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Logo GentianAs a member of the Friends of Ness Gardens, you enjoy free entry to the Gardens during opening hours and until dusk (1st March -31st Oct).

Please be aware that the Gardens are closed to all on Tuesdays.  The Visitor centre, Garden Kitchen Cafe, Shop & Garden store will be open as normal.

During opening hours just show your membership card at the Admissions desk. After opening hours please have your membership card with you in case of random checks.

Dates 1st Nov - 28th Feb 1st March - 31st Oct
The Gardens

10.00am - 4.30pm (last admission 4pm)

10.00am - dusk *

Garden Kitchen Cafe 09.30am - 4.30pm 09.30am - 5pm
Shop 10.00am - 4.30pm 10.00am - 5pm
Garden Store 10.00am - 4.30pm 10.00am - 5pm

* After 5pm please use the Friends gate by the main drive to access and exit the Gardens as the Visitor Centre will be closed. You can also the exit the gardens using the gate from the terraces.

In addition, Friends can also visit the Gardens during the Christmas Holidays when the Gardens are closed to the general public.

This year, the Gardens are open to the Friends only on Christmas Eve and 27th to 31st December.
During this period, the Visitor Centre will be closed.  The toilets next to the potting sheds will be open.  Please bring your membership cards with you in case of random checks. 

The Gardens are closed to all on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Others reasons why the Gardens may be closed to Members on occasion


Friends also gain free entry to the following Gardens

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew & Wakehurst Palace

Oxford Botanic Garden

Birmingham Botanic Gardens

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and its satellie gardens: at Benmore, Argyll. at Dawyck, Scottish Borders & at Logan, Dumfries & Galloway.