Hedge Quarters ~

The farm’s Pop Up Tea Rooms & Writing HQ

Dates : 15th September ~ 7th October
Opening Times : Daily 10am – 6pm
Venue : White House Farm, Great Glemham, Suffolk IP17 1LS
For more information : enquiries@aldevalleyspringfestival.co.uk

Hedge Quarters : Pop Up Tea Rooms

The farm’s Hedge Quarters were created in early 2017 and function as a rural HQ for the farm’s planning meetings, alongside rural writing and seasonal celebrations of wild foods and rural living. They are also linked to the farm and Spring Festival’s Wildwood Residencies and Hedge Hut Residencies – recent recipients of these in 2017 / 18 include Synnove Fredericks, Jelly Green and Tessa Newcomb.

The Hedge Quarters host autumn poetry projects in association with the Suffolk Poetry Society, Poetry in Aldeburgh and [in 2015/16] Cill Rialaig in Kerry, Eire. Poets who have read their work in Hedge Quarters include Ken Mitchell, Paddy Bushe, Hugh Thomson and leaders + participants in Suffolk Poetry Society workshops.

‘During ! Cornucopia ! the farm’s Hedge Quarters are open daily to visitors from 10am - 6pm offering teas, coffee, herb teas, cakes and pastries. Service at weekends; self-service on weekdays.’ 

For more information : enquiries@aldevalleyspringfestival.co.uk


  • Bronzes of livestock and animals
    by Juliet Simpson for sale.

  • Paintings and drawings by Tessa Newcomb, Emma Green and Jason Gathorne-Hardy.

  • Families and children are welcome to the farm - no dogs please !

  • Farm Nature walks open daily during ! Cornucopia !

  • Hedge Quarters :

    Pop up Tea Rooms open daily 10am - 6pm 15th Sept - 4th Oct. Details >


  • 'Hefted' :

    An autumn exhibition of drawings, paintings and sculpture

  • Autumn Writing Residencies : 

    Sean Hewitt, Melissa Harrison, Tim Richardson, Louise Gray.

  • New works on show by Maggi Hambling and Jason Gathorne-Hardy.

  • The Suffolk Chair Collection :

    An exhibition of over 50 antique and contemporary Suffolk Chairs. Details >


  • Pesta Nukenen :

    An exhibition of basketry from our sister festival in Borneo

  • Farm Suppers on Thursday evenings :

    30th Sept, 27th Sept & 4th October. Details >


  • Meet the Makers!

    Open studios at weekends 10am - 6pm - Details >

Works for Sale

We have some wonderful works by artists that exhibit at the festival currently for sale. Details >
The Festival Shop

Stocking a range of unusual cards, books, walking sticks and other handmade items made on the farm & by local artisans. Details >
The Suffolk Chair Collection

The Collection of original early – mid nineteenth century Ball Backs has been set up as a design reference collection. Details >

Icon Painting in the Alde Valley

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Food Adventures

We have listed some of the Alde Valleys outstanding food businesses.
Places to Stay

The Alde Valley and East Suffolk are full of good homestays, holiday cottages, B&Bs and hotels.
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