Celebrating the roses

The National Collection of pre-1900 old-fashioned roses flower just once a year, creating a glorious spectacle in our walled gardens.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

You'll be met with unsurpassed fragrance and colour from thousands of roses, which reach their peak in June.

Created by Graham Stuart Thomas - one of the most important figures in 20th-century British horticulture - in the 1970s, our walled gardens were chosen to house many varieties that may otherwise have become extinct.

You'll find over 500 varieties of this special flower here, complemented by big herbaceous borders which provide changing displays from June-September.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges


Standard price
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.80 £14.30
Child £7.90 £7.15
Family £39.50 £35.75
Group Adult N/A £10.00

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

Free entry for National Trust members, Art Fund members and under 5s.

The basics

Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
The rose collection is located in the Walled Garden, at the top of the main drive.
What to bring and wear
The walled gardens are enclosed, and can get very hot on sunny days. Please come prepared with appopriate clothing and keep hydrated.
Paths throughout the walled gardens, a little narrow in places but there is an access-friendly route throughout. Assistance dogs only in the walled gardens.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
19 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
20 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
21 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
22 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
23 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
24 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
25 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
26 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
27 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
28 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
29 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
30 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available

Contact Info

Call 01794 340757

Upcoming events

Celebrating the roses

Tue 19 Jun 2018
The National Collection of pre-1900 old-fashioned roses flower just once a year, creating a glorious spectacle in our walled gardens.

The Woman's Hour Craft Prize exhibition

Tue 19 Jun 2018
Bold, beautiful and brilliantly diverse works by the 12 finalists of the £10,000 Woman's Hour Craft Prize - some of the most innovative and exciting craft makers in the UK.

Celebrating the roses: evening openings

Thu 21 Jun 2018
Our gardens are staying open until 8pm (last entry 7pm) on Thursdays - Saturdays from 7 - 23 June, giving you opportunities to enjoy our unique collection of roses.

Kuniko Kato performance

Sat 23 Jun 2018
A rare chance to see world-renowned percussion virtuoso Kuniko Kato, performing in the unique setting of the Whistler Room.

'Cyanotype and lumen' printing workshop with Eileen White

Wed 04 Jul 2018
You will be shown how to create beautiful cyanotype prints using only natural light to fix images of plants to a variety of paper types.

Judith Kerr: The Tiger Who Came to Tea family trail

Sat 07 Jul 2018
Explore our grounds with a fun family trail accompanying our Judith Kerr exhibition.