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 through 2021, with the dates and ticket sales coming soon.
Tulip Day – Sunday 18th April, tickets available NOW
Summer Open Day – Sunday 13th June, tickets coming soon
Late Summer Open Day – Sunday 5th September, tickets coming soon
The first of the open days will be a tulip day, in April. This will be the first year we have been able to offer this experience and you can get a taste for what is to come by watching our virtual tulip tour, from 2020, using the link at the bottom of this page.
This will then be followed by our usual June event and, after the great feedback we had from our late summer opening last year, we will be holding a final open day in September.
There is a wealth of variety to explore 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. There are glorious displays of roses and borders of soft summer colours with herbaceous perennials, tulips, campanulas, penstemons, geraniums, phlox and anemones. The stunning walled garden a short stroll from the house through the park presents an archway, which runs the full length of the garden, covered with roses, clematis, wisteria and yellow laburnum. It is a magical experience.
Admission – April Tickets available now!
Admission for the tulip day will be £5.00 per adult, and the summer dates 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.
Tickets must be booked in advance, access will not be granted without a ticket. Due to the current pandemic, there will only be a limited number of tickets available so we advise booking early to avoid disappointment.
When you book a ticket you will be asked to select an hour and then an arrival time which are set at 5 minute increments. If no arrival time displays, it means the tickets for that hour have already sold.
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.
Well behaved dogs on short leads are allowed in the Park but not in the Gardens
Strict 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.
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.
2020 Virtual Tulip Day:
View our 2020 virtual tulip day here