Informal Open Days

We aim to open the garden about eight or nine times a year.  However, a successful open day is clearly very weather dependent!   The planned open days are arranged well in advance, and generally go ahead whatever the weather.  Other, "informal", openings often take place with very short notice.  We will always put the A-board sign outside and indicate the opening on this web page as soon as the decision to open is made.  No charges are made, although a collection box for the NGS, (National Gardens Scheme), may be put out.

Children are welcome in the gardens, but only if supervised at all times by a responsible adult.  The lawns are fine for running and jumping, but regretfully significant damage has been done in the past when irresponsible parents have let their children run freely through the flower beds and damage garden ornaments!

Whereas the planned charity open days generally have full refreshments, on these informal open days the best we can run to is a cup of tea or coffee!

We regret that no dogs other then guide dogs are admitted to the grounds.

There are toilet facilities in the garden.


We are planning to resume these informal openings from late May 2021, subject of course to any prevailing Covid regulations