A chance to learn and enjoy nature at its best

Arboretum Tour and Lunch or Afternoon Tea

Apr to Oct 2020

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 - £26.50
(Payable on booking).

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


Arboretum Afternoon Teas at 4.00pm - £24.25

(Payable on booking).

Afternoon Tea Packages:
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Newby loose leaf tea or Café du Monde coffee

Four finger sandwiches

Cheddar & chive mini quiche

2 warm scones with Devonshire clotted cream and Tiptree jamm

A selection of 3 homemade cakes

Prosecco Afternoon Tea: 

(As the West Lodge Park Afternoon Tea, plus a glass of Rosé Prosecco)

Champagne Afternoon Tea: 

(As the West Lodge Park Afternoon Tea, plus a glass of Rosé Champagne)


Please note that a full Afternoon Tea must be ordered by each person.

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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