Set in a steep-sided valley, this woodland garden contains seven lakes and an impressive collection of mature trees and flowering shrubs. Colour abounds across the seasons, with camellias, rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias, wildflowers (including orchids), vibrant autumn foliage and stark winter beauty.
The woodland at Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens, has long been a refuge for wildlife such as badgers, weasels and stoats, along with fallow and sika deer. If you’re lucky, you may spot the flash of a kingfisher over the lakes. There are some more unusual residents too – a family of Tasmanian wallabies. Their thick coats are well adapted to the cold, while their large rotating ears allow them to detect potential predators and hop to safety. Look out for the tiny joeys as they peek from their mother’s pouch.
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 Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens
- One free entry with one full-paying adult
- Optional booking by phone or via website – select 1 adult ticket for 2for1 entry
- Card not valid in May or on event days – check before visiting
Open all year, daily, 9am-5pm (4pm 30 Oct-25 Mar)
Adults & seniors £14.50, children (5-16) £7.50. Booking advisable – walk-up may also be available