Seed planting

Plant seeds with our very own Mr McGregor at Hill Top and take them home in a compostable pot.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

You'll be planting your pots in the garden that Beatrix Potter created, and today is looked after by Pete, the gardener of Hill Top. Don't worry, he's much friendlier than Mr McGregor! You'll planting seeds such as lettuce, sunflowers and cress. Taking home your plant, you can then watch it grow.

Prices

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

Prices

Hill Top
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.00 £10.90
Child £6.00 £5.45
Family £30.00 £27.25

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...

Access to the garden and shop is free during opening hours.

The basics

Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
It will take place in the garden, which is a small cottage garden, so it will be easy to see where the activity is taking place.
Accessibility
Wheelchair access is limited. There are steps and stairs in the house and garden and steps down to the toilets.
Other
Please note, there is limited parking at Hill Top.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
29 May 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
31 May 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
24 July 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
26 July 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
31 July 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
2 August 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
7 August 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
9 August 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
14 August 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
16 August 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
21 August 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
23 August 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
28 August 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
30 August 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Hill Top office
Email
hilltop@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 015394 36269

Upcoming events

Draw Hill Top

Sat 21 Apr 2018
10:00-16:00
Draw what you see before you in the garden of Hill Top, just like Beatrix Potter did in her little white books.

The Peter Rabbit Trail

Sat 21 Apr 2018
10:00-16:00
In this trail, join Peter Rabbit as he searches for Beatrix high and low in Hill Top's garden and house.

Hill Top Friday tours

Fri 27 Apr 2018
14:00-15:00
Experience Hill Top out of hours and get up close to items from Beatrix Potter's collection.

Seed planting

Tue 29 May 2018
11:00-12:00
Plant seeds with our very own Mr McGregor at Hill Top and take them home in a compostable pot.

Hay meadows day

Sat 07 Jul 2018
10:30-14:45
We're hosting a day of activities at Hill Top for National Meadows Day to celebrate the farm's hay meadows and all that lives within them.