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Plan your visit

Find our opening times, accessibility information and guided tour details below.

Opening times

  • The Garden is open all year round but closes at 4pm on Christmas Eve and reopens at 11am on 26 December, Boxing Day

  • The Walled Garden with Visitor Centre and Maze are officially open 8am – 4pm Monday to Thursday and 8am – 12noon on Friday

  • Volunteers open and close the Walled Garden and the Maze on Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday.  Core times for these areas are 10am – 4pm but this may vary

  • The Maze is closed in the winter from Christmas to Easter to allow it to recover, and also for a few days in late summer for the massive task of hedge trimming. It may be closed at other times during the autumn if heavy rain has made the paths wet

  • The Walled Garden is sometimes closed for events at weekends, although the Visitor Centre and an accessible toilet may be open

  • Very occasionally the Garden is closed for safety reasons if bad weather is expected

  • Contact the Tourist Information Centre for the most up to date information about opening times for the Maze and Walled Garden


  • No dogs other than assistance dogs are permitted in the Garden

  • This historic garden was created in Victorian times and has hardly changed from the original layout

  • There is no parking at the Garden - the nearest public car parks can be found at Caton's Lane (W3W: /// and Swan Meadow (W3W: ///fulfilled.eyelid.tractor)

  • The paths allow you to see most of the Garden but there are flights of steps that limit access

  • The Maze paths are just wide enough for a standard wheelchair

  • There are two toilets at the Visitor Centre. One is a fully accessible toilet with baby changing facilities (these may be closed after 4pm)

  • Ball games are not permitted in the Garden. There is a park, play area and open space for ball games at the nearby Anglo-American Playing Fields adjacent to the Garden

  • Click here for further detailed notes on accessibility to help plan your visit

Guided tours

  • The Friends can arrange a guided tour of the Garden for organisations and garden tour operators. We also give lectures to local clubs and societies. We ask for a donation to The Friends for both

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