The 18th-century poet William Cowper, who lived in this house, was a keen and innovative gardener, and even grew pineapples in a hot bed. The museum’s delightful flower garden is filled with a wide range of plants that were introduced to England before 1800, the year of Cowper’s death. There is also a Victorian-style kitchen garden planted with heritage varieties of fruit and vegetables.
Due to ongoing rule changes in response to the coronavirus pandemic, public gardens may experience unforeseen restrictions and opening hours. To avoid disappointment we advise you contact gardens directly before visiting. Please see the individual garden’s website. If you can’t find the information you require, please call the garden directly. You’ll find website links and telephone numbers on the individual garden pages in this online directory
Some gardens require you to pre-book your tickets before visiting the garden. If this applies to a garden you’re planning to visit, please ensure you take your 2-for-1 Card with you to validate your booking.
Using your 2-for-1 card at Cowper & Newton Museum & Gardens
- One free entry with one full-paying adult
- Single visitor discount: 50%
- Card valid for the whole property. Card not valid on event days (phone or see website) or charity days: 13-14 Jun
- Before setting off check the garden’s website or call direct, as opening details can vary and one-off restrictions may apply
- Purchase 2 Gardeners' World tickets online and ensure you take your 2-for-1 Card on your visiting day to validate your booking
Open 15 May-18 Dec, Tue-Sat, 11am-4.30pm
Adults & seniors £7.50/£3.50 (museum & garden/garden only), under 17s free. Booking may be required – see website