Guided garden tours

Enjoy autumn in the gardens with a special guided walk

Enjoy autumn in the gardens with a special guided walk

Updated 28 September: our gardens remain open while the castle is closed for the winter. Find out how we're keeping you safe on your visit.

When

Saturdays from 24 October to 28 November


Ticketing information

Includes admission to the gardens.

Adult: £13.70

Child: £6.80

Concession: £10.90

Family tickets are also available.


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Join our expert guides as they share the highlights of Hillsborough Castle Gardens this autumn in one of our specialist garden guided walk.

Autumn tree colour 

Enjoy a tree tour with one of our experts talking tree colours, seeds and bark, with a chance to learn more about Hillsborough’s 15 best trees for autumn colour.

Each tour will have a maximum of 15 per group.

Date: Every Saturday from 24 - 31 October 
Times: Saturdays 10:00
Location: Meet in the Lower Visitor Centre

Preparing the garden for winter

Enjoy a specialist garden tour and hear how we put a garden to bed, find out jobs to do for late autumn, how to wrap your tree ferns, mulch beds and prepare for next year.

Date: Every Saturday from 7 - 28 November  
Times: Saturdays 10:00
Location: Meet in the Lower Visitor Centre

Each tour will have a maximum of 15 per group.

Please note:

  • The tours start and finish in the Walled Garden. Meet in Lower Visitor Centre
  • The tours may be cancelled due to extreme weather conditions
  • Hillsborough’s gardens are hilly and not all areas are fully accessible 
Hillsborough Palace Gardens. Showing a pathway, grass, shrubs and trees.
A view of acer trees in the gardens showing their red autumn leaves, 6 November 2019.
Hillsborough Palace Gardens, looking along a stepped pathway through parkland.
Gardener walking through the Walled Garden
Things to see

Discover the ornamental lawns, meandering waterways, peaceful woodlands and picturesque glens that surround Hillsborough Castle.

Open

Hillsborough Castle

Included in gardens admission (members go free)

Gardener picking apples from a tree in the Walled Garden.
Things to see

Enter the castle grounds through this 18th-century walled garden, which has been expertly restored using traditional methods.

Open

Hillsborough Castle

Included in all admission tickets (members go free)

A group of visitor enjoy a wander around the Granville Garden in the grounds of Hillsborough Castle on a warm Summers Day. The open iron gates of the garden are visible in the foregrouns and a blue clouded sky above is in start contract to the bright green of Europe's largest rhododendron, also visible behind the garden.
Things to see

Take a moment in this elegant rose garden created by Lady Granville, aunt to Her Majesty The Queen.

Open

Hillsborough Castle

Included in all admission tickets (members go free)