A chance to learn and enjoy nature at its best

Arboretum Tour and Lunch or Afternoon Tea - dates throughout the year

All year

Join Andrew Beale, the eighth generation in the family business, for a guided tour around the Beale Arboretum at West Lodge Park.

– Andrew Beale, Managing Director

You will see some of the 800 species of trees around the 35 acre estate, the spectacular conifers, the national collections of Hornbeams and Taxodiums, the new Catalpa collection, magnolia and holly beds, and the glorious maple glade.

The tour begins at 2.30pm in the front lounge and finishes at 4.00pm with either lunch prior, or English Afternoon tea afterwards, served in the Mary Beale Restaurant.

Available on the following dates:

Arboretum tour Lunch at 1.00pm - £25.50
(Payable on booking).

Enjoy a two course lunch from our Table d’hote restaurant menu including Café du Monde coffee or Newby of London loose-leaf teas & homemade petits fours


Arboretum tour Afternoon Tea at 4.00pm - £23.50
(Payable on booking).

  • Newby loose-leaf teas or Café du Monde coffee
  • Four finger sandwiches
  • Cheddar & chive mini quiche
  • 2 warm scones with Devonshire clotted cream and Tiptree jam
  • 3 homemade cakes

Prosecco Afternoon Tea – £31.50 per person
(Payable on booking).

(As the Afternoon Tea, plus a delicious chilled glass of Prosecco)

Champagne Afternoon Tea – £35.50 per person
(Payable on booking).

(As the Afternoon Tea, plus a delicious chilled glass of Rosé Champagne)

The tour is FREE, with a choice of a two course lunch or afternoon tea.

Please book and pay in advance here on the website or via reception on 020 8216 3900 - bookings can be made up to 10.00am on the day of the tour.

We will be walking on mainly hard paths and grass, a coat is recommended and sturdy footwear should be worn.

These tours are also free of charge for hotel residents, or guests attending conferences or functions on the day in question.


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