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Selby Spies: Garden Trail

Explore the garden as you discover the shadowy story of the Selby family at Ightham Mote

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Follow our new spy-themed outdoor trail and take on code-breaking challenges during our summer of Selby Spies

Discover the shadowy story of the Selby family at Ightham Mote this summer and their connection to the mysteries of Elizabeth I’s court and secret schemes of Mary Queen of Scots.

This trail is FREE but all donations are welcome at Visitor Reception

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Event ticket prices

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

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The basics

Suitability

Children welcome

Meeting point

Please pick up your trail sheet from Visitor Reception.

What to bring and wear

This trail will take place outdoors. Please dress for changeable weather conditions.

Accessibility

The garden is steep in places with steps and gravel, cobbles and grass pathways - please speak to staff on arrival for the best route for your needs. Disabled parking is available near visitor reception but there is some gravel in areas of the car park. Pushchairs are permitted in all areas of the garden, but please take care. Take care, there are many open water areas around the garden.

Upcoming events

Event

Exhibition: Selby Spies 

Discover the shadowy story of the Selby family at Ightham Mote this summer and their connection to the mysteries of Elizabeth I’s court and secret schemes of Mary Queen of Scots.

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on
22 Jul to 16 Sep 2024
at
11:00 to 16:00
+ 56 other dates or times
Event

Sargent’s Palette in Bloom Display 

Join us this Spring for our series of displays celebrating renowned artist John Singer Sargent!

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on
22 Jul to 31 Oct 2024
at
11:00 to 16:00
+ 101 other dates or times
Event

Selby Spies: Summer Crafts 

Get crafty with us this summer!

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on
25 Jul to 15 Aug 2024
at
11:00 to 15:00
+ 3 other dates or times
Event

Gallyard Tudor Dancers 

Dust off your dancing shoes for a day of Tudor dancing!

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on
11 Aug to 18 Aug 2024
at
11:30 to 15:00
+ 1 other date or time