Exploring nature: 2020 events

With the gloomy weather outside, now seems to be the perfect time to look ahead to flowers, sunshine and springtime. In line with our 2020 theme of nature and the outdoors, Jane Austen’s House is offering a number of nature-themed events throughout the year.

Spring flowers workshop. Inspired by the beautiful garden at Jane Austen’s House, this three-hour long workshop brings professional florists from Winchester’s Blooming Workshop to the House to guide participants in arranging a take-home bouquet of their own. 3 May 2020.

A series of guided village walks for visitors, including:

  • our upcoming walk on 20 March in honour of the first day of Spring,
  • two shorter family-friendly strolls over the Easter and May Bank holidays – aimed at under 11s and their families,
  • a chance to walk in Jane’s footsteps through Chawton on 20 May, and
  • our evening walk on 19 June to celebrate the Summer Solstice and bask in the light of a long summer day.

Visitors can learn more and purchase tickets for these and other 2020 events by visiting our What’s On page.

 Collections and Interpretations Manager at Jane Austen’s House, Sophie Reynolds said: “Nature is not always the first thing that comes to mind when people think of Jane Austen, but we know from her letters that Jane was a keen walker and enjoyed the countryside. It is this love for the outdoors that she instilled in her heroines that we are celebrating through our events programme, items in our collection and by encouraging visitors to fully enjoy the House’s beautiful cottage garden.”