My Mum and I visited the gardens on Friday 26th June as the Covid19 pandemic social distancing rules aloud us. We arrived in the car park in our separate cars and walked to purchase our tickets at the entrance gate building. With excellent procedures in place including hand sanitizer, contactless payments and a glass screen. We were informed that the tea room was offering a takeaway service if we wished to use it – we all know that I will end up getting something yummy from the tea room.
We were provided with a map and asked to follow the route one way to ensure that social distancing could be easily facilitated.
There is a stunning Japanese rock garden & water garden, arboretum, Miz Maze and a beautiful walled garden near the tea room. You can take as much time as you wish exploring the many parts of the gardens then a stop off at the tea room for refreshments.
Picnics are welcome at the gardens, a great reason to buy an annual pass – remember to always take your rubbish home with you.
Remember now more than ever our local attractions will need support as tourist numbers will be much lower than normal. Why not plan your visit now?