'This is my Theatre' production of 'Jane Eyre' at Mount Ephraim Gardens
30th August 2021
Come and enjoy a theatre production of Jane Eyre in the glorious surroundings of Mount Ephraim Gardens near Faversham.
"I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will.”
Jane has lived her life feeling an outcast but finds home as governess to a young girl in the care of Mr Rochester. But all is not as it seems as Jane discovers that many secrets are held by both the
residents and walls of Thornfield Hall.
This novel, deemed ahead of its time, is reimagined for the stage with traditional folk music woven into this love story of excitement and intrigue.
(Running time: 1 hour 15 minutes)
Go to www.thisismytheatre.com/janeeyreatmountephraim for more information and tickets.
Venue: Mount Ephraim Gardens is an Edwardian terraced gardens located at Hernhill, near Faversham, in the English county of Kent.
History: The gardens are laid out around a Grade II listed house and 800acre estate. It was originally built in 1695, then rebuilt in 1878 and then extended 1913 all for the Dawes family.The gardens were laid out in the early 1900s, but after wartime neglect (when most adult men were enlisted in wartime services) were substantially restored by Mary and Bill Dawes from the early 1950s. Mary Dawes was involved in the day-to-day running of the gardens until her death in 2009, at the age of 93. Mount Ephraim has never been a 'professionally' maintained garden, but Mary had always lovingly tended it.
Description: Mount Ephraim Gardens have a large collection of spring bulbs, trees and shrubs including Rhododendrons, many types of Camellias and Magnolias. It has various areas, including the Millennium Rose Garden. It also has a large Sweet Chestnut, planted to commemorate the Battle of Waterloo. The 'Miz-maze' was planted in 2004 on the slopes of a former vineyard. Based on an ancient labyrinth called a Mizmaze (Mary Dawes, who lived at Mount Ephraim for sixty years, was always known to family and friends as 'Miz'). It was created by garden designer Sarah Morgan. Although based on a traditional labyrinth design, the layout incorporates some dead-ends, making it a hybrid between a maze and a labyrinth. The pattern of the grass paths is marked out with combinations of tall-growing ornamental grasses and colourful herbaceous perennial plants.
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