Walled Garden Talks

Join our Walled Garden Talks and learn about the botanical side of Stourhead, both past and present.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

The Walled Garden talks are for visitors interested in the botanical side of Stourhead, both past and present. The talk will last for approximately 45 minutes and will include conversation with those working in the garden (subject to gardener availability). The meeting point will be as you enter the lower walled garden, just as you cross the bridge.

Starting times will be 12pm and 2pm. There is no booking required, but these talks are subject to volunteer availability and weather conditions.

The Walled Garden Talks dates are:

Saturday 14 May

Wednesday 25 May

Saturday 11 June

Wednesday 22 June

Saturday 9 July

Wednesday 20 July

Saturday 6 August

Wednesday 17 August

Saturday 3 September

Wednesday 14 September

Saturday 1 October

Wednesday 12 October

Prices

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

Prices

Day ticket
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £19.80 £18.00
Child £9.90 £9.00
Family £49.50 £45.00
Family one adult £29.70 £27.00

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...

Free entry for National Trust members. Off-peak admission is available, please ask at visitor reception.

We are operating a pay and display in our car park where car park charges will apply for non-members (£4).

The basics

Meeting point
The meeting point will be as you enter the lower walled garden, just as you cross the bridge.
What to bring and wear
Wear suitable clothing for the weather.
Accessibility
The Walled Garden is partially accessible. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements further.

Contact Info

Name
Stourhead Estate Office
Email
stourhead@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01747 841152

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