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A view of the herbaceous borders in bloom at Woolbeding Gardens, West Sussex, with the Rotunda seen beyond
The herbacious borders and Rotunda at Woolbeding Gardens | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

Woolbeding Gardens is open on Thursdays and Fridays until 29 September.

How to book your visit to Woolbeding Gardens

Visits to Woolbeding Gardens must be booked in advance. We turn away people who arrive and haven’t booked, even if you’re a member. Admission tickets for Woolbeding Gardens include viewing of the Woolbeding Glasshouse.

Changing your booking

If you set up an account when you made your booking, you will be able to amend the date/time of your booking online up to 24 hours before the date of your visit, or by calling 0344 249 1895

If you are a member and can no longer attend, please let us know by giving us a call on 0344 249 1895

A view of the ornamental fountain, church and south front of Woolbeding House (not National Trust) at Woolbeding Gardens, West Sussex
View of the ornamental fountain at Woolbeding Gardens, West Sussex | © National Trust Images/James Dobson


How do I get to the gardens and where do I park?

There is no onsite or local parking at Woolbeding Gardens. We operate a complimentary minibus service to and from the property. All visitors need to park in the Grange Centre car park, Bepton Road, Midhurst, West Sussex, (SATNAV: GU29 9HD).

Please wait at the National Trust signposted collection point. The minibus leaves the Grange Centre car park on a regular schedule, commencing at 10.20am. Buses leave at their allotted times. Please note that the Grange car park is managed by Chichester District Council, and there is a car parking charge that applies. More information can be found here.

Can I park on the country roads and walk to the gardens?

There is strictly no parking allowed along the lanes outside Woolbeding Gardens. We operate a complimentary minibus service to and from the property from Midhurst.

Is there a café?

Yes there is a café on site serving teas, coffees, cake, sandwiches and ice cream.

How do I book an accessible parking space at the gardens?

There are a limited number of accessible parking spaces available at Woolbeding Gardens for Blue Badge holders, which must be booked in advance. Please call the Garden Office on 01730 811960 to reserve a bay prior to booking your garden entry ticket. There are also two wheelchairs available to reserve upon request, which are also bookable through the Garden Office.

How do I cancel or change my tickets?

To make any changes, if you set up an account when you originally made your booking, please log into your DigiTicket account. You will be able to amend the date/time up to 24 hours before the date of your visit. Alternatively, please call the National Trust Box Office on 0344 249 1895, who will be able to assist with ticket amendments.

How long will I need to visit the gardens?

We advise two to three hours are needed to enjoy the gardens. The gardens are open from 10:30am-4:30pm.

Can I bring a picnic?

Picnics are welcome in the gardens, so do bring along a picnic rug or choose one of the benches located across the garden to take a break and enjoy a home-made flask of tea and sandwiches.

Can I walk or cycle to the gardens?

Yes, you’re welcome to reach the gardens by walking or cycling, however it is essential that you pre-book your entry ticket in advance through our website. There is a bike rack on site used on a first come first served basis. Bikes are welcome to be left at the bike rack at the responsibility and risk of the owner.

Are dogs allowed in the gardens?

Assistance dogs only are allowed in the gardens.

How accessible is the site?

There are steps to certain areas of the garden, along with cobbled paths, grass slopes and rough terrain. There are also several water features, including fountains, a lake and a swimming pool in the garden. For more detailed access advice please ask the Visitor Reception team upon arrival. Assistance dogs are welcome in the gardens. An accessible toilet is located in Visitor Reception, to the left of the entrance door.

Can I take a buggy or wheelchair on the minibus to the gardens?

Buggies or wheelchairs can be accommodated at the discretion of the driver. Where space allows, we will endeavor to fit buggies upon the bus. If bringing a wheelchair, we advise contacting the Garden Office to enquire about an accessible parking space at the Gardens.

Can I bring a child-seat with me to use on the minibus?

Our 16 seater minibus, supplied and operated by a local registered taxi company, does not have child-seats or child-seat fixings. If you would like to use your own child-seat, please talk to a member of the team upon arrival at the Grange, or alternatively call the Garden Office in advance on 01730 811960. We can accommodate child seats in our volunteer-run 7 seater MPV, that is available upon request.

Can I visit the Woolbeding Glasshouse without purchasing general admission to the rest of the garden?

There are a small number of free tickets each open day to see just the Glasshouse but these must be booked in advance. To obtain a ticket, please email the property directly at Please note, free Glasshouse Only tickets do not allow admission to the rest of the garden.

What times do the buses run from The Grange Centre?

Buses are first come first served and run to the following timetable: 10.20, 10.40, 11.00, 11.20, 11.40, 12.30, 12.40, 13.00, 13.20, 14.10, 14.30, 14.50 and 15.10

Eupatorium maculatum 'Atropurpurpeum', or Joe Pye Weed, growing in front of the gothic summerhouse at Woolbeding Gardens

Book your visit

You'll need to book in advance to visit Woolbeding Gardens, and anyone without a booking will be turned away.

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