VISITORS will be flocking to the private gardens of the historic Badminton House - the home of the Duke and Duchess of Beaufort - next Sunday.

The beautiful gardens are usually only open once a year but after the success of low-key openings in 2020 staff are pleased to announce we will be operating three open days this year.

Two dates confirmed so far are:

A summer open day on Sunday 13, June 13, 10am to 4pm - tickets available now, click here

A late summer open day on Sunday, September 5 - tickets coming soon

Admission is £7.50 per adult. Children under 12 are free but still require a ticket.

Tickets are not required for babies in pushchairs or in arms.

Tickets must be booked in advance, access will not be granted without a ticket.

When you book a ticket you will be asked to select an hour and then an arrival time which are set at five minute increments.

The gardens

There is a great variety of plants to view, from the formal beds on the east side of the house, designed by Russell Page, to the South Garden with its water squares, hedges, beds and borders.  Glorious displays of roses and borders of soft summer colours are combined with herbaceous perennials, campanulas, penstemons, geraniums and phlox.

The Walled Garden, a short stroll from the house through the park, is home to the Badminton House kitchen garden, providing fruit and vegetables as well as cut flowers for much of the year.

An archway, running the full width of the garden, is covered with roses, clematis, wisteria and yellow laburnum.

The greenhouse is used for propagation and houses a fine display of pelargoniums.

Further details here

Pic by JAY WILLIAMS of Bristol. Tel 01275 880579 / 07770 576076, Pic shows the conservatory at Badminton House, Glos

Pic by JAY WILLIAMS of Bristol. Tel 01275 880579 / 07770 576076, Pic shows the conservatory at Badminton House, Glos


There is ample parking in the park of Badminton House.  Disabled or elderly visitors may park in the disabled forward parking area.


The majority of the gardens are accessible to wheelchairs and those with mobility issues. Accessible toilet available.


A selection of refreshments will be available on the day.


No dogs in the private gardens. Well behaved dogs on short leads are allowed in the Park. (Service, support and medical assistance dogs may go anywhere)


Measures will be in place to ensure the safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers on the day. We politely request these measures are respected and adhered to at all times.

This year's events will be ticketed in order to manage visitor numbers and spread visitors equally throughout the day.


As we have had a mix of fine and poor weather over recent weeks, if we have a particularly unfavourable weather forecast for the weekend staff may take the decision

to cancel. Should this be the case you will be notified by email and your ticket fee will be refunded. Staff will still go ahead with light rain or changeable conditions.


Badminton Estate

High Street


South Gloucestershire