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Tours & talks at Port Lympne
Port Lympne’s expert team of gardeners, horticulturalists and photographers are ready to share their years of experience with you on a series of unmissable talks and tours. These unique experiences will give you the opportunity to spend an extended amount of time with some of our most passionate and knowledgeable staff, giving you the chance to learn new skills, meet like-minded people and glimpse behind the scenes of Port Lympne Reserve.
Mansion Gardens Tour
Mansion Gardens Tour
If you love everything quintessentially English then Port Lympne’s garden tour offering will delight. The expert Gardener led tour will take in the wonders of the magnificent historic gardens, fruiteries and architectural elements that compliment the elegant 1920’s mansion at the heart of Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve
Port Lympne’s resident horticulture master, David Sutton (Mhort RHS) has curated the tour to ensure the hidden gems within the 14 acres of landscaped gardens are featured, commencing at the Hydrangea Walk, with its picturesque views of the gardens, including ornamental ponds, charming statuary and dazzling colours of traditionally inspired planting schemes, then taking in the likes of The Iceberg Garden, Vineyard, Fig Yard and Rose Garden, Azalea Walk and Checkerboard Garden.
Choose your Garden Tour and add on your preference of admission ticket to our 600-acre Reserve.
Our standard admission ticket includes full access to the Reserve and your seat on our iconic truck safari, which will take you on a tour across the African, Asian & South American experiences. There, you will see a huge variety of species including giraffe, white rhino, zebra and many more!
Alternatively, you can select a no safari ticket, which will give you full access to the Reserve, including our restaurants, walking routes, landscaped gardens and Dinosaur Forest.
You do not need to pre-book for children 0-2yrs as they enter the Reserve free of charge.
10am, available April-September only
Day entry to the reserve is not included. A valid day ticket, short break booking or Annual Pass is required.
Unless otherwise stated experiences do not include day admission. A valid day ticket, Annual Pass or short break booking would be required to gain admission to the reserve where the experience is conducted.