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Mid-March - End-Oct; Tues - Sun & BH Mons; 12 noon - 5pm. Open Mondays in August. Christmas Opening: Mid-Nov - Mid-Dec; Tues - Sun; 12noon - 4.30pm
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Spring or June
Adult £10; Child (5-16) £5.50; Concessions £9; Family £27.50. Gift aid rates are available Group of 15 or more £7pp, Child £4.50 Out of hours private tour of Museum £10 minimum charge £180 per group - max. 60 people.
Garden Tours by prior booking. Access to grounds for disabled is limited due to slope of the garden American plants will be available for sale from late May in the Herb shop which produces the Tussie mussie posies from flowers raised within the grounds.
Replica of the garden at Mount Vernon - George Washington's house in Virginia, USA. Arboretum of North American trees and shrubs.
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The Museum grounds comprise of 120 acres of which 40 are open to the public. The manor house is surrounded to the East and South by a large lawn. On the south side of the manor there is a curtain wall fronted by a herbaceous border. Further to the south there is a replica of one part of the upper garden at Mount Vernon, George Washington's house on the Potomac river, showing how it would have looked in the late 19th century. There are also a small colonial vegetable and dye plant border, colonial herb garden and 18 acres of park land. There is an arboretum of North American trees and shrubs, including a Californian Redwood tree.
Claverton Manor was built in 1820 on a greenfield site. In the early twentieth century, there was a large flower garden and conservatory on the site of the present day Mount Vernon garden. However apart from a number of specimen trees the present garden contains very little that pre-dates the arrival of the Museum in 1960.