Whether a home gardener looking for inspiration, a garden historian searching out old traditions, or a professional hoping to learn new tricks, visitors to Waddesdon Manor can now enjoy a tour of the private Rothschild walled garden at Eythrope.
Setting out to inform, intrigue and inspire, the Eythrope walled garden 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. A working garden of this scale is rare in the 21st century and Eythrope is legendary in the garden world for excellence and as a haven for traditional techniques that might otherwise be lost.
Groups can discover the four-acre walled garden, glasshouses and orchard at Eythrope by guided tours which last approximately 90 minutes and take place every Wednesday from May to October. Priced at £40 per person, the tour also includes a two-course lunch or afternoon tea in Waddesdon Manor’s restaurant, inspired by and where possible including produce from Eythrope’s walled garden.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to purchase locally-pressed apple juice from the Eythrope orchard, and copies of Paradise and Plenty, Lady Mary Keen’s companion guide to the garden, lavishly illustrated with photographs by Tom Hatton.
For more information on tour dates and to book please email firstname.lastname@example.org.