Several events take place at Boldshaves during the year, from National Garden Scheme open days, to spring walks in the woods to hear the nightingales sing. Boldshaves also hosts the annual Wealden Literary Festival which takes place each summer.

Nightingales at Boldshaves 2020


Join us for a hosted walk to hear the nightingales sing at Boldshaves. Weekday evenings at 6pm during the weeks of 20 April, 27 April and 4 May. No booking needed. £5 per head, 6pm at the main house.

The Wealden Literary Festival – 27/28 June 2020

“It is a thrill to see Wealden Literary Festival taking root and flourishing. With its emphasis on the natural world, its commitment to children and to community, and its vision of getting people outdoors and hands-on with nature, as well as reading and talking about it, it strikes me as a hugely hopeful and valuable new event. Long may it grow!”

Robert Macfarlane, author of The Old Ways and The Lost Words

“The Wealden Festival is a beautiful experience: convivial, generous, and profoundly hospitable to ideas and words and all who love them.”

Jay Griffiths, author of Kith and Wild