Golf, gardens and guides: Joyce, Lady Amory's story

Joyce, Lady Amory, the last member of the family to live at Knightshayes, left a tremendous legacy. Join us to discover the trail she blazed in women's golf in the 1920s and her role in creating the stunning famous garden here.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Joyce, Lady Amory was a trail blazer in the world of golf, achieving tremendous success in what was regarded 'a man's world'. She is responsible for creating the infamous woodland garden that surrounds the house at Knightshayes, along side her husband John and gardener, Michael Hickson.

See a part of the house she lived in whilst the National Trust took over the care of Knightshayes and find out more about Joyce's achievements and the legacy she's left in the community and at Knightshayes.

Prices

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

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.80 £11.60
Child £6.40 £5.80
Family £31.90 £29.00
1 Adult, 2 Children £19.20 £17.40
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.80
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.40

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.

Please note...

Car parking charges for the main visitor car park apply- £1 an hour up to £4 for a full day. National Trust members park for free.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
26 May 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
27 May 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
28 May 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
29 May 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
30 May 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
31 May 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
1 June 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
2 June 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
3 June 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
4 June 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
5 June 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
6 June 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
7 June 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
8 June 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
9 June 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
10 June 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
11 June 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
12 June 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
13 June 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
14 June 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available

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Upcoming events

May half-term havoc

Sat 26 May 2018
10:00-17:00
Get the kids out and about this half term and have a go at our Marvellous May Quest aimed to help kids tick of some of their 50 things to do before they're 11 3/4 and explore some nature.

Golf, gardens and guides: Joyce, Lady Amory's story

Sat 26 May 2018
11:00-17:00
Joyce, Lady Amory, the last member of the family to live at Knightshayes, left a tremendous legacy. Join us to discover the trail she blazed in women's golf in the 1920s and her role in creating the stunning famous garden here.

An audience with Jules Hudson

Thu 14 Jun 2018
14:00-15:30
Join us in the walled garden for an exclusive book signing with author, archaeologist and television presenter, Jules Hudson.

British Flowers Week

Mon 18 Jun 2018
11:00-17:00
One of the last wishes of Joyce, Lady Amory, the last member of the family to live at Knightshayes was that fresh flowers from the garden be brought in weekly- this is something we continue to do over 40 years later.

National Meadows Day

Sat 07 Jul 2018
10:00-16:00
Get in touch with your inner Poldark as we welcome a professional scyther to Knightshayes in celebration of National Meadow Day.

Amazing maze quest

Sat 21 Jul 2018
10:00-17:00
Navigate your way through the school holidays solving our mazes, games and puzzles. This includes a labyrinth and the chance to really challenge yourself on our immersive rope maze.