member of the Friends you enjoy free entry to the gardens
during public opening hours all year, on selected days over the
christmas period when the gardens are closed to the public and
until dusk between 1 March - 31 October.
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 occasional security
|1st March - 31st October
The Garden is open 10am
- dusk. Last admission to the Garden is 5pm. After last admission
time please use the exit gates from the main drive or the Terraces
as the Visitor Centre will be closed.
Please note, due to a
private event on Saturday 24th June last admission will
be 3.30pm and the gardens will close at 4.30pm.
The Visitor Centre Shop
& Plant Sales Area is open 10am - 5pm.
Our Cafe is open
9.30-5pm (last orders 4.30pm).
After 5pm, please use
the Friends gate by the main drive to access and
exit the Gardens as the Visitor Centre will be closed. There
is also an exit gate from the Terraces. The toilets next to
the Potting Sheds will be open.
|1st November -
|The Garden, shop &
garden store are open 10am - 4.30pm. Last admission to the Garden
is 4pm. The Cafe is open 9.30am -4.30pm (last orders
Friends also gain free entry to the following
Royal Botanic Gardens,
Kew & Wakehurst Palace
Oxford Botanic Garden
Birmingham Botanic Gardens
Garden Edinburgh and its satellite gardens: at Benmore,
Dawyck, Scottish Borders & at Logan,
Dumfries & Galloway.
These are the only gardens where reciprocal arrangements apply
and each venue has its own entry requirements. Prior to your visit,
please check the venue's own website for details.
Free Entry to the Gardens for Friends is granted at the
discretion of the University of Liverpool
Occasionally, due to an event taking part in the Garden, free
entry may be suspended and Friends will have to pay the
event admission price in order to enter the Gardens.
The Gardens stage events throughout the year and it may
necessary to close the gardens or part of the gardens early, to all
Friends and visitors, in order to set up events.
In cases of extreme bad weather, it will be necessary to close
the Gardens to all Friends and visitors on grounds of
There will be occasions when the Garden (or part of the Garden)
are closed to all Friends and visitors for maintenance and
We will endeavour to notify all Friends and visitors,
of such closures with as much notice as possible, via the website,
Ness Garden Facebook
page and twitter feed @ness_gardens.