Opening Times

2019 Season Opening Times – 30 March to 29 September


In April, May, June and September we are closed on Mondays (except Bank Holidays). In July and August we are open every day.

Gates open at 11am, last admission 5pm. Garden cleared 5.30pm.

The last train departs at 4.30pm, Tarantella closes at 5pm and pedaloes are available until 4.30pm.


Same opening dates as for the gardens, except when closed for private functions – see homepage for latest updates.

Access to the House is by guided tour only, which must be booked at the Entrance Pavilion before you proceed to the House.

Tours cannot be booked further in advance, only in person on the day, except for groups of 15+, and are allocated on a first come, first served basis.  The House tour takes approximately one hour.

Tour times for 2019 – see below:

All of July and August and ALL weekends & Bank Holidays – half hourly from 11.30am to 3pm.

Easter and Half Term Holidays (weekdays) – hourly 12 noon – 3pm.

April, May, June and September (weekdays) – 12noon and 2pm only

Group visits (15+) can be accommodated as required – please see our Groups page.

Shorter tours suitable for primary school aged children take place every Sunday at 1pm and every day except Saturday during the Easter and Summer holidays at 1pm.

From time to time we may have to alter the times of house tours, or close the house to the public.  Please check the top of the Homepage for any closures/alterations.


Open every day of the season from 11am – 5pm.

Shop & Plant Nursery

Open every day of the season from 11.30am – 5.30pm.

Picnic Area

Picnicking is NOT permitted anywhere in the Gardens or Woodland.  The picnic area is situated between the car park and the entrance to the Gardens.  It is open 11am-5.30pm for ticket holders only.

No BBQs please!

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