The Gardens are open everyday except in extreme weather conditions (such as high winds or snow), this is for the safety of the public. Notice of closure will be given here.

Please note our Tea room and Shop have now reopened 

Opening Times;

Summer opening and admission now in operation


Summer - 1st April to 30th September 10am – 5.30pm
Winter - 1st October to 31st March 10am – 4.30pm

Walled Garden Tea Room

1st April to 31st October 10.30am – 4.30pm (last orders 4.00pm)


1st April to 31st October 10am – 4pm

Summer Admission (April to October);

Adults   £7.00
Concessions   £6.50
Children 5-16 years         £1.00
Under 5's Free
Family ticket (2 Adults and up to 3 Children)  £15.00
Season ticket (Admits 4 people e.g. 2 Adults & 2 Children)   £65.00

Disabled visitors receive 50% discount off admission prices

Winter Admission (November to March);

  • Car  £4.00  
  • Mini Bus (up to 15 seater)  £12.00
  • Coach (16 seater and over) £16.00

Due to reduced facilities over winter we operate a pay and display parking system of £4.00 per car, which includes the entry fee to the gardens. Please note that during this time our tea room, shop, plant centre, menagerie, and toilets will be closed. 

Excludes events.

Disabled Visitors;

Wheel chair access into the gardens.
Wheel chairs available on request Apr to Oct (advanced booking required, to book please email Please note that our paths are made from compacted shingle, which some wheelchair users may find a little difficult.


Picnics are welcome anywhere within the Gardens, we just ask that the tables at the Tea room area are reserved for Tea room visitors.


Dogs are permitted into the gardens providing that they are walked on a lead in all areas of the formal gardens. They may run free in the Arboretum.

Guide dogs are very welcome in our tea room.

Group Bookings;

Advantages of booking as a group:

  • Discount admission fee for groups of over 25 (10%)
  • Free admission for the Coach Driver
  • Free Coach Parking
  • You can pre book a Garden Tour
  • Tour guide if required (£35 per group) average duration 1 ½ - 2 hours
  • You can pre book refreshments in our tea room if required


Visiting Time;

We would advise that you allow your group at least 2 – 3 hours for your visit to Castle Ashby Gardens. However, why not also include a trip to the Rural Shopping Yard within the village of Castle Ashby where a variety of local crafts together with a delicatessen offering delicious treats to take home can be found.

You can get directions to find us from the contact page.

Professional Photographs

You are welcome to have professional photographs taken within the gardens (example wedding photographs). The charge is £50.00 and allows up to 5 people entry into the gardens (including the photographer) booking required. 

For business advertising shoots please email your enquiry to the address below. 

Bus Stop

Please note that the gardens are just under a mile walk from the nearest bus stop.

Severe Weather Conditions

Please note that the gardens will be closed in severe weather conditions for example high winds or snow. This is for health and safety reasons.

Season Ticket £65.00

Admits up to 4 people entry into the Gardens. Ticket holder must be present. To purchase a season ticket either visit our Shop or click on the "BUY NOW" box below. Please note tickets can take up to 2 weeks to be delivered. There is also a £2.50 administration fee on internet purchases.