member of the Friends of Ness Gardens, you enjoy free
entry to the gardens during advertised opening hours all year 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
The Visitor Centre closes at 4.30pm on
Friday 23rd December. The Garden only, will be open to
the Friends on Christmas Eve and from 27th to
Ness will be closed to all on
Christmas Day & Boxing Day.
The Garden & Visitor Centre re-opens
to all on New Year's Day.
||1st November - 28th
|1st March - 31st
10.00am - 4.30pm
(last admission 4pm)
10.00am - dusk*
||9.30am - 4.30pm (last orders 4pm)
||09.30am - 5pm
||10.00am - 5pm
||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. There is also an exit gate from the
Terraces. The toilets next to the Potting Sheds will be
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.