Public open days 2015 & access information

Photograph by Clay Perry: Photograph by Clay PerryThe garden is open from 12noon to 5pm on Fridays, Sundays and Bank Holidays from Good Friday until the end of August, and Fridays only in September. 

Admission charges

Adults £7.00

Children aged 4-15 £1, (under 4's are free)

Groups of 25 and over £6.00 per person.

RHS Members are free in April and September only.

Annual Tickets

Available to buy from the ticket kiosk on open days, or call the Garden Secretary on 01630 685760 the price is £20.00.

Group Bookings

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

Head Gardeners Walks 2016

A one hour guided tour 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 tours will be free of charge. All tours are on a Friday and start from the nursery at 2.00pm and last approximately 60 minutes.

April 1st - Propagation and division

April 22nd - Spring flowers and shade loving plants

May 13th - Shrubs and small trees

June 24th - Roses and delphiniums

July 22nd - Summer borders and clematis

August 19th - Late summer colour

September 9th - Tender plants for extended colour

September 30th - Salvias


The garden is mostly accessible to wheel chairs through approximately 80% of the garden. The Croft Garden and Croft are only accessible by wheelchair with difficulty and then with a helper. The paths are gravel or grass and some York stone. With prior notice, disabled visitors may park at the top of the drive. We have a disabled WC and a ramp into the tea room. There is a wheelchair available and the garden has a number of seats and seating areas.

Open water warning

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.


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


We only allow dogs that assist in the garden.

Toilet facilities

Located behind plant sales area and includes a disabled WC.