Visitor Information


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.




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

Walled Garden Tea Room

Food served between 10.30am and 4.00pm (Weekends)
Food served 10.30am and 3.00pm (Monday to Friday)


Generally open all year from 10am until 4.00pm. On occasions it may be closed for maintenance (Nov-Mar)


Summer Admission (30th March to 4th November);

Adults    £8.00
Concessions   £7.00
Children 6-16 years   £2.00
5’s and under  Free
Family ticket (2 Adults and up to 3 Children) £18.00

Disabled visitors receive 50% discount off admission prices

Winter Admission (5th November to 29th March);

  • Car  £5.00
  • Mini Bus (up to 15 seater)  £15.00
  • Coach (16 seater and over) £20.00

Due to reduced facilities over winter we operate a pay and display parking system of £5.00 per car (please bring 5 x £1.00 coins), which includes entry into the gardens. Please note that during this time our tea room, shop and plant centre will be closed.

Excludes events.

Season Tickets

Valid for 12 months from the date of purchase, these can either be bought from our Shop on your next visit or online by clicking this link.

  • Adults     £25.00
  • Couple    £45.00
  • Family (2 adults and 3 children) £65.00
  • 4 Person   £80.00

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

We do allow professional photo-shoots within the gardens (example wedding photographs) however prior booking is required please email us for charges and to book.

Bus Stop

Please note that the nearest bus stop is approximately a 2 mile walk.

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.