As the  eighteenth century poet, William Cowper, said of himself: ‘Gardening was of all employments that in which I succeeded best’.

In the Garden Now …


Bring your packed lunch or drink from the local cafes and outlets nearby


We have plant lists for you to check the names of plants in the 18th Century Garden and Herb Bed in the Summer House Garden

Pick up our NEW LEAFLET telling you more about William’s interest in his plants and what he grew

How John Newton and William used the garden and the story of the Guinea Orchard

The usual £6.00 applies for an annual pass to enjoy both the museum and gardens as often as you like throughout usual opening hours.

If you want to only visit the gardens it is £2.50 admission for a one-off visit.

To find out more about our gardens  –  Click here