Since mid-March, the impact of coronavirus has become more serious and widespread. Our planned events and visits are inevitably affected, therefore the lecture and garden visits arranged from May until August have regrettably been postponed. Later events will be reviewed and bookings accepted when it safe to do so. We will post further news as soon as we are able.
We’ve been keeping you up to date on our reopening plans and we’re pleased to be able to share more news with you today. First though, an update. We’ve now reopened more than 200 coast and countryside car parks in England and lots of you have been kind enough to share your news and views about visiting. It’s been so nice to hear from you, so thank you for sharing your stories with us and for your patience as we gradually reopen.
And now some good news. From 3 June we’re able to reopen the first of our gardens and parklands in England and Northern Ireland, with more opening over the coming weeks. For now, our houses remain closed and we’ll open these as soon as we can. To open these gardens and parklands safely, we’ve had to reduce the number of people we can welcome at one time, so you’ll need to book in advance. New booking timeslots become available on a Friday for visits the following week.
From tomorrow you’ll be able to find out what’s opening near you and book a visit. Your visit to us may be different from usual, because there are a few things we need everyone to do to help us keep places open safely.
We’re working hard to open more places as soon as possible. In Wales, we continue to prepare for government guidance to change.
In the meantime, if you want to know more about how the booking process works and what to expect from your visit, you can click the link below. We’re really looking forward to seeing you very soon.