Garden Open Days
The Gardens are open to the public for specific days during the year. You can explore the beautiful gardens and river walk and visit the walled garden nursery to view the display borders.
Next Open Weekend – February 17th & 18th 2024
Tickets available https://www.trybooking.co.uk
Open 11am until 3.30pm. Last entry is 3pm.
Adults £6 children over 5 £2
The gardens form a number of formal herbaceous borders and informal woodland and riverside walks. There is a walled garden which used to be the hugely productive walled garden for the Castle and is still used as a vegetable garden to this day. The walk takes in a number of flat (but steep) level paths and a woodchip path that leads to the walled garden, river and pond side walks. These areas can be difficult to access if you are in a wheelchair as the woodchip path is uneven and can get a little muddy and thick in places. You can take as long as you like in the garden, it takes about 30/40minutes to march around all the areas on the map, but hopefully you might like to sit or linger to look at the plants. You can definitely make the walk take longer even at a fast pace.
There will be refreshments on site, the village has shops and a tea room open for takeaways. There is a book fair on the Saturday in the village so the institute will be open and serving light lunches.
Dogs are welcome
We welcome well behaved dogs, but please keep them on short leads and clear up after them. There are some lovely walks around the garden that everyone including your four legged friends will enjoy.
Being built on a hill, disabled access to the castle is very limited, there are a number of tarmac paths, however they are mostly very steep to access, whilst we do our best to ensure we can provide some disabled parking this is very limited and is at the bottom of the drive – it does not take you up to the main house. The same applies to pushchairs, whilst you can (and I have!) push a pushchair all the way around the garden, the paths aren’t really pushchair friendly although people do manage especially with the hardier types of pushchair.
Parking will be in the village. If you need to drop off others at the gates please feel free to do so.
For further information click here to email or Telephone 07971004428
We will be holding a history talk at 12noon – please check on the day where this will be held. It will normally be outside.
Walled Garden Pottery
The Walled Garden Pottery studio & shop will be open for you to come and wander in and take away a magical momento. You can also buy Wyn Abbot’s ceramics and art online.