Guided garden walks

Join our volunteer garden guides who will bring the gardens to life.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

The walks take place at 11.30am and 1.30pm, additional tour times may be available (please see board in the Rose Garden).

The walks will visit the formal gardens before taking a number of routes through the garden, exploring seasonal highlights and how the Bankes family created the gardens we see today. You will learn about how the gardens are now cared for an depending on the tour you may have the opportunity to visit the Japanese Garden, including special entry into the Tea Garden.


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

Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Meet in the Rose Garden.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
19 October 2017 13:30 - 14:30 Available
20 October 2017 11:30 - 12:30 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
21 October 2017 11:30 - 12:30 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available
22 October 2017 11:30 - 12:30 Available
13:30 - 14:30 Available

Upcoming events

Guided garden walks

Thu 19 Oct 2017
Join our volunteer garden guides who will bring the gardens to life.

Kingston Lacy house entry tickets from 18 September - 12 November

Thu 19 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.

Autumn colour walks with the head gardener

Fri 20 Oct 2017
Join the Head Gardener for an exclusive walk around the garden and parkland taking in the spectacular autumn colour.

Celebrating autumn at half-term

Sat 21 Oct 2017
Join us for some half-term fun; celebrating the harvest, autumn produce and all the beautiful autumn colours.

Celebrating autumn: saturday storytelling

Sat 21 Oct 2017
Settle down for story at Kingston Lacy this autumn.

Celebrating autumn: environmental storytelling

Sun 22 Oct 2017
Join storyteller Martin Maudsley for tales inspired by the environment and the natural landscape.