Opening times

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

1 March - 31 October 2023

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

Botanic Garden Cafe 9.30am-5pm (last orders at 4pm)

Gift and plant shop 10am-5pm

Members gate 4.30pm-dusk.

1 November 2023 - 29 February 2024

Gardens 10am-4.30pm (last admission to the Gardens at 4pm)

Botanic Garden Cafe 9.30am-4.00pm (last orders at 3pm)

Gift and plant shop 10am-4.30pm

Members gate closed.

Planned closures

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

  • The Cafe will close early on Tuesday 7 March  only - last orders at 2pm, closing at 3pm.
  • The Making Waves Garden is closed until spring 2023.
  • The dipping pond is closed.

Bad weather closures

The Gardens will be closed (to staff, visitors and members) if wind speeds reach dangerous levels, due to the large number of trees on site. The decision to close the gardens is made when wind speeds are forecast to be 50 mph or more.

On occasion, the Gardens may also be closed due to snow, ice or excessively high temperatures. This will either be because the garden paths, temperatures within buildings are unsafe or it is unsafe to travel to Ness.

Should the Garden have to close for safety reasons, we will post updates on the website and social media to keep everyone informed of what is going on and when we are able to reopen.


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