English Heritage Garden Tours

As part of our  partnership, English Heritage is hosting a series of events in support of the National Garden Scheme through its gardens in 2024. For more information and to book tickets please visit the English Heritage website after the 1st March 2024 when tickets will be available to purchase.

Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire - Friday 12th July

Experience a haven of peace and tranquility, full of colour and fragrant walkways, with the sounds of the canaries singing from the ornate aviary. Wander the pathways to discover the marble fountain, the recreated aviary and spot the Earl of Leicester’s emblem of the bear and ragged staff. Meet the gardening team and discover how they develop and enhance these wonderful spaces, carefully managed to ensure how they are presented today reflects their rich history. You will have the opportunity to ask questions of the team as you experience the gardens at this very special event.

Down House, Kent - Tuesday 23rd July

Discover Charles Darwin’s ‘living laboratory’ at Down House, the family home where he developed many of his ground-breaking ideas on evolution and natural selection. Tread the same paths as Darwin along the sandwalk and marvel at the collection of carnivorous plants in the glasshouses, in the beautiful surroundings of the Kent countryside.

Brodsworth Hall, South Yorkshire - Wednesday 14th August

Step back in time to the 1860s in the extraordinary surroundings of Brodsworth Hall, exquisitely restored to their Victorian splendour. Awe-inspiring displays of colourful Victorian bedding surrounded by a vast collection of formal topiary and the wonders of the Fern Dell all await.

Audley End House, Essex - Wednesday 18th September

Sweeping C18 parkland wraps around C19 formality in the parterre. Explore the enchanting Elysian Garden and the ‘Capability’ Brown landscape setting for the house, still featuring many of its original trees. The tour will take in the kitchen garden where fruit trees are still full of fresh produce and autumn harvests of pumpkins and squash.

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