Lockdown – Gardens OPEN:- Tea Room, Menagerie and Orangery are closed.

Please purchase tickets online before visiting

Visitor Information

Opening Times

15th March to 30th September:   10:00 – 17.30
1st October to 14th March:       10:00 – 16:30

SUMMER (13th March to 31st October): 11:00 – 16.30

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, toilets and play area are open. Our Menagerie and Orangery are closed while in lockdown. Our Tea room re-opens on 13th March for Take away Drink and Cake only.

Disabled Visitors

Our site is accessible by wheel chair.
Free entry for Registered Carer showing ID.
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 with time-slots to control numbers. 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.

Garden Entry Day Tickets

Day Ticket Type SUMMER

13th March

9th Nov


10th Nov

12th March

  (Inc Vat) (Inc Vat)
Adults 10.00 3.36
Children 5-16 years 4.40 1.26
Under 5’s Free Free
Family Ticket
2 Adults + 3 Children
28.80 10.08


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

To better manage numbers while the Social Distancing Meassures are in force our largest Group discount is the 4 persons ticket.

Professional Photographs

Not available while social distancing rules apply.

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. You will still be given at least 2 hours to walk around the gardens and further time to enjoy our facilities.

Please see our Terms & Conditions. 

Season Ticket Holders

Winter Season:- There is no need to book before visiting the Gardens.
Summer Season:- You will need to book a “time slot” ahead of your visit please.
In Bookings:- Select “season Ticket” in the “ticket type” box, then process payment as usual (no monies will be taken). You will receive confirmation by email of your selected time-slot. Show your “Valid Season ticket” on arrival to get access to the Gardens along with the screen image of the email Time-slot confirmation.