Mon – Sat: 9am to 5pm
Sundays: 10am – 5pm
(hot food served till 4:00pm)
Last admission to garden is 4pm.
Admission to the Nursery and Tearoom is free. Cyclists are welcome. Last admission to garden is 4pm.
There is wheel chair access to most areas (not the Secret Garden) as well as disabled toilets. There are some areas of gravel, bark or grass.
Admission to the garden is £4.50 and accompanied children under 2 are free (children over 2 cost £2.00).
Open every bank holiday except Christmas!
No picnics in the garden or play area. Only items purchased from the tearoom can be consumed in the play area but not in the main gardens.
Events at Whitlenge Gardens.
For up to date event information please keep an eye out on our Facebook and Instagram pages
Christmas Trail and Santa Visits
Haloween half term activities
5/10 -- 3/11/19
11/8 -- 12/8
Vikings come to Whitlenge
15/7 -- 1/9/2019
Peter and Wendy in Whitlenge
NGS Garden Open For Charity
18/5 -- 16/6/2019
Wildlife Trail - Half Term Week
Hawk Walk - Falconary Visit
Forest School Taster Session
13/4 -- 5/5/2019
Easter in Wonderland Trail
16/2 -- 24/3/2019
Whitlenge School Of Witchcraft and Wizardry
1/12 -- 23/12/2018
Christmas Sing-A-Long Trail
20/10 -- 4/11/2018
Haloween "WHODUNNIT" Trail
25/8 -- 27/8/2018
Whitlenge Viking Visit
This was our first time and it won't be the last. We went on a hot sunny day to see their mini gardens, they were great. There are about 21 little garden's, ending on top of a hill with fantastic views. Good garden centre and a great restaurant and staff. Too hot inside, but plenty of seating outside.
This is one of the best places around to visit. Beautiful gardens and a fantastic play ground, before you even get started on the amazing food, superb cakes, fabulous coffee and the best hot chocolate around. This is one of our favourite haunts.
Delightful little nurseries, team room, gift shop and gardens. The staff are all friendly and knowledgeable. The team room serves a wide range of lunches and cakes which are welcomed after a leisurely walk around the gardens. The gardens themselves aren't large but contain a whole range of planting and features; a treasure trail and Harry Potter themed areas for the kids too. The nurseries left a little to be desired this weekend but after the winter weather of late it's not a surprise; in spring it boats a range of bedding and herbaceous plants to tempt any keen gardener. Well worth a visit for any locals or if you are passing and fancy a cake with a view.
We Visited during Halloween when it was extremely busy.
Even with it being chaotic with lots of children and the mess they make, The staff were Superb. They talk with you as people not just an income. The Food was Superb, The gardens are fantastic and a lot of work must have gone into it to make it as MAGICAL as it could possibly be. The garden centre is small but there is something there for everyone, even just for those moments when you want to relax and calm yourself down after a hectic day. The gift shop has a great range of goods and is reasonably priced.
Toilets are clean and well cared for. And as for the Young staff ....well, they shone in midst of the maddening crowds.
Access to the garden centre is good and suitable for wheelchair users.
This is just a MAGICAL place to visit.
We have been on days when it has been very quiet and it just feels like Home from Home. Clean, Tidy, Very Pleasant. It just shows that the staff can work in any conditions extremely well. 10/10
A quiet corner of green space. Found lots of ideas to enhance our own garden. Great emphasis on bringing nature back to your own back yard. Spent a peaceful afternoon here, quite quiet, probably due to the weather forecast.
So disappointed with Easter egg experience. Yes the gardens are looking lovely but to hand out a sweet lolly in exchange for collecting plastic eggs was very disappointing!!!For the cost to go in surely just a small chocolate egg or rabbit could of been provided.
Would like to say to all the staff. A very big thank you. We had our wedding reception in there summer house on 25th April. The ladies dressed the area up so very pretty and the garden team put beautiful pants in and out side. Food was lovely scones and cake went down with second and third helpings. Once again thank you for helping to make our day
Visited here a few years ago, it seems to have gone a little down hill since then.
It was a baking hot day when we visited this time, but it was very quiet.
There is a lovely tea room, but the quality of the food and drink is nowhere as good as it used to be. The cakes are only average and the coffee is very much on the weak side. They used to do a lovely home made fresh milkshake!, sadly no more.
The gardens are £4.50 per adult to walk round, not the best value but not too over the top either. We had the benefit of a beautiful day so things always seem better. There are some nice flowers and shrubs with little hide aways, water fearures and unexpected ornaments. Everything just seemed a bit tired though.
The plants they had for sale in the nursery section though were terrible, most looked half dead.
The staff are all pleasant and friendly.
It was a nice couple of hours spent there, but I wouldn't visit again.
A shame as it could be really good.
“We were blown away by the Halloween walk, just the right balance of fun and scary for our children …amazing can’t wait to see what you will do for Christmas ”