Open gardens and events in Northamptonshire

Holdenby House
Holdenby House

The National Trust at Stowe is looking for helpers over the August Bank Holiday to volunteer in the estate’s gardens.

Lyn Jopling, visitor experience manger at Stowe, said: “We’re looking for people who can help to welcome our visitors, hand out maps of the gardens, record numbers and help with car parking.

“Even if you’ve never done anything like this before, don’t worry. We’re expecting the weekend to be great fun and we will give you all of the training and advice you need beforehand.”

Support would be helpful for any amount of time from half a day through to the whole weekend. To find out more, visit Stowe on Sunday, August 19 to talk to staff and find out about the Bank Holiday weekend.

Free vouchers for visits to the garden on another day will be on offer to volunteers.

To find out more, call the National Trust on 01280 817156 or email

The following garden is open as part of the National Gardens Scheme:

Saturday, August 19, 1pm-5pm.

Holdenby House Gardens, NN6 8DJ

A 20 acre, grade 1 listed garden with stately lawns and hedges as well as formal gardens, an Elizabethan rose garden, walled kitchen garden and Victorian greenhouse. Entry is £5 for adults and £3 for children.