Guided garden tours at historic stately home reopen

Guided garden tours at historic stately home reopen

By David Parker | 07/08/2020

Guided garden tours at historic stately home reopen

GUIDED tours of the gardens of an historic country house have sprung into life again.

Wentworth Woodhouse has relaunched the tours, which follow Government Covid-19 guidelines, and there are two fascinating experiences to choose from.

Head gardener Scott Jamieson will be running 90-minute tours at 10.30am and 1.30pm today (7); Thursday, August 13; Friday, August 21; and Friday August 28.

Standard tours, which last an hour, will be running at 11am every Wednesday to Sunday in August and September.

Each tour enables visitors to learn about the history of the gardens and how they came to be, and discover the huge effort to restore them.

Both tours start at the stables and take in the Camellia House, ice house, ha-ha (a kind of sunken fence), terrace and west front and all tour tickets give free all-day access to the gardens, where food and drink is available.

Scott will show visitors the summer garden in full bloom, help them discover hidden features and to pick up some gardening and landscaping tips along the way.

Prices for Scott’s tour are £25 for adults and £12.50 for under-16s, with National Trust members getting 50 per cent off.

Prices for the hour-long tour are £15 for adults and £7.50 for under-16s while National Trust members can get tickets for £10 for an adult and £5 for a child.

Under-fives and carers are free on both tours.

Bookings can be made by visiting https://wentworthwoodhouse.digitickets.co.uk/category/28892?navItem=166028