Come and see the private gardens of the historic Badminton House, the home of the Duke and Duchess of Beaufort.
The beautiful gardens are usually only open once a year to the general public but after the success of our low-key openings in 2020 we are pleased to announce we will be operating three open days throughout 2021, with the dates and ticket sales coming soon.
Late Summer Open Day – Sunday 5th September, tickets available on the day.
There is a great variety of plants to view, from the formal beds on the east side of the house, designed by Russell Page, to the South Garden with its water squares, hedges, beds and borders. Glorious displays of roses and borders of soft summer colours are combined with herbaceous perennials, campanulas, penstemons, geraniums and phlox. The Walled Garden, a short stroll from the house through the park, is home to the Badminton House kitchen garden, providing fruit and vegetables as well as cut flowers for much of the year. An archway, running the full width of the garden, is covered with roses, clematis, wisteria and yellow laburnum. The greenhouse is used for propagation and houses a fine display of pelargoniums.
Tickets purchased in advance of the September Garden Day will be £7.50 per adult. Children under 12 are free, but still require a ticket. Tickets are not required for babies in pushchairs or in arms.
If the advance ticket sales remain below the recommended capacity, on the day tickets will be available for £10.00 per adult and children under 12 will remain free of charge.
When you pre-book a ticket you will be asked to select an hour and then an arrival time which are set at 5 minute increments.
There is ample parking in the park of Badminton House. Disabled or elderly visitors may park in the disabled forward parking area.
The majority of the gardens are accessible to wheelchairs and those with mobility issues. Accessible toilet available.
A selection of refreshments will be available on the day.
NO DOGS in the private gardens. Well behaved dogs on short leads are allowed in the Park. (Service, support and medical assistance dogs may go anywhere)
Measures will be in place to ensure the safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers on the day. We politely request these measures are respected and adhered to at all times.
This years events will be ticketed in order to manage visitor numbers and spread visitors equally throughout the day. On the day tickets will be available is pre-event sales remain below the capacity restrictions.
As we have had a mix of fine and poor weather over recent weeks, if we have a particularly unfavorable weather forecast for the weekend, we may take the decision to cancel. Should this be the case you will be notified by email and your ticket fee will be refunded. We will still go ahead with light rain or changeable conditions.
Tickets are non-refundable aside from the event being cancelled on our part, as noted above.