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National Garden Scheme Open Days

Visit Bateman’s on our National Garden Scheme Open Days.

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

Bateman's is an idyllic spot; a family home loved by Rudyard Kipling. Nestled in a shallow valley, the house and garden were a joy and an inspiration to him, from the formal borders and clipped yew hedges to romantic meadows with the meandering river flowing through.

The National Garden Scheme gives visitors unique access to over 3,500 exceptional private gardens in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands, and raises impressive amounts of money for nursing and health charities through admissions, teas and cake.

Monday 22 – Friday 26 April, 10am–4.30pm

Times

Prices

Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Adult £14.00
Child £7.00
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The basics

Suitability

Suitable for all ages.

Meeting point

Meet at visitor reception.

What to bring and wear

Please dress for the weather.

Accessibility

Partly accessible grounds, some uneven paths. Blue Badge parking. Accessible WC. Wheelchairs available to borrow.

Upcoming events

Event

Spring spotter sheet 

Look out for wildlife and spot spring flowers emerging as you explore the garden around Bateman’s.

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on
24 Apr to 17 May 2024
at
10:00 to 16:30
+ 23 other dates or times
Event

Kipling Introductory Talks 

Get a snapshot into the life of Rudyard Kipling before looking around his home.

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on
24 Apr to 31 Oct 2024
at
11:00 to 13:00
+ 136 other dates or times
Event

Rudyard Kipling – Something of myself performance 

Listen to Rudyard Kipling, seemingly in person, talking about his life, through readings of his poetry.

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on
6 May 2024
at
11:00 to 15:45
Event

Conservation Wednesdays 

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes to look after the collection at Bateman’s?

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on
8 May to 11 Dec 2024
at
11:30 to 15:30
+ 7 other dates or times