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.
Are you in a club or group who would like a personal guided tour of Whitlenge Gardens with a running commentary of how it all started, what we have achieved and what we hope to achieve in the near future?
If so talk to the office 01299 250720 about booking a private tour where you can also hear the history of Whitlenge and see the lease of Whitlenge 960 AD.
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.
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.
Found it by chance, literally driving past and called in for a breakfast... very good, decent portions to, and polite staff.
My daughter booked this with a Groupon offer, entrance to gardens and high tea for four. She rang and asked were they able to cater for her Mom who is gluten and dairy intolerant. She was told not a problem. However, when we sat down for tea the waitress said there wasn't a problem with the sandwiches but they had gluten free or dairy free but no gluten AND dairy wifefree.My only ate one of the scones she was given and unfortunately seems to have had a reaction to it last night and today. The rest of us were fine and the gardens were stunning but they really must get there act together with regard to food intolerances. You cannot advertise that you supply gluten and dairy free if in fact you don't, the two separately but not together. A lovely day was spoilt by my wife's reaction last night and today. Please Whitlenge GET IT RIGHT for your customers.
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.
Definitely not a child friendly place! Even though I had paid for 4 adults for afternoon tea and garden entrance my 3yr old grandson was ignored. Not offered a drink? I had to ask for his voucher for the gardens I was asked have you paid for him? Well yes I had in fact I had paid an adult price!! Talk about making you feel uncomfortable and embarrassed. If you want to go somewhere where the staff look down their noses at you go ahead.
Garden staff were completely different what a shame that the cafe staff spoilt this lovely family afternoon out.
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
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