening team

We are delighted to announce the appointment of a new head gardening team here at Parham. Erika Packard will join us as Head Gardener with her husband and horticulturalist Tim Miles as Assistant Head Gardener this September.

Blog : 8th July 2019

On The Menu: Broad Bean and Pea Spelt Risotto

Over the season we will be sharing regular recipes from our in-house chef, Neil Rusbridger. You can find these delicious recipes featured on our seasonal menu in the Big Kitchen. We hope you enjoy making these dishes to enjoy for yourself.

Blog : 3rd July 2019

Cultivating chard and cut flowers in our Glorious Gardens

In the latest instalment of our People behind Parham series, we speak to Parham Gardener, Max Crisfield to find out more about tending to our glorious gardens.

Blog : 3rd July 2019

Wooden Bowls

We are delighted to be working with Colin Seabrook this year. Colin is creating beautiful wooden bowls, carefully crafted using wood from the trees found here in Parham Park.

Blog : 10th June 2019

On The Menu: Chard, Lemon and Cheese Pie

Over the season we will be sharing regular recipes from our in-house chef, Neil Rusbridger. You can find these delicious recipes featured on our seasonal menu in the Big Kitchen. We hope you enjoy making these dishes to enjoy for yourself.

Blog : 10th June 2019

The Salt Print Process with Artist in Residence Elizabeth Zeschin

Elizabeth Zeschin shows us behind-the-scenes during the salt print process.

Blog : 24th May 2019

Parham House, your destination of choice for art and afternoon tea

This spring, stimulate all your senses at Parham House & Gardens. Parham is renowned for its historic architecture and gardens, but did you know that it is also home to a fascinating collection of paintings, furniture and antiques?

Blog : 24th May 2019

Q&A with Artist in Residence Elizabeth Zeschin

We caught up with our Elizabeth Zeschin in between her sessions in the dark room to hear about the inspiration behind her upcoming exhibition this June.

Blog : 23rd May 2019

Seasonal Recipe: Rhubarb

In addition to the recipes from Parham’s Big Kitchen, you can also enjoy monthly seasonal recipes from private chef and food stylist Nicola Richman, who comes to Parham at various times throughout the year to cook for the family.

Blog : 2nd May 2019

Sharing the magic of Parham

As part of our new series of blogs where we introduce the people behind Parham, revealing more about their roles and favourite piece of our historic estate, this month we talk to House Guide and Archivist Lyndy Kessell.

Blog : 30th April 2019

The conservation of Omiah

Parham’s portrait of Omiah has just returned to the newly decorated Green Room, after five months of conservation work in a private London studio.

Blog : 23rd April 2019

On The Menu: Asparagus

Over the season we will be sharing regular recipes from our in-house chef, Neil Rusbridger. You can find these delicious recipes featured on our seasonal menu in the Big Kitchen. We hope you enjoy making these dishes to enjoy for yourself.

Greenroom in Parham House Sussex

Blog : 15th April 2019

Recent refurbishment of the Green Room and the Ante-Room

At Parham, the winter months, when we close our doors to the public, are always a very busy time. All our conservation and restoration work happens then. This year, we have concentrated on the Green Room and the Ante-Room, and we are very excited about the results.

Blog : 8th April 2019

Q&A with Chrissie Juno Mann

Not sure what to expect from our embroidery masterclass? We caught up with Royal School of Needlework Tutor, Chrissie Juno Mann to uncover what’s included in this special stitching session. Find out more about the techniques and what it’s like teaching in our Great Hall, as well as the inspiration for this year’s chosen design.

Blog : 8th April 2019

Housekeeping an historic home

We’re delighted to introduce a new series of stories, told by the people here at Parham.

Parham News : 26th March 2019

Parham featured in Country Life

We are pleased to see Country Life Magazine’s fantastic feature on our tulip display.

Parham News : 26th March 2019

Annual Climbers Trial featured on BBC Gardeners’ World

We are delighted to share that Parham’s annual climber trial was featured on BBC Gardener’s World this month.

Parham News : 18th March 2019

Restoring our remarkable tapestries

Restoration work has recently been completed on one of Parham’s treasured tapestries.

