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Behind the Scenes Garden Tours

at Shakespeare’s New Place

Take it easy this summer and enjoy a relaxing tour of the beautiful gardens of Shakespeare’s New Place and discover more about Shakespeare and gardening in a single afternoon.

Have you ever wanted to know the story of how the Great Garden at New Place was created?

Or are you interested in how the plants are selected to ensure that they flourish in a varied climate and a busy space?

Would you like to know more about the stunning sculptures that line the paths of New Place?

Join the team at Shakespeare’s New Place this summer and get the answers to all these questions and more as you explore the Great Garden in a new and fascinating way.

Led by our Gardens Manager, Siân Cooper and accompanied by a guide from Shakespeare’s New Place, you will find out the hidden histories of the people at the heart of the creation of the Great Garden and the thought that has gone into selecting every plant that is grown.

You’ll also be able to explore the Shakespeare connections that have taken root across the property. From flora and fauna found in his works and that would have been commonplace to the residents of New Place in the 17th century to the fascinating sculptures that look to erupt from the landscape.

Take Time for a Refreshing Drink

Once your tour is finished, please join us on the balcony of New Place for a refreshing G+T, made from a choice of our own Shakespeare Gin Editions, whilst you take in the views of the Great Garden.

You’ll also have a chance to explore our new ‘Hidden Voices’ exhibition at your leisure.

Ticket Information

£20 per person, includes a gin and tonic (or soft drink equivalent) after your tour and access to our ‘Hidden Voices: The Women Who Made Shakespeare’ exhibition.

The tour of the Great Garden lasts approximately 45 minutes. Guests are recommended to wear weather-appropriate clothing and footwear as the majority of the tour will take place outside.

Book early to avoid disappointment, as each tour is limited to 15 people.

Next available tour dates:

Friday, 26 July 2024, 3.30 - 5 pm - Book Here

Tickets can be booked online.

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