The 105-acre garden is full of surprises with gravity-fed waterworks, inspiring sculptures and a wide variety of plants to discover. Don’t miss the impressive Emperor Fountain, which can reach 90m high, or the Maze, created on the site of Joseph Paxton’s famous Great Conservatory. For those interested in sculpture our permanent collection in the garden is a fantastic resource to explore, illustrating a variety of techniques, materials and approaches.

With maps, trails and sculpture resources available, it’s easy to self-guide your group around the gardens. Or you can book one of our tours below to find out more.

Garden tour

Key stages 1–5 | Higher education | Allow 1.5 hours

Pupils will explore the landscape with an intrepid garden guide and uncover some of its hidden stories and secrets. Specialist tours, focusing on areas such as the glasshouses, garden history and water features, can also be arranged on request.

Garden sculptures

Key stages 1–5 | Higher education | Allow 1.5 hours

Learn more about the wealth of sculpture, both classical and contemporary, that can be found in the garden at Chatsworth. Tours can be arranged to introduce pupils to the highlights of the collection or can focus on a particular theme such as materials or techniques used.


Please do not hesitate to email us or call us on 01246 565 300 to discuss your visit and how it can meet your curriculum needs.

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