The Glory of the Garden poetry trail

Discover lines from Kipling’s poem The Glory of the Garden, displayed around the Bateman’s garden.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

As you explore the garden which inspired Rudyard Kipling, read the poem The Glory of the Garden in situ. See lines from Kipling’s poem displayed around the garden; the cut-out words creating shadows and light patterns.

30 March – 30 October 10am–4.30pm

31 October – 31 December 10am–3.30pm

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Bateman's

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.20 £12.00
Child £6.60 £6.00
Family £33.00 £30.00
Family, one adult £19.80 £18.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £11.40
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.70

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
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

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:

  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 Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Free entry for National Trust members.

A child ticket is valid for anyone aged 5-17 years old. Under 5's are free.
A family ticket is valid for 2 adults and up to 3 children aged 5-17 years old.

Discounted entry on days when the house is closed. 

 

 

The basics

Suitability
Suitable for adults.
Meeting point
Trail starts at visitor reception.
What to bring and wear
Wear clothing appropriate to the weather.
Accessibility
The trail takes place throughout the garden and includes paths with steps, slopes and varying surfaces. Please see the Facilities and access pages at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/batemans for further information.

Contact Info

Name
Bateman's
Email
batemans@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01435 882302

Upcoming events

Dragonfly trail

Sat 28 May 2022
10:00-16:30
Explore the Bateman’s garden as a family and learn about brightly coloured dragonflies and damselflies.

The Glory of the Garden poetry trail

Sat 28 May 2022
10:00-16:30
Discover lines from Kipling’s poem The Glory of the Garden, displayed around the Bateman’s garden.

Platinum Jubilee celebrations at Bateman’s

Sat 28 May 2022
10:00-17:00
Escape the crowds and relax in the peaceful gardens of Bateman’s in Burwash, East Sussex over the Jubilee four day weekend. With lawn games, cream teas and beautiful flower beds, this is the perfect place to unwind.

The Glory of the Garden collection highlights and short films

Sat 28 May 2022
11:00-16:30
Discover garden-themed items from the collection and picture Kipling the writer at Bateman’s.

Poetry reading in the garden

Mon 30 May 2022
11:30-14:30
Listen to a selection of Kipling’s garden and landscape inspired poetry, recited in the place which inspired the writing.

Storytelling in the garden   

Tue 31 May 2022
11:30-14:30
Immerse yourself in the worlds and characters created by Rudyard Kipling in Bateman’s storytelling sessions for families.