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Just as Lime Wood is enveloped by and rooted in ancient forest, our weary souls and senses are (like it or not) rooted in nature. Humans are just not designed to function at full pelt, 24/7. Our minds and bodies pay the price.

We’ve listened to what our guests are looking for: lightly structured chill time and making the most of our calm, healing surroundings while, crucially, having some creative fun. So here’s a series of re-rooting retreats, events and workshops that tap into the remedial powers of the English countryside, from expert oil painting sessions dotted around the grounds to delicious suppers using ingredients plucked from the forest floor.

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Re-Balance: Alice Vincent Learning to Savour Retreat

We are looking forward to hosting the first savour retreat from author Alice Vincent, inspired by her newsletter, savour. Each week Alice’s writing encourages thousands of people to pause and appreciate the delicious things in life.

Alice’s retreat is all about making the most of Lime Wood’s surroundings, slowing down and savouring the beautiful forest landscape. Finally, delicious seasonal feasting will be on offer with menus specially designed by Chef Director Luke Holder, in collaboration with Alice. 

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Re-Create: Arniano Painting Retreat

We are welcoming Arniano Painting School to Lime Wood this summer for our first painting course. Designed for both beginners and more experienced painters, the retreat is run by Amber Guinness and William Roper-Curzon. William does the teaching, while Amber will be working with HH&Co’s Luke Holder to cook up delicious seasonal meals from locally sourced ingredients.

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Re-Wild Yourself Retreats

Guided by the rhythms of the seasons and the healing powers of nature, this year we are immersing ourselves in our natural world; our home, The New Forest has been voted the No1 National Park in Europe and the ancient woodland that surrounds us has always been our source of energy and inspiration.

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Re-Juvenate: Stress, Balance and Wellbeing Retreat

We are excited to welcome Mindfulness & Beyond back for 2024. Rajesh and Smitha, world-renowned wellness experts, will be flying in to host this transformative retreat. Immerse yourself with all that Lime Wood has to offer, in the heart of the New Forest, as you embark on a journey to explore, understand, and dissolve the sources of your stress.

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Re-Vibe: Summer Sessions 

We’ll be hosting a shindig or two, on our lawns, with plenty of sunshine, a glass or two of something chilled and some real talent worth slumping into a deckchair for. This summer, from 30th June to 8th September, we’ll be hosting various musical acts from 3.30-6.30pm as part of our Re-Vibe series. 

Swing by and join us on a Sunday afternoon or lean into the re-vibe after a lunch at HH&Co, or with dinner booked for the evening; or why not make a weekend of it with a stay at Lime Wood. Is a lazy, music-filled Sunday on the lawn not the perfect way to round off your weekend?

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