Silent space

Enjoy the tranquillity of the Kingston Lacy garden in a dedicated silent space. Take time to relax, turn off your phone, rest quietly and connect to the nature around you.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

At Kingston Lacy the Silent Space is the Acer Glade. Set back from the main Japanese Garden, the glade provides a peaceful and tranquil haven to stop and quietly connect to nature. From spring, the Japanese maple trees are stunningly vibrant, with foliage in bright lime greens, gold and pinks, the perfect place to enjoy birdsong and the gentle sound of bamboo rustling in the breeze. By the autumn this secluded glade is transformed once again, burning with intense reds and oranges; the jewel of Kingston Lacy’s autumn colour set among winding paths and granite lanterns.

The Silent Space project is a not-for-profit initiative which runs nationwide, offering spaces for quiet observation and contemplation in a world that's constantly on the move and demanding our attention. You can find out more about their work at www.silentspace.org.uk

Prices

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

Prices

House (if capacity), Garden and Parkland
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £19.80 £18.00
Child £9.90 £9.00
Family £49.50 £45.00
1 adult, 2 children £29.70 £27.00
Group Adult N/A £15.00

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
  • 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...

Visits to the house are limited and entry to the house is not guaranteed on the day you visit. 

If you are visiting Badbury Rings on the wider estate, please note that there is a car parking charge for non members of £1 for one hour or £3 for the day.

 

The basics

Accessibility
The Acer Glade is level access with gravel and hard-standing paths, suitable for wheelchairs, mobility scooters and pushchairs.

Contact Info

Name
Kingston Lacy
Email
kingstonlacy@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01202 883402

Upcoming events

Silent space

Wed 25 May 2022
14:00-17:00
Enjoy the tranquillity of the Kingston Lacy garden in a dedicated silent space. Take time to relax, turn off your phone, rest quietly and connect to the nature around you.

Kingston Lacy Health Cycle Rides: every Thursday at 10am

Thu 26 May 2022
10:00-11:00
Would you like to take up cycling again, have lost confidence, or would just like to ride with other people using traffic-free trails or quiet country lanes? These rides are led by trained volunteers from Dorset Council's Health and Activity...

Garden Tours

Thu 26 May 2022
11:30-12:30
Come along to one of our volunteer-led garden tours to discover the history of the formal gardens and enjoy the highlights of the season.

May half-term

Sat 28 May 2022
09:30-15:30
Join us for some wild fun this half term. Pick up an adventure booklet, explore the woods and parkland and enjoy hands-on activities that celebrate wildlife.

Nordic walking workout: every Tuesday at 10am

Tue 31 May 2022
10:00-11:00
Would you like to try Nordic walking in the beautiful surroundings of Kingston Lacy? Dorset Council run weekly walks every Tuesday at 10am that last an hour. You can join straight away if you have your Nordic Walking UK Freedom Pass or call...

Celebrate the Jubilee at Kingston Lacy

Thu 02 Jun 2022
10:00-16:00
Take part in celebrating the Jubilee by decorating bunting.