Family Garden Storytelling Walks

Come on a walk around the garden and hear stories about Kitty Lloyd Jones who designed the garden for Lord & Lady Bearsted in the 1930s.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Listen to one of our volunteer storytellers tell you tales of the garden designed by Kitty Lloyd Jones.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Upton House and Gardens

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.60 £11.45
Child £6.30 £5.70
Family £31.50 £28.60
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.00

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...

The basics

Booking details
No need to book – this is a free event (normal admission applies)
Suitability
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet on the south terrace overlooking the lawn
What to bring and wear
Dress appropriately for an outdoor activity according to the weather.
Accessibility
The terrain is uneven and as we’re on the edge of an ice age valley some parts are steep and include steps.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
25 October 2018 11:30 - 12:15 Available
13:30 - 14:15 Available
1 November 2018 11:30 - 12:15 Available
13:30 - 14:15 Available

Upcoming events

Daffodil King Alfred Family planting activity

Mon 22 Oct 2018
12:00-15:00
An opportunity to plant up 3 Daffodil King Alfred bulbs into a hairy pot that you can take home.

Family Garden Storytelling Walks

Thu 25 Oct 2018
11:30-12:15
Come on a walk around the garden and hear stories about Kitty Lloyd Jones who designed the garden for Lord & Lady Bearsted in the 1930s.

Afternoon Tea Talk - Life Below Stairs

Thu 08 Nov 2018
14:00-16:00
Learn about the many varied and interesting staff members who kept Upton running in its heyday.

Afternoon Tea Talk - The women of Upton

Fri 16 Nov 2018
14:00-16:00
New social and cultural opportunities opened up after 1918 - interior design, fashion, gardening, sport, arts and society entertaining. This offered women creative ways of expressing themselves in the new modern world.

Stir up Sunday

Sun 25 Nov 2018
12:00-16:00
Join in the traditional activity of 'stirring up' the Upton Christmas pudding, take away a piece of the pudding to enjoy on Christmas day.

Bead an angel Christmas Decoration workshop

Tue 27 Nov 2018
10:30-12:30
Make something special for Christmas this year at one of our workshops, paper and art deco Christmas decorations.