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Guided Garden Tours: Romantic Roses (18 June-27 June)

Discover the dreamy roses of Scotney, scrambling up the medieval Ashburnham Tower, wall-trained in the kitchen garden, and in standalone beds.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Scotney has one of the best examples of a garden designed along Picturesque principles in the United Kingdom. Join a guided garden tour (free with your entry ticket) to discover what this means.

Learn how we build on the vision of the Hussey family, how we garden to encourage wildlife and biodiversity, and how we plant and care for the garden to mitigate the impacts of climate change.



Event ticket prices

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

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The basics

Meeting point

Meet at the garden board through the Visitor Entrance.

What to bring and wear

Comfortable footwear.


Hard-surface paths suitable for buggies, wheelchairs and powered mobility vehicles.


There is no need to book for the tour but you will need to book your car parking in advance to guarantee entry. Dogs are welcome on a short lead.

Contact info

Scotney Castle Events

Upcoming events


Guided Walking Tour: Explore the Scotney Estate 

Join one of our estate guides on a tour around Scotney's woods and parklands to see seasonal flora and fauna and learn about the history of Scotney. This tour is included in your entry to Scotney.

Event summary

24 May to 31 Oct 2024
11:30 to 13:00
+ 160 other dates or times

Half-term trail: 'The Scotney Story Book' (25 May-2 June) 

Discover what 10 pairs of underpants, Grandma's false teeth, burnt broccoli, a rubber chicken, a beloved acorn and the complete works of Charles Dickens have in common this half-term at Scotney Castle ...

Event summary

25 May to 2 Jun 2024
10:00 to 17:00
+ 8 other dates or times

Morris Dancing 

Bells, hankies and sticks at the ready! Catch traditional Morris dancers at Scotney Castle this May bank holiday.

Event summary

27 May 2024
12:30 to 13:30

Guided Garden Tours: Herbaceous Borders (21 May-13 June) 

The mainstay of many an English garden, there is something magical about a herbaceous border. Hear how we plan, plant and care for our borders here at Scotney.

Event summary

28 May to 13 Jun 2024
11:00 to 11:45
+ 11 other dates or times