For more information on each event simply click on the highlighted link.

Event Date Prebooking required?
Snowdrop Week

17th - 25th February, open daily, 11am - 4pm

Botanical Art Exhibition 17th Feb - 11th March  No
Open Season Sunday 4th March  No
Workshops Throughout the season  Yes
Mothering Sunday Sunday 11th March  No

Good Friday (NGS), Sunday 1st April & Monday 2nd April (closed on the Saturday)

Father's Day Sunday 17th June No
Sweet Pea Week 1st - 8th July, open daily, 11am - 4pm No
Dog Days Sundays throughout August No
Picnic Day Sunday 5th August No
Teddy Bear's Picnics Thursday 9th & Wednesday 15th August Yes
Autumn Country Market Sunday 2nd September No
Half Term Activities October Half Term No
Halloween Story Walks Thursday 25th October Yes
Artisan Food Fair Sunday 18th November No
Close for season Sunday 28th October No

2018 Events

Snowdrop Week

Open daily, 17th - 25th February 2018

Wrap up warm for a winter walk full of snowdrops and winter flowers. We vary the pace with small displays in the alpine bed to great drifts on the snowdrop bank. Pink Cyclamen, yellow aconites and exquisite irises and crocuses mingle with single and double snowdrops and unusual hellebores in the woodland walk.

Enjoy delicious teas and homemade light lunches in the tearoom and follow the amazing story of these ancient gardens in the history room. Snowdrops, hellebores and other winter plants for sale in our shop.

Exclusive Snowdrop Tours

snowdrop week 2018

Botanical Art Exhibition 'A Year in the Garden'

Saturday 17th February - Sunday 11th March 2018

(Open daily during Snowdrop Week and then on our usual open days from Sunday 4th March)

Easton Walled Gardens is excited to announce their first Botanical Art Exhibition, titled;
‘A Year in the Garden’. Come and see three accomplished and talented artists interpret the seasons through botanical illustration and painting. The exhibitors are part of a distinguished group of botanical artists stretching back to the 16th century. These skills are still used today to record flora throughout the world. They use extraordinary observation skills to reproduce the beauty and detail of the natural world.

The exhibition will take place in the Coach House at Easton Walled Gardens and entry is included with your garden admission fee.

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Peonies by Dawn Wright

Mother's day

Sunday 11th March

What better place to spend Mother's Day than here at Easton Walled Gardens? The spring bulbs in the cedar meadow will be starting to flower and you might still catch the last of the snowdrops. Explore 12 acres of relaxing, inspiring gardens and then stop off at the tea room for a light lunch or cream tea. You're also welcome to bring a picnic if the weather is fair. The first 100 Mum's who visit will get a free copy of Rutland Living magazine!

Take advantage of our saver tickets here:

Tickets and Tea for Two 

Mother's Day

Easter Weekend 

30th March - 2nd April 2018, Open Good Friday, Easter Sunday & Monday.


Easter is fairly early this year so as well as emerging spring bulbs, you may catch the last of the snowdrops and aconites. Hellebores seem to flower forever and we recommend a wander through the woodland walk to view the delicate nodding heads of these delightful flowers.

Bring the whole family along, follow the Easter Trail and feel free to bring along a picnic, if the weather is kind!

National Garden SchemeOn Good Friday we will open in aid of the National Garden Scheme and all admission fees will be donated to this wonderful charity.



Father's Day

Sunday 17th June

Join us in celebrating Father's Day at Easton Walled Gardens. Visit the vegetable garden for inspiration, admire the early sweet pea blooms or perhaps sit and count the many varieties of birds that visit the bird hide. After you've explored 12 acres of gardens, stop off at the tearoom for a well-earned slice of homemade cake and a cuppa!

Take advantage of our saver tickets here:

Tickets and Tea for Two 

Vegetable Garden

Sweet Pea Week

Open daily, 1st - 8th July 2018

Glorious displays of sweet peas, raised lovingly from seed in the greenhouses, compliment the flowers in the meadows, roses and cream teas! The whole garden is filled with the sights and sounds of summer. After you’ve explored the 12 acres of gardens, you can stop for a light lunch in the tearoom then browse round the gift shop which stocks a lovely range of seasonal gifts. A great day out for the whole family.

sweet pea week 2018

Dog Days

Sundays, throughout August, 4pm - 6pm

We are real dog lovers here at Easton but owing to the nature of the gardens, we are unable to let them visit on a daily basis. With this in mind, we decided to welcome your four-legged friends on special 'Dog Days'. Every Sunday in August, from 4 - 6pm, you can bring along your well-behaved best friend for a lovely evening walk in the gardens.  There is a bowl of water and a dog biscuit for those that join their owners for a cup of tea in the tearoom too!

Please avoid bringing dogs that are in season, thank you.

Binky in the sweet peas

Picnic Day

Sunday 5th August

It's exactly what it says on the tin! A day to bring a picnic along with all your family and friends and celebrate the great outdoors, nature, space, meadows, plants and wildlife. It's the simple things in life that matter and we want to share those things with you. If you don't fancy making up your own picnic, the tearoom will be open selling delicious light lunches, homemade cakes and cream teas. All you'll need is a blanket!

Why not make the day extra special and book the Meadow Retreat for the day:

The Perfect Day Out

The bridge

Teddy Bear's Picnic

Thursday 9th & Wednesday 15th August

Tom the Tale Teller returns with his engaging, delightful stories which entertain both young and old. Children will be whisked away to a land of imagination full of fun, fantasy and fables while picnicking on the main lawn under the great cedar tree. Teddy bears are compulsory and will be encouraged to join in the fun!

Tickets will be available in the spring.

Teddy Bears Picnic

Autumn Country Market

Sunday 2nd September, 11am - 4pm

Easton Walled Gardens will be celebrating the 13th year of this much loved autumn country market. This leading attraction will showcase the region’s best crafts, cakes, jewellery and gifts alongside various demonstrations and live music.
Open from 11am to 4pm in the beautiful 17th Century cobbled courtyard, over 60 stalls will be showcasing the likes of eclectic vintage items, beautiful plants, local homemade produce and unique gifts.The gardens still look great with lots to see in flower. Normal admission applies.

Autumn Country Market

October Half-Term Activities

Dates TBC

The original Pumpkin Rolling event returns to Easton Walled Gardens! This event is so much fun and children (and their grown-ups) can spend as much time as they like rolling their pumpkins down the terraces. 

We'll also have lots of other activities such as a Halloween trail, arts and crafts, plant a bulb and jump in a leaf pile! Tom the Tale Teller will be back with his wonderful Halloween Story Walks and Choc Away will be hosting our popular chocolate workshops for children.

More details to follow.

October half term

Artisan Food Fair

Sunday 18th November, 11am - 3pm

Due to the huge success of last years event, the Artisan Food Fair returns to Easton Walled Gardens. We have hand-picked over 20 of the regions highest quality, artisan producers showcasing their delicious food and drink. Admission includes full access to the gardens giving you an opportunity to see what goes on during the winter months.

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