Opening times

Highdown Gardens are temporarily closed

The Gardens will re-open in spring 2021find out more about what we've been doing and progress so far ...

From 21st December 2019:
The Gardens have closed to deliver a £1 million project to protect the fragile plant collection and enhance the visitor experience: Find out what we're doing ...

2nd November 2020: the car park has reopened

9th December 2020:   the public toilets have reopened

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Please note that public toilets (including disabled facilities) are situated at the entrance to Highdown Gardens.

From February 2020: the public toilets will be closed due to the works taking place at the gardens - they will re-open in late summer 2020 when the gardens re-open.

See also: Accessibility

Toilet block at Highdown Gardens entrance (340)

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Car parking sign

Car parking at Highdown Gardens is free of charge - but we do welcome donations to help us support, maintain and run the Gardens for future visitors.

Please note that there is a 2.1m height restriction barrier in place at the entrance to the car park.

If you would like to make a donation please see our donations webpage.

The car park is adjacent to the entrance to Highdown Gardens.

See also: Accessibility

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Cycle park area and bicycles


There is a dedicated cycle park area in the car park near the main entrance to the Gardens where you can lock your bikes up.

Please do not chain bikes to the fences around the actual Gardens.

Cycle park area in car park near entrance - with bike (340)

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Outside the Gardens: to the north of the car park on the grassed area is a picnic area with new picnic benches (with wheelchair friendly seating). This area is open all day every day.

Litter and rubbish: please remember to take all litter or rubbish away with you when you go, or put it in the bin by the main entrance.

See also: Accessibility

Picnic area and benches (744)

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