Open daily 29 March – 31 October 11.00am – 4.30pm

General information for visitors

We are delighted to welcome you to our beautiful gardens, which have been created and developed by the Banks family over several generations. On this page, you will find a summary of information to help you enjoy your visit. 


Adults £8.50

A reduced rate is available for parties over 20 and for WI groups. Please contact the office for further details.

Enjoy the gardens 365 days a year.

Open daily 29 March – 31 October 11.00am – 4.30pm

Season Ticket

Priced at only £32, our annual Season Ticket is excellent value. The ticket is valid for twelve months from the date of purchase and gives the holder access to the gardens 365 days of the year – even when we are closed to other visitors. (Please note that Park Wood is closed after 5pm, and between the end of October and 1 March.)


Holders also benefit from free admission to our Spring and Autumn Plant Fairs, and occasional promotions offered by Maples Tearoom and the Gift Shop. So go on, why not treat yourself today or buy one as a wonderful gift?


Wheelchair users are admitted to the gardens free of charge. There are accessible paths around Hergest Croft and the Kitchen Garden, which are marked in yellow on the garden map. There is also wheelchair access to Maples Tearooms and an accessible toilet in the house.

When the ground is dry, it is easy to navigate across the orchard from the Croft to the Kitchen Garden.

Please be aware, however, that other areas of the garden are not accessible to wheelchairs. Further detail is included in our access statement.


We adore dogs at Hergest Croft Gardens in all shapes and sizes. Dogs on leads are welcome throughout the gardens, including at Maples Tearoom.


Please ensure that you have suitable footwear: much of the charm of the garden lies in its extensive, sloping and natural character. 


Paths through the Azalea Garden and Maple Grove are mainly grassed and those in Park Wood are very steep in places.


 It can become quite muddy following rain. It is therefore essential to wear sturdy boots or shoes.

Group Bookings

We welcome groups to the gardens and to Maples Tearoom;  however, these must be booked in advance. A reduced rate is available for parties over 20 and we are also happy to offer all WI groups special discounts. (Please call or email the office for specific rates.) 


We welcome coaches throughout the season. There is easy access, as well as ample parking and turnaround space.

How to find us and parking

The gardens are situated on Ridgebourne Road, Kington, HR5 3EG, and are well signed from the A44.

Free parking is available for visitors in the Hergest Croft Gardens car park, situated approximately 450 metres up Ridgebourne Road on the right hand side. If you need to drop off someone with limited mobility then continue past the car park and take the first turning on the left.

Our postcode is: HR5 3EG.
OS Grid Ref: SO 28534 56744
Lat/Lon: 52°12’15.38″N / 3° 2’47.40″W
Plus Code: 6X32+CQ Kington
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