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Burghley House Gardens reopened to public over weekend

Burghley House Gardens reopened to the public this weekend, with many families enjoying a picnic out in the sun - and even Formula 1 driver George Russell paid a visit.
The gardens at Burghley House have been opened to the public (Photo: Pixabay)

Burghley House Gardens reopened on Friday, June 19, although the house will remain closed until 2021.

People are now able to visit the Garden of Surprises - though have limited access to certain areas, including the children's paddling area, maze and viewing mound, and no contact with the water features. 

The Sculpture Garden is also open, with a selection of new sculptures to see.

Both the Garden Cafe and restaurant remain closed, as does the shop on site, but the Garden Shed is providing hot and cold drinks, ice creams and cakes as additions to any picnics. The toilets near the gardens are also open, and will be regularly cleaned and maintained by the team.

To access the Burghley House Gardens, a ticket will need to be booked online prior to visiting in order to manage the number of visitors. A valid Annual Pass e-ticket, valid Friends of Burghley membership or a HH card will be required, as well as a pre-booked time slot for each person visiting, children included.

Time slots will be released weekly on Monday mornings at 11am for the week ahead.

Distance markers have been placed around the site, with signs to encourage social distancing. Hand sanitiser stations are placed around the gardens. A member of the team will be at the entrance gates behind a screen to welcome and provide any assistance.

The parkland is still open with no admission fees or parking charges for visitors, but there is no access to the gardens or toilets. Dogs are allowed on a lead in the parkland but not in the gardens.

Many people took advantage of the nice weather over the weekend and visited the parkland and gardens, including George Russell, Formula 1 driver for Williams.


Sunday stroll✌️🇬🇧

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For more information and ticket bookings, see the Burghley House website.