The garden will be open from time to time on fine days throughout the year. These days are very weather dependent and notice may be short. There will generally be no entrance charge and although no formal refreshments will be served, tea and coffee is usually available. Guide Dogs Only.


Informal Garden openings as follows in 2017:


Dates will appear here, as and when we decide to open the gardens.  This may be at short notice, due mainly to doubts over the weather.  Sunny Sunday afternoons are often chosen.  There will always be an A-board sign outside the gate on these occasions.

April 9th (Sunday)

The weather looks good so we are opening from 1pm to 5pm this afternoon, no admission charges.  Not quite up to NGS standard as yet, but spring is starting to happen and there are a few interesting features.  Guide dogs only.

May 24th (Wednesday)

It has been a fine afternoon today.  The garden will be open from 4pm until 8pm.  No admission charges.  No unaccompanied children.  Guide dogs only as usual.

June 4th (Sunday)

It looks like it will be a fine afternoon.  We will open the garden from 1pm to 5pm.  No admission charges.  Guide dogs only.


June 18th (Sunday)

It looks like being a really fine afternoon today.  The garden will be open from 1pm to 5pm.  No admission charges.  Accompanied children welcome.  Guide dogs only, as usual.

July 9th (Sunday)

It does look a bit cloudy this morning, but the forecast seems to be good for the afternoon.  The garden is now past its best but may still be worth a look round.  The cobbles were power-washed yesterday!  (There is now some pointing between the cobbles that needs doing again!)  The garden will be open from 1pm to 5pm.  As above, no admission charges, accompanied children welcome, and guide dogs only.