Burghley House | Rose Tour, Talk & Tea in the Gardens

21 - 25 Jul 2024

Tours, Talks & Workshops

Rose Tour, Talk & Tea in the Gardens

Spend an afternoon amongst the rich sights and scents of Burghley's roses

In early summer the roses in Burghley’s picturesque South Gardens are in full bloom offering glorious displays of colour and wonderful fragrances. Join Burghley Head Gardener, Joe Whitehead, for an unmissable afternoon appreciating the beauty of our most popular and diverse garden plant. Included in the Rose Talk, Tour & Tea afternoon:

  • Rose Talk - Learn about the history of the rose and rose planting at Burghley which is home to over 120 rose varieties. Joe will share his guide to rose growing, covering successful cultivation and rose selection
  • Strawberry Afternoon Tea - Enjoy drinks, cakes and sweet treats at the beautiful Summer House overlooking the lake (weather permitting)
  • Garden Tour - Joe will guide you around the beautiful South Gardens and Sculpture Garden, pointing out particular planting displays of interest. Only open to visitors on a handful of occasions through the year, the Rose Tour is a rare opportunity to explore the beautiful twenty-eight acre private gardens.

For those feeling inspired by the afternoon, our Garden Shop will be open with a fantastic range of rose varieties to purchase for your own garden.

Rose garden

Event Information

Book tickets


21 & 25 July


1.45pm - 5pm


Burghley Gardens


£55 per person

Additional Information

Inclement weather | In the event of inclement weather, Afternoon Tea will be served indoors in the Loggia overlooking the picturesque Rose Garden.

Accessibility | The Gardens are mostly accessible to wheelchair users but please be aware that the paths are gravel and some of the open grassed areas are undulated without pathways. Accessible toilets are available next to the Orangery Restaurant and at the Garden Café. We will endeavour to meet individual needs where we can, please get in touch with us by email to discuss any accessibility requirements before booking.

In line with our standard Terms & Conditions, tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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