Gardens

We hope that you will find something of interest whenever you visit. There is 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

We’re OPEN;- APRIL 3rd – MID Oct. 

WED, THURS & FRIDAYS 10am-5pm 

SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS 11am-5pM.

EASTER OPENING:-

Open Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Sunday & Monday 11am-5pm.

EASTER EGG TRAIL for school holidays is included in entrance fee.

The coffee shop closes at 4.30pm each day.

ENTRY CHARGES APPLY TO SECRET GARDENS but not the Plants sales or Coffee areas. Adults: £5.00 Seniors & Students £4.50
Child: aged 4-15 £2.00 includes an I spy trail around the gardens. 

NB. ADMISSION charges have remained the same for 6 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- Oct 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 at the beginning and end of the season. These are also free 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