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

Please feel free to contact us in advance of your visit to help you make the most of your day.

A full assessment of accessibility at Ness is provided in our disability access statement available via the link on the right.

Car parking

All car parking at Ness Botanic Gardens is free.

There are 9 accessible parking bays in the main visitor car park immediately in front of the Visitor Centre with a further 4 bays and 2 family bays located in the car park to the left of the main entrance. If these are full, please ask a member of the team for assistance.

Assistance dogs

Registered Assistance Dogs and dogs in training are welcome in all areas of the site including the Visitor Centre, Dogs in Assistance Dog training are also welcome on site. Please ask in the Café if you would like water for your dog.

Visitor centre & garden entrance

The entrance to the Visitor Centre is step free via automatic doors. The Admissions Desk, Café, Gift & Plant shop are all on one level with no steps.

Carers or essential companions are admitted free of charge per paying disabled guest.

From the Visitors Centre, the main visitor route to the main parts of the Garden is via a steep tarmac path. Please ask at the Admissions Desk if you would prefer to access the Gardens via the alternative entrance.


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

Getting around the gardens

An accessible route is shown on our visitor map which is available from the Admission Desk. Due to the topography of the site, there are some areas which will remain inaccessible to wheelchairs and pushchair users.

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

In addition, there are approximately 200 benches sited around the garden at regular intervals, along with picnic benches and deckchairs.



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