Country Life rounds up the best things to see, do and book this week: tuck into curry in London, take your mother posy-tying in Somerset or enjoy a beautiful garden in Wiltshire.


Until April 30 ‘A Printmaker’s Journey’, The Gallery, Winchester Discovery Centre, Hampshire. A selection of prints spanning the career of Angie Lewin (above) shown alongside artists including Ravilious and Bawden
(01962 873 603;

Until November 4 ‘As Good as it Gets’, The Welsh Quilt Centre, Lampeter, Ceredigion. A celebration of the magnificent luxury Welsh quilts made between 1921 and 1939 as part of a post-First World War government initiative to keep traditional skills alive and provide employment. Tickets £6
(01570 422 088;


March 26 Mothering Sunday posy-tying workshop, Forde Abbey, Chard, Somerset. Create the perfect posy with fresh blooms from the estate. Free with standard garden admission
(01460 220 231;

March 29 Young Shots workshop, The Royal Berkshire Shooting School, Pangbourne, Berkshire. All-day course for 10 to 18 year olds with expert tuition in clay shooting, airgun shooting, gundog handling and fly fishing. £150, including lunch
(01491 672900;

Cake sale

March 24 The Great Hampshire Cake Sale, St Maurice’s Covert, Winchester, Hampshire. In aid of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance. 9am–4pm

Open day

March 26 Kilmorey Mausoleum Spring Open Day, Twickenham, Greater London. Rare opportunity to visit this Grade II*-listed pink- and-grey granite mausoleum, commissioned in the 1850s by Francis Needham, 2nd Earl of Kilmorey, for his mistress, and its surrounding wildlife garden. 12pm–3pm, entry free, but donations welcomed
(; 020–8891 5455)

Book now

April 6 The Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch, Guildhall, Gresham Street, London EC2. Delicious curries from Gurkha chefs, a silent auction, prize draws and Livery Company stalls, all in aid of The Soldiers’ Charity. 12pm–3pm, tickets £100 with unlimited curry, beer and wine
(020–7811 3960;


March 26 Allington Grange, near Chippenham, Wiltshire SN14 6LW. The tranquil 1½ acres around this elegant stone house (not open) are brightened by a gorgeous spring garden with hellebores and many small bulb treasures. The open character of the orchard and wildlife pond are best at this time of year and the secluded, walled potager is an unexpected delight. 2pm–4.30pm. £4, children free.