Garden Shops

WE only grow hardy herbaceous plants available for sale.  Most of the plants for here are produced on the nursery by traditional methods from plants displayed in the gardens. We are a selective growers, propagating only the plants which we believe to be hardy and garden worthy. Most plants hold the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

The nursery provides visitors with the chance to purchase plants they may have seen growing in the gardens and feel that they can’t live without! We can usually grow to order for you if we’ve sold out.

BULBS are available March –Sept. ‘in the green’ lifted & potted by us during the cold winter months, all you have to do is collect them! None are from wild habitats. Bulbs include – winter, spring, summer & autumn flowering if you can’t see what you want, please ask.

PLANT SALES BEDS include;

  • HARDY PERENNIAL PLANTS under the broad headings of
  • ALPINES for SUN or SHADE, GROUND COVER for SUN or SHADE.
  • TALL, MEDIUM & LOW perennials for SUN, SHADE & DAMP SOIL.
  • AQUATICS include moisture lovers displayed in our barrel ponds.
  • WILDFLOWERS, (bee friendly plants)
  • SEASONAL – Plants that are in flower when you visit.

Potting Shed ShopPotting Shed Shop

THE POTTING SHED GIFT SHOP

We have a small gift shop which offers a selection of garden and plant related,  decorative, and useful items.

We try to support local businesses, charities & artists each year. Quirky greetings cards & gifts by Alex Clark & Fine art animal drawings by Sarah Gee are very popular.

Jennie Bell supplies us with lovely mugs with the Secret Garden image. This year we have some of her ‘Snowdrop’ Bone china mugs

OPENING HOURS

MAY – AUGUST

GARDENS Wed, Thurs, Fri 10am-5pm Sat-Sun 11am-5pm.

CAFE closes 4.30pm.

AUG. BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY OPEN 11am-5pm

CAFE closes 4.30pm

SEPTEMBER & APRIL

GARDENS  Wed, Thurs, Fri, 10am-4pm  Sat & Sun. 11am- 4pm

CAFE closes at 3.30pm

OCTOBER & MARCH

GARDENS Friday, Sat & Sun 11am -4pm

CAFE closes at 3.30pm 

WINTER 

FEB SEE SPECIAL EVENT ON WEBSITE Please check before setting out.

PLANT SALES & COFFEE GARDEN AREAS ENTRY IS FREE. 

ADMISSION TO SECRET GARDENS

Adults: £5.00 Seniors & Students £4.50

Child: aged 4-15 £2.50 includes an I spy trail around the gardens. 

NB. ADMISSION charges have remained the same for 7 years and are essential to help pay for maintenance  of the gardens, thank you for your support.

RHS Members Please check your handbook, Friday is RHS day.

SEASON TICKETS  Mar- Sept If you’re planning to visit the gardens more than twice this year, the season ticket will save you money.     Adult/Senior single season tickets: £12.50 or  Bring a friend (double) season ticket: £25.00 Weather permitting we try to add a few ‘extra’ days during Oct, Nov & Feb. but these are weather dependent.  Extra days are also free entry to season ticket holders.

SEASON TICKET RENEWALS SPECIAL OFFER -bring your key ring from last year and your replacement will be discounted to £12 or £23.

SEASON TICKETS– grant unlimited access to the gardens, nursery & coffee shop during normal business hours. 

SORRY NO PICNICS 

OFFERS & DISCOUNT Coffee Loyalty Card