Charity Afternoon Tea in Welbeck Abbey's Sunken Garden (SOLD OUT)

Charity Afternoon Tea in Welbeck Abbey's Sunken Garden (SOLD OUT)

Join us on Saturday 11 June 2022 for an exclusive opportunity to enjoy afternoon tea in the late 19th-century sunken garden and ornamental tunnel.

For this occasion, we will open the 5th Duke of Portland's ornamental Rose Corridor Tunnel, where guests will be offered a selection of sweet and savoury treats with prosecco.



This is an exclusive event to raise funds for the Villages of Welbeck Association to build a car park for local residents and school children at Cuckney Primary School. 

The Sunken Garden

Welbeck's Sunken Garden was part of a design commissioned in 1899 by Alfred Parsons and Captain Walter Croker Saint-Ives Partridge by the 6th Duke of Portland. The garden hosts a large summerhouse, a tennis court, an ornamental pool and a swimming pool, around the outer edge, are brick pergolas.  

Rose Corridor Tunnel 

Rose Corridor Ornamental Tunnel runs alongside the Sunken Garden and will give guests the opportunity to go inside and marvel at the grandness of the 5th Duke of Portlands underground world. 


Afternoon Tea Menu:

Sandwich Selection 

Cucumber & Dill

Egg Mayonnaise & Truffle Crisps

Salt Beef Ruben 



Montgomery's Cheddar, Leek & Walnut Scone topped with Red Onion Marmalade 

Rhubarb & Ginger Scone topped with Rhubarb & Star Anise Jam 


Miniature Cake Selection 

Lemon Macaron 


Gateau Opera

Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake 





English Tea



The Afternoon tea is a set menu and no alternatives will be available. 


Book your place and spend an afternoon enjoying elegant delights with prosecco in Welbeck Abbey's Sunken Garden.  



Saturday, 11 June 2022, 3pm - 6pm


£55 per person

All profit will be donated to The Villages of Welbeck Association. Click here to find out more about our Charity of the Year


How to book:

Tickets for this event will be for sale ONLINE ONLY and go on sale on Thursday 3rd March at 10am. Purchase your ticket via Eventbrite.




For further information, please contact us:


Phone: 01909 500 211

What to expect during your visit 

    • On arrival, guests will be directed to the Sunken Garden via signage.
    • Entry to the Sunken Garden and Rose Corridor is accessed down several steep stone steps.
    • Free Parking will be located a few minutes' walk away from the Sunken Garden.
    • Due to uneven surfaces, we advise visitors to wear sensible flat footwear.
    • Arrival drink with the option to explore the Sunken Garden.
    • Proof of age may be required for alcoholic drinks.
    • A charity raffle will take place on the day. Cash only will be accepted.
    • Afternoon tea will be served banquet style, meaning you may also be seated next to other guests who are not part of your own party.
    • Even on hot days, Rose Corridor can be cool. Please bring along an extra layer to avoid feeling the cold.
    • The event will end at 6pm. Visitors are asked to follow the exit signs and leave the estate promptly.
    • Due to the nature of the historical venue, accessibility is limited.
    • Toilets are located a short walk from the event location. 

Be sure to schedule a visit to The Harley Gallery during your day and discover the exhibition 'Tunnel Vision', which provides a rare glimpse into Welbeck's Victorian world, where the 5th Duke spent his time developing innovative and extraordinary buildings.

Terms and Conditions

Tickets are sold on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets are non-refunded and can not be reserved. This is a charity event to raise funds for the Villages of Welbeck Association. 

All profit from this event will go to the Villages of Welbeck Association, as part of our year-long campaign to help raise funds to build a community car park at Cuckney Primary School. Read more about our Charity of the Year