Things to see & do

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What's on

As well as a stunning garden we offer a full range of events for all the family right throughout the year. Everyone has their favourite - with some returning time and time again.

Group visits

The cost of entry is reduced for pre-booked groups of 15+ people, plus you can opt for a guided tour (extra charge) or a free introductory talk.

For enquiries please call: 01736 363148

Don't miss

We've a  WW2 'Dig for Victory' allotment in the orchard, along with chickens and a replica Anderson Shelter.

Experience a time when the humble allotment was what stood between Britain and starvation.

Plant of the month: Magnolia

Magnolia campbellii is usually the first to flower © National Trust/Marina Rule

Magnolia campbellii is usually the first to flower

The magnolia’s exotic beauty is medicine for the soul. To see its colours in March after winter months consisting of dull browns and greys is something that really lifts the spirit. Their flowering season is brief though and vulnerable to any late frosts, so catch them while you can.

Royal connections

Picnic in the shade of royalty

Watch the seasons change from within the Edwardian summer house © National Trust/Marina Rule

With a fairytale summer house, swathes of daffodils and crocuses in spring and regal trees arching overhead, it’s easy to see why the Royal Meadow is a favourite picnic spot for families.

Garden fit for a queen

It can take up to 30 years for Magnolia campbellii to flower from seed © National Trust/Marina Rule

The Jubilee Garden contains plants that range from the surprising and the explosive to the really useful. 

It’s a special area to mark a special anniversary.

Promenade on Prince William Walk

The Coastal redwood is a favourite snacking station for squirrels © National Trust/Marina Rule

There’s a lot of mischief going on behind the scenes of Prince William Walk. As you follow the stream you’ll find evidence of rowdy lambs as well as sugar snacking squirrels.