Illuminated garden

For the first time at Christmas the garden will be washed with a glow as an evening trail is lit up with a rainbow of colours.

All aglow

Follow the trail around the garden and see the garden glittering and sparkling with festive cheer. The house, Orangery, Lime Avenue and some of our most loved trees will be lit for the festive period like never before.

The Orangery illuminated this Christmas
The Orangery lit up with blue lights

Handy info for your visit

What time is the illuminated garden open?

The garden opens at 10am with last entry at 7.30pm. The illuminations come on at dusk.  Please check the opening times page for full opening times information. 

Can i bring in my pushchair?

It can get really busy in the house and garden at Christmas so if you'd prefer to enjoy your visit without your pushchair please feel free to pop it into the pushchair parking bay opposite the house. 

Can my dog come along too?

Dogs are very welcome in the parkland; however the house and garden where Enchanted Saltram is held is a dog-free area. Dogs are allowed into the Winter Courtyard Cafe under the tipi situated in the stables. 

Is the house & garden accessible for wheelchairs?

Due to numerous sets of steps up and down in the house there is a limited route for wheelchair users which goes through 4 of the 9 rooms open at Christmas. The garden route is wheelchair accessbile. The garden  route takes approximatley 30 - 45 minutes to walk depending on your pace. 

Do members visit for free?

Entry for National Trust members and children under 5 is free. Visit our admissions page for prices for non-members.

Late night opening

This Christmas we're staying open longer as the enchanted house, illuminated garden and winter courtyard cafe open til 8pm every night*.

Festoon lights line Lime Avenue at Saltram
Festoon lights along Lime Avenue

Winter Courtyard Cafe

What makes you feel more festive than settling down to a twilight winter warmer under the stars? After your stroll around the illuminated garden grab a blanket and a festive treat in the winter courtyard café located in the stables.

Grab a winter warmer at the Winter Courtyard cafe
Three ladies sit enjoying hot chocolate