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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 October 2018)

Monday to Sundays: 7pm (last entry 6pm) until 30 September 2018

Closing times throughout 2018 and early 2019

1 – 27 October 2018
6pm (last entry 5pm) 

28 October –  20 November 2018
4pm (last entry 3pm) 

21 November 2018 – 1 January 2019
3.30pm (last entry 3pm) 

2 – 31 January 2019
4pm (last entry 3pm) 

February 2019
5pm (last entry 4pm) 

March 2019
6pm (last entry 5pm) 


Open until one hour before the Gardens close:

Open 10am-5.30pm (last entry 5.15pm):

Weekends and bank holidays in summer:
11.00 - 16.00 (Last admission - 15.50) 

29 March to 30 September 2018
10:30 - 17.30 (Last admission - 17.00):

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

Cafés and restaurants

  • Victoria Plaza café
    Monday to Thursday  8am – 7pm
    Friday to Sunday  8am - 8pm
  • The Botanical 
    Monday to Thursday  10am – 6.30pm
    Friday to Sunday  10am 7pm 

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

  • Orangery restaurant
  • White Peaks café
  • Pavilion restaurant (currently closed for renovation)


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.