Boughton Glistens this Autumn
Boughton Gardens to Glisten this Autumn with the National Garden Scheme
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 18th 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. The gardens have changed over time with new modern additions like Orpheus and the restored Grand Etang.
October is a lovely time to explore, from the stunning scents in the sensory garden to the crisp autumn leaves and the glistening light from the Lily Pond. Don’t forget your camera!”
The Gardens at Boughton House will open between 1pm and 5pm on Sunday 18th October. Tickets cost £6 for adults, £3 for children and £14 for a family of two adults and two children. Booking in essential at www.boughtonhouse.co.uk
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.
Find out more about the National Gardens Scheme and the charities it supports at https://www.ngs.org.uk.