Opening times 2023
There is no need to pre-book tickets
All between 11am – 5pm
- April 4th to the 7th
- April 27th to the 30th
- May 15th to the 18th
- May 28th to the 31st
- June 12th to the 15th
- June 27th to the 30th
- July 10th to the 13th
- July 28th to the 31st
- August 12th to the 15th
- August 28th to the 31st
- September 14th to the 17th
- September 27th to the 30th
- October 13 to the 15th
- October 27th to the 29th
These dates correspond in an average year with the main seasonal peaks of flowering. Notable amongst which are:
- April (Magnolias and spring bulbs)
- May (Azaleas, Japanese maples, Rodgersias, Wisterias, Iris, candelabra Primulas)
- June (Massed perennials especially Dieramas)
- July (Massed perennials including Agapanthus, Campanulas, Lilies)
- August (Agapanthus, crocosmias, watsonias, tribute garden)
- September (Michaelmas daisies, grasses, chrysanthemums, tribute garden)
- October (Autumn colour especially the Japanese maples)
Admission £10 / adult ; £5 / young adults aged 5 – 16. ; children under 5 / free
We are less than a mile from The Garden House, close to the village of Buckland Monachorum. From the A386 at Yelverton (Plymouth – Tavistock road) follow the brown tourist signs to ‘The Garden House’.
Continue past the entrance to the Garden house (or turn right when exiting from their car park, if you are combining a visit to the garden there).
Go down the hill and go straight on, turning neither right nor left. We are 400 yards past the last houses in the village, on the left, at the point where the blue road signs are indicating the road becomes unsuitable for motor vehicles.
We have always had good reports from our visitors who have stayed at the following places, all within 3 to 4 miles of Wildside.
Drake Manor Inn in Buckland Monachorum. 01822 853892 <www.drakemanorinn.co.uk> Cider House, Buckland Monachorum 01822 259062 <www.cider-house.co.uk> The Rosemont in Yelverton 01822 852175 <www.therosemont.co.uk> Harrabeer Country House Hotel in Yelverton. 01822 853302. <www.harrabeer.co.uk>
Over 25 people: We are happy to accept groups of over 25 in number on other days in May, June & July only from 10am – 4pm. If you anticipate visiting by coach we strongly advise not to book a visit on one of our advertised opening days (listed above)
The admission for groups of this size is £8 per head (Please note there is a minimum admission charge for any group of £160 if visiting on a date other than those listed above).
Under 15 people: For smaller groups under 15 in number visiting on one of our open days listed above the admission charge is £9 per head
Should you require a pre-booked guided tour with Keith Wiley this will be an additional £60 / group (normally lasts 75-90 minutes). However Keith is unable to give guided tours on the advertised opening days noted above.
Unfortunately we do not have a tea-room and much of the garden is not accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs because of the very narrow paths. Although dogs are not allowed in the garden there is ample opportunity for unlimited ‘walkies’ on the moor just over a mile away prior to a visit