Open Gardens

So much awaits when you book an Open Gardens day.

Every Wednesday to Sunday, head to Wentworth Woodhouse to discover a wildflower meadow, ancient trees, shaded woodland copses and a spectacular summer herbaceous border in full bloom.

Find 18th century follies and monuments, picnic on the lawns, or follow a visitor’s route which begins with a trip through the Stables to the Mulberry Garden, where an outdoor piano is waiting to be played.
Children can enjoy games on the West Lawns, tumble down Roly Poly Hill and explore the Barefoot Garden.

Don’t miss the sweeping views from the Ha-Ha and South Terrace, and be sure to head to the Ionic Temple and Camellia House.

There’s an arty theme too, with sculptures by renowned artists to discover and art workshops for The Flock, a spectacular art installation happening this autumn.
The Flock’s 10,000 hand-painted wooden birds will take over the East Front lawns – a moving communal artwork recording your feelings on the Covid-19 pandemic.

Book one of our picnics, visit the pop-up outdoor gift shop and al fresco tearoom – and bring your dog too!

Garden admission tickets can be booked online or bought at the Stables gate (contactless payments only).

Gardens open at 10am and close at 6pm, with last entry at 5pm, Wednesday to Sunday.

Visitors enter the site in 30-minute time-slots to avoid queues and maintain safe social distancing. Toilets and hand washing facilities are on site.

Please respect social distancing and follow all signage and one-way systems during your day in the gardens – they are designed for your safety.

Pre-booked ticket prices:
Adults: £5
Children (5-16): £2.50
Under 5s: Free
Family (2 adults, 2 children): £10

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Sunshine family passes allowing return visits as often as you like are £50. Available here

Pay on the day ticket prices: under 5s free, 5-16s £3.50, adults £7.

Guided Garden Tours

Guided tours of the Wentworth Woodhouse gardens have sprung into life again.

Re-launched following Government Covid-19 guidelines, there are two fascinating experiences to choose from.

Learn about the history of the gardens, beautiful landscaped in the 1790s by famed designer Humphry Repton, and the huge effort to restore them.

Both tours start at the Stables and take in the Camellia House, Ice House, Ha-Ha,Terrace and West Front and all tour tickets also give free all-day access to the gardens, where food and drink is available.

Make a date with Head Gardener Scott Jamieson during August.

Scott is transforming the grounds of Wentworth Woodhouse with patience, dedication and passion.

On his 90-minute tours you will see the summer garden in full bloom, discover hidden features and pick up some gardening and landscaping tips along the way.

Head Gardener tours run at 10.30am and 1.30pm on Friday August 7, Thursday August 13, Friday August 21 and Friday August 28.

Prices: adults £25, under 16s £12.50. National Trust members receive a 50 per cent discount.

Book Tickets

Our hour-long standard guided garden tours are a revelation for history-lovers and keen gardeners alike.

They run at 11am every Wednesday to Sunday throughout August and September.

Prices: adults £15, under 16s £7.50. Discounted prices for National Trust members: adult £10, child £5.

It’s free for under fives and carers on both tours.

Book Tickets

Storytelling with Grimm & Co.

Rotherham’s awesome apothecaries of the magical world of books and the wizardry of words will be casting their spell over audiences in the gardens of Wentworth Woodhouse.

Grimm & Co first appeared at the Wentworth Woodhouse gardens during the WE Wonder 2019 and were such a hit, we’ve invited them back.

On Wednesday 26 & Thursday 27 August their Enchanted Glade is the place to be for magical, creative activities for for children aged 5 – 11 and their families.

Fairy door-making
  • Fairy door trail to follow
  • Interactive storytelling
  • Draw-a-long tutorials – learn the art of illustration
  • Discover the power of magical plants
  • Upgrade your broomstick or update your wand at the Apothecary to the Magical pop-up shop.
Covid-19 safety precautions:

Activities will be staged at specific times so numbers and social distancing can be carefully controlled.

You will be welcomed into the Enchanted Glade at these times each day (arrive early as places will be limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis):

10.30am, 12.00pm, 2.00pm, 3.30pm

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In the gardens, with artist James Brunt

Friday 14, Saturday 22, Friday 28 and Monday 31 August

Don’t miss the chance to see artist James turn nature into art before your very eyes.

His talents transform everything from leaves, twigs and branches to ferns and flowers from the garden into beautiful and intricate sculptures.

Inspired? There’s a chance to create your own natural artwork with James.

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