Wide laurel-hedged rides radiate from the magnificent main lawn and take you to the tranquil woodland beyond.

In spring there is a wonderful display of Camellias, and Rhododendrons. In high summer the hydrangea collection makes a striking display of colour, and towering over the ponds we have exceptionally fine and majestic Eucryphias. In autumn, the trees and shrubs, together with the woodland beyond, create a rich tapestry of colour. The Larmer Tree contains a wonderful collection of ornate buildings, with free-flying Macaws and roaming peacocks all retained in an enchanting and tranquil atmosphere.


The Garden & Cafe are normally open Sunday to Thursday April to October 11.00am – 4.30pm

  • Adults £4.00

  • Senior Citizens, Groups (15+) and Concessions £3.00

  • Family (2+4) £12.50

  • Children £2.50

  • Children Under 5 Free

Please Note, we are always closed on Fridays & Saturdays for weddings and events but please check the calendar for other occasional closures.


We warmly welcome group visits to the gardens and invite you to consider us a venue for your next outing, whether you are a member of your local WI, horticultural group, a lunch club or you simply want somewhere different to meet!

Groups of 15 guests or more benefit from a concessionary entrance fee, of £3.00 pp. We recommend that you pre-book and should you wish we can organise a guided tour with one of our gardeners to explain more about the grounds and their history, a tour costs £1.50 pp. We are happy to arrange group visits outside of our public opening times and estimate that a visit lasts approximately 2 hours including a refreshment break. The Coffee Grove Café can provide morning coffee, a delicious lunch, or a cream tea for your group, so please contact us for a menu and a booking form.