Events at Court Garden

An Evening with Matt

the Telegraph cartoonist

Thursday 2nd May 2024 7:00pm

matt at his desk

Matt was appointed by Max Hastings the then editor of the Telegraph back in 1988, his first cartoon in this role came the day after the newspaper was printed with a date error leading them to make a front page apology accompanied by a cartoon saying ‘I hope I have a better Thursday than I did yesterday’. Matt has delighted us ever since and will ensure we have a better Thursday on the 2nd of May.

Matt will talk about his life as a cartoonist.

He will bring a supply of books to sign if people make a donation and will also bring a cartoon original to be auctioned on the night. 

Proceeds and donations to benefit the Royal Marsden cancer charity.

royal marsden cancer charity

The ticket price includes a welcome glass of Court Garden Classic Cuvée and finger food in the interval when there will also be a cash bar.

Price per person £45

Please note: actual tickets are no longer sent, but you will receive an email confirming your booking and your name will be on a list on the door.

An Evening with The Reverend Richard Coles

Tuesday 14th May 2024 7:00pm

the rev richard coles on celebrity bake off

Join us for a fascinating and entertaining evening with the Reverend Richard Coles.

In true Court Garden style we will start with a glass of Classic Cuvée; before listening to a man who moved from choir boy to ’80s pop star, from Top of the Pops to Church of England priest, then radio broadcaster, television presenter and best-selling author. There is hardly a show he has not appeared in; he was even a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing.

rev richard coles books

Don’t miss this chance to help us raise more funds for the Royal Marsden cancer charity.

royal marsden cancer charity

Delicious finger food will be served during the interval in the marquee (included in the ticket price), where there will be a cash bar available.

Price per person £45

Please note: actual tickets are no longer sent, but you will receive an email confirming your booking and your name will be on a list on the door.

A Classic Bordeaux Evening

A Charity Wine Dinner at Court Garden

Thursday 20th June 2024 6:00pm

Last September we held a very special wine dinner with the opportunity to taste some really old famous vintage wines in our lovely sussex barn. It was certainly, for most of us, the only opportunity to try such magnificent vintages such as the Gevrey Chambertin 1984 from Domaine Rousseau Père & Fils or the Saint-Julien of 1977 from the Château Léoville Las Cases.

a selection of classic wines

Many lovely wines served with a fine three-course dinner prepared and served by LK events. The wines were introduced by Henry Butler, his depth of knowledge and lively presentation greatly contributed to the occasion. Towards the end of the evening a dozen or so wines were auctioned by a very good friend of Court Garden, Andrew Pridell, to the delight of the successful bidders; where else would you be able to bag a Château Lafite or a bottle of Dom Perignon?

This year we are going one better with a collection of very fine Clarets mostly from the 1970s and ’80s. There are more wines and more available for auction. Serious Bordeaux lovers will be examining the wine listed below.

last year's charity dinner

We are sticking with the winning team and are very pleased to have persuaded Henry and Cassie to come again. Louise and Katie from LK are booked and Andrew has his bow tie and gavel ready for the auction.

All proceeds from the evening will be distributed by the Rotary Club of The Sussex Vale, distributed for local youth work.

rotary club logo

Charity number 1028558

For more details, and to book

A selection of these wines will be served at the Dinner and the balance of approximately 15 Wines will be included in the Auction.

  • 1970 Chateau Cos d’Estournel, St Estephe 
  • 1970  Chateau Latour a Pomerol, Pomerol
  • 1976 Chateau Pape-Clement, Pessac-Leognan
  • 1978 Chateau de Fieuzal, Pessac-Leognan
  • 1978 Chateau Larmande, St Emilion
  • 1979 Chateau Rauzan-Gassies, Margaux 
  • 1979 Chateau Brane Cantenac, Margaux 
  • 1979 Chateau Mouton Baronne Philippe, Pauillac  
  • 1979 Chateau Montrose, St Estephe  
  • 1981 Chateau Calon-Segur, St Estephe  
  • 1982 Chateau Carbonnieux, Pessac-Leognan  
  • 1983 Chateau Patache d’Aux, Medoc  
  • 1983 Chateau Troplong Mondot, St Emilion  
  • 1986 Chateau Gruaud-Larose, St Julien  
  • 1988 Domaine de Chevalier, Pessac-Leognan 
  • 1989 Clos de Marquis, St Julien  
  • 1995 Chateau Beau-Site, St Estephe  
  • 1995 Chateau Batailley, Pauillac  
  • 1996 Chateau Batailley, Pauillac               
  • 1996 Chateau Siran, Margaux (Magnums)
  • 1997 Chateau Batailley, Pauillac                        
  • 1997 Chateau Duhart-Milon, Pauillac 
  • 1998 Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron, Pauillac  
  • 2000 Chateau Beychevelle, St Julien (Magnum)
  • 2005 Chateau Batailley, Paullac