Public open days & access information 2017


Photograph by Clay Perry: Photograph by Clay Perry

2017 PUBLIC OPEN DAYS - 12-5pm

Good Friday - End of May

Fridays, Sundays and Bank Holidays


June, July & August

Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays and Bank Holidays



Fridays only



Adults £7.00

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


Pre-booked groups of 20 and over £6.00 per person, groups less than 20 you will still be obliged to pay for 20 persons at £6.

RHS Members are free in April and September only on the presentation of a valid membership card.

HHA members are free during normal opening hours on the presentation of a valid membership card. 




£20.00 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 house at 2.00pm and last approximately 60 minutes.

April 21st - Spring interest

May 12th - Structure of the garden

June 8th & 9th - The use of roses in a mixed border

July 6th & 7th - Summer flowering shrubs

August 10th & 11th - New world salvias

September 8th - 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.



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.