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Group Visits

Groups are welcome to visit us throughout our season. A visit can include a Guided Tour or Talk, or it can just simply be an outing with refreshments.  To organise a visit, get in touch with us. 

Refreshments Options

Tea/coffee & cake

Light lunch 

Traditional Afternoon Tea

Visiting Options


Guided Tour



Group Guided Tours

Visitors are often fascinated by our garden and keen to share their discovery of this hidden gem. Book a group guided tour to have exclusive access and find out more about Church Gardens and the family behind it. Kay will share with you her story, knowledge, humour and passion and you are guaranteed to leave inspired. 

with Kay McHugh


Vivien - Group Visit Organiser

"I just wanted to thank you & your Mum for welcoming my group of ladies to your lovely garden last Wednesday. They all thought it was a hidden gem. Thank you also for the delicious victoria sponge."
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by Kay McHugh

We have two talks available to present to groups, both of which are accompanied by a presentation of images. Talks can be arranged at Church Gardens inside our lovely new tea room.

Our talks give a personal insight into our restoration story.

Church Gardens: A Family's Restoration Journey

Kay will give an illustrated talk about her family's 25 year journey to restore and rebuild their 17th Century house and 3-acre walled garden. The talk will include a brief reference to the historical research about the property, the hard initial stages of rebuilding a home for a young family, creating a productive garden to feed that family, and finally, attempting to restore the garden to its former glory for the public to enjoy.

Church Gardens: Going Public

Join us for the second instalment of our family’s restoration journey. During this illustrated talk, Kay looks back at our first year of opening the gardens to the public, before Covid-19 spread across the globe. Church Gardens became a safe haven where the family isolated together for over a year. This time not only proved to be extremely productive, but life changing. Find out what exciting projects the family have planned for the future…


Church Gardens, Church Hill, Harefield, UB96DU


01895 823539



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