There’s something very British about curling up on a dark, cold winter’s night and solving a classic crime with the help of Sherlock or Miss Marple; there’s an amateur sleuth in all of us. Well now, we can see just how well our little grey cells work at The Gardening Society.
As darkness falls, the rooftop transforms into an eerie 19th century garden, a garden which belongs to the Winter family who has fallen under a poisonous curse. An ethereal Victorian butler will welcome guests, handing out Elixir Punch and a Winter family tree and then it’s up to you to explore the garden, meeting the cursed family members and deciphering the story as you go.
Throughout the evening, The Gardening Society’s resident restaurant, The Ethicurean will be cooking up a three- course dinner. Start with piping hot yellow split pea soup served in mugs, then sit down to lamb cannon or heritage beetroot both served with glazed carrot, blood beetroot and Persian bulgar wheat salad, to finish will be a mortuary pudding.
Can you discover why the family can’t rest? Why do the paintings keep changing? And what secrets lie hidden in the poisonous garden?
The Poisoned Garden will be taking place at The Gardening Society on the 23rd and 30th November.