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Eythrope Walled Garden Tour at Waddesdon

2019-07-10 Waddesdon Aylesbury Buckinghamshire United Kingdom

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Whether a home gardener looking for inspiration, a garden historian searching out old traditions, or a professional hoping to learn new tricks, a visit to the private Rothschild walled garden at Eythrope will intrigue, inform and inspire.

The walled garden at Eythrope is a productive garden, supplying vegetables, fruit, herbs and cut flowers for the Rothschild family as well as Waddesdon’s restaurants, hotel and artisan food market.  A working garden on this scale is rare in the 21st century and Eythrope is legendary in the garden world for the excellence of the gardening and as a haven for traditional techniques that might otherwise be lost.

Discover the four-acre walled garden, glasshouses and orchard at Eythrope. Visits to this private garden are by guided tour only. Tours lasting approximately 90 minutes, take place on Wednesdays, 10.30am-2pm and 1.30-5pm, from May to October and include a two-course lunch menu or afternoon tea in Waddesdon Manor’s Restaurant, inspired by and where possible including produce from Eythrope’s walled garden.

While at Eythrope, there will be an opportunity to purchase locally-pressed apple juice from the Eythrope orchard, and copies of Paradise and Plenty, Lady Mary Keen’s companion guide to the garden, lavishly illustrated with photographs by Tom Hatton.

Morning: Arrive by 10.15am at Waddesdon Manor car park for 10.30am when bus departs for the garden
Afternoon: Arrive by 1.15pm for 1.30pm bus

Adult £40
Includes a two course lunch or afternoon tea in The Manor Restaurant.

To book call 01296 820414 or visit: https://waddesdon.org.uk

 

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