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Lord Sackville's private garden open days (2024)

Lord Sackville’s private garden at Knole is a beautiful space, featuring sprawling lawns, a walled garden, an untamed wilderness area and a medieval orchard.

  • Booking advisable
  • Admission applies

For only a few days every year, the doors of the Orangery are thrown open to reveal the 26 acre garden, which visitors can explore.

The garden changes with the seasons, so visitors can expect to see bluebells and blossom in spring. The fragrance of wisteria fills the air in early summer and the borders come alive with bright azaleas and rhododendrons. The colourful display continues into the summer months and visitors can also enjoy the scents of the herb garden. Then in autumn the trees turn shades of red and orange and there are often interesting types of fungi to spot.

Tickets can be pre-booked online or purchased on the day, subject to availability. See below for booking and ticket information.



Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Adult £5.00
Child under 5s£0.00
Child ages 5-17£2.50
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The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895


Suitable for children and families. Under 5s go free.

Meeting point

On arrival please go to the Visitor Centre before making your way to the garden.


Access to the garden is possible for wheelchairs. Please ask for details at the Visitor Centre when you arrive. Some paths may be difficult in poor weather. Assistance dogs are welcome in the garden.


Normal admission to Knole applies in addition to a garden event ticket. National Trust members: normal admission is free; garden ticket charges apply. Non-members: if you who wish to use the car park or visit the other areas of Knole that require a ticket, you will also need to purchase an admission ticket to Knole. The minimum admission ticket required is an Outdoor and Tower ticket (£6 for adults and £3 for children aged 5-17). As this is a private garden, tended by Lord Sackville's gardeners, seating is limited and plants are not marked. Only assistance dogs are permitted in the garden. Picnics are not permitted in the garden.

Upcoming events


Walking with The Snowman™ at Knole 

Inspired by Raymond Briggs' timeless festive tale, The Snowman™, this winter at Knole you can discover 12 giant The Snowman™ sculptures in the parkland and courtyards.

Event summary

6 Dec 2023 to 7 Jan 2024
10:00 to 16:00
+ 30 other dates or times

Christmas in the showrooms at Knole 

Discover sparkling trees and rooms decorated with inspiration from 'The 12 Days of Christmas'.

Event summary

6 Dec to 23 Dec 2023
11:00 to 16:00
+ 17 other dates or times

Attic tours 

Hidden above the showrooms lie Knole's attics. Join a behind the scenes tour to explore these spaces and see a different side to Knole.

Event summary

6 Dec to 16 Dec 2023
11:30 to 12:15
+ 5 other dates or times

Knole Fawns toddler group 

Make new friends and chat while your little ones play at Knole Fawns parent and toddler group.

Event summary

8 Dec to 15 Dec 2023
10:30 to 12:00
+ 1 other date or time