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News from Boughton

Have you heard what’s happening on the Estate? Here’s where we share the latest news and details of forthcoming events that you might like.

New Gardens areas to open for the first time

7th February, 2018

Visitors will have access to new areas of Boughton House’s stunning gardens as it gets set for its first official opening of 2018. The Gardens and Grade 1 Designed Landscape at the Estate will open in conjunction with the National Gardens Scheme on Sunday 25th February, when a portion of the entrance ticket proceeds will […]

Special opening rounds off rousing al fresco season

25th September, 2017

Following a successful al fresco summer series, Boughton House’s celebrated Gardens will open to the public just one more time this autumn. The Northamptonshire home of the Duke of Buccleuch enjoyed a thrilling summer programme featuring everything from open air theatre to a garden literary festival, and now will continue its celebration of the great […]

Last chance to see open air cinema at Boughton

31st August, 2017

Boughton House is gearing up for its final open air cinema experiences of the year in September. After the success of the Estate’s al fresco summer programme, the celebration of the great outdoors continues with two evening movie screenings in September, rounding off a musical quartet of open air cinematic experiences in 2017. First up […]

Step into action together

31st August, 2017

St Edmund’s Church in Warkton, famous for its Montagu Monuments, is championing community spirit by hosting a free civic event this September. On Saturday 9 September, local residents are invited to join together for a series of unique activities focused on the health and wellbeing of the community. Funded by Northamptonshire Community Foundation, it will […]

The Wind in the Willows breezes into Boughton Estate

1st May, 2017

Boughton Estate’s sweeping lawns will be transformed into an open air theatre venue this summer as Chapterhouse Theatre Company returns to stage an adaptation of The Wind in the Willows. On Tuesday 15 August the acclaimed theatre company, now in its 18th year, will call the Northamptonshire Estate home for one night only. Join Badger, […]

Boughton House Open for Easter

24th March, 2017

Boughton House – the iconic Northamptonshire home of the Duke of Buccleuch – is set for its first public opening of the year over Easter weekend. The House and Gardens at the stately home will open from 15-17 April, enabling visitors to enjoy the highlights of the Estate known as the English Versailles. Charles Lister, […]

The 4th Garden Museum Literary Festival to come to Boughton

1st March, 2017

The Garden Museum has announced the ticket launch and first speakers for the 2017 Garden Museum Literary Festival, which will be hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch at Boughton House.  The Festival, now in its fourth year, brings together the greats of the gardening and literary worlds for a unique summer’s weekend of […]

Enjoy the first signs of spring at Boughton Estate

13th February, 2017

Visitors to Northamptonshire’s Boughton Estate – home to the Duke of Buccleuch – can enjoy early bird access to its celebrated Gardens in association with the National Gardens Scheme later this month. Catch a glimpse of the first flowerings of the aconites and snowdrops between 11am and 3pm on Sunday 26 February, at Boughton’s first […]

Explore the Gardens

1st October, 2016

For one day only, Boughton House and Country Estate – Northamptonshire’s answer to the Palace of Versailles – will be opening its celebrated gardens to support the National Gardens Scheme 2016. Visitors are invited to enjoy Boughton’s stunning gardens in their full autumnal glory on Sunday 30 October from 11am-3pm, with a portion of the […]

Literary links at Boughton House

19th April, 2016

In the year of Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary, Northamptonshire’s Boughton House is celebrating literature with a special summer events schedule. Boughton is home to the Duke of Buccleuch, a descendant of Shakespeare’s patron, the Third Earl of Southampton. The Bard’s poems Venus and Adonis and the Rape of Lucrece are dedicated to the Earl. Today, Boughton […]