Garden cage making

Join the gardeners to find out how they make cages to support herbaceous perennials and make one of your own.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

The Hardwick gardeners use silver birch to make their own plant supports, watch a demonstration and get hands-on.


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


Garden only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £7.70 £7.00
Child £3.90 £3.54
Family £19.30 £17.50
House and Garden
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.40 £13.95
Child £7.70 £7.00
Family £38.50 £34.90
Group Adult N/A £13.25
House and Garden Christmas
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.00 £11.80
Child £6.50 £5.90
Family £32.50 £29.50
Group Adult N/A £11.20
Old and New Hall
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £20.75
Child N/A £11.10
Family N/A £52.60

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...

Parking £4 per vehicle. Fishing day and seasonal tickets are available. A Joint Hall ticket is available includes entry to Hardwick Hall and Gardens as well as entry to Hardwick Old Hall (managed by English Heritage)

The basics

Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Meet in the garden, follow the signs


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
28 March 2018 10:00 - 14:00 Available

Contact Info

Call 01246 850430

Upcoming events

Garden cage making

Wed 28 Mar 2018
Join the gardeners to find out how they make cages to support herbaceous perennials and make one of your own.

What's a Ranger?

Thu 29 Mar 2018
During the school holidays, come and learn what being a Hardwick Ranger actually means, could you be a future ranger? A fun activity for families to identify trees, sit in the estate vehicles and guess which tools carry out the tasks in the park.

Garden propagation tour

Thu 29 Mar 2018
Take a wander through the greenhouses with our gardeners, see all the work they get up to at this time of year and get some top tips for your own garden.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 30 Mar 2018
Take part in Hardwick's annual Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt this Bank Holiday weekend.

Spring cut flower talk

Wed 11 Apr 2018
Take a stroll round the borders of Hardwick Hall discovering the history of the flowers and plants grown to provide floral displays in the Hall

Monthly Ranger walks

Fri 27 Apr 2018
Enjoy the Hardwick parkland through the changing seasons on a guided walk with a Ranger.