Groups: We’re taking provisional no deposit bookings for 2021

Thursby Hort. Soc. 2019

WFGA Winter Visit 2019

Snowdrop Tour 2020

SNOWDROP TOURS in FEBRUARY  10.30 – noon.Garden tour with Christine looking at winter colour & bulbs  £20 per head. Must be pre booked.PLACED RESTRICTED TO 6 PEOPLE on each tour. Please check Events page for dates.

COVID 19. We’ll reserve dates & Numbers /Catering requirements etc can be organised at a later date.  

GROUP VISITS ’21  We offer exclusive out of hours access to a min  of 20 members ( pre booked) welcome on Mon, Tuesday or Weds  by car or coach.  We’re sorry we can’t accommodate large groups at any other time.  Photography groups welcome on Tuesdays and half term week for autumn colour. Must be booked in advance.

AVAILABILITY. We are now taking provisional bookings for 2021. It’s important to check that the date you require is available before passing it onto your group. It may be already taken. The gardens are closed to the general public on  and  we have reserved the days to make it a special day for private coach parties/groups, when they have the garden to themselves. Your requested date will be held until 6 weeks before your visit date. Payment should be made one month in advance. This booking is non refundable.  We’re sorry we can’t  accommodate large groups on other days. Prices include Entry, Tour, Food & Drink as booked. Arrival times can be arranged to suit your itinerary. 

SUMMER GARDEN TOURS April – Sept. Introductory talk followed by Garden Tour with Christine. After lunch a chance to revisit your favourite parts of the garden, ask questions & look around the nursery. 

OPTION 1. Allow 3hrs. e.g. 11am-2pm Arrival Welcome, History & Guided Tour of the gardens with Christine,  followed by GARDENERS LUNCH; – You will be given this 2020 choices when booking – 2019- Ploughmans or Hummus Platter followed by a Sweet Treat & Coffee. (Gluten Free Rolls available if previously requested.) Time to revisit the gardens or peruse Plant Sales. £19.95 per person. Max 23

OPTION 2 Allow 2-2.5hrs  Welcome, History & Guided tour of the gardens  Includes Coffee on arrival.  Guided Tour with Christine. £17 pp Min 20.

OPTION 3  Evenings only Allow 2 hours. Guided Tour only no refreshments. £15. per head. 7-9pm Min25 /max 30

OPTION 4  Morning or Afternoon Allow 2 hours. Welcome, History & Guided Tour of the gardens.  £15 per person. 20 places. Plant Sales will be open.

OPTION  5  Morning or afternoon  Mon-Wed. Allow 2 hours. Private Admission to Gardens + Plant Sales Area.    Christine will be available in the nursery to answer questions throughout your visit.  £10.Min 30

AUTUMN & SPRING GARDEN TOURS  11am – 2.30pm Garden Tour with Christine. Followed by Lunch of Soup & a Roll  with Sweet Treat & Coffee.  An accompanied ‘behind the scenes’ walk through the plant propagation areas, ask questions & look around the nursery or revisit your favourite part of the gardens.

To book or enquire about a group visit or talk;

  1. email us with a preferred visit date & contact telephone number.
  2. Christine will call you to confirm that your requested date is available within one week. 
  3. We will provisionally reserve that date for you until six weeks before your visit date. If you decide against the visit please email us asap. so that the date is available for another group.
  4. One month before your visit or earlier  please pay the full amount for minimum 20 persons to secure your day. Card or cash payment only. 
  5. Confirmation of payment, Access Statement & Directions will be sent as an email.

Pre-paid Groups of 20 will be welcomed by the owner Christine Liddle and given a guided tour of the gardens. Refreshment tickets will be distributed on arrival and will avoid queuing in the coffee shop. It also allows individuals to roam between the nursery, coffee shop and gardens at will and in their own time if they do not want to be included in the tour. We can comfortably accommodate 20 people at present inside the coffee shop should the weather be inclement. On fine days there are seats for another 30 under the loggia on the tea terrace. Christine will be around to answer questions  for the duration of your visit.

We are flexible, a number of variations are available, call us to see if we can help with your group visit.

We have on-site parking for up to 30 seater coaches. / 22 cars and a drop off point with near off- site parking for larger coaches.

Special Evening Group Tours Tuesdays June /Jul: min 25 – 30; cost £ 19.50 per person inclusive of entry, guided tour with the owner, Tea/ Filter Coffee & a cake or pastry. 


Illustrated talks for winter evenings or daytime – suitable for mixed interest groups: U3a ,W.I.,  Horticultural Societies etc. COVID 19 No bookings are being made for talks for the foreseeable future & I’m unable to do Zoom talks due to our completely unreliable broadband quality. 

2021 Local Area: £95. Venues over 30 miles away from the gardens –  please ask.


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Last entry 3pm for the gardens.



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, we need it this year more than ever before.

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