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Afternoon Tea on the Lawn at Rivington Terraced Gardens

Imagine enjoying mouthwatering fayre at some of the hottest locations in Manchester, where the conversation flows as easily as the cocktails.
20th July 2019 1pm 
Meet at Rivington Terraced Gardens, Rivington Lane, Rivington, BL6 7SB 
£19 
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Are you a foodie who would love to meet new people?

Social Circle brings together people just like you looking to meet others in Manchester to share fun activities and experiences. Your friendly host will personally welcome you to ease any nerves and text you on the day. Don't worry if you're coming on your own - so is everyone else!

Calling all foodies: If you love socialising and you love checking out Manchester's latest and greatest venues, you're going to love this event

Imagine enjoying mouthwatering fayre at some of the hottest locations in Manchester, where the conversation flows as easily as the cocktails.  Our dinners are perfect for food-lovers who want to meet new people in an intimate and relaxed setting.  We choose the finest restaurants in Manchester, renowned for excellent service and exquisite menus. 

We keep the groups small and frinedly, making this the perfect event for those are shy, nervous or new to Social Circle.  Your host will welcome you and introduce you to the other guests, as well as being on hand to ensure you have a great time.

Rivington Terraced Gardens is a magical place of hidden paths, caves, structures and lakes covering an area of roughly 45 acres of hillside.


Lord Leverhulme (William Hesketh Lever), the soap magnate and founder of Lever Brothers (now Unilever) conceived and built the Terraced Gardens with the help of Thomas Mawson between 1905 and 1925. After his death, and subsequent sale of the property in 1925, the gardens began to fall into disrepair. The houses were demolished after World War II, and Rivington Terraced Gardens were left to the forces of nature.


60 years later, United Utilities own the land, and the Rivington Heritage Trust repair and conservation project is underway.
As the project progresses, and more of the shrubs, self-seeded trees and mud are cleared away, the original shape of Lord Leverhulme’s garden is becoming more visible. New paths are being discovered, new stairways uncovered, and visitors to the gardens are beginning to see how it once might have been.


There is nowhere else like it on Earth. With iconic structures like the Pigeon Tower, the Seven Arch Bridge, the Summer Houses and Loggia, not to mention the Pulham rock faces around the pathways and Lakes – the Italian lake, where Lever used to take his morning swim, and the beautiful Japanese Lake, which was once looked upon from glamorous oriental pagoda-style tea houses – the Gardens are truly unique.


With views stretching across the Lancashire Plains to the sea, join us for delicate sandwiches, coffee, cakes and tea.
In keeping with the theme the entertainment for the afternoon will be a fabulous Harpist. Posh frocks are very welcome but do dress for the weather.

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What our members say

"Thank you for making me feel so welcome at my first event! A wonderful meal at an upmarket venue. I can’t wait for the next one!" Sarah

"Great Venue. Great Host. Great Company. Thank you so much for a wonderful evening." Matt

 
I love trying new cuisine and chatting over food - so far I've tried Armenia, Russian, and Greek restaurants with Social Circle.
Maggie
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