Boughton Gardens to open this Autumn with the National Garden Scheme

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Boughton House Autumn 2021

For one day only this Autumn, Boughton Gardens and Parkland will open to the public in aid of the National Garden Scheme.  The gardens will open on Sunday 17th October, 1pm-5pm allowing visitors to explore the stunning Boughton Gardens as they glisten for Autumn.

David Cullum, Parks and Gardens Manager at Boughton House, said: “The National Gardens Scheme raises money for a number of important causes across the UK, and Boughton is delighted to offer its contribution.

“The gardens of Boughton House have a long and interesting history.  Ralph, the first Duke of Montagu (1638-1709), was influential in the early stages of the creation for the gardens and landscape at Boughton based on his association with Versailles.  John, 2nd Duke of Montagu (1690-1749) then picked up the baton and evolved the landscape in to what we see.  The landscape covered 100 acres, with water features, splendid vistas and tree-lined avenues.

October is a lovely time to explore. It’s the time of harvesting produce from the kitchen garden and orchard, and the colours really start to change across the estate.  Look out for the stunning acers and chrysanths and you won’t be able to miss the glistening reflections in the historic waterways.”

The Gardens at Boughton House will open between 1pm and 5pm on Sunday 17th October. Tickets cost £6 for adults, £3 for children and £14 for a family of two adults and two children.  Booking in essential at

Visitors can enjoy light refreshments in 18th century stable block and peruse the gift shop’s wide variety of crafts, food, jewellery, books and more.  The tearoom will also be open for tea and cakes.

Find out more about the National Gardens Scheme and the charities it supports at

To find out more about upcoming events at Boughton House, visit, call 01536 515 731 or email

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