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Burghley House head gardener Joe Whitehead will lead winter guided walks on Thursday and Friday

Discover more about what historic house gardeners get up to during the winter months at Burghley House during January and February.

For the first time, the historic estate is staging winter walks with head gardener Joe Whitehead, featuring a stroll around the normally closed family South Gardens - with its seasonal flower displays - as well as the dramatic Sculpture Garden and the whimsical Tudor Garden of Surprises.

Joe Whitehead really has country house gardening in his blood. His grandfather and great grandfather were both head gardeners on large country estates and after being under gardener at Burghley early in his career, Joe went on to work at RHS Garden Wisley and Salle Park in Norfolk before returning to Burghley as head gardener in 2017.

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