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Garden Tours at Calke Abbey

Join a garden guide to discover the hidden history of the walled gardens.. Tours available every Tues, Wed & Thurs until the 31st October, no need to book.


Garden tours are available every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 11.30am and 2pm until Tuesday 31 October

Ever wondered what secrets are buried in Calke’s gardens? Join a garden guide to discover the hidden history of the walled gardens, tucked away in the wooded pleasure grounds – from its faded glasshouses and boiler buildings, to the abundance of vibrant flowers and colourful produce overflowing from the beds.

How to join a garden tour

Where to meet: Tours start at the front of the house by the sundial – look out for the garden guides in red shirts. Tours last approximately 45–50 minutes.

Booking: Not needed, although tours are limited to 15 people to ensure you get the most out of your experience. Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

What to bring: Please wear suitable clothing for this outdoor tour and consider bringing a brolly in case of wet weather. We’re not deterred by a bit of rain!

Accessibility: The garden paths are accessible for wheelchairs and mobility scooters, although there are some steps into the glasshouses. A Tramper is available to book during your visit.

Dogs: Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome to join a garden tour.

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