No, not a special out of hours viewing.
But a cunning plan.
Arrive just before opening time at 11am.
Even on a fine June Saturday.
Queue politely with the milling crowd at the entrance booth.
Walk purposefully through the gateway
as the clock strikes 11.
Then when everyone turns left to see The White Garden,
looking its best at this time of year,
but very confined,
turn sharp right
and have the rest of the garden to yourself.
They haven't even had time to climb the tower.
Of course you will soon start meeting people
as they percolate through to Delos,
the Rose Garden, the Cottage garden, the Orchard, the Nuttery,
the Yew Walk, the Herb Garden, the Moat Walk and the Lime Walk
and then you will have to content yourself with close ups.
But you will perhaps have done everyone a small favour
by staying out of their way,
especially if they have flown thousands of miles
for a once in a lifetime visit.