Blog : 27th February 2019

Parham announce departure of Tom Brown as Head Gardener

It is with sadness that we announce that Tom Brown will be leaving Parham as Head Gardener at the end of April.

Blog : 11th February 2019

Parham hedgehogs on road to recovery

Our Garden team discovered a couple of underweight hedgehogs out of hibernation in the Walled Garden, they took them to Grove Lodge Animal Hospital in Worthing to give them a little helping hand.

Blog : 6th February 2019

Horsham Year of Culture 2019

2019 brings an exciting new season at Parham, and also the Horsham Year of Culture. Featuring a diverse programme of events throughout the year, this festival will celebrate culture and heritage within the Horsham District.

Blog : 31st January 2019

Head Gardener’s tips for February

Tom Brown offers his expert advice for this month

Blog : 2nd January 2019

Parham awarded Silver in the Beautiful South Tourism Awards 2018

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded silver in the Beautiful South Tourism Awards in their Small Visitor Attraction of the Year category.

Blog : 1st January 2019

Head Gardener’s tips for January

Tom Brown offers his expert advice for the month

Blog : 21st December 2018

The Kitchen Garden: Sprouts

Our monthly Kitchen Garden Series includes tips from the Gardening Team on growing your own produce and a delicious seasonal recipe from private chef and food stylist Nicola Richman. This month we look at Brussel Sprouts.

Blog : 5th December 2018

2018 Season Round Up

It’s been a very good season for us at Parham as we have celebrated two very special anniversaries, re-designed several areas of the Garden, held a successful Needlework Display and introduced a new Apples in the Orchard event.

Blog : 30th November 2018

Head Gardener’s tips for December

Tom Brown offers his expert advice for the month

Blog : 28th November 2018

The Kitchen Garden: Parsnips

Our monthly Kitchen Garden Series includes tips from the Gardening Team on growing your own produce and a delicious seasonal recipe from private chef and food stylist Nicola Richman. This month we look at parsnips.

Blog : 5th November 2018

New Artist in Residence Announced

Award-winning photographer, Elizabeth Zeschin is appointed as Parham’s new artist in residence for 2018-2019.

Blog : 31st October 2018

Head Gardener’s tips for November

Tom Brown offers his expert advice for the month

Blog : 21st October 2018

Apples in the Orchard Recipe

We were delighted to welcome private chef and food stylist Nicola Richman to our Apples in the Orchard event in October. As well as Nicola’s monthly recipe for our Kitchen Garden Series, she has also shared this delicious Apple and Cheddar Latkes recipe, as demonstrated at the event.

 

 

 

Blog : 21st October 2018

Shortlisted for 2018/19 Beautiful South Tourism Awards

We were delighted to discover that Parham House and Gardens has been shortlisted for the Small Visitor Attraction of the Year category in the prestigious 2018/19 Beautiful South Tourism Awards.

Blog : 11th October 2018

Parham Gardener takes RHS-funded research trip to South Africa

We were very pleased when one of the members of our fantastic Gardening Team, Henry Macaulay, was awarded a bursary from the RHS to visit South Africa.

Blog : 4th October 2018

The Kitchen Garden: Apples

Our monthly Kitchen Garden Series includes tips from the Gardening Team on growing your own produce and a delicious seasonal recipe from private chef and food stylist Nicola Richman. This month we look at apples.

Blog : 30th September 2018

Head Gardener’s tips for October

Head Gardener, Tom Brown offers his expert advice for this month

Blog : 27th September 2018

Autumn Fair Recipes

We welcomed in the new season with our popular Autumn Fair on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September. Discover some of the seasonal recipes showcased in our cookery demonstrations.

Blog : 10th September 2018

The Kitchen Garden: French Beans

Our monthly Kitchen Garden Series includes tips from the Gardening Team on growing your own produce and a delicious seasonal recipe from private chef and food stylist Nicola Richman. This month we look at French beans.

Blog : 1st September 2018

Head Gardener’s tips for September

Tom Brown offers his expert advice for the month

Blog : 7th August 2018

The Kitchen Garden: Carrots

Our monthly Kitchen Garden Series includes tips from the Gardening Team on growing your own produce and a delicious seasonal recipe from private chef and food stylist Nicola Richman. This month we look at carrots.

