Groups can book exclusive private tours of Eythrope, the private walled garden of the Rothchild family in Buckinghamshire, near to their Waddesdon Manor home.
The four-acre walled garden features glasshouses and an orchard, with a guide able to point out specific aspects of the grounds and answer any questions.
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.
Tours last approximately 90 minutes before a light meal, with savoury and sweet elements inspired by the seasonal produce from Eythrope and created by the Manor Restaurant’s in-house chefs, is served.
While at Eythrope, there will be an opportunity to purchase local produce and copies of Paradise and Plenty, Lady Mary Keen’s companion guide to the garden, illustrated with photographs by Tom Hatton.
Tours run every Wednesday until 13th October, with exclusive access given to those who can sell 20 places on the tour. All tickets include a guided tour, lunch or afternoon tea in the Manor Restaurant, admission to Waddesdon Manor Gardens and a shuttle bus ticket, meaning organisers can combine the visit with a wander around the Manor’s grounds.
Coaches/minibuses or private cars may be left in Waddesdon’s main visitor car park for the day. You can see what to expect in a short video below:
10-10.15am: Arrival in visitor car park
10.30am: Waddesdon bus leaves visitor car park
10.45am: Tour of Eythrope
12.15pm: Pick up from Eythrope and transfer to the Manor
12.45pm: Lunch in the Manor Restaurant – inspired by produce from Eythrope garden
1–1.15pm: Arrival in visitor car park
1.30pm: Waddesdon bus leaves visitor car park
1.45pm: Tour of Eythrope
3.15pm: Pick up from Eythrope and transfer to Manor
3.45pm: Afternoon Tea in the Manor Restaurant – inspired by produce from Eythrope garden