Garden open times:

Main season Open Days: 11.00-5.00pm, last entry 4.00pm, gates locked at 5.30pm.

Open Thursdays: 11.00-3.00pm, last entry 2.00pm, gates locked 3.30pm

Gardens closed December and January and then re-opening for snowdrops in February.

Snowdrop Open Days: 11.00-4.00pm, last entry 3.00pm, gates locked at 4.30pm

Snowdrop Thursdays: 11.00-3.00pm, last entry 2.00pm, gates locked 3.30pm

Sunday Open Days 2021:

Entry fee: Adults: £5.50  Children under 16 years old free of charge. Tickets bookable in advance through Trybooking to ensure speedier entry. No refunds unless the Garden opening is cancelled by the Trust due to high winds or other unforeseen circumstances. It is also possible to pay at the gate.

For monthly Open Days priority parking will be given to Season Ticket holders and Friends of the Gardens.

  • Refreshments available
  • Hand sanitizer is available for visitors
  • Guided tours, music and additional children's or other activities are available as set out on individual events pages

Open Thursdays 2021:

Entry fee: Adults £4.00. Pay at the gate. Children under 16 years old, free of charge.

For Open Thursdays:

  • Entry to the Gardens, while volunteers are working.
  • No entry to the neighbouring gardens of Warwick House
  • Refreshments not available, picnics welcome
  • Hand sanitizer is available for visitors

Parking:

In order to allow access to residents and emergency vehicles, please note that car parking is not permitted along Park Road (the approach road to the Gardens). On Open Days, please follow the instructions of the stewards in our car park - thank you for your co-operation. On Open Thursdays parking available on first come basis.

Disabled Access:

The Gardens are mainly laid to lawn so, under dry weather conditions, they are reasonably accessible. However, if the weather has been very wet, the lawns can become more difficult to negotiate. Carers enter free of charge. Disabled toilet facilities are available.

Refreshments at "Daisy's":

On Sunday Open Days our volunteer team serve bacon rolls, cheese or hummus rolls and homemade soup (Snowdrop open days and October Open day only) until 2.15pm (or subject to availability) and a range of delicious homemade cakes as well as hot and cold drinks until 30 minutes before closing time or until we sell out!

Toilet facilities:

Chemical toilets are used at the Gardens as there is no mains water or sewerage. The toilets are cleaned regularly and anti-viral/anti-bacterial spray is provided, although visitors may also like to bring their own.

Garden produce and other merchandise:

Seasonal vegetables and fruit will be on sale through the summer and into autumn, as well as other merchandise.

Children's Activities:

Children enjoy visiting our treehouse and we have a dedicated Children's Area near the Italian Garden, including log stepping stones. We provide a children's fun trail and simple but fun craft/wildlife activities for our younger visitors.

Dogs:

Well behaved dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead and owners should come prepared to clean up after them! There are poop bags available at the Entrance Kiosk and bins for their disposal at the entrance, by the archive building and by the bins near the tea pavilion.