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Discovering Scotney: Guided Garden Tours

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

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

The focus of the garden tours varies throughout the year but each tour includes general information and highlights of the garden and a brief history of the castle. As well as revealing Scotney's seasonal delights, our knowledgeable guides will share 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.

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Prices

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.

Accessibility

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

Other

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

Event

Flower Festival (20–28 April) 

Coinciding with the National Trust's Blossom Watch, come and enjoy the sights and smells of Scotney's annual community flower festival in the mansion house.

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on
22 Apr to 28 Apr 2024
at
11:00 to 16:00
+ 6 other dates or times
Event

Guided Garden Tours: Rhododendron Walks (23 April-16 May) 

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.

Event summary

on
23 Apr to 16 May 2024
at
11:00 to 11:45
+ 15 other dates or times
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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.

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on
23 Apr to 31 Oct 2024
at
11:30 to 13:00
+ 191 other dates or times
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Interested in volunteering? 

If you've ever wondered what it's like to volunteer at Scotney, here's your chance!

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on
27 Apr 2024
at
14:00 to 15:30