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Garden Tour: Day in the Life of a National Trust Gardener

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a National Trust gardener? Join this bespoke tour of our garden to find out!

  • Booking essential

This exclusive opening invites you to explore our late summer garden with our Senior Gardener, Matt.

During this unique tour, you’ll gain behind-the-scenes access to Matt’s upcoming projects, hear about his current tasks, and discover the daily routines that keep our garden thriving. Matt will share insider stories, offer top tips on sustainable gardening, and discuss how to increase biodiversity and build resilient habitats.

The tour will last one hour, with the chance to ask questions at the end. A complimentary soft drink will be served upon arrival.

2.00pm-2.30pm: arrival, with welcome drink 2.30pm-3.30pm: garden tour 3.30pm-4.00pm: ask the gardener Q&A session and private garden access.

2 September, £10 per person



Event ticket prices

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All £10.00

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895


Not suitable for children.

Meeting point

Meet at the Visitor Kiosk.

What to bring and wear

The tour is outside, so please wear suitable clothing.


Some uneven terrain and inclines in the garden. Accessible toilet is available.


Sorry, no dogs. One complimentary drink will be served on arrival. Garden access for tour only.

Upcoming events


Summer Garden Trail: Mr Shaw's Feathered Friends 

Mr. Shaw doesn’t just love his human visitors! He wants to show you the feathered friends that visit him in his garden too. This summer, come and meet them.

Event summary

25 Jul to 1 Sep 2024
10:00 to 17:00
+ 23 other dates or times

Outdoor Theatre: Mrs Warren's Profession 

With his home at the backdrop, The Shaw Society are proud to sponsor an exciting new production of the infamous Bernard Shaw play, Mrs Warren's Profession, from award-winning theatre company SHAW2020.

Event summary

26 Jul to 27 Jul 2024
18:30 to 21:00
+ 1 other date or time

Outdoor Theatre: Treasure Island 

With Shaw's Corner as the backdrop, DOT Productions presents their swashbuckling family show: ‘Treasure Island’.

Event summary

18 Aug 2024
17:00 to 18:00