The Gardens are open today

Please book ahead before visiting

Visitor Information

Opening Times


SUMMER (1st April to 30th September):   10:00 – 17.30
WINTER (1st October to 31st March):        10:00 – 16.30

Tea Room

SUMMER (1st April to 30th September):   11:00 – 15.00

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.

What’s Open

The Gardens, Tea room, Menagerie, toilets, play area, Orangery (section of) are open.

Season Tickets

Existing Season Ticket holders can still use their ticket to gain access to the Gardens without booking. We Run a strict first come first served policy with our waiting list. If you would like a season ticket please ask to be placed on the waiting list via our Contact Us page. Tickets become available as existing holders choose not to renew.

Disabled Visitors

Our site is accessible by wheel chair.
Please note that our paths are made from compacted shingle, which some wheelchair users may find a little difficult.

Corona Virus

To help our visitors safely visit our Gardens we have implemented an on-line ticket system so we can limit the number of visitors to the Gardens and minimise contact with staff on entry. We have also introduced additional cleaning procedures and a one way system around the Gardens. Please remember to maintain a social distance from others and please don’t visit if you are experiencing any of the corona virus systems. Thank you.


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 (20%)
  • 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

Professional Photographs

Not available at the current time

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

Check the Website before leaving: -If the Gardens are promoted as Open (on home page) at the point of starting your journey to us, we guarantee you will NOT be turned away even if the gardens status changes to closed during your journey. Please see our Terms & Conditions.