Opening times

Opening and closing times for the gardens, gift and plant shop, cafe and member's gate.

1 March - 31 October 2024

Gardens 10am-dusk (last admission to the Gardens at 4.30pm)

Botanic Garden Cafe 9.30am-4.30pm (last orders for hot food 3.00pm, last orders for drinks and cakes 4.00pm)

Gift shop and Dovecote nurseries at Ness 10am-5pm

Members gate 4.30pm-dusk.

Planned closures

We're always working to improve the botanic gardens, so occasionally we have to close some features.

  • Dovecote Nurseries at Ness is closed and will re-open on Saturday 9th March 2024.
  • The summerhouse over looking the Water Gardens is being replaced with a new structure.

Bad weather closures

The gardens will be closed (to staff, visitors and members) if wind speeds are forecast to be 50 mph or more, due to the large number of trees on site.

The gardens may also have to close on occasion due to snow, ice or excessively high temperatures.

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