Autumn colour walks with the head gardener

Join the Head Gardener for an exclusive walk around the garden and parkland taking in the spectacular autumn colour.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

After the walk, enjoy a warm lunch in the stables cafe where there will be a chance to ask questions and discover more about the garden and its stories.

£20 per person (includes lunch). Normal admission applies.

Lunch consists of soup, cake and a hot drink.


Event ticket prices
  • All £20.00
View admission charges
Kingston Lacy


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £14.00 £12.70
Child £7.00 £6.30
Family £35.00 £31.80
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £12.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.00

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Assistance dogs are welcome.
What to bring and wear
Please wear clothing appropriate to the weather.
The majority of the route will be on gravel and woodland paths. This may make it difficult for some wheelchairs and mobility scooters.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
27 October 2017 11:00 - 13:30 Available

Upcoming events

Celebrating autumn: apples

Mon 23 Oct 2017
Meet the apple experts and have a go at apple pressing to help us celebrate apples this autumn.

Celebrating autumn at half-term

Mon 23 Oct 2017
Join us for some half-term fun; celebrating the harvest, autumn produce and all the beautiful autumn colours.

Kingston Lacy house entry tickets from 18 September - 12 November

Mon 23 Oct 2017
A lavish family home built to resemble an Italian Palace. Kingston Lacy presents EXILE a bold new installation exploring the life and exile of William John Bankes as part of the Prejudice and Pride programme. Book your timed ticket for the house.

Celebrating autumn: carpentry

Tue 24 Oct 2017
Join the carpenters at Kingston Lacy and have a go at woodworking.

Celebrating autumn: Dorset buttons

Wed 25 Oct 2017
Join a craft session and learn how to make traditional Dorset buttons this autumn half-term.

Kingston Lacy Health Cycle Rides 2017

Thu 26 Oct 2017
Every Thursday, In partnership with Moors Valley Country Park, come and join our fun, friendly and active free cycle rides from 9.30am (please arrive by 9.15am for a prompt start).