Garden Discovery Tour

Discover what makes Shugborough's gardens so special.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

A member of our garden team will introduce you to the history and significance of Shugborough's remarkable gardens, from conception to conservation, with time for questions and tips at the end.


Event ticket prices
  • All £3.00
View admission charges
Shugborough Estate


Whole site
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.00 £13.60
Child £7.50 £6.80
Family £37.40 £34.00
Family 1 adult £22.50 £20.40
Group Adult N/A £12.90
Tuesdays until 27th August
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £10.00
Child N/A £5.00

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...

Admission charges apply to non-members and are paid at Visitor Reception. When you buy your admission ticket to Shugborough you're directly helping to keep the estate a special place for ever, for everyone.

Parking is free of charge for National Trust members and paying visitors to the Shugborough Estate.

The basics

Booking details
Call 03442 491 895
Children are welcome under adult supervision
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet your gardener guide at Visitor Reception
What to bring and wear
This talk takes place outdoors so we recommend wearing clothing suitable for the weather on the day.
This talk is fully wheelchair accessible, for any other individual requirement please give us a call to discuss your needs.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
19 June 2019 11:00 - 12:30 Available
22 June 2019 11:00 - 12:30 Available

Contact Info

Central Booking Line
Call 0344 2491895

Upcoming events

Garden Discovery Tour

Wed 19 Jun 2019
Discover what makes Shugborough's gardens so special.

Katharine House Hospice Forget Me Not Display

Sat 22 Jun 2019
This summer, Katharine House Hospice will create a beautiful display of forget me nots in the heart of the estate, for the whole community to celebrate the lives of loved ones lost.

Pole Lathe Bowl Turning

Thu 27 Jun 2019
Learn the traditional techniques of turning a bowl from green wood using a pole lathe within Shugborough's historic woodland.

Beginner's Photography Walk

Sat 06 Jul 2019
Join a volunteer expert guide and walk in the footsteps of famous 60's photographer, Patrick Lichfield.

Stone Carving 1-3 Day Courses

Mon 08 Jul 2019
Bring home your own piece of Shugborough inspired sculpture after learning basic stone carving techniques on a one, two or three-day course.

Introduction to Watercolour

Sat 13 Jul 2019
Take inspiration from the stunning dahlia display in the Walled Garden or our historic livestock breeds while being introduced to the basics of watercolour painting.