Blog : 1st August 2018

Head Gardener’s tips for August

Tom Brown offers his expert advice for the month

Blog : 19th July 2018

Planting trials set to yield some exciting – and colourful – results

Our fourth year since introducing planting trials at Parham, we are very excited about the main trial for this season which has seen us source and plant close to 130 different annual climbers that will grow over handmade obelisks using birch from the Estate.

Blog : 11th July 2018

Parham’s Head Gardener joins RHS Committee

We’re very proud that Tom Brown, Head Gardener at Parham, has been invited onto the RHS Herbaceous Plant Committee this year.

Blog : 2nd July 2018

Head Gardener’s tips for July

Tom Brown offers his expert advice for this month

Blog : 28th June 2018

Celebrating 25 years of our Garden Weekend

We are celebrating our 25th annual Garden Weekend with the largest ever line-up of guest speakers on Saturday 7th – Sunday 8th July.

Blog : 27th June 2018

The Kitchen Garden: Gooseberries

Our monthly Kitchen Garden Series includes tips from the Gardening Team on growing your own produce and a delicious seasonal recipe from private chef and food stylist Nicola Richman. This month we look at gooseberries.

Blog : 21st June 2018

British Flowers Week

In celebration of British Flowers Week, we’ve been chatting to a few of our Garden Weekend guest speakers about their favourite British blooms.

Blog : 15th June 2018

Parham House & Gardens celebrates 70 years since opening

In celebration of British Flowers Week, we’ve been chatting to a few of our Garden Weekend guest speakers about their favourite British blooms.

Blog : 1st June 2018

Head Gardener’s tips for June

Tom Brown offers his expert advice for the month

Blog : 28th May 2018

The Kitchen Garden: Asparagus

Our monthly Kitchen Garden Series includes tips from the Gardening Team on growing your own produce and a delicious seasonal recipe from private chef and food stylist Nicola Richman. This month we look at asparagus.

Parham News : 11th May 2018

The Real ‘Persuasion’: Portrait of a Real-Life Jane Austen Heroine

Find out more about Peter James Bowman’s latest book; a biography of Katherine Bisshopp, whose family lived at Parham for over three centuries.

Parham News : 9th May 2018

Going single-use plastic free at Parham

Everyone at Parham House & Gardens supports the recent Government initiatives to decrease plastic waste and we’re all committed to doing our part. With that in mind, we’ve created a mission statement which makes it clear that we intend to be free from single use plastic by the start of our 2019 season.

Blog : 30th April 2018

Head Gardener’s tips for May

Tom Brown offers his expert advice for the month

Blog : 9th April 2018

The Kitchen Garden: Rhubarb

Our new monthly Kitchen Garden Series will include tips from the Gardening Team on growing your own produce and a delicious seasonal recipe from private chef and food stylist Nicola Richman.

Blog : 2nd April 2018

Head Gardener’s tips for April

Tom Brown offer his expert advice for this month.

Parham News : 19th March 2018

Parham featured in The Sunday Telegraph

Read this fantastic interview with Lady Emma in The Sunday Telegraph by Boudicca Fox-Leonard about our 70th Anniversary

Parham News : 2nd March 2018

Parham featured in The Telegraph

Read this fantastic article in The Telegraph by Sarah Raven about our gladioli trials last year.

Blog : 1st March 2018

Head Gardener’s tips for March

Tom Brown offers his expert advice for the month

Parham News : 20th February 2018

Parham featured in Sussex Life

Read this article in Sussex Life about our Artist in Residence, Polly Dutton.

Blog : 13th February 2018

Drive it Day comes to Parham

Parham to host Drive it Day with Classic Triumph TR Sports Car Club on 22 April 2018.

Blog : 31st January 2018

Head Gardener’s tips for February

Tom Brown offers his expert advice for this month

Blog : 22nd January 2018

What’s On at Parham in 2018

We are gearing up for our 2018 season, which runs from 1 April to 14 October.

Parham News : 19th January 2018

Parham Gardens in the press

Our wonderful Gardens have been featured in lots of magazines this month including Gardens Illustrated and The English Garden Magazine.

