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Opening Times

The Gardens occasionally close before, during and after major events. For outdoor theatre productions in the evening the Gardens close an hour before the scheduled start time for setting up. The Gardens  close at 5.00pm for the 3 days of Music in the Gardens.

The Gardens will for the most part be closed for setting up of Art in the Gardens from Thursday 2nd September to Monday 6th September inclusive except for event visitiors on the Saturday and Sunday. Access will remain open to the Curator’s House restaurant via the Clarkehouse Entrance only.

From Monday 26th October to Monday 2nd November Apologies – Limited access to the Gardens for setting up of “Illuminate the Gardens”. Curator’s House restaurant open via Clarkehouse Road.

Winter and Summer openings use daylight savings times.




Seasonal/Venues Opening Times
Winter Openings: 8.00am-4.00pm (Weekdays), 10.00am–4.00pm (Weekends) & Bank Holidays. Closed Christmas Day.
Glass Pavilions: 11.00am–3.30pm every day.
Summer Openings: 8.00am-dusk/7.45pm (Weekdays), 10.00am-dusk/7.45pm (Weekends and Bank Holidays).
Information Point: (Located just inside the main Clarkehouse Road entrance)
Curator’s House Tea Rooms: All Year, 8.30am-5.30pm (Weekdays), 10.00am-5.30pm (Weekends). Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.


Please note that the Gardens and Pavilions are locked when closed.  A bell is rung 5 minutes before closing time. Please telephone 0114 250 0500 to confirm opening and closing times.