Public open days & access information 2017


Photograph by Clay Perry: Photograph by Clay PerryThe garden will be open from 12noon to 5pm on Fridays, Sundays and Bank Holidays from Good Friday until the end of May; 12 noon to 5pm on Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays and Bank Holidays in June, July and August and Fridays only in September. PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE NO WINTER WANDER THIS FEBRUARY 2017.

Admission charges

Adults £7.00

Children aged 5-15 £1, (under 5's are free)

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.

HHA members are free during normal opening hours.

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.

Gardeners Walks 2017

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


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.


Also, no picnicking in the garden.