Mr Blathwayt's best garden - a historical garden walk

Do you want to delve a little deeper into the history of Dyrham's original 17th century garden? Then this is the walk for you.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Join a garden guide to learn more about the 17th century garden that was lost as the new craze for landscape gardening came in and funds ran out. Meet your guide in Stable Courtyard.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Dyrham Park


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.10 £11.90
Child £6.60 £6.00
Family £32.80 £29.80
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £11.30

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.

Please note...

Please note that, as of 2017, there is a single entry fee for Dyrham Park that covers entry to the park, garden, house, tea-room and shop. Free entry to National Trust members.

The basics

Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet in Stable Courtyard
What to bring and wear
Dress for the outdoors


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
30 October 2017 14:30 - 15:30 Available

Contact Info

Pippa Churcher
Call 01179371353

Upcoming events

Hallowe'en witch trail

Mon 23 Oct 2017
Search for the witch's clues around the park. Collect your spooky prize from the witch's house, all trails £1.

Harvest Display

Mon 23 Oct 2017
Discover the Perry harvest at Dyrham through a display in the church.

Fruits, seeds and coloured leaves: autumn garden tour

Mon 23 Oct 2017
Join a garden guide for a guided walk around the West garden and enjoy the autumn colour.

A historic walk through Dyrham Village

Mon 23 Oct 2017
Join us for a guided walk around the village of Dyrham for a taste of 17th century village life. Explore the history of significant houses, this beautiful Cotswolds area & the village links with Dyrham Park and the old estate.

The Trees of Mr Blathwayt's Garden

Mon 23 Oct 2017
Join a garden guide for a walk in the garden focussing on trees of the 17th century.

Star parties

Mon 23 Oct 2017
Come star gazing with the Bristol Astronomical Society. Make use of the Society's large telescopes to bring the night sky to life!