Hudson's March Insight

With Mother’s Day soon approaching, we’re here to help you plan the perfect day out with your mum and the family; to earn those extra brownie points!

Mrs Hudson is looking at remarkable woman for International Women’s Day. Take a look at her findings.

This month you have the opportunity to win a copy of both the NGS Gardens to Visit 2017, which will be launched on 14 March, and the brand new Scotland's Gardens Open for Charity 2017.

Don't forget to let us know what you have been up to and send us your pictures and suggestions via our Facebook and Twitter.

Events in March

Yoga in Osterley House at Osterley Park and House, Middlesex, from March to November.

Experience Osterley Entrance Hall from a new perspective with our yoga sessions every Sunday. These sessions, run by our partners from The House of Yoga, will cater to all abilities and take you through a wide range of movements and exercises.

Raveningham Gardens NGS Open Day, Norfolk, Sun 5 March.
Raveningham Gardens will be open on Sunday, March 5 in aid of the National Gardens Scheme, 11am to 4pm. Garden entry is adult £5, concessions £4.50 and children under 16 free. Refreshments will be available in the tea room. The 18th century Walled Kitchen Garden with its large glasshouses will be open and visitors will also be able to enjoy views across the new lake established at the turn of the Millennium and the contemporary sculpture in the gardens.

Katharina Luther at Paycocke's House & Gardens, Essex, Thu 16 March.
Come and meet the fugitive nun who married the rebellious former monk Martin Luther. A widow now, she recalls her early life through a time of social, political and religious upheaval. On a trip to Germany in 1991, author Anne Boileau made a visit to the Lutherhaus in Wittenberg where she saw a small exhibition on the wife of Martin Luther. On display was her wedding dress along with some letters and portraits done by artist and friend, Lucas Cranach. Surprised at the reality that Luther had been married, a seed was sown in Boileau’s mind and on returning to the UK she began researching this forgotten women’s life. Boileau soon came to admire Katharina who had grown up in the sheltered environment of the convent only to escape into a secular world that was in a state of rapid and unfamiliar change.

Her novel, Katharina Luther: Nun. Rebel. Wife was published last year by Clink Street Publishing, and forms the basis of this timely historical retelling of the life of this compelling woman whose memory has for too long been overshadowed by that of her husband.

Florimania at Hampton Court Palace, London, Fri 24 - Sun 26 March.
It’s the perfect treat for your loved one on Mothering Sunday weekend. See the stunning flower displays, watch flower arranging demonstrations and visit the rest of the palace and formal gardens and wander through the glorious daffodils in the Wilderness too as it’s all included in the palace admission ticket.

Mothering Sunday Afternoon Tea at Adlington Hall, Cheshire, Sun 26 March.
Treat your Mum this year with a wonderful Afternoon Tea served in the spectacular setting of the Adlington Hall Hunting Lodge. With freshly made finger sandwiches, delicious cakes and homemade scones all served with your choice of tea and coffee. £20 per person (children under 3 go free). Booking essential, please call 01625 827 595 to book your table.


Mrs Hudson's

Read Mrs. Hudson's Blog

March is a great month for women with International Women’s Day on the 8 March and Mothering Sunday on the 26 March. Mrs. Hudson has been out in search of remarkable women in heritage places so her recommendations for places to visit this month are guaranteed to give you a new perspective.

Keep up to date with all our recommended places to visit on Mrs Hudson's page. Have you been somewhere recently that Mrs. Hudson and dog Walpole might enjoy? Tweet us your ideas and pictures! @HudsonsHeritage

Competition Time!

Garden Guides 2017

Visiting NGS and Scotland’s Gardens helps raise money for national charities, so to celebrate their work and with the upcoming arrival of NGS Gardens to Visit 2017 guide and the recently published Scotland's Gardens Open for Charity 2017 book; we are giving you the opportunity to win a copy of both!

For your chance to win simply answer the following question:

Which one of these remarkable women features in Mrs Hudson's article this month? Is it......

A. Anne Clifford

B. Lady Russell

C. Your Mother

Visit our Competition page for your chance to WIN!

If you can't wait to win please order your copy NOW! For NGS Gardens to Visit 2017 guide click here or for the Scotland's Gardens Open for Charity 2017 book click here.

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