The Grove Formal Garden

The Grove Formal Gardens Tour with Cream Tea

Location: The Grove, Chandler's Cross, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD3 4TG
Fully booked
Enjoy a guided tour of the beautiful gardens at this exclusive hotel followed by a quintessential cream tea...

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A static map of The Grove Formal Gardens Tour with Cream Tea

About the event

Enjoy a gentle stroll around the beautiful gardens of The Grove guided by their Senior Gardener.  The 1.5 hour tour will take in the Formal Gardens with its spectacular herbaceous border and be in with a chance of spotting the resident little owl.  The impressive Walled Garden, constructed in 1878 by Edward Hyde, 5th Earl of Clarendon, comprises four parts defined by avenues lined with hornbeam and walnut trees and has impressive displays of fruit, vegetables and herbs.  

After the tour, you will return to the historic heart of The Grove, where the Earls of Clarendon threw lavish house parties for the likes of Queen Victoria and Horace Walpole, for a sumptuous cream tea comprising of a selection of warm fruit scones, strawberry preserve, lemon curd and Cornish clotted cream with your choice of tea and coffee.

Black Teas
o   Golden Assam
o   Darjeeling Summer
o   Jewel of Nuwara Eliya
o   Black Mao Feng
o   Smoked China
o   Masala Chai
o   Superior Oolong

White Tea
o   White Yin Long

Fruit & Herbal Infusions
o   Granny’s Garden
o   Sweet Nana
o   Pure Chamomile

Green Teas
o   Jasmine Pearls
o   Milky Oolong
o   Finest Shizuoka Sencha
o   Dragonwell Green Tea

About The Grove

The Grove is set in 300 acres of Hertfordshire parkland, dating back to the 13th century, with surrounding lakes and woodland. The 18th century mansion was the former home of the Earls of Clarendon.

The gardens draw heavily on the existing features of each site, whether historically, ecologically, visually or environmentally and the Formal Gardens which run the entire length of the hotel provide a link between the interior and the wider landscape and the 18 hole Championship Golf Course.

Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust are proud to be working with The Grove as one of their Gold corporate partners to provide a wildlife management plan that encourages a diversity of wildlife thriving within the garden area, across the golf course and into the wilder outer edges of the estate.


Proceeds from this event will go towards supporting the work of Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.

This event can be purchased as an experience gift voucher from our Wildlife Gift Shop.



£39 per person

Additional booking information

Refunds will be given up to 14 days before the event (less £5 admin fee). No refunds within 14 days.

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No dogs permitted


Disabled toilet
Baby changing facilities