Our visitors use the Gardens in a myriad of ways.
To walk the dog, have a moment of calm, have a picnic under the blossoms with friends, to get close up to tadpoles, build a den or watch the flowers grow.
We are an independent charitable trust and love to keep the prices low, so we can share the gardens with as many people as possible.
By becoming a Member, you get repeated access to the Gardens at a bargain price and you are helping the Trust to care for these important and wonderful Gardens. Memberships, and donations, all contribute directly to the provision of equipment, plants, events and amenities for the Gardens and visitors. It all helps us to invest in the future.
What do you get for Membership?
- Free year round entry (when open) to the Gardens, except for Special Events.
- Free entry to two Special Events (as marked on event publicity).
- Discounted entry on many other Special Events.
- Members Spring and Autumn Newsletters (by email. One annual newsletter by post on request.)
Membership Rates for 2017 (January – December)
Joint: £30 (2 adults at the same address)
Joint Life: £285 (2 adults at the same address)
You can upgrade your membership to Life membership at any point in the year
Membership Options for Families
We run a packed programme of family oriented events and activities throughout the year. With over 40 sessions of drop-in craft, creative and garden activities in school holidays as well as trails and self-led activities at other times.
1. Ordinary Family Membership
Entry to the Gardens only. Participation in structured activities is not included. Activities would be charged for on entry. This membership may be ideal for adults who make only occasional visits with under 16 years olds.
£35: 2 named adults + 2 children under 16
Same conditions apply as individual and joint membership.
2. Family Activities Annual Pass
Free entry to the Gardens all year PLUS free access to over 40 activity sessions for up to 5 people. This membership is ideal for families who like to take part in craft and activity sessions on a couple of, or more, occasions.
£40: Up to 5 people, over 5 years old (max. 2 adults).
Conditions apply as above
How to Join
Very shortly you can join online with a credit card (coming very soon), or by cheque or cash by post or in person.
Click here to download the membership form (pdf).