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Opening and closing times

Details of opening and closing times throughout the year for the Gardens, attractions, cafés, restaurants, shops and car park.

Opening times

Gardens open at 10am every day

Current closing times (until 9 February)

4.15pm (last entry 3.45pm) daily

Our closing times vary from week to week to accommodate seasonal changes and events in the Gardens. Planned closing times for early 2018 are detailed below.

Closing times for early 2018

10 February – 24 March 2018

5.45pm (last entry 5.15pm) 


Open until one hour before the Gardens close:

Open until half an hour before the Gardens close:

Closed for winter, reopening in spring 2018:

For full details of seasonal, planned and short-term closures

Cafés and restaurants

All our cafés and restaurants open at 10am.

Open until the Gardens close:

  • Victoria Plaza café

Open until one hour before the Gardens close (take-away service from 15 minutes before closing time):

  • Orangery restaurant
  • White Peaks café
  • The Botanical 
  • Pavilion restaurant (currently closed for winter)


Victoria Plaza shop opens at 10am and closes when the Gardens close.

White Peaks shop opens at 11am (10am at weekends) and closes half an hour before the Gardens close.

Car park

Car park opens at 9.30am.

Car park closes 30 minutes after the Gardens close.