The Gardens will be re-opening, in a limited manner at first just for members, and to the general public from Wednesday 17 June. “We hope you will take the opportunity to come and get some fresh air and exercise in a safe and beautiful place.
In order to maintain safe and healthy access for all, entry will be by pre-booked tickets only and daily numbers will be limited.
We have risk assessed the site, buildings and working conditions and have made changes. Although there will be access to all of the Gardens there will be limitations in place to ensure everyone’s safety.”
Full details are on the website.
For reopening dates and plans follow the link to here.
“We are really pleased to be able to welcome people back into the Gardens again, we know spirits will be lifted by a wander – or a run – in the Gardens, but we will naturally be monitoring how we can manage safety.
Family picnics will be welcome – please take home your rubbish – we cannot dispose of it at present.
Most of the Gardens’ staff are on furlough and we are managing a limited return of volunteers. Preparing for opening and stewarding is a big job – please bear with us.
Growing the Gardens
The Gardens, like lots of other charities and heritage sites, are financially very vulnerable. We are an independent charity and do not get regular subsidies from public funds. Our activities, bills and developments are all dependent on our visitors, sales and donations. It costs over £550 every day of the year to keep the historic Gardens growing – so your entry fee, membership or donation makes a real difference. The Gardens are a rare 400 year old survival and we are delighted and proud to be able to share its specialness with visitors.”