Butterfly conservation

Come and meet members of East Midlands Butterfly Conservation

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Come and meet members of East Midlands Butterfly Conservation, who will have information on The Big Butterfly Count. Get help with identification, where to look for butterflies and enter their Quiz to win a prize!


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


Garden only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £7.70 £7.00
Child £3.90 £3.54
Family £19.30 £17.50
House and Garden
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.40 £13.95
Child £7.70 £7.00
Family £38.50 £34.90
Group Adult N/A £13.25
House and Garden Christmas
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.00 £11.80
Child £6.50 £5.90
Family £32.50 £29.50
Group Adult N/A £11.20
Old and New Hall
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £20.75
Child N/A £11.10
Family N/A £52.60

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...

Parking £4 per vehicle. Fishing day and seasonal tickets are available. A Joint Hall ticket is available includes entry to Hardwick Hall and Gardens as well as entry to Hardwick Old Hall (managed by English Heritage)

The basics

Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
meet in the stableyard


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
2 August 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Call 01246 850430

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Wed 30 May 2018
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Tue 05 Jun 2018
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Thu 02 Aug 2018
Come and meet members of East Midlands Butterfly Conservation

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