Tickets for general entry to the Gardens

Day entry tickets to 10 acres of beautiful, formal 400 year old gardens.. in the middle of the city.

We no longer require you to pre-book for normal entry, but you are welcome to do so

Beautiful Baroque Gardens hidden amongst urban surroundings

A place to breathe deeply, escape and relax. Orchards, a maze, gentle walks and wild areas. Plenty to help the soul and stretch your limbs.

Sometimes, additional events and activities are included as part of your general visit. Other events are separately ticketed (eg workshops and Open-air theatre and music). Please check our Events page so you don’t miss out.

Food and Drink

The Open Air Courtyard Café is open for light refreshments; including Rourke’s prize winning pies, Homemade cakes, Cream Teas in a Box, pastries, hot and cold drinks and ice creams. Seasonal variations and availabilities apply. Entry to the Courtyard only, is free.

Families, dogs and picnics are welcome.

We always welcome families. The Gardens are a great place to explore for young children. There is usually some kind of self guided trail or activity, like a mud kitchen, to spend time in. As a walled garden we are a relatively safe place to play. Nevertheless ponds, wildlife and the outdoors present hazards. Please make sure you know what your children are doing at all times.

You are welcome to bring your own picnics. There is shelter, tables and plenty of benches around the site.

We welcome dogs on short leads so bring them along to enjoy the Gardens with you too, please keep pick up after them and take your rubbish home with you – thank you. We run a monthly Canine Café, where you and your dog can meet others socially in the Courtyard – make some friends and enjoy tasty treats..

Opening Times

We are open regularly from Wednesdays to Sundays with extra days during School and Bank Holidays 10.30am -4.30pm.
These tickets give you access to the Gardens for the whole day (last entry 4pm).


Parking is free and there are disabled parking bays close to the entrance gates. There is level access to the courtyard café.

Please note entry to the Courtyard Café only is free.

2 for 1s and affiliate tickets

If you have an RHS, CPRE or Gardeners World ‘2 for 1’ ticket please just book one ticket or one donation. 1-to-1 Carers please book a free ticket and an ordinary ticket for your companion.


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