The Original Garden Visitor's Guide


Special day visit to Grimsthorpe Castle Gardens

Here is a sample schedule – mention GGTV when you book.

1100 Arrive with meet and greet service

1100 -1130 Morning coffee & biscuits

1130 -1300 Join Jim, the Head Gardener, for a private tour of the gardens (walking required).

1300 -1400 Lunch (this can be pre-booked or 'pot luck' - not included in ticket price)

1400 -1500 EITHER - take a private guided tour of the castle
OR - re-join your coach for a guided tour of the 3,000-acre park (no walking required)
1500 to departure. Enjoy time at leisure in the grounds.

£17.00 per person or £15.00 if booked before 1st April 2018.

The gardens are extensive and feature topiary, kitchen garden, rose parterres, herbaceous borders and woodland garden. There is always something to see and Jim will pass on advice and practical ideas that can be used in your own gardens.

The park is a secluded place with ancient trees, the site of a medieval abbey, and Capability Brown style landscapes. It is little visited and we can join your coach to guide you on a one-hour 'safari-style' tour that does not require you to leave the vehicle.

Fact File

Opening Times: April – September (for group visits) 10.30am – 6pm (closed Fridays and Saturdays)
Admission Rates: Park & Gardens – Adults £7.00, Senior Citizens £6.00, Children £3.00
Castle, Park and Gardens – £13.00, Senior Citizens £12.00, Children £5.50
Group Rates: Minimum Size 15, Gardens Only – Adults & Senior Citizens From £6.00, (self-guided garden visit).
House and Gardens – Adults & Senior Citizens £11.00
Facilities: Tearoom (pre-booked or ‘pot luck’ lunches), shop, picnic area’, adventure playground, cycle hire. Disabled Access: Yes (Limited access to Castle)
Tours/Events: Yes (booking required) Gardener Tour, Park and Castle Tour, Garden History Tour. Details on request
Coach/Car Parking: Yes ample coach parking.
Length of Visit: Minimum 2 hours
Booking Contact: Ray Biggs
Grimsthorpe, The Estate Office, Grimsthorpe, Bourne, PE10 OLY
Telephone: 01778 591205
Location: On A151, 10 minutes drive from A1, nearest town Bourne, Sat Nav – PE10 0LZ Estimated journey time of 11/4 hours from Cambridge, Bedford, Nottingham, Leicester and Doncaster

Updated 11/12/2017

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