Blog : 1st January 2018

Head Gardener’s tips for January

Tom Brown offers his expert advice for the month

Blog : 5th December 2017

Putting Parham to bed

Like every old soul, our beautiful Elizabethan house requires some rest and TLC every once in a while.

Blog : 30th November 2017

Head Gardener’s tips for December

Tom Brown offers his expert advice for the month

Blog : 10th November 2017

2017 Planting Trials: the results!

Find out the flower varieties that have been shortlisted following this year’s planting trials.

Blog : 1st November 2017

Head Gardener’s tips for November

Tom Brown offers his expert advice for the month

Blog : 2nd October 2017

Parham win Gold in South East In Bloom Awards

A double win for Parham Gardens at South East In Bloom Awards.

Blog : 2nd October 2017

Head Gardener’s tips for October

Head Gardener, Tom Brown offers his expert advice for this month

Blog : 22nd September 2017

Harvest Recipes from Sam Bilton

Harvest recipes from food writer and historian Sam Bilton

Blog : 30th August 2017

Head Gardener’s tips for September

Tom Brown offers his expert advice for the month

Blog : 23rd August 2017

Video: Planting Trials 2017

Watch Head Gardener, Tom Brown and the gardening team in action as they prepare the Dahlias for this weekend’s Celebration of Flowers…

Blog : 20th August 2017

A Celebration of Flowers at Parham

Join us this Bank Holiday Weekend for an opportunity to see this year’s flower trials at their peak.

Blog : 1st August 2017

Head Gardener’s tips for August

Tom Brown offers his expert advice for the month

Blog : 19th July 2017

Bees Needs Week 2017

The 17-23 July is Bees Needs Week, a national event to help raise awareness of bees and the vital role that they play in helping us grow food and plants.

Blog : 3rd July 2017

Head Gardener’s tips for July

Tom Brown offers his expert advice for this month

Blog : 26th June 2017

Summer Planting Trials 2017

This summer will be the third year that Head Gardener, Tom Brown and his team have carried out planting trials at Parham.

Blog : 26th June 2017

We welcome first Artist in Residence

We are delighted to announce that Sussex-based artist, Polly Dutton, will join us as our first Artist in Residence.

The Greatchamber at Parham House Sussex

Parham News : 22nd June 2017

Parham featured in Homes & Antiques Magazine

Pick up a copy of Homes & Antiques magazine to read the full feature on Parham House.

Parham News : 20th June 2017

A Guide to Zinnias featured on The English Garden

Read our Head Gardener’s tips on growing zinnias on The English Garden

Blog : 1st June 2017

Head Gardener’s tips for June

Tom Brown offers his expert advice for the month

Parham News : 26th May 2017

New Annual Season Card

From 1 June, we will be issuing new Annual Season Cards to all our Season Ticket Holders.

Blog : 1st May 2017

Head Gardener’s tips for May

Tom Brown offers his expert advice for the month

Parham News : 4th March 2017

Parham’s Sweet Peas in The Telegraph

Read Sarah Raven’s article “The best sweet peas for cutting” featured in The Telegraph on 4th March 2017

Parham News : 2nd March 2017

Elizabethan Sportswear fashion photoshoot

Parham’s Great Hall was selected to be the backdrop for a recent fashion photoshoot.

Blog : 1st March 2017

Head Gardener’s tips for March

Tom Brown offers his expert advice for the month

Parham News : 13th February 2017

440th anniversary

Parham celebrates a special anniversary

Blog : 1st February 2017

Head Gardener’s tips for February

Tom Brown offers his expert advice for this month

Blog : 2nd November 2016

Head Gardener’s tips for November

Tom Brown offers his expert advice for the month

Parham News : 30th October 2016

Parham on BBC Flog It!

Shown on 17th October 2016, Series 14: 53. Compilation 58 available on BBC iPlayer until 16th November 2016.

Blog : 30th September 2016

Head Gardener’s tips for October

Head Gardener, Tom Brown offers his expert advice for this month

Blog : 29th August 2016

Head Gardener’s tips for September

Tom Brown offers his expert advice for the month

Parham News : 6th August 2016

Parham featured in The Guardian’s “10 best gardens to visit this summer”

Published on Saturday 6th August 2016, you can read the full article here.

