Garden Tours - Rhododendrons

Learn about Scotney's Picturesque garden as it changes through the seasons. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11-11.45am & 2.30-3.15pm.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Scotney looks stunning at this time of year with the view down to the old castle framed by rhododendrons. Why not join a walk with one of our guides to learn more about rhododendrons and how to look after them in your own garden? Each guided tour will also include general information about the garden and a brief history of the castle as well as highlights of the season.

Prices

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

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £14.00
Child N/A £7.00
Family N/A £35.00
Family 1 adult, 2 children N/A £21.00
Car parking (non-members) N/A £4.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £13.30
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.65

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...

A child ticket is valid for anyone aged 5-17 years old. Under 5s are free.

A family ticket is valid for 2 adults and up to 2 children aged 5-17.

A reduced rate family ticket is available for 1 adult and up to 2 children aged 5-17. 

National Trust Members visit and park for free.

 

The basics

Suitability
Yes
Meeting point
Meet on the terrace at the front of the house.
What to bring and wear
Comfortable footwear.
Accessibility
Hard-surface paths suitable for buggies, wheelchairs and powered mobility vehicles.
Other
These garden tours are led by our volunteer guides. They are scheduled to run twice a day on Tuesdays and Thursdays but occasionally we do have to cancel a walk due to absence. This can sometimes be at short notice. If you are planning to visit especially for the guided estate walk we suggest you call before you set off on the day on 01892 893820.

Contact Info

Name
Scotney Castle
Email
scotneycastle@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01892 893 820

Upcoming events

Guided Estate Walks

Sat 21 May 2022
11:30-13:00
Join one of our estate guides on a tour around Scotney's woods and parklands to see seasonal flora and fauna and learn about the history of Scotney.

Garden Tours - Rhododendrons

Tue 24 May 2022
11:00-11:45
Learn about Scotney's Picturesque garden as it changes through the seasons. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11-11.45am & 2.30-3.15pm.

Corgis at the Castle

Sat 28 May 2022
10:00-17:00
Celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee with free half-term trails.

Colours and wildlife: Photography workshop for 7-11 year olds

Tue 31 May 2022
10:30-13:00
Learn how to use a camera to capture light, colour and shade this half-term in the beautiful surroundings of Scotney Castle.

Colours and wildlife: Photography workshop for 12-16 year olds

Tue 31 May 2022
13:30-16:00
Learn how to use a camera to capture light, colour and shade this half-term in the beautiful surroundings of Scotney Castle.

Walled Garden Wednesday - Herb Garden

Wed 01 Jun 2022
14:00-14:45
June's Walled Garden Wednesday is all about herbs - whether for medicinal, culinary or craft purposes.