When to visit 2023

We are pleased to announce that we are open for a winter period during February 2023

Please do come and join us. With ten open days, our advance booking system is flexible. Open between 11am and 4pm, choose which day and time suits you best to visit according to the weather forecast.  We will close promptly at 4pm, so best arrive before 3pm.

A description of our Winter Garden is given below, along with links to recent magazine coverage of our Winter garden.

Winter Opening Times

Our Winter openings will be on the following dates from 11am-4pm. Entrance is £8, children 4-17 £4, 3 and under free.

  • February Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th 
  • February Tuesday 7th, Wednesday 8th, Thursday 9th 
  • February Saturday 11th, Sunday 12th 
  • February Tuesday 14th, Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th.

We will open between 11am-4pm on each open day with limited numbers to help with the visitor experience and catering.  

Please check back regularly for the latest information on our opening dates and times or follow us on Instagram.

Entrance is £8 for adults, children 4-17 £4, free for infants 3 and under.

Tea/coffee/squash/apple juice and Kathy’s home-made cakes will be available to purchase here to be enjoyed in the conservatory or dining room.  

Our shop will sell Kathy’s books The Edible Flower Garden £7 and Garden Guide Book £5, plus delightful china mugs as well as Kathy’s recipe and garden cards. We have a card reader.

We have lots of free parking.

Two toilets are available near the car park.

Please note: 

Although we love dogs, we have two free range Jack Russells of our own and at this time have a policy of no visiting dogs, thank you for your understanding.

Additionally, if we have snow, dangerous thunderstorms, very high winds we will close the garden. Check back on our website www.kathybrownsgarden.com before travelling, if in doubt. 

Please do not visit to see a mass of snowdrops. Over the years I have planted many but lots have been eaten by voles. We do much better with the lovely golden winter flowering aconites.

Conditions of Entry

Only people with pre-booked tickets can visit the garden.

Please show or print out your order confirmation email as proof of ticket reservation.

Any tickets purchased in advance, but not used on the proposed day, will be valid for the other winter open days and through the rest of our summer 2023 season. 

Please email to say of the postponement and then in due course the likely date of visit. It just helps with catering. You will have the QR code so we will still be able to book you in.

Summer opening

We then look forward to welcoming our visitors again on all Tuesdays beginning April 11th 2023 and also April 10th Bank Holiday Monday. At this stage we will revert to our morning and afternoon opening times. Other dates will be added nearer the time.

About our Winter Garden

Winter is a time when the structure is laid bare and the formal garden with its hornbeam hedges and topiary yew looks a delight. Elsewhere we have stands of colourful cornus, glorious ornamental grass gardens, as well as fun topiary including a jury scene, a winding dragon, peacocks, layered hollies and a figure of John Bunyan! 

Through the cottage garden, beneath the lime trees and in several other places, there are golden carpets of winter flowering aconites; we have a scattering of snowdrops and a border of silver leaved cyclamen. Major stands of white stemmed birch provide great beauty as well as an avenue of eucalyptus. Fragrant shrubs act like a beacon, beckoning us onwards. Winter flowering containers are filled with hellebores and there is a super display of kokedamas including snowdrops, aconites and violas each wrapped in moss and held secure with string.

February is a time to celebrate the beginning of the gardening year. We have 4 acres of winter beauty. This is a precious chance to take a ‘slow walk’ drinking in the sights and sounds, taking that moment to stop and look and be surprised. There is so much to enjoy; from the swishing and swaying of grasses to the simple pleasure of watching the honey bees feasting on the flowers. They are especially fond of aconites and the winter honeysuckle.

Recent Magazine Coverage with stunning photographs of our Winter Garden

Please check back regularly for the latest information on our opening dates and times or follow us on Instagram.