Free Time

Talks and walks at Burghley House  

Part of a group? Then take advantage of one of Burghley’s specialist days and immerse yourself in the world of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown

● Introductory talks
A 20 minute informal introduction over tea, coffee and biscuits. This talk gives an overview of the history of the house, family and Brown influence on the parkland and house. Bookable for groups of 20 or more between 10.30am and 11.30am. £18.70 per person.

● Changing Landscape at Burghley
This full day experience gives a thorough exploration of Brown’s influence at Burghley. After arrival tea and coffee, lectures will be given with emphasis on Brown’s work at Burghley. Afterwards there will be the opportunity to view the ‘Capability’ Brown Exhibition before a soup and sandwich lunch in the Orangery. The afternoon session will feature a guided tour of the parkland. Bookable for groups of 20 from 10.30am to 4pm. £50 per person.

● The Gardens at Burghley
A lecture over tea, coffee and biscuits with the head gardener, viewing of the ‘Capability’ Brown Exhibition and a tour of the Private South Gardens with views of the Summerhouse, Lion Bridge and South Facade, and Gardens of Surprise, including the Sculpture Garden, originally Brown’s lost arboretum. Bookable for groups of 20 from 10am to 12.30pm. £20 per person.

● Brown the Builder
Following tea and coffee on arrival enjoy a tour of the State Rooms focussing on Brown’s work at Burghley, including the renovation of the Chapel and alteration of the architecture of the house to aid views of his newly created parkland. This tour will also give the opportunity to view Brown’s portrait. After a break for lunch, the afternoon will feature a tour of the gardens with the head gardener. Bookable for groups for 20 or more for 10.15am arrival. £30 per person.

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