Beth Chatto's Plants & Gardens

Beth Chatto’s Plants & 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.

An influential seven-acre garden created in the 1960s by acclaimed plantswoman, author and Chelsea gold medal winning designer Beth Chatto. Set in a hollow that combines extremes of wet and dry, it’s based on the principle of finding the right plant for the right place. There is plenty to see in spring, autumn and winter, with a gravel garden for drought-tolerant plants, a lush water garden and a woodland garden for shade-lovers.


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 Beth Chatto’s Plants & Gardens

  • One free entry with one full-paying adult
  • Select 1 adult ticket for 2for1 entry
  • Card not valid 1 May-5 Sep or on event days – check before visiting

Opening details:

Open 5 Mar-31 Oct, tue-Sat, 10am-5pm; 1 Nov-17 Dec, Thu-Sat, 10am-4pm

Entry prices:

Adults & seniors £13.50, children (2-16) £4.50; reduced rates online & seasonal variations – see website. Booking advisable – walk-up may also be available


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Access for disabled (full)
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Light refreshment
Hot food
Picnic area

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Clacton Road, Elmstead Market, Colchester, Essex – Directions