Garden Tours and Talks at Burghley

The gardens and parkland you experience today were largely designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown in the 18th century and combine the playful element of the Garden of Surprises with the contemporary twist of our Sculpture Garden.

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Tours in 2018

The Burghley Experience self guided Gardens of Surprise visit – £9.00 per person

Enjoy the playful nature of the Garden of Surprises, based on William Cecil’s lost tricks garden at his Hertfordshire home Theobalds, with swivelling Caesar busts, basins of water, jets and the mirrored maze have been designed to be accessible to all regardless of age or interest, and are particularly enjoyable for the young or those young at heart. The Contemporary Sculpture Garden mixes contemporary sculpture in an historic setting. Bark and mown pathways lead you around the Sculpture Garden where you pass many different species of tree and enjoy a beautiful view of the artificial lake created by ‘Capability’ Brown in the 1770’s.

2016 Capability Brown Tricentennial Celebration

In 2016 we celebrated the birth of England’s most famous gardener at Burghley, one of the finest examples of his landscape and architectural achievements.

Read about the special talks and tours we ran to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the birth of Englands greatest gardener on the Capability Tricentenary page.

Balance. (2) SOPHIE DICKENS, Oak & Stainless Steel
Garden bench