Asthall Manor

Asthall Manor has been the home of on form since 2002. The striking gateposts finials at its entrance, created by sculptor Anthony Turner were the inspiration for on form.

Between 1919 and 1926, Asthall was home to the infamous Mitford sisters, who lived here with their parents, Lord and Lady Redesdale, and their brother, Tom.

Asthall Manor is also famous for its garden, designed and largely planted by Isabel & Julian Bannerman in 1997-98.  The main opportunity to visit the garden in 2024 will be the open days every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 13th June to 13 July. For further details see here.  We also hold regular guest workshops and activities in our Ballroom.

Over the road in the Kitchen Garden, there is a newly founded CIC, run by Tim Mitchell, a City & Guilds Level 2 qualified Organic food grower. Asthall Wild produces healthy, wildlife and people friendly food using Organic methods and Permaculture principles. They operate a small local box scheme, regular workshops and an annual residential course. There are also volunteering opportunities. For more information and to get involved, see here.

Visit the Asthall Manor website for more information on its history and activities.