Garden Visits (updated)
FURTHER UPDATE re Coronavirus as at 5th September 2020:
We are pleased to announce a second opening of the garden this year on behalf of the National Garden Scheme, which will be on Sunday, 18th October. Simple refreshments will be available on the day, but unfortunately there will be no plant stall. Full details can be found on the National Garden Scheme website, where timed tickets will be available for sale around a week before the opening date.
‘By arrangement’ visits are also still possible (see below). The admission price is £7, which includes tea or coffee and cake.
All the proceeds from both the above go to the National Garden Scheme.
IMPORTANT UPDATE re Coronavirus as at 8th June 2020:
We are pleased to announce that following a government relaxation of the lockdown conditions we will be opening the garden for the National Garden Scheme as planned on Sunday, 26th July. Special arrangements will apply for this opening and full details of these can be found at our updated NGS website entry There will unfortunately be no teas and refreshments, and also no plant stall.
We are also open for ‘By Arrangement’ visits (see below), except there will be no teas and refreshments provided; correspondingly, the admission price is £4 per person. Please contact us as below if you wish to arrange such a visit. All the proceeds will go to the National Garden Scheme.
We open our garden to the public under the National Garden Scheme (The Yellow Book) – see our website entry. In 2020 we will be opening the garden on the following date: Sunday, 26th July, 2.00-5.30pm. The admission price is £4 for adults and free for children, the proceeds of which will all go to the National Garden Scheme. Teas and Refreshments will be available, the proceeds of which will go to the Isabel Hospice. Daisy Roots Nursery will be holding a Plant Stall . We are also open from 1st July to 31st October for private visits, known also called ‘By Arrangement’ visits. You can contact us by email or by telephone to arrange an individual or group visit for up to 20 people. The admission price is £7 per person, and includes a personal introduction and tour of the garden. It also includes tea or coffee and cake. All the proceeds go to the National Garden Scheme.
We opened the garden on behalf of the National Garden Scheme for the first time in 2007. We have welcomed the following numbers of visitors annually in the years since then:
Year Number of Visitors
2020 78 (so far)
Our contact details are:
Tel: +44 (0)1707 324074
Mobile: +44 (0)7914 115860
Our full address is:
Adrian & Clare de Baat
35 Digswell Road
Welwyn Garden City
Hertfordshire AL8 7PB
A map may be found here.