Hillsborough Castle & Gardens

Hillsborough Castle & Gardens 2-for-1 entry

Get one free entry with one full-paying adult, with your Gardeners’ World Magazine 2-for-1 entry card. Valid at 392 gardens.

Developed from the 1760s onwards, these historic gardens offer a delightful mix of ornate formal gardens, woodland and wildflower meadows. In the newly restored walled garden are vegetables, 100-year-old trained fruit trees, flower borders and a dipping pond. The formal areas continue with a parterre and terrace. Beyond is a yew tree walk, lake and pinetum with towering redwoods.

Check before you travel

Before setting off check the garden’s website or call direct, as opening details can vary and one-off restrictions may apply.

We advise checking the garden’s own website or calling them direct to ensure the published details are accurate, as opening times and restrictions may vary.

Always take your 2 for 1 card with you

Some gardens have pre-booking systems in place – take your 2 for 1 card with you to validate your booking.

If a garden offers both pre-booking and walk-up options, we recommend booking prior to your visit to avoid disappointment should the garden be busy.

Please don’t make multiple pre-bookings or share your 2 for 1 card – card misuse will invalidate your discount claim at the garden.


Using your 2-for-1 card at Hillsborough Castle & Gardens

  • One free entry with one full-paying adult
  • Booking recommended via website – select 1 adult ticket for 2for1 entry
  • Card not valid on event days – check before visiting

Opening details:

Dates, days & times vary – see website for details

Entry prices:

Adults £10, seniors £8, children (5-15) £5. Booking advisable – walk-up may also be available


Parking spaces
Access for disabled (partial)
Light refreshment
Hot food
Picnic area

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