Visiting Rowallane Garden: What you need to know

Relax and let the world go by at Rowallane Garden

The garden and café are now open. You no longer need to book to enjoy your visit. Your visit will include car parking and toilet facilities. To ensure the safety of our visitors, staff, volunteers and local communities, we've reduced the number of people we can welcome at one time. In this article you’ll find everything you need to know about what's open and what to expect from your visit.

Before setting out

We’re all in this together. If you’re showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you’ve been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 14 days, please don’t visit.

Arrival

To manage visitor flow, a one-way entry and exit system is in operation. We've set up a system to check your supporter card or take payment and guide you through on arrival. Please park your car have your membership card or payment to hand to show to staff at our Welcome hut. 

Facilities 

The garden, visitor centre and cafe are open for you to enjoy. Car parking and toilets with access is also available. You'll find bottles of hand sanitizer and sinks for hand washing. Baby change facilities are also available.

Sadly, we’re not able to open everything at once. We're sorry but the second hand bookshop remains closed.

Magnolia Heaven at Rowallane
Magnolia Heaven at Rowallane
Magnolia Heaven at Rowallane

During your visit

To help keep everyone safe, please follow social distancing and government guidance when you visit. Please look out for signs while you’re here which will explain any changes to how you can access different parts of the site. Our staff will also be on hand to guide you and answer questions. Please follow their instructions.

Our grounds and gardens are looking lovely, but our team are concentrating on essential tasks at the property so they may not be  as well-groomed as you might expect them to be. Please bear with us as we do what we can as soon as we can.

You are welcome to pack a picnic. Picnic tables are available appropriately spaced. Please respect other visitors and staff, by using bins and taking excess litter home with you.

We're currently not able to loan wheelchairs or mobility scooters. Benches are located around the site for visitors to rest as they walk.

Children must be supervised at all times.

Dogs are welcome but please keep them on a short lead at all times.

Enjoy!

Above all, enjoy your visit. We are delighted to welcome you back. We are so thankful for your support as we work through these unprecedented times and make this gradual transition a success, so we can get back to offering nature, beauty and history for everyone.

How to book

All visitors must book a ticket in advance, including members. Entry and parking is free for members, but please bring your membership card with you. Non-members will need to pay in advance.

  • Please book one ticket per person, except for children aged 5 or under as they don’t need a ticket.
  • You’ll need to choose a 30-minute arrival time for the day you want to visit.
  • The timeslot is for your arrival time only 
  • Tickets are for your use only and are not available for resale
  • We'll send your booking confirmation by email. Please make sure you fill in your correct email address when you book to ensure you receive your confirmation email.

Every Friday we'll release new bookings for visits the following week. You can book up to 18 hours before a timeslot. 

Due to limited spaces, we’re asking that you only book once a week to allow others a chance to visit.
 

Upcoming events

Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail at Rowallane Garden

Mon 03 Jan 2022
10:00-15:15
Come along and join Percy the Park Keeper to give nature a helping hand.
Relax and let the world go by at Rowallane Garden

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Dog walking at Rowallane

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