Explore the Whatley Gardens
The gardens at Whatley are something very special; across our 12 acres there are 26 individual garden rooms, a wildflower meadow, orchard and an array of sculptures and garden art to discover. During our guided Garden Tours you will learn the history of the gardens, discover our plans for the future and how the gardens are managed across the year.
Our Head Gardener, David Pearce, usually leads tours*. David joined the Whatley team in 2021 and has brought an inspiring new approach to the gardens.
David has a passion for gardens of the Arts and Crafts era and is restoring the authenticity of this period to the Whatley gardens. He is also an advocate of sustainable, organic and ecological horticulture and has introduced “no dig”, organic practices in the kitchen garden.
You will also learn a little about the wildlife that call our gardens home and how we plant to encourage all manner of creatures to enjoy a natural habitat.
Dates for 2022:
- Wednesday 22nd June – Afternoon Tea
- Wednesday 29th June – Lunch
- Wednesday 6th July – Lunch
Garden Tours – £45.00 per person
This includes tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival, guided garden tour, two course lunch with a glass of house wine and coffee or the full Afternoon Tea option.
Lunch events – Guests to arrive from 10.00am for coffee and biscuits, the tour will begin at 10.30am, lunch is then served at 12.30pm
Afternoon Tea Events – Guests to arrive from 12 noon for coffee and biscuits, the tour will begin at 12.30, Afternoon Tea served at 2.30pm
We recommend you bring a raincoat and appropriate footwear in case of light showers on the day.
Why not make the experience extra special and stay the night? Guests attending our garden tours can book accommodation with a saving of 10% on the room rate, a perfect way to spend more time exploring the gardens. Call to book.
*When David is not available tours will be led by one of his very knowledgeable and talented team.