Guided Tours

Guided tours are available throughout the year and can be catered to your particular interests.

Staff-led tours are offered at 11am and 2pm on weekdays, and typically last between 60 and 90 minutes.

Tours should usually be booked at least 4 weeks in advance, and a non-returnable deposit of the minimum charge will be taken at the time of booking. The normal group size is 15 people, but larger groups can be accommodated and those in excess of 20 people will normally be divided between 2 guides.

Evening tours and packages including refreshments can be arranged for an additional charge.

To book a guided tour, please contact our administrator on, or call 01865 343501.

Tour prices for 2016*

Tour leader Charge per person Minimum charge/deposit
Horticultural staff £9.00 £135.00
Curator/Director £13.00 £195.00


*We ask for the minimum charge as a non-returnable deposit in advance to secure your booking.