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Badminton House Open Gardens

Explore the gardens of the historic Badminton House, home of the Duke and Duchess of Beaufort.

The beautiful gardens of Badminton House are open three times a year in April, June and September. Visitors can witness the seasonal changes of the gardens starting with tulips in the spring through to the roses and dahlias in the summer.

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.

You are also invited to visit Well Cottage, the home of Miranda Beaufort, and her beautiful cottage gardens and greenhouses, the entry fee of £3 on the gate supports Dorothy House

There will be a selection of plant and flower sellers, plus food and drink available from a range of stalls.

Admission

Open from 10am with last entry at 4pm

Adults £10 pre-sale or £12.50 on the gate.

Seniors (60+) £7.50 pre-sale, £10 on the gate.

Carers and children under 12 go FREE.

Tickets to the exhibition: ‘A Garden of Botanical Art’ are £5 on the day and can be purchased here: Garden Open Day Exhibition Tickets: A Garden of Botanical Art – Badminton Estate

Your contributions assist in supporting our volunteers from the Severn Area Rescue Association and the Church Restoration Fund to Save our Church organ.

DIRECTIONS

Head to Badminton Village or use postcode GL9 1DJ. This will take you to Kennel Drive which is the road into the Park.

If travelling from the North heading South then please DO NOT follow your Sat Nav down a private driveway and through the Park. You must go through Little Badminton Village and under a bridge.

Parking

There will be parking on the North Front gravel of Badminton House, an area by the Walled Garden and in the Riding School Yard. Alternatively you can park in Badminton village and walk towards the ticket check. Disabled or elderly visitors may park in the disabled parking area.

Accessibility

There are designated areas near the Church entrance for disabled parking and on the North Front. The majority of the gardens are accessible to wheelchairs and those with mobility issues. Accessible toilets are available in the Old Hall. Please let one of our volunteers know if you require any assistance.

Refreshments and stalls

There will be a selection of food and drink stalls to purchase refreshments from plus local plant and flower sellers.

Dogs

NO DOGS in the private gardens with the exception of service, support and medical assistance dogs.

Well behaved dogs on short leads are allowed in the Park only at June and September’s event. We do not permit access to the Park in April due to the Badminton Horse Trials build.

Weather

If we have a particularly unfavourable 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.

DATEs:

21st April 2024
16th June 2024
8th September 2024

Open from 10am with last entry at 4pm

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