Boughton Gardens and Parklands will open for visitors on the 1st August. After putting the brakes on preparations for an Easter opening, all at Boughton are delighted to be able to finally open the Gardens to the public.
Boughton’s gardens were laid out to impress the eye, for decades the landscape was carefully shaped and teased by the 1st and 2nd Dukes of Montagu into a series of stunning vistas, tree-lined avenues and bold water features. Its tranquil delights have been carefully restored over the last decade, and now there are wide sculptured lawns to survey, serene lakes, waterways and woods.
Visitors can marvel at stunning water features such as the Grand Etang, Orpheus and the Dead Reach. Plus, more recent additions such as the Wedding Garden, which pays homage to the famous Chinese Pavilion which is displayed in Boughton’s unfinished wing, and the Alpine Garden, a respectful nod to alpine specialist Valerie Finnis, who had been resident at Boughton.
Charles Lister, Property Manager at Boughton, said: “We are so pleased that we will be able to open the Gardens up to the public this year, so that after months in lockdown our visitors will be able to enjoy the beautiful landscape and escapism that Boughton has to offer. We have been making preparations on site to ensure the safety of all of our visitors and staff, whilst creating a pleasant visit for everyone. Boughton might not feel quite the same as before the lockdown but, the welcome will be just as warm.”
Unfortunately due to the on-going social distancing requirements and the delicate nature of Boughton House, the House, Stable Tearoom and Gift Shop will remain closed for the remainder of 2020.
However, there will be a light takeaway service in the Courtyard of teas, coffees and light refreshments, plus an opportunity to buy a small selection of gifts. Picnics are also welcome to be enjoyed around the Gardens and Parklands and there will be toilets available for the comfort of visitors.
This year the Gardens will have an extended opening period for August and September, opening from 1pm – 5pm Friday to Monday each weekend. Entry is £6 for adults and £3 for children or £14 for a family of four. Online booking is essential, and is available now via the website www.boughtonhouse.co.uk
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