Afternoon Tea Talk - Farnborough Hall’s Ornamental Landscape: A Hidden History

Join us in the old kitchens at Upton House and Gardens to uncover the hidden history behind Farnborough Hall’s ornamental parkland, and hear about the 10-year project to restore the landscape.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Farnborough Hall’s 18th-century parkland was designed to draw travellers’ attention to Warwickshire’s views and vistas.

Join garden guide Alison to explore the intimate history behind the park’s creation and to hear about the exciting restoration scheme to return the landscape to its original 1772 design.


Event ticket prices
  • All £10.00
View admission charges
Upton House and Gardens


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.40 £12.00
Child £6.70 £6.00
Family £33.40 £30.00
Group Adult N/A £11.00

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...

The basics

Booking details
Call 03442491895
+ 5% booking fee
Not suitable for children under 12.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Start your visit at Visitor Reception who will direct you to Iris' tea room.
What to bring and wear
It is a 300 yard, level-access walk between the Visitor Reception and the house, restaurant, tea-room and shop. We advise that you wear suitable footwear for walking.
The venue is approximately 300 yards level access from the main car park. A buggy is available upon request. The talk will be accompanied by images projected onto a screen.
Includes a freshly baked scone and a tea of your choice or a fresh cup of house coffee.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
11 April 2019 14:30 - 16:00 Available

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