Late summer visit to Dorney Court, Eton Wick
Wednesday, 14th September at 2pm.
With a Zoom Talk on the history of Dorney on Monday 12th September at 2pm
‘DORNEY – ISLAND OF BUMBLEBEES’
We are very pleased to offer this opportunity to visit Dorney Court together. We will be taken on the Connoisseurs’ Tour, an in-depth tour of the House and church. We will be welcomed by Anna Palmer and her staff who will guide us through the amazing history of the Palmer family and the house. The Estate has been the home of the Palmer family for nearly half a Millennium, passing from father to son through the generations. Anna and her family are the latest of the family at Dorney Court. We will have a good 2 hours on the tour and then as long as we like in the gardens.
We are especially pleased that the tour will be preceded by a Zoom Talk by Claire de Carle who is Chair and Trustee of the Buckinghamshire Garden Trust. Claire has produced a detailed very well illustrated study of the estate which she will share with us on the Monday. Claire has also kindly offered to accompany us on our tour and help us enjoy the gardens.
About the house: As little changed in 600 years, bar the inhabitants, Dorney Court has a rare and enchanting character. The house is a Grade 1 listed building, further designated as being of outstanding architectural and historical interest.
Anna will be providing tea, coffee and homemade flapjacks and brownies on arrival and a glass of Pimms/Sloe Gin at the end. The nearby garden centre Crocus (where we will park) has a nice café for lunch.
There are a maximum of 40 places available - so early booking is recommendd
NOTE: The ground floor of the House, as well as the Grounds, are accessible to wheelchair users. The Kitchen Garden is also wheelchair-friendly. Loos, including loos equipped with disabled facilities, are located at the House and at the Kitchen Garden. Please contact Kim if you think you may have access difficulties or have any dietary restrictions. Amateur photography and filming (including mobile phones) are welcome in the Grounds, but not inside the house.
Cost: Tickets are £30 for members and £32 for non-members.