Over the Easter holidays, the formal gardens have welcomed a record breaking number of visitors. It’s been great to see so many people enjoying these wonderful spaces, but unfortunately there’s been some damage to the fountain, flower beds and ornamental statuary in the Italian Garden, and the daffodils we all love so much are becoming vulnerable.
For the remainder of the Easter holidays, we’ve decided to trial a timed-ticket entry system, just like we do in the Ride Play Café at busy times. Entry to the gardens will be through the garden interpretation room, and a welcome team will be on hand to provide tickets and information for visitors.
There will be no additional charge but everyone will be asked to show membership cards or admission receipts. We’ll be happy to advise on great picnicking spots in the pleasure grounds, while reminding everyone that dog walking and ball games can be enjoyed in the parkland rather than the gardens.
The gardens are a precious and historically important part of Belton House and we’re committed to looking after them for everyone to enjoy forever.