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Kitchen Garden tour

Meet a volunteer garden guide in the Kitchen Garden to discover the history of homegrown produce and experimental planting schemes.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event (admission applies)

Meet a volunteer guide for a guided tour of Kingston Lacy's Kitchen Garden.

We have been working hard to bring Walter Bankes’ dream Victorian Kitchen Garden back to life. At the end of the 19th century, the Kitchen Garden was the crowning glory of the whole garden and a pleasure ground forming the climax of the ornamental route.

Find out why this was the Bankes family's place to escape and discover our home-grown seasonal products, ready to use in the café.

Tours run on the first Wednesday of the month May-October. Meet the garden guide by the Kitchen Garden gates at 11am and 2.30pm.

Normal admissions apply, please scan membership card or pay for entry at Visitor Reception. Each tour lasts for approximately 60 minutes.



Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895

Meeting point

Meet us at the Kitchen Garden gates in the Kitchen Garden.

What to bring and wear

Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for the time of year.


This event is level access, with gravel and hard-standing paths. Please note this is a 60 minute tour standing and walking around the garden. If you would like to attend and would like to discuss your access requirements, please call 01202 883402


This is approximately a 60 minute walking and standing tour of the garden. Please show volunteer proof of entry to Kingston Lacy via receipt or membership card

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