Kingston Lacy Kitchen Garden appeal

At Kingston Lacy we've begun the Kitchen Garden project with a vision to conserve and restore this important part of the garden that once had a royal reputation. We aim to complete the restoration over the next three years but we need your help to do it.

An aerial shot of the Kitchen Garden at Kingston Lacy circa 1950
The vision for the restoration of the Kitchen Garden at Kingston Lacy

Read more about the project's progress 

The Kitchen Garden at Kingston Lacy was considered a highlight of the garden by former owners Walter and Henrietta Bankes and was in its zenith in the late 19th and early 20th century. So renowned was the Kitchen Garden that Queen Victoria sent her gardeners to Kingston Lacy to learn their craft. We aim to restore the Kitchen Garden to ensure that it can continue to stand for ever, for everyone, and to reinstate Henrietta's vision for this landscape. We can’t do it alone however. We’d really appreciate your support to try and return this space back to the Victorian masterpiece that it once was.

  • The 5 acre Kitchen Garden was built In 1880 by Walter Bankes
  • It will cost £498,000 to complete this project over a 3-4 year period
  • We shall be planting over 150 apple and pear trees
  • Hopefully, with a few years of development and support, by 2023 we will have completed the restoration for all to enjoy

Donate to Kingston Lacy Kitchen Garden appeal

Please select an amount

Vegetable beds in the Kitchen Garden at Kingston Lacy
£10 Could buy seeds to help bring the new vegetable beds back to life - providing delicious produce for the cafe and produce shop.
£20 Could buy a historical variety of apple or pear tree for the new orchard.
Historical varieties of apple and pear tree will be planted in the new orchard at Kingston Lacy
The apple archway will be reinstated in the Kitchen Garden orchard at Kingston Lacy
£50 Could help us reinstate the apple archway in the new orchard, creating a distinctive feature in the Kitchen Garden as outlined in the original plans.
Or enter your own amount

Why give to the National Trust?

As a charity, we rely on the generosity of supporters to look after the outdoor spaces in our care. Not only do our supporters help to conserve beautiful landscapes and protect precious plants and wildlife. But they also ensure that future generations have places they can find freedom from everyday life, reconnect with the natural world and make memories to treasure. Your donation will go towards this project and other vital conservation work in the outdoors at this special place. With your support, we can continue to protect the irreplaceable. For ever, for everyone.

Donate now to the Kingston Lacy Kitchen Garden appeal