Hidcote introductory talks
Daily, when a volunteer is available.
At select times throughout the day join one of our volunteers for a 20-minute Introduction to Hidcote talk.
Learn about the history of Hidcote, the life of Lawrence Johnston and his mother Gertrude Winthrop; and the way in which the garden has evolved since 1907.
Where to meet: The Thatched Barn.
Booking: No need to book, find out about talk times at Visitor Reception as you arrive.
What to bring: Please wear suitable clothing as the Thatched Barn is located in the garden.
Accessibility: The Thatched Barn is accessible for wheelchairs and mobility vehicles. Wooden bench seating is available in the barn.
Behind the scene tours
Tuesdays at 2:30pm in October, Saturdays at 2:30pm in November and December
Join one of our knowledgeable Garden Guide volunteers for a one hour afternoon tour of the garden. Learn about Hidcote's history and the key figures that made the garden possible. Find out about the inspiration behind Lawrence Johnston's design and planting, and explore the influence of Arts and Crafts garden designer Thomas Mawson and Johnston's plant collecting trips on the garden.
Where to meet: Meet at the Lionhead fountain in the Main Courtyard at Hidcote.
Booking: Book online, call the National Trust Booking Team on 03442491895, or if places are available book on the day at Visitor Reception.. Tickets are £3 per person. Tours are limited to 16 people to ensure you get the most out of your experience.
What to bring: Please wear suitable clothing for this outdoor tour and consider bringing a brolly in case of wet weather. We’re not deterred by a bit of rain!
Accessibility: The garden paths taken on the tour are accessible for wheelchairs and mobility scooters, although some pathways have uneven surfaces.
Wednesday 30 August to Wednesday 11 October
Join the Garden Team for a behind-the-scenes tour of the beating heart of the garden, the Glasshouse.
Find out about how we propagate, care for and continue Major Lawrence Johnston's Plant Collection on this 30-minute tour. Explore the seasonal changes of the Glasshouse and get a behind-the-scenes look at the team in action.
Every Monday and Wednesday afternoon at 1:00pm
Booking: Book online, call the National Trust Booking Team on 03442491895, or if places are available book on the day at Visitor Reception. Tickets are £3 per person. Please note the tours are limited to 6 people.
Where to meet: The Glasshouse by the Productive Garden.
What to bring: Please wear suitable clothing for this outdoor tour.
Accessibility: The Glasshouse is not wheelchair or mobility vehicle accessible.