Dogs in the garden

Dog owners - dates for your diary! A lovely opportunity for visitors to take their canine companions for a stroll on their leads through the fragrant and beautiful gardens.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Bring your dog with you to explore the magnificent gardens at Lyme. We welcome well behaved dogs one weekend every month . We just ask that you keep them on a lead and under control.


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


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.10 £11.00
Child £5.50 £5.00
Family £28.60 £26.00
Group Adult N/A £9.50
Group Child N/A £4.45
Garden only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.00 £7.00
Child £3.60 £3.25
Family £19.00 £17.00
Group Adult N/A £6.20
Group Child N/A £2.80
House only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.00 £8.00
Child £4.10 £3.70
Family £21.00 £19.00

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 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...

Free for all National Trust members

Park entry (Standard Admission): car £8, motorbike £4, minibus £12, coach £25. Free for under 16s and NT members.

For group bookings

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For the Forest School Consent Form please copy and paste this link in to your search bar


The basics

Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
You will need a garden ticket from the Ticket Office to enter the gardens.
What to bring and wear
Please bring dog waste bags to keep our garden looking beautiful.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
1 November 2017 11:00 - 17:00 Available
11 November 2017 11:00 - 17:00 Available
12 November 2017 11:00 - 17:00 Available
9 December 2017 11:00 - 17:00 Available
10 December 2017 11:00 - 17:00 Available

Contact Info

Lyme Estate Office
Call 01663 762023

Upcoming events

Morning Rut Walk

Sat 21 Oct 2017
Join the Rangers on a walk and talk to find out about our fascinating medieval herd of Red Deer.


Sat 21 Oct 2017
Nothing beats an invigorating run or jog around the beautiful surroundings of Lyme.

Thomas Legh and Regency Lyme

Sat 21 Oct 2017
In this 200th anniversary year of the death of Jane Austen, Lyme turns back the clock to the Regency era, where you can uncover the fascinating story of Thomas Legh, Lyme's very own Regency Indiana Jones.

Lyme Trust10 10k trail run

Sun 22 Oct 2017
Join us for Lyme's Trust10 10k trail run which will take place on the fourth Sunday of every month. (Some months are moved due to other events - please check dates) Route available here:

Halloween Trail

Mon 23 Oct 2017
Follow the trail around Crow Wood to find potion ingredients for the Elixir of Life!

Nordic Walking Lead Walk

Mon 23 Oct 2017
Go for a lead walk round Lyme, and burn some calories in the process.