Public open days & access information 2019


Photograph by Clay Perry: Photograph by Clay Perry


OPEN FROM 12noon - 5pm


Good Friday - End of May

Fridays, Sundays and Bank Holidays

National Garden Scheme open day 17th May. All entrance fee proceeds go to the nursing charities involved. Usual opening times apply. No concessions for RHS or HHA members on this day.


June, July & August

Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays and Bank Holidays



Fridays only



Adults £7.50

Children aged 5-15 £1.00 (under 5's are free)


Pre-booked groups of 20 and over £6.50 per person, groups less than 20 you will still be obliged to pay for 20 persons at £6.50.

RHS Members are free* in April, May and September only on the presentation of a valid membership card. Please refer to the RHS members handbook for details. 

HHA members are free* during normal opening hours throughout our open season and on the presentation of a valid membership card. 

*With the exception of our charity open days where the full entrance fee will apply. See above for details of our charity events.




£22.00 for an individual ticket. Tickets are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. Available to buy from the ticket kiosk on open days, or call the Garden Secretary on 01630 685760



For more information about booking times and fees, please see Group Bookings for details.



A one hour guided walk full of practical tips and advice. A close look at plants of interest at the time and how you can make the most of them. Normal admission price applies to the garden but the walks will be free of charge. Please be aware that the walks can be heavily subscribed to at peak times. No booking is required. All walks start from the front of the Hall at 2.00pm and last approximately 60 minutes.

Friday 3rd May - 'Irises'

Friday 7th June - 'Successful garden design ideas'

Friday 5th July - 'Summer climbers'

Friday 2nd August - 'The Hot Garden'

Friday 6th September - 'Growing Dahlias'



Wheelchairs and mobility scooters are permitted in the garden, however we kindly ask that care is taken when manoeuvring through the garden paths due to limited space in certain areas. Unfortunately some areas of the garden such as The Croft Garden and Croft are only accessible by wheelchair with difficulty and with a helper. The paths are gravel, grass and some York stone. With prior notice, disabled visitors may park towards the top of the main drive. We have a disabled WC and a ramp into the tearoom. A wheelchair is available for visitor use but must be pre-booked. There are a number of seats and seating areas throughout the garden.



Please be aware that there are a number of unfenced water features in the garden and it is therefore not advisable to leave children or dependants unsupervised. The two small pools have been filled with large pebbles to make them safer for toddlers.



Car parking for visitors is in the field across the lane from the garden entrance. Look out for the grey directional signs. We do have limited disabled parking for blue badge holders that must be prebooked. Please call the garden office on 01630 685760 if you would like to book disabled parking. 



Photography using tripods will require permission for any work in the garden. 



We can only allow guide dogs or special assistance dogs in the garden.



Located behind plant sales area and includes a disabled WC and baby change.



We do not allow picnicking in the garden or tearoom.