Visiting the Barn Garden

It is possible to make an advance group booking for 2024, between May and mid-September (excluding August), Monday to Friday, depending on availability. Your visit to the Barn Garden will also include the Plant Library which holds more than 1500 different varieties of mainly herbaceous plants, that can be walked through and studied from all angles.

Groups that visit between May and mid-July can also request to visit Serge Hill. This lovely Regency house is situated next door to the Barn Garden, set in beautiful parkland with a walled garden planted by Kate Stuart-Smith (Tom’s sister).

The cost of visiting the Barn Garden and Plant Library is £35 per person. The cost of visiting the Barn Garden, Plant Library and Serge Hill together is £47 per person. The minimum group size is 15 people, and the maximum is 40 people. You are welcome to bring a smaller group, but the minimum cost for 15 people will apply.

Group visits typically start around 10:30am, with an introduction to both gardens included, and around two hours for the Barn Garden and Plant Library, and an hour for Serge Hill.

To make an advance group booking please complete the enquiry form for group visits found here or email us at

Opening the gardens allows us to raise money for local charities and community interest companies, including The Serge Hill Project for Gardening, Creativity and Health.