Gardens

We hope that you will find something of interest whenever you visit. There are now a succession of diverse gardens, which came about partly by accident when we realised that the area would have to be divided into smaller areas to combat the ferocious and constant winds from all directions. Each garden has a different theme and planting conditions, with dry and wet soil in sun and shade- mostly on stony clay, left after opencast mining, we have been able to grow a huge range of hardy plants. We believe that it is better to find the best plant for a site than to try and change the environment. The gardens are on a slope and have a variety of different surfaces and  therefore inaccessible to some wheelchair users, please ring for more details 07778447920 before embarking on a visit. We are subject to flooding during winter months and we close mid Oct- end of  Feb-March.

Garden Gallery through the Seasons

 

Garden, Coffee Shop, Nursery 2020 

 SORRY TEMPORARILY CLOSED… Like us on Facebook to find out   when we’ll reopen..

‘BRING A FRIEND’ SEASON TICKET FOR two £25 

ADULTS £5 -not available until we’re allowed to open to the general public.

NB. ADMISSION charges have remained the same for 8 years and are essential to help pay for maintenance  of the gardens, thank you for your support.

SEASON TICKETS  REVISED CONDITIONS; – COVID 19 – Things may change but we’ll do what is in everyones best interest & safety.

We have reviewed our Opening hours & Season Ticket Conditions to re-open in stages & feel that we are following all of the guidelines for maximum safety.  We are open with entry limited to Season Ticket Members through Pre booked hourly Appointment Slots  for 2 people. There is a one way system in place with Social Distancing in place throughout. There will be a maximum of 3 couples in the gardens at any one time. (This means that 2 or 3 couples can book the same slot if they are all members & want to meet in the garden. In this eventuality no-one else will be booked in.) Sorry guidelines are, no children at present but if you have a Season Ticket with a child please contact Christine to book a slot as soon as this becomes acceptable.  

 Season Tickets & Plants can be purchased with contactless payments only.  At present Ticket holders Ring, Text or email to book a slot in advance. If we have more than one couple in at any time we may have to close the house & private garden because of narrow paths, the remainder of the gardens have plenty of distancing space.  Contactless payments only for Plants & Season Ticket Purchases. The Cafe & Toilets will remain closed.

THE WAY FORWARD – When we are allowed to reopen the Cafe/Toilets & bring in staff, our opening hours will be changed to fine days only so that outdoor seating may be used to its maximum. We realise that this will be a change in conditions for Ticket Holders but hope that the added attraction of having the garden to yourselves & our personal attention will compensate in some way.  Thank you for your understanding & we look forward to seeing you again.