Pentillie’s beautiful gardens are open to the public on specific days throughout the year. See our events calendar for details of the next one.
You can also join one of our guided garden tours, held in conjunction with Invitation to View, usually held on the first Thursday of the month, March to September. Invitation to View is a wonderful scheme whereby visitors are invited to look around private parts of house and gardens that are not usually open to the public, and currently operates throughout the East of England, the South West, the South and the Midlands. The Invitation to View tours at Pentillie are usually conducted by Ted or Sarah Coryton, or their daughter Sammie. Alternatively, if you can gather 15 or more people, we can arrange a private group tour. Contact the office for more details
Over the last 18 months, we have been restoring the mausoleum and walled kitchen gardens, with the very exciting discovery of Sir James Tillie’s vault in the mausoleum. The greenhouse in the walled kitchen gardens was restored to its former glory by Easter 2013 (although it may take a little longer to get the plants growing!) Many of the overgrown woodlands and paths have also been cleared in the last 12 months, to enable you to explore more of Pentillie.