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
21 August 2017 14:30 - 15:30 Available
26 August 2017 14:30 - 15:30 Available
28 August 2017 14:30 - 15:30 Available

Contact Info

Pippa Churcher`
Call 01179371353

Upcoming events

Family nature trails

Thu 17 Aug 2017
This school holiday, join us on a wild walk through the parkland to find the deer and take part in some fun nature activities on the way like bug hunting and pond dipping.

Perennial passions: summer garden tour

Thu 17 Aug 2017
Join a garden guide for a free guided walk around the garden this summer.

Hidden Water Walk

Thu 17 Aug 2017
Join a guide for a special tour from the natural springs to hidden water chambers in the hillside to the cellars of the house to track the 'curious water works' of Dyrham Park...

Discover the Deer Park

Fri 18 Aug 2017
Take a tour of this ancient deer park and see the 200 fallow deer in their natural surroundings, view the battle site of the battle of Dyrham which changed the English language, and admire the fantastic views across to Wales.

Bug hotels

Fri 18 Aug 2017
Join us at the Old Lodge to make bug hotels. Take yours home to hang up and encourage bugs to visit.

Trees of a 17th century garden

Fri 18 Aug 2017
Join a garden guide for a walk in the garden focussing on trees of the 17th century.