What’s happening in June!

June is always one of our favourite months here at Shaw’s Corner – the garden looks absolutely stunning, the weather is good and there are some fantastic events. June 2015 is no exception to this!


June at Shaw’s Corner is always glorious.

On Sunday 7th June the garden is open as part of the National Garden Scheme, with the Ionian Singers performing under the trees.  We’ve also got a wide range of plants for sale, a great selection of second-hand books to browse through and our volunteers will have been making some delicious cakes.  It should be a lovely relaxing day for all our visitors.

summer palladian church

The beautiful Palladian Church is just down the lane from Shaw’s Corner.

Its also a great weekend to visit Ayot St Lawrence, with two other gardens open for the NGS, the Ayot St Lawrence Art Show, and a Beer Festival at the Brocket Arms! There’ll be parking in the village field, so why not come out and make a day of it?

On Sunday 14th June we join in the national celebrations for the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta with our Liberteas event- raise a cup to celebrate our individual freedom and human rights! Here at Shaw’s we are celebrating in particular Shavian style with a performance of Shaw’s brilliantly witty and very pertinent play On The Rocks – which sees an isolated and out of touch Prime Minister plan his country’s future whilst the unemployed riot in Trafalgar Square. It’s funny too!

And we save the best to last! To finish off the month, we have the first of our two annual Outdoor Theatre productions: Mrs Warren’s Profession, one of Shaw’s best plays, on 26th, 27th, 28th June. With a fantastic cast and the hilarious writing of Shaw, do not miss the opportunity to watch this play in the writer’s very own garden!

Audience watching the performance at an outdoor theatre event at Shaw's Corner, Hertfordshire.

Audience watching the performance at an outdoor theatre event at Shaw’s Corner, Hertfordshire.

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