Be a Gardener for the Day at Historic Sudeley Castle

Enjoy a hands-on, behind the scenes experience within beautiful & world renowned gardens at Sudeley Castle. Develop your gardening skills and work alongside professional gardeners in grounds walked by 4 Queens.
What's Included?
  • Assist Experienced Landscape Gardeners
  • Experience First Hand the 10 Uniquely Designed Gardens Reflecting the Ages of Sudeley
  • Walk in the Footsteps of Four Tudor Queens
  • Option to Visit the Castle & Enjoy a Cream Tea

Why do it?

“Unforgettable day in one of Britain’s finest gardens ablaze with colour & filled with scent”

Experience Details
How Long Will it Last?

This is a half day experience with an option for a full day.

When Can I Go?

Monday to Friday all year except for Christmas and New Year. (Please book as soon as possible to arrange the date you want).

Who’ll Be There

Maximum of 5 people.

Design Your Experience

Just choose the option you’d like in checkout.

  • Nov to Feb Options. The castle is closed during this period but there is something very special and tranquil about working with the gardening team around the castle at this time.
    • Half Day = £79 - 9am to 1pm
    • Full Day = £130 - 9am to 3pm
  • Mar to Oct Options. Includes entry to the castle with a chance to explore the history and exhibitions and enjoy a cream tea
    • Half Day = £109 - 9am to 1pm working with the gardening team followed by entry to the castle and cream tea
    • Full Day = £159 - 9am to 3pm working with the gardening team followed by entry to the castle and cream tea
Things to Know

The gardens are a showcase for the ages. See how the gardens benefit the insects & wildlife of the area, the 8,000 spring bulbs and the old fashioned scented roses.

History of Sudeley Castle:

Of all the castles in Gloucestershire, none have seen as much war, romance and royalty as Sudeley.

  • The castle was a base for Richard III during the Wars of the Roses and saw battle during the Civil War – look out for the cannon ball hole that can still be seen in the Octagon Tower.
  • Four of England’s queens – Anne Boleyn, Katherine Parr, Lady Jane Grey and Elizabeth I – visited the castle and Katherine Parr lived and died here. Visitors can view her tomb, located in St Mary’s Church, as well as the love letters she wrote to Thomas Seymour.
Variety of Gardens:
  • The East Garden
  • The Herb Garden Walk
  • The Knot Garden
  • The Mulberry Garden
  • The Queens’ Garden
  • The Secret Garden
  • The Tithe Barn Garden
  • The White Garden
  • Tudor Physic Garden
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Essential Information
Hear Others Experiences:

“Just to let you know I had a wonderful time at Sudeley, the castle is so steeped in history and I was treated so well by everyone, it’s a day I won’t forget. Anne”

Who Can Do This?

Adults over 18 years

Is There Disabled Access?

The experience would be suitable for some levels of physical disability, visual impairment and loss of hearing but would depend upon individual circumstances. We would ask you to contact us to discuss your specific requirements. The event wouldn’t be suitable for the totally blind and for wheelchair users due to restricted access to some areas of the garden.

What to Wear & Bring

Please wear old clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty, protective or sturdy footwear and gardening gloves. You can choose an option with a cream tea. If you’d like any refreshments prior to this, such as a packed lunch, please feel free to bring with you.

Voucher Delivery

A printable e-voucher will be emailed to you after checkout for you to give as you wish. You can choose to add gift packaging with a printed voucher sent by First Class post.

How Do I Book?

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