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Formal Garden Tours

Come along to one of our volunteer-led Formal Garden tours to discover the history, horticulture and highlights of the season.

  • Booking advisable
  • Free event (admission applies)

Meet a volunteer guide for a guided tour of Kingston Lacy's Formal Garden. Experience the carefully planned, cut and planted areas of the Formal Garden from the beautiful displays on the South Terrace to the historic planting of Lime Avenue and Nursery wood.

Tours run on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays from 29 April - 27 October. Meet the Garden Guide at 11am and 2.30pm in the Rotunda, in the main courtyard between the Café and the shop.

We recommend pre-booking your ticket to avoid disappointment. Some tickets may be available on the day from Visitor Reception.

Normal admissions apply, please scan membership card or pay for entry at Visitor Reception. This is a walking tour lasting for approximately 60 minutes.

Times

Prices

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 at the Rotunda by the Garden Tour sign. The rotunda is located between the Café and the shop.

What to bring and wear

Please wear suitable clothes and footwear for the weather conditions.

Accessibility

This is approximately an hour's walking tour. This event includes grass and gravel paths, some of which may not be suitable for all mobility aids. If you would like to attend and would like to discuss your access requirements, please call 01202 883402

Other

Sorry no dogs as this tour takes you through the formal gardens. Garden tours are volunteer led and are subject to volunteer availability.

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