Discover how domestic gardens have evolved over the past five centuries. Set among the fascinating collection of rescued historic rural buildings are six gardens, each representing the period and social status of its accompanying dwelling. Together they show how gardens developed from utilitarian to increasingly decorative. Herbs feature widely, for both culinary and medicinal use, as do vegetables, with many heritage varieties and rarely seen crops such as skirrets and carlin peas.
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 Weald & Downland Living Museum
- One free entry with one full-paying adult
- Single visitor discount: 50%
- Card not valid at weekends or on event days – phone or see website
- Before setting off check the garden’s website or call direct, as opening details can vary and one-off restrictions may apply
- Select 1 'Entry for 2 Adults' tickets online
- Ensure you take your 2-for-1 Card on arrival to validate your booking
Open 1 Jan-23 Dec, daily, 10.30am-4pm (6pm 29 Mar-27 Oct)
Adults £14, seniors £12, children (5-17) £6.50. Booking essential – see website