In a Dream Garden
15 June 2019


The tumble of roses and the heavy heads of hydrangeas signal the midsummer, and with the lengthening days comes the biannual Hope Ball. This year's black-tie gala will be held in a dream garden: the private grounds of The Old Rectory, Doynton,
kindly hosted by Mr and Mrs Humby.

A beautiful space divided into a series of garden rooms laid out in palettes of lilacs, crimsons and lime greens, the garden is a magical setting for what promises to be the highlight of the Bath social calendar.

The Hope team have been working with the creative talents of the area to mastermind a sublime night. The seasonal menu inspired by the fresh garden produce from The Old Rectory will be presented by the award winning chefs at Eat Five Star. The three-course menu is paired with sommelier-selected wines from the finest vineyards to create a gorgeous medley of flavours to entice the senses.


The highlight of the evening promises to be the carefully curated art auction featuring international stars such as Miriam Escofet, winner of the 2018 BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery, Bruce Munro and Richard Twose, and local talent including Nick Cudworth and Louise Holgate. In addition, this year offers several incredible art experiences, from a private box at the Royal Opera House to a master class with prize-winning artists.

The whimsical setting of the garden plays stage to a series of performers and musicians throughout the night, each evoking the spectacle of the Georgian pleasure ground. With world-class entertainers, guests will be transported to the perfect midsummer folly.

All proceeds from the night will go towards the Royal United Hospital Cancer Care Campaign and the new building works. The Hope team look forward to welcoming back the Hope community and its newest members for a special night of celebration and generosity.