Private garden tour & cream tea

The grounds of Friars Court may be booked by a club or organisation for a private afternoon garden visit to include a guided tour and cream tea.

  • Monday to Fridays
  • between the months of May and September
  • minimum 12 visitors, maximum 48 visitors

As an inclusive part of a private visit your host, Charles Willmer, can take everyone on an informative, 45 minute, guided tour around the grounds. The route follows a level path, which is suitable for wheelchair users, and along the way Charles talks about the history of his home, the development of the gardens and the conservation work carried out on the farm. After the tour visitors may continue to wander and explore the grounds at leisure or simply sit, relax and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the gardens.

In the Coach House museum visitors can see some of the Roman and mediaeval artefacts recovered from the land, photographs spanning 100 years and learn about the history of Friars Court.

After the tour visitors can enjoy a traditional home-baked cream tea comprising of scones with strawberry jam & whipped cream, lemon drizzle cake, tea & coffee served in the spacious Garden Room with views over a lawn and herbaceous borders.

The grass car park at Friars Court can accommodate up to 50 cars, there is ample space in the main yard (on hard standing) for a coach. There are wheelchair user facilities and a level path around part of the grounds. Please note access to reach the museum is over gravel.

Garden visit with a guided tour and cream tea: £12.50 per person (minimum 12 visitors) Recommended duration for a visit 2½ hours

To make a booking, please email Charles Willmer at or call (01367) 810206.

Price correct as of 1st September 2022 and supersede all previous costs.