Garden Tours - Herbaceous Border

Join one of our guides to find out what plants are blooming now and learn some tips to keep your borders at home looking perfect throughout the summer. 

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

In the height of summer, the herbaceous borders are at their best but throughout the season we are constantly tending the borders to keep them at a high standard.

Each guided tour will also include general information about the garden and a brief history of the castle as well as highlights of the season.

Prices

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

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.40 £14.00
Child £7.70 £7.00
Family £38.50 £35.00
Family 1 adult, 2 children £23.10 £21.00
Car parking (non-members) N/A £4.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £13.30
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.65

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...

A child ticket is valid for anyone aged 5-17 years old. Under 5s are free.

A family ticket is valid for 2 adults and up to 2 children aged 5-17.

A reduced rate family ticket is available for 1 adult and up to 2 children aged 5-17. 

National Trust members visit and park for free.

 

The basics

Suitability
Yes
Meeting point
Meet at the front of the house.
What to bring and wear
Comfortable footwear.
Accessibility
Hard-surface paths suitable for buggies, wheelchairs and powered mobility vehicles.
Other
These free 45-minute guided garden tours are led by our volunteer guides and are scheduled to run on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11am and 2.30pm. Occasionally we do have to cancel a tour due to absence and this can sometimes be at short notice. If you are planning to visit especially for the garden tour we suggest you call on the day before you set off on 01892 893820.

Contact Info

Name
Scotney Castle
Email
scotneycastle@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01892 893 820

Upcoming events

Scotney Summer Games

Tue 16 Aug 2022
10:00-17:00
Come out and play this summer!

Garden Tours - Herbaceous Border

Tue 16 Aug 2022
11:00-11:45
Join one of our guides to find out what plants are blooming now and learn some tips to keep your borders at home looking perfect throughout the summer. 

Spirit of Scotney: 125 Exhibition

Tue 16 Aug 2022
11:00-16:00
Discover 125 objects, people and stories that capture the character and captivating history of Scotney Castle's house, garden and estate.

Family nature day

Sat 20 Aug 2022
10:30-16:00
Enjoy a relaxed day out at Scotney with lots of free nature-based activities to enjoy.

Survival Skills Camp

Tue 23 Aug 2022
10:00-12:00
Children and their responsible adult can learn the skills to survive in the woods with Scotney's area ranger, Richard Newman.

Awful Auntie

Sat 27 Aug 2022
18:00-20:00
Join us for some perfect summer family entertainment with this specially-adapted production of David Walliam's best-seller, Awful Auntie.