The Garden
For 2024 our programme of NGS openings has been restructured. The extended opening with a parallel indoor and outdoor exhibition is being replaced by four scheduled afternoon openings on May 31st, June 1st, June 21st and July 5th. Opening times are from 1.30 to 5.30. Prebooking via the NGS website will be the norm and numbers will be limited. However you are welcome to contact us if you have difficulty with the process, and we may be able to accommodate late enquiries!
Private group visits can also often be arranged. Please enquire...
A small selection of sculpture and handmade garden furniture will be on show and for sale throughout the spring and early summer, and the pottery showroom will of course be open as usual.
Theatre in the garden
This year the Pantaloons will be offering us their version of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest on Friday 28th June. It is surely one of the finest pieces of drama in the English language, and, in Lady Bracknell, offers us one of theatre's most memorable characters. We are confident that our energetic and resourceful friends will bring it vividly to life!
Door prices are 15 adult and 9 under fourteen. Most people are now booking via the Pantaloons website,, but if you prefer you can still book through us here at Hookshouse. We can send tickets out to you on receipt of payment and an SAE, or we can keep them for you to collect on arrival for the performance. Reservations by phone (01666 880297) or email will need to be confirmed by sending payment before the tickets are issued.
Please keep an eye on the website in case any changes to these arrangements need to be made.