THE gardens of Eaton Hall, home to The Duke of Westminster, will be opened to the public next month for one day only, to raise funds for charities supporting local communities.

On Sunday, 29 August, from 10.30am-5pm, the gardens of Eaton Hall near Chester, home to The Duke of Westminster, will be opened.

The event will raise funds for Cheshire Young Carers, who support young carers across the county through school holiday respite programmes, individual and group support as well as working with schools/colleges to provide specialised support.

Unlike in previous years where visitors could pay for entry on the day, all tickets must now be bought in advance via

A spokesperson for the estate said: “This year we are moving to online ticket sales, bought in advance, only. We believe this will enhance our visitor experience by reducing queueing as well as supporting Covid secure measures to ensure people are as safe as possible as they enjoy the gardens. No tickets will be available at the gates on the day.”

Each year, on a limited number of occasions, the gardens of Eaton Hall are opened to the public with all proceeds donated to local charities.

The gardens extend to 88 acres and feature many different designs and types of planting such as colour-themed rose gardens, herbaceous borders and bedding plants as well as a working kitchen garden.

Visitors can also view the recently refurbished Courtyard – following nationally significant conservation works – the Eaton Chapel, and its renowned stained glassed windows, the carriage museum and former stables as well as the family history exhibition room.

Subject to availability, tickets for the Eaton Railway can be purchased with event tickets online and in advance.

Admission to the open day costs £10.48 for adults and £3.29 for children, with family tickets available. All proceeds go to charity.