Daffodil King Alfred Family planting activity

An opportunity to plant up 3 Daffodil King Alfred bulbs into a hairy pot that you can take home.

  • Booking advisable
  • Admission applies

This is the time of year to plant bulbs ready for spring. Daffodil King Alfred flowers each year beneath the apple trees in our orchard. During half term on specific days you can pop into the temporary potting area near the plant centre and plant up three of these bulbs in a hairy pot to take home and either place into a container, or dig a hole and drop the whole thing straight into the soil in the garden. Why not decorate your own plant label for them too?

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £2.50
View admission charges
Upton House and Gardens

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.60 £11.45
Child £6.30 £5.70
Family £31.50 £28.60
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.00

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 applies, normal admission applies
Suitability
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
At the temporary potting area in the courtyard next to the plant centre.
What to bring and wear
Dress appropriately for an outdoor activity according to the weather.
Accessibility
Level area 300 yards from main car park. Wheelchair accessible.
Other
Tickets cost £2.50 + 5% booking fee if booked in advance to include 3 bulbs, your pot filled with peat free compost and a plant label for you to personalise. If purchased on the day tickets cost £3 and are available on a first come first served basis. Drop by any time between 12 and 3pm, allowing time to do your planting of course.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
21 October 2018 12:00 - 15:00 Available
22 October 2018 12:00 - 15:00 Available
24 October 2018 12:00 - 15:00 Available
28 October 2018 12:00 - 15:00 Available
29 October 2018 12:00 - 15:00 Available
31 October 2018 12:00 - 15:00 Available
4 November 2018 12:00 - 15:00 Available

Upcoming events

European Days of Jewish Culture and Heritage

Tue 25 Sep 2018
13:00-17:00
Discover some of the lesser known stories that reflect Lord and Lady Bearsted's Jewish heritage.

Give it a Go Art - Velvet Bleaching

Wed 03 Oct 2018
10:00-12:30
Join our talented local textile artist Lis Mann and give it a go!

Afternoon Tea Talk - The Shell Graphic Connection

Thu 18 Oct 2018
14:00-16:00
Wander through the golden age of British motoring immortalised in the stunning poster collection and then tuck into a delicious afternoon tea.

Autumn Half Term Activities

Sat 20 Oct 2018
11:00-17:00
Pick up a Birds and spring bulbs activity sheet this half term

Daffodil King Alfred Family planting activity

Sun 21 Oct 2018
12:00-15:00
An opportunity to plant up 3 Daffodil King Alfred bulbs into a hairy pot that you can take home.

Family Garden Storytelling Walks

Thu 25 Oct 2018
11:30-12:15
Come on a walk around the garden and hear stories about Kitty Lloyd Jones who designed the garden for Lord & Lady Bearsted in the 1930s.