Date – 19 October 2019
Time – 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

A brilliant opportunity to explore the grounds of Burghley Hall in the company of Head Gardener Joe Whitehead, looking at the history of the site, maintenance, developments that have taken place and restoration projects currently in progress.

The gardens and parkland that you see today at Burghley were largely designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown in the 18th century. Today, sweeping vistas down to the spires of Stamford with the backdrop of the House create the perfect canvas for open air classical concerts, wedding receptions, events or just a quiet stroll with the dog. The main visitor gardens at Burghley are the Garden of Surprises and the Sculpture Garden with the South Gardens open at selected times of the year for special events. Maintenance of the gardens and park falls to the small team of foresters and gardeners who together look after more than 2000 acres of land. For more information about the gardens please visit their website

After the tour you can stay to enjoy the gardens further, visit the house under your own steam (extra charge) or enjoy lunch in the Orangery Restaurant or Garden cafe.

CPD Value: 2 points (Category 4).

Tickets: Members £10. Non-members £15 (lunch not included).

To book your place or to find out more: Please email

Organised by the Eastern branch of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture.