Palace House Gardens

Originally the grounds of Beaulieu Abbey, Palace House Gardens have developed over the centuries as “pleasure grounds” for the Montagu family and as a source for the supply of food and decoration to Palace House. Now they also provide further options for our popular Victorian and War Years programmes.

The Victorian Kitchen Garden

Palace House Gardens

Role play tours of the gardens in which children learn about life as a Victorian gardner and what was grown for the Palace House tables.

Find out the origins of trees and plants in the Beaulieu gardens and how they were introduced to Britain.

Suitable for KS1, 2 and 3 and for children/students/adults with special educational needs.

War-Time Gardens at Beaulieu

Role play tours of the gardens in which the children learn about “digging for victory” and the contribution of the Land Army girls.

Find out how people grew food to supplement their rations and found 101 uses for carrots!

Suitable for KS1, 2 and 3 and for children/students/adults with special educational needs.

Each garden option is a ½ day programme or can be combined with either a Victorian programme or a War years programme to make a day’s activities.