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The Secret Garden Live

21st Jun 2019 19:00 - 21:30

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the Secret Garden live

Open air performance

For one night only, Chapterhouse Theatre Company will be performing an adaptation of Frances Hodges Burnett's classic children's story The Secret Garden.

Join young Mary Lennox on a journey of discovery as she is sent to her uncle’s house in the countryside, where mysteries and secrets lurk round every corner... As she makes new friends and encounters magical creatures, Mary has one burning question: where is the location of her uncle’s secret garden, and where has he hidden the key?

This enchanting story, loved by children and adults alike, is presented in some of the UK and Ireland’s most beautiful outdoor venues. Relive this tale of secrecy and curiosity in what will be one of the highlights of the summer.

Where is the secret garden? Mary Lennox must find the key...

Running time

The performance will run for approximately two hours with a 20-minute interval halfway through. Refreshments will be available throughout the performance from the Old Tennis Courts Cafe. 

Adult £16.00
Child £11.00
Family (2 adults & 2 children) £46.00

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Further information

Gates open at 6pm for a 7pm performance start time. Attendees are kindly asked to arrive at the Visitor Entrance at least fifteen minutes before the performance starts to allow for the walk down the Main Drive (towards Exbury House). Please bring your own rugs or low-backed seating.

Performance will continue in all but extreme weather (hail, high winds, etc.). If weather deemed too dangerous, we will endeavor to re-shedule.


‘We recently had some friends from London to visit and were looking for something to entertain our young children for the day. We decided to give Exbury Gardens a try and I thought it was wonderful. We had Sunday lunch in the restaurant and the food was far superior to other local attractions so compliments to the chef. Walking through the gardens was beautiful with lots of little pathways to explore. I have lived in the Romsey area for many years and always thought Exbury was a little out of the way but it only took me 20 minutes from the motorway. We will definitely be a regular visitor from now on.’

Philip Moulds, New Forest

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