Mr Blathwayt builds a garden: A historical garden walk

Join a garden guide for a free tour about how William Blathwayt built his beautiful gardens here at Dyrham Park.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

A historical garden tour. All welcome. No need to book, please just turn up on the day and meet in the central courtyard next to the shop and tea-room.


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


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.10 £11.90
Child £6.60 £6.00
Family £32.80 £29.80
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £11.30

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...

Please note that, as of 2017, there is a single entry fee for Dyrham Park that covers entry to the park, garden, house, tea-room and shop. Free entry to National Trust members.

The basics

Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Please meet in the courtyard by the shop and tea-room.
The garden is fully accessible with hardstanding paths.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
2 April 2017 14:30 - 15:30 Available
3 April 2017 14:30 - 15:30 Available
9 April 2017 14:30 - 15:30 Available
10 April 2017 14:30 - 15:30 Available
12 April 2017 14:30 - 15:30 Available
23 April 2017 14:30 - 15:30 Available
24 April 2017 14:30 - 15:30 Available
25 April 2017 14:30 - 15:30 Available
28 April 2017 14:30 - 15:30 Available
30 April 2017 14:30 - 15:30 Available

Contact Info

Beth Weston
Call 0117 9371353

Upcoming events

Spring deer park walk

Fri 31 Mar 2017
Spring days are a perfect time to join a park ranger for a free guided walk to find the deer herd and see the beautiful parkland views.

Bulbs and blossoms: spring garden tour

Fri 31 Mar 2017
Join a garden guide for a free guided walk around the West Garden as it comes to life this spring. From snowdrops to daffodils, narcissi, grape hyacinths and primroses, the garden is beautiful in springtime.

Lost terraces tour

Fri 31 Mar 2017
Join a garden guide for a free guided walk around the 17th-century woodland terraces which have been recently opened to visitors after being lost over the centuries.

A historic walk through Dyrham Village

Sat 01 Apr 2017
Join us for a guided walk around the village of Dyrham for a taste of 17th century village life. Explore the history of significant houses, this beautiful Cotswolds area & the village links with Dyrham Park and the old estate.

Mr Blathwayt's best garden - a historical garden walk

Sat 01 Apr 2017
Do you want to delve a little deeper into the history of Dyrham's original 17th century garden? Then this is the walk for you.

Free Cotswold Wardens' Walk - Dyrham circular

Sun 02 Apr 2017
A free walk from Dyrham Park through nearby rolling and historic farmland and along part of the Cotswold Way passing points of interest and views along the way.