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 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 2020 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
At West Green House we pride ourselves on offering our audiences many delicious dining options! 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. Watch this space for updates on menus for this season! Please call 01489 589275 to book.
Are you a soloist, coming to the opera on your own? We recognise that it may not always be easy to find a guest to bring with you who shares your enthusiasm for opera. But attending a performance on your own – particularly one with a long dining interval – can be a little daunting so to respond to this, we are delighted to introduce The Aria Club at West Green House for those choosing to attend any evening performance on their own.
Why not join our Aria Club? Click here to find out more.
Or call 01489 589275 to book.
Afternoon Tea before the performance is a fabulous way to start your West Green experience! Our Afternoon Tea is freshly prepared and served on tiered cake stands in our Tea Room or outside if the weather is kind. As our Afternoon Teas are made to order, full payment must be made at the point of booking. Just call 01252 844611.
Afternoon Tea is served at 5pm for all other evening performances.
Afternoon Tea is priced at £30 per head.
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. 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.
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