A Timeless Journey into the Essence of the English Countryside

01 Feb 2024

Nestled in picturesque Hampshire countryside, Leckford Estate exudes elegance. Renowned for meticulously designed gardens and exquisite wines, the estate offers a tranquil escape surrounded by rolling hills and meadows—a perfect destination for a peaceful day out in Hampshire in 2024.

Exploring the Serenity

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and immerse yourself in the enchanting Longstock Park Water Garden. This natural masterpiece boasts a tranquil landscape adorned with graceful water features that flow in harmony with nature. 

As the season of giving approaches, why not surprise your loved one with a thoughtful gift - a season ticket to this idyllic haven? Ticket holders are granted privileged access to discounts at the nearby farm shop and nursery. Let the joys of the Water Garden seamlessly blend with the delights of farm-fresh produce and the vibrant allure of the nursery's botanical treasures. It's a holistic experience that goes beyond a mere ticket, fostering a deeper connection with the natural world and the community that surrounds it.

Imagine exploring the garden's vibrant blooms, listening to the soothing melodies of water features, and losing yourself in the enchanting symphony of birdsong as the garden unveils its seasonal wonders. With a season ticket, your loved one will have the opportunity to enjoy all of this and more, all year round. 


A Taste of Local Delights

When you visit Leckford Estate, you're not just enjoying a day of beauty and relaxation; you're also supporting local shops and artisans. 

Nestled in the heart of ethical practices and sustainability,  Longstock Park Farm Shop & Cafe stands as a regenerative business committed to nurturing our environment and the communities we touch. At the core of our offerings are the principles of responsible sourcing, collaborating with local artisans, and curating a range of products that not only satiate your taste buds but also align with your values.

Step into our world, where sweet treats and foodie gifts from local producers take centre stage. Our shelves boast a selection that not only tantalises the palate but also supports the local community. The cafe, an extension of our commitment, invites you to indulge in breakfast, lunch, and an array of all-day foodie treats. The aroma of delightful homemade cakes and bakes permeates the air, creating an irresistible allure for every visitor.

As part of our special gifting lineup, we proudly present Leckford sparkling wine, a handcrafted elixir that embodies unique and exceptional quality.

As a delightful aperitif, Leckford Estate Brut also excels as a culinary companion, particularly when accompanied by smoked salmon and cream cheese blinis. Curate the perfect Valentine’s meal all from our Longstock Park Farm Shop whilst enjoying a day out in Hampshire’s countryside. 

Beyond the culinary delights, Longstock Park Farm Shop & Cafe invites you to bask in the natural beauty surrounding our haven. Explore the Test Way and Longstock village, revelling in the stunning views and the soothing embrace of the countryside. After a day of exploration, find solace by our warming, cosy fire in the cafe, where you'll be welcomed with open arms.

Pancake Perfection 

And let's not forget the joy of making your own delicious pancakes. We provide all the ingredients, including our very own Leckford flour made from wheat grown here on the farm. Whether you're a seasoned chef or a novice in the kitchen, crafting your pancakes becomes a delightful experience with our premium, locally sourced ingredients.

Longstock Park Farm Shop isn't just a destination; it's a journey into a world where ethical choices meet culinary indulgence, and sustainability is at the heart of every offering. Come, savour the flavours, embrace the warmth, and join us in cultivating a community where good food and responsible practices coexist harmoniously.

Love on the plate

February is the month of love and here at Leckford Estate we understand that celebrating love goes hand in hand with exceptional food, and our carefully crafted package promises just that. Indulge in an enchanting culinary experience this Valentine's Day with Longstock Park Farm Shop's extraordinary Dine-In at Home for Two offer. 

Step into the world of gourmet delights with a main course from the renowned Charlie Bigham's range, where each dish is a masterpiece of flavour and quality. What's more, you have the liberty to choose a beverage to accompany your feast, whether it's a fine wine or a refreshing non-alcoholic option, making this experience uniquely tailored to your preferences. All of this, for just £15.

Our Dine-at-home offer is available for an entire week, from the 10th to the 16th of February, ensuring that you have ample time to turn any evening into a celebration of love. It's an opportunity to create cherished memories without the hassle of restaurant reservations or crowded spaces, all within the comfort of your own home.

Vegetarian patrons need not worry, as we've thoughtfully included a delectable vegetarian option to our menu. Our commitment to inclusivity ensures that everyone can partake in this gastronomic celebration, savouring the flavours of love in every bite.

This Valentine's Day, let Longstock Park Farm Shop be the backdrop to your intimate celebration. For a week of culinary delights, we're offering a dine-at-home experience that transcends the ordinary and transforms your Valentine's Day into an extraordinary celebration of love and culinary craftsmanship. 

February in the Garden

As winter's grip begins to loosen, February beckons garden enthusiasts to step outside and embrace the promise of spring. At Longstock Park Nursery, we've curated a haven for both seasoned gardeners and budding green thumbs alike. This month, immerse yourself in garden jobs that not only nurture your outdoor space but also contribute to the well-being of local wildlife.

Extend a warm welcome to feathered friends with our collection of bird feeders and nourishing bird food. Elevate your garden's charm with traditional bird tables and small birdhouses crafted from natural materials – an invitation for local birds to make your garden their home.

For those eager to embark on pruning tasks, our garden shop features a range of high-quality gardening tools designed to make the job a breeze. Explore the handcrafted selection from the Niwaki range, an ideal gift for those who harbour a deep love for gardening.

Nurture your green ambitions in our nursery garden shop, providing all the essential ingredients to cultivate your herbs and vegetables. Our horticultural experts are at your service, offering valuable advice to help you create a thriving, edible oasis in your backyard. There's nothing quite like the satisfaction of harvesting your own fresh produce to create delicious, home-cooked meals.

Our garden shop also stocks a selection of easy-to-grow flower seeds. Discover the joy of cultivating vibrant blooms, adding a burst of colour to your garden and, perhaps, even incorporating them into your own floral arrangements.

February at Longstock Park Nursery isn't just about tending to your garden; it's a celebration of growth, nature, and the interconnectedness of our green spaces. Join us in creating a haven that not only blossoms with life but also contributes to the well-being of the local ecosystem. Embrace the rhythm of the seasons and let Longstock Park Nursery be your partner in transforming your garden into a thriving sanctuary of beauty and biodiversity. 

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Experience the magic of Leckford Estate. This Hampshire-based estate boasts breathtaking gardens and produces some of the finest English sparkling wine. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to explore this enchanting destination.

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