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Garden & Arboretum

The garden is a beautiful and peaceful place at any time but particularly in Spring, early displays of snowdrops, magnolias, rhododendrons and camellias are followed by the fritillary and wild flower meadow.  There are many unusual flowering trees and shrubs including  stewartia, davidia and cornus as well as underplanting of woodland perennial and bulbs.  Rambling roses and hydrangeas flower during the summer, and the garden can look spectacular in Autumn as the trees and shrubs change colour and are covered in fruit. 

The garden and arboretum was originally laid out at the turn of the last century by the present owners great grandfather.  Rupert Eley has undertaken recent plantings over the last 13 years and the garden now contains the national collection of deciduous euonymus.

A note of caution the paths are grass and can get slippery, so please take care, especially on the slopes and in wet weather.  Likewise, the ponds are not fenced, so please keep an eye on children at all times.  We do not allow dogs in the garden at any time.

We do offer guided garden tours – please see services section for further details.

Entry into the garden is by ticket only:  Adults £6,  Children free.
The garden is also open to members of the Royal Horticultural Society,  under their free access scheme and this gives RHS members, but not their guests, free admission from Monday to Saturday (excludes Sundays and guided garden tours).

Visitors are advised that the garden can be slippery, in particular the grass paths and after rain, we do therefore advise stout outdoor shoes and walking sticks and ask visitors to please take care to avoid tripping over which may cause an injury.
Many thanks Rupert and Sara Eley

Opening Hours

Plant Centre
Open daily from 10am – 5pm
(dusk if earlier) 
Closed on Easter Sunday and Christmas bank holidays
Admission free

Open daily from 1st March to 30th September from 10am-5pm. Closed on Easter Sunday

Adults £6, Children Free
For RHS Concessions please refer to Garden &
Arboretum Section