Facilities & access


  • Free parking
  • Suitable for school groups (booking before arrival required)

Family & children

  • Baby-changing facilities
  • Children's trails and activities every day
  • Discovery Cabin with garden games which are free to use
  • Pushchairs and baby back-carriers admitted
  • Trikes and scooters are welcome at Emmetts Garden in the meadow but unfortunately can't permit bikes


  • Free disabled parking bays
  • There are manual wheelchairs which are available to borrow at the Visitor Centre
  • Buggy transfer to the top of the hill available from the car park
  • Easy access toilet in the Visitor Reception and the main toilet block next to tea-room
  • The path from the visitor welcoem centre to the North Garden is tarmaced but does have an uneven camber to the left hand side but paths to the South garden are steep
  • Access to the Rose Garden, Rock Garden and the woodland are by steps
  • There are several path surfaces at Emmetts Garden ranging from grass, bonded gravel, loose gravel and woodland paths