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Follow a wonderful tour guide around the beautiful surroundings of Chawton House.

From a secluded fernery, an abundant orchard and fragrant rose garden, to a rambling wilderness, hidden 'ha-ha' and avenue of lime trees, the Chawton House garden is packed with features that enhance its picturesque surroundings.

On this hour and a half tour of the historic grounds and gardens at Chawton House your knowledgeable guide will discuss the English Landscape Movement and how our garden has changed since the early 1700s. You will stop at key features to learn about their history, as well as future plans for the garden.

There will also be a chance to explore the walled garden. Journey along two Edwardian terraces and through a fragrant rose garden before entering ornate iron gates to explore the orchard, cutting and herb gardens. Your guide will discuss each of these areas and talk about the inspiration and development of the herb garden in particular. Learn about the historic fruit trees in the orchard, medicinal plants and their uses and how we work to bring the garden, house and library collection together.

Max 15 people per tour. The tour takes approximately 90 minutes. Access to the house is not included in the tour although participants are free to enter the tearoom afterwards.

Please note, this tour includes some steps and the gardens are fairly large so it is advisable to wear comfortable walking shoes.

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Chawton House

Chawton, Hampshire, GU34 1SJ

01420 541010


Opening times

House and Gardens: 10am - 4.30pm daily

Last entry to House: 3.30pm

Library: The library will be available for research on a case-by-case basis. For more information, please contact

The Old Kitchen Tearoom: 10am - 4pm daily

Last orders at 3.30pm

The Parkland Pantry: 10am - 4pm daily

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