Sonnet Wind Orchestra – 27th May, EVH!

Good news!  As some residents may have read last month, the Sonnet Wind Orchestra is coming to Eynsford Village Hall on Saturday 27th May.

The Orchestra is a pool of mainly professional and ex-professional musicians where membership is by invitation – this means that the Orchestra can always maintain the highest of standards as anyone at the concert in Shoreham Church last year will confirm.  Even the, shall we say, more mature members of the audience were dancing in the aisles!

The Orchestra has over 30 members (squeezing them all onto the stage will be interesting!) and they are drawn from all over south east England.  It has already established an enviable reputation, not only for its high standards and versatility but also for its imaginative programming.  The audience is treated to a concert of music of all styles, containing a mixture of popular classics, songs from shows, film scores from Irving Berlin, via Puccini to the Beatles.  For this concert there will also be a special focus on Eynsford composers and celebrities associated with the Darent Valley.

The musicians have done numerous charity concerts and they are giving their services for nothing, with all proceeds will go towards the new Eynsford Village Hall.

Tickets are only £10 online at with tickets on the door at £12 (half price for under 18s) or by email to There will be a pay bar.

So come along for a rather special evening – but hurry, we know that tickets for this will sell fast!

EYNSFORD GARDEN SAFARI – Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th June 2023

The Garden Safari gives people the chance to wander round 17 gardens in Eynsford.  All are different ranging from the formal to the ecological. Some concentrate on flowers, others fruit and vegetables.  All are within walking distance and refreshments will be available at three of the gardens. Toilet facilities will also be available.Tickets cost £10 for the whole weekend (children under 16 go free). Tickets are available online at A list of all the gardens is shown below – a programme giving details of all the gardens can be obtained from any of the gardens upon showing proof of purchase – this will act as your entry ticket.


  1. The Manse, Priory Lane
  2. Tills House, Priory Lane
  3. New Place, Castle Yard, Sunday only
  4. The Old Manse, High Street
  5. 31 Pollyhaugh, Sunday only
  6. 65 Pollyhaugh
  7. 68 Pollyhaugh
  8. 30 St Martin’s Drive
  9. 21 St Martin’s Drive
  10. 35 Eynsford Ride, Sunday only
  11. 43 Eynsford Rise
  12. 40 Eynsford Rise
  13. 49 Eynsford Rise
  14. Othona, Station Road, Saturday only
  15. Hollyhurst Cottage Station Road
  16. The Mill, 4 Riverside, Sunday only
  17. Griffins, Sparepenny Lane, Saturday only