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 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.
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 uses produce from our garden and is presented in a rustic seed tray labelled with a memento of this opera night, a packet of British wild flower seeds for your garden.
West Green House Opera Picnic Menu
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
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
Summer Berry Tart with Raspberry Coulis and Vanilla Cream
Orange and Cointreau Choux Bun with Chocolate Sauce
Panna Cotta with Pineapple and Ginger Salsa
Afternoon Tea in a Box
Our Afternoon Tea is freshly prepared and served in a box tied with a beautiful bow ready for you to eat at your table in the Lakefield Pavilions.
Bringing Your Own Picnic
You are welcome to bring your own picnic and find a pretty spot anywhere in our Gardens to enjoy your food or eat at your table in the Lakeside Pavilions. Our Bar is always on hand to save you carrying heavy bottles.
Tables can be booked by calling 01252 848676 and with your tickets through this website.
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. 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