At Grammar School in North London, Diane Hughes had inspirational teachers who were the early influences in her art. Benefiting from these, she started at the Slade straight from school in 1961.
Lovely, informative and civilised exhibition. Very well put together. An excellent job.
Janet and Susan Scott Yorkshire
A second visit - wonderful
Pat and John Reynolds, Benfleet, Essex
Thank you for making Ellie's birthday party so enjoyable and stress-free.
Entertaining 35 little people and their parents could have been daunting but with your help it all went very smoothly.
The children, in particular, loved running around in the walled garden.
It was a memorable day and we look forward to coming again!
Concerts, Shows & Exhibitions
A perfect locations for shows & exhibitions
The Orangery offers a flexible & versatile space suitable for a range of different type of events.
It is home of 'Gallery In The Garden', which hosts pop up exhibtions of the work of contemporary British Artists & Craftsmen alongside great iconic Artists.
Additionally, The Orangery hosts talks including the forthcoming 'Fashion Designers & their Gardens'; The Life & Work of Humphry Repton.
Further information about events at The Orangery, please go to our Events Calendar & for further information & images go to the Gallery In The Garden's website.
Bring your team together in a versatile, elegant environment.
Full day packages available for a range of activities far from the usual distractions.
One of the most important components of a successful team building event is the location. You need to get people out of their usual environment and away from the distractions of everyday activities. Somewhere that provides them a fresh perspective.
As a day-time venue, The Orangery is ideal for such events. The versatile space can be adapted to provide individual team space, both inside or outside on the lawn in the sunshine.
The historic walled garden, with it's manicured lawns is perfect for helping groups of colleagues break the ice and develop closer bonds in relaxed and elegant surroundings.
Spend the whole day and know that everything you needed is provided.
We can provide breakfast, mid-morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea. Again, inside or out on the patio and lawns.
What makes a great party for kids?
We've got that in abundance exclusively for your little one's special day.
The Orangery offers versatile space allowing you to choose different rooms, or zones, for dancing, eating and children's entertainment. The bonus is that the acre-sized, historic walled garden provides a large and safe environment in which kids can run free, make lots of noise, and just have fun.
What can't we cater to? Well, short of a big top, not much.
Entertainers, games, crafts, animals... you name it, we can accommodate. Either supply your own, or talk with us and we'll recommend or help you find whatever you're looking for.
Whether using our in-house catering department or bringing in your favourite caterers, we have everything you need.
We can offer children menus on a per head basis as well as adult drinks and platters.
When it comes to enjoying the birthday feast, inside at tables, or picnic style on the lawns. The choice is yours to make your celebration as individual as you.
With free secure parking for up to 100 cars, we've got everything pretty much covered.
The perfect menu for your event
We offer a selection of menus for you to choose from:
- Continental Breakfast or Full English Breakfast.
- Sandwich Working Lunch
- Light Working Lunch or
- Finger Buffet.
- Coffee Break
- Homemade Cakes
If you wish to have something specifically, just let us know.
Fantastic venue, away from the hum drum of the city and perfect for a company away day to focus on the business strategy.
10/10 on food, drink and services.
Thank you, we'll absolutely be using you again!
Billy Napthine, Managing Director
An elegant and versatile building, with extensive additional outdoor space on the patio, lawns and box hedges of the Walled Garden, The Orangery is a perfect location for your corporate away day.
We work with you to tailor-make a day that has everything you need, in peaceful surroundings of the north Essex countryside.
Half & full day packages available for presentations, seminars, team-building, training and working meetings.