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
  • 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...

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
25 September 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
26 September 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
27 September 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
28 September 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
29 September 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
30 September 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available

Upcoming events

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

Tue 25 Sep 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.

Hospiscare Breakfast Run

Sun 30 Sep 2018
09:00-11:30
Roll out of bed, grab your trainers and raise pounds in your pyjamas for Hospiscare! The whole family is welcome to run, walk or jog raising funds for their local hospice and then enjoy a well-earned breakfast in the beautiful setting of...

Recital of Pachelbel's Progress

Mon 01 Oct 2018
13:00-16:15
Simon Arnold, a volunteer for the National Trust, has started a challenge to play nearly every working piano or organ at a property in the south west, all to raise money to help keep music alive in these historic places.

Autumn Antics Trail

Sat 20 Oct 2018
10:00-17:00
Pick up our nature trail that will guide you around kitchen garden and garden this October half term.

Make a Lantern

Mon 22 Oct 2018
13:30-16:00
Prepare for the spooky evening opening by dropping in to make a your very own spooky lantern to help light the way down to the house and garden.

Twilight Opening

Mon 22 Oct 2018
16:00-18:00
Make the most of the last of the autumn sun and explore the gothic decorations in the house before darkness falls and it becomes really spooky...