Visiting Rowallane Garden: What you need to know

Relax and let the world go by at Rowallane Garden

In this article you’ll find everything you need to know about what's open and what to expect from your visit.

Arrival

We have a one-way entry and exit system. Free car parking is available. We've set up a system to check your member card or take payment at our Welcome Hut. 

During your 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. 

You are welcome to pack a picnic. Picnic tables are available and are appropriately spaced. Benches are located around the site for visitors to rest as they walk.

Say hello

Stop by and say hello to our resident potter, Matt. Located by the Outer Walled Garden, the Pottery Shed is open Thursday - Sunday. Items can be purchased from the Shed and visitors can request commissions from Matt.

Our Garden team and garden volunteers are usualyl pottering about looking after the gardens and are always happy to talk about the work that they do.

Stop by our Secondhand Bookshop, located in the stableyard, all 'purchases' go back into funding the conservation work we do at Rowallane Garden.

The Garden team lead garden tours on the third Tuesday of every month, booking will be available through the homepage two weeks prior to tour date.

Accessibility

Two mobility scooters and a wheelchair are now available. To avoid disappointment, please book these in advance of by telephoning 02897510131 or by email to rowallane@nationaltrust.org.uk. Audio loops have also been installed in the Welcome Hut and Cafe. 

Visiting with kids

Children must be supervised at all times as there are water features and uneven surfaces on site.

We have an Explore and Play natural play area located at the top of the Pleasure Ground and an indoor play area located in the Barn in the stableyard. 

Dogs welcome

Dogs are welcome at Rowallane Garde. They are permitted in the house and cafe. We ask that they are kept on a short lead whilst walking through the garden and woodland areas. Not every vivistor or dog is comfortable with dogs off lead and we ask that you bare this in mind during your visit. We have a dog exercise field located near the car park where dogs are allowed off lead.

Please ensure that, whereever you are in the garden, you clean up after your dog and dispose of waste in the bings located on site. Please do not leave waste for someone to step in or for our Garden team to clear. You'll be helping us keep rowallane dafe and clean for everyone. 

Facilities 

  • Our café is open and is serving hot and cold food and drinks. 
  • Second-hand book shop is open and accepting donations.
  • Toilets and baby change facilities are available in the Visitor Centre and Stabel Yard.
Dog walking at Rowallane

Dog Walking at Rowallane Garden

Dogs are very welcome at National Trust properties. Here are our guidelines for dog owners visiting Rowallane Garden.