New for 2019, Waddesdon Manor has announced the opening of a guided tour around the Rothschild Walled Garden.
The Rothschild Walled Garden at Eythrope, part of the Waddesdon Manor estate, will be the centre of a new group tour at the Buckinghamshire attraction from May this year.
The gardens are usually private, but the new tour aims to give visitors a glimpse into the horticulture held within, whilst inspiring garden enthusiasts and groups looking to learn more.
What you’ll see at the Rothschild Walled Garden
The walled garden is a productive garden and supplies a variety of plants, from vegetables to fruit, to herbs and flowers. These are planted and supplied for the Rothschild family who have occupied the manor since the 1870s.
The plants are also used in the Waddesdon restaurants, hotel and at its artisan food market.
A working garden of this scale is considered quite rare in the 21st century and Eythrope is widely known in the garden world for its traditional gardening techniques.
The garden is four acres in size and features glasshouses and an orchard.
More about the group tours
Visits to the private garden are by guided tour only. Group tours will last around 90 minutes and are bookable on Wednesdays between certain times, from May to October.
Also included in your group tour will be a two-course lunch menu or afternoon tea at Waddesdon Manor, inspired by and where possible using produce from the Rothschild Walled Garden at Eythrope.
Groups are welcome at Waddesdon Manor throughout the year too and can participate in a range of tours taking in different aspects of the estate. These could include visiting the house or taking a look around the cellar.
GTOs looking to book this tour for their group can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
For more information about the tours and Waddesdon Manor, visit www.waddesdon.org.uk.