Wide angle shot of Parham House Sussex

Parham News : 1st August 2016

“Old Fashioned Values” article featured in All About Horsham magazine

Blog : 1st August 2016

Head Gardener’s tips for August

Tom Brown offers his expert advice for the month

Parham News : 10th July 2016

The middle-sized garden article

8 inspiring ideas from a stunning English country garden.  The full article can be read here.

Blog : 8th July 2016

Parham Sweet Pea Trial, Summer 2016

Success with sweet peas!

Parham Gardens in May

Parham News : 3rd July 2016

Seeking Solace blog

Published by Sophie May Lewis on July 3rd 2016.  Read the full article here.

Blog : 1st July 2016

Head Gardener’s tips for July

Tom Brown offers his expert advice for the month

Parham News : 1st July 2016

RHS “Crossing Borders” article

From subtropical to naturalistic, borders come in many forms, the full article can be viewed here.

The Westroom in Parham House Sussex

Parham News : 17th June 2016

Period Living Magazine, Guided tour of Parham House

Published on 17th June 2016, you can read the full article here.

Parham News : 16th June 2016

The Blackberry Garden blog

A delightful visit to Parham House & Gardens.  The full article can be viewed here.

Parham News : 13th June 2016

Parham’s Allium Trial in The Telegraph

If you missed Sarah Raven’s article in The Telegraph, you can view it online here.

Blog : 31st May 2016

Head Gardener’s tips for June

Tom Brown offers his expert advice for the month

Blog : 24th May 2016

Watch Shakespeare’s Globe Twelfth Night, filmed at Parham

 

 

Blog : 17th May 2016

A Guides’ Guide to Parham, the Christening Cushion cover

Parham News : 21st April 2016

Twelfth Night Filming at Parham

Over the spring weekend of 23 – 24 April 2016, the banks of the Thames will come alive with an extraordinary celebration as Shakespeare’s Globe invites the world to join The Complete Walk.  Parham was chosen to be the set for Twelfth Night.

Parham News : 21st April 2016

Parham Flower Photography Workshop

Blog : 1st April 2016

Head Gardener’s tips for April

Tom Brown offer his expert advice for this month.

Parham News : 15th February 2016

New Alan Titchmarsh series “Masterpiece” filmed at Parham House & Gardens

Parham News : 12th February 2016

Parham on BBC Bargain Hunt

Aired on 12th February 2016

Blog : 2nd September 2015

Head Gardener’s tips for September

Tom Brown offers his expert advice for this month

Parham News : 2nd September 2015

Parham in the Telegraph, written by Sarah Raven

Read the full article “The stately home garden where you can pick-and-eat all summer” here

Uncategorized : 27th August 2015

Parham on BBC Gardeners’ World

If you missed our appearance on BBC Gardeners’ World you can catch-up here.  Plus find out more about Tom’s sunflower trial!

 

 

Blog : 11th August 2015

Head Gardener’s tips for August

Tom Brown offers his expert advice for this month

The potting shed at Parham House in Sussex UK

Blog : 5th May 2015

From the Potting Shed

We’ve been busy using natural materials to build all sorts of interesting structures and supports in the Walled Garden.

Annual Garden at Parham House

Parham News : 1st May 2015

Rachel De Thame at Garden Weekend

We are delighted that at this year’s Garden Weekend Gardener & Broadcaster Rachel De Thame will be opening the event on Saturday 11th July 2015.

Halloween events at Parham House and Gardens

Parham News : 15th April 2015

New Events for 2015

The Events Season at Parham this year includes two new events – the Parham Harvest Fair on Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th September and a Halloween Trail on Friday 30th, Saturday 31st October and Sunday 1st November.

Country House and Estate. Parham House in Sussex UK

Parham News : 7th April 2015

Parham House & Gardens Season Tickets

Parham House & Gardens Season Tickets are now valid for one year from the date in which the membership starts, making it excellent value.

Parham House Gardener

Parham News : 1st March 2015

Head Gardener Awarded RHS’s Top Qualification

We are delighted to announce that Head Gardener Tom Brown graduated with a Master of Horticulture. This is the RHS’s top qualification and we are very proud!