Your Evening

West Green House Gardens is located in the village of Hartley Wintney, which is well positioned between the M3 and M4 and close to the train station of Winchfield.

Full Directions and maps can be found on our contact page.

What to Wear

Our preferred dress code for evening performances is Black Tie.
The dress code for daytime events is Smart Casual.

Where to Park

Our Car Park is adjacent to the entrance to the Gardens. Please take particular care when entering the West Green driveway and please park with consideration for others. A limited number of spaces for Blue Badge holders are located on the left hand side of the Car Park entrance.

Dining

Your Picnic

Bring Your Own Picnic

You are welcome to bring your own picnic and find a pretty spot anywhere in our Gardens to enjoy your food. You can pre-book a table in our Shared Waterside Pavilion (subject to availability) or enjoy one of our beautiful Raj Tents for your exclusive use. Tables are set with chairs, flowers and candles and our Bar is always on hand to save you carrying heavy bottles.

Prepared on site by our resident chef, make your choice from the delicious menu and let us do the hard work for you! Each picnic is presented in its own stylish hamper and will be ready for collection on the day of your visit. Price £40 per person.  Book on 01252 844611

The West Green House Opera Picnic

Prepared on site by our resident chef, make your choice from the delicious menu and let us do the hard work for you! Each picnic is presented in its own stylish hamper and will be ready for collection on the day of your visit. Price £40 per person.  Book on 01252 844611

Picnic

Smoked Salmon and Prawn Roll with dill and caper berry mayonnaise
Chilled Coriander Vichyssoise
Chicken Liver and Wild Mushroom Terrine with Sourdough Cracker and Fig Chutney
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Roasted Rare Beef with Horseradish Cream and Minted Potato Salad
Hot Smoked Salmon with Tarragon and Lime dressing, Pickled Cucumber and Summer Slaw
Feta and Asparagus Tart with Summer Salad

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Summer Berry Tart with Raspberry Coulis and Vanilla Cream
Orange and Cointreau Choux Bun with Chocolate Sauce
Panna Cotta with Pineapple and Ginger Salsa

West Green House Opera Picnic

Fine Dining

Based in Hampshire, Vanilla provides exceptional and innovative food to prestige clients including the Historic Dockyard in Portsmouth, Arundel Castle, the Royal Fleet Review and the Ben Ainslie Americas Cup Team, using locally sourced ingredients, prepared with care and creativity by specially trained chefs.
Please call 01489 589275 to book.

Menu available here Vanilla Opera Menu

After Dark


West Green House Opera is unique in offering further delights once the opera is over. Step from our Green Theatre into a magical world where the gardens are spectacularly illuminated by our professional lighting designer, showing our trees, plants and shrubs in an entirely new way. Described by critic Warwick Thompson as ‘almost painfully beautiful’ audiences are encouraged to linger just a while after the end of each performance to conclude a very special evening. The gates to West Green close at 11.00pm.

Further theatrical magic was saved for after the show. Coming out of the theatre, the audience discovered that the walled potager, the hidden walks, the lake and fountains of West Green House garden had all been lit with fairy-lights, lanterns, and arc lights. It was almost painfully beautiful.

Warwick Thomson The Classical Source

Blue Bridge Opera Picture