Ness Botanic Gardens is a place for everyone, and we want to make it easy for our disabled visitors to enjoy their day with us.

Parking at Ness

All car parking at Ness Botanic Gardens is free. There are eight extra wide disabled parking bays in our main car park directly in front of the Visitors Centre (the right hand car park as you drive in from the road). If these are full, please ask our admissions staff if you require any extra assistance.

Getting around Ness Gardens

Access to the gardens for disabled and pushchair users is shown on our visitor map which is available from the admission desk. However, due to the topography of the site, there will always be some areas which will remain inaccessible to wheelchairs.

If you do require a wheelchair, we have wheelchairs available to pre-book, please contact us before your visit.

There are approximately 200 benches sited around the garden at regular intervals.

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs only are welcome in all areas of the garden and buildings including the Visitor Centre. Please do not leave your dog in your car in the car park.


You will find accessible toilet facilities in the Visitor Centre and in the Gardens at the bottom of the Herbaceous Area. There is also baby changing facilities in the Visitor Centre.