Cottage garden tour

There's more to Coleridge than the Cottage...

  • Booking advisable
  • Free event (admission applies)

Hidden behind the Cottage exterior, there is a garden and wildflower meadow. The garden has plenty of stories to tell about Samuel Taylor Coleridge, his poetry and his life at the Cottage. On these short tours, our knowledgeable guides will share these tales with you.

Prices

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

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £6.85 £6.20
Child £3.45 £3.10
Family £17.10 £15.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.58
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £2.79

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.

The basics

Booking details
Call 01278 732662
Suitability
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Outside the Garden Room
What to bring and wear
Sensible footwear, and wet weather gear if it is drizzling
Accessibility
Due to narrow corridors and paths and steep slopes, the cottage and garden is unsuitable for wheelchairs. See our access statement for full details under 'facilities and access', 'accessibility'

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
24 July 2017 11:30 - 12:00 Available
12:30 - 13:00 Available
13:30 - 14:00 Available

Upcoming events

Cottage Uncovered

Mon 03 Jul 2017
12:00-13:00
1940s tanks, petrol pumps and phantom dogs... What do these have to do with Coleridge Cottage?

In the Footsteps of the Poet

Thu 06 Jul 2017
11:00-17:00
Watercolour paintings inspired by Coleridge's wanderings in the Quantock Hills and Exmoor.

Cottage garden tour

Mon 24 Jul 2017
11:30-12:00
There's more to Coleridge than the Cottage...

Family Story Time

Thu 27 Jul 2017
11:30-11:45
Have you heard the tale of Sailor Sam? Or the story of the mice who lived in Samuel Taylor Coleridge's house?

Cottage garden tour

Mon 31 Jul 2017
11:30-12:00
There's more to Coleridge than the Cottage...

Family story time

Thu 03 Aug 2017
11:30-11:45
Have you heard the tale of Sailor Sam? Or the story of the mice who lived in Samuel Taylor Coleridge's house?