Garden tour

Volunteers Chris and Geoff are on-hand to give you a guided tour of Lord and Lady Armstrong's formal garden and rock garden

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Join our volunteer garden guides for a fascinating tour of Lord and Lady’s magnificent formal garden. Learn all about of the ingenious gadgetry used to maintain the beauty of these gardens, as well as some of the lesser known secrets hidden at the heart of Cragside’s spectacular beauty. Walk also includes a tour through the rock garden and finishes at the house.

Prices

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

Prices

Gardens and woodland only 9 February - 4 November
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £14.30 £13.00
Child £7.20 £6.50
Family £35.80 £32.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £11.50
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.50
Whole property 9 February - 4 November
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £19.80 £18.00
Child £9.90 £9.00
Family £49.50 £45.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £16.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £8.00
Winter 5 November - 31 December
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.30 £7.50
Child £4.20 £3.80
Family £20.70 £18.80
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.30

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
  • 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...

National Trust members free

The basics

Suitability
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet at the garden information hut
What to bring and wear
Wear sturdy footwear
Accessibility
Involves climbing steep/uneven steps

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
23 October 2018 12:00 - 13:00 Available
24 October 2018 12:00 - 13:00 Available
30 October 2018 12:00 - 13:00 Available
31 October 2018 12:00 - 13:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Cragside
Email
cragside@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01669 620333

Upcoming events

Switched on! Shining a light on female innovation. Part of Women and Power

Sun 21 Oct 2018
10:00-16:00
From 23 June, International Women in Engineering Day, discover Cragside in an extraordinary light in this brand new exhibition in partnership with Newcastle University

Women of industry: Industrial innovation? Part of Women and Power

Sun 21 Oct 2018
11:00-15:00
A new exhibition will share the experiences of women who worked in some of Newcastle's most iconic industrial environments, exploring the contribution women made to industry at a time of major societal shift

Scarecrow making

Sun 21 Oct 2018
11:00-15:00
Help the gardens look after the lawn by making a scarecrow to keep the birds away

Garden tour

Tue 23 Oct 2018
12:00-13:00
Volunteers Chris and Geoff are on-hand to give you a guided tour of Lord and Lady Armstrong's formal garden and rock garden

Stargazing

Sat 27 Oct 2018
18:30-21:00
Explore the night sky through a telescope with expert astronomers

2k family fun run

Sun 28 Oct 2018
08:00-11:00
A running route suitable for less-able runners and little legs on the fourth Sunday of every month (excluding December)