Heathercombe Gardens


An introduction to Heathercombe GardensWe open the Gardens to the public  in aid of the National Gardens Scheme Charities and Rowcroft Hospice.

Brief Description of Heathercombe Gardens

Heathercombe is a tranquil secluded valley with streams tumbling through woods, ponds and a lake – the setting for 30 acres of spring and summer interest (and many recent changes), including daffodils in spring followed by carpets of bluebells that complement our extensive displays of rhododendrons and azaleas. We have many unusual specimen trees including maples and flowering dogwoods, lovely cottage gardens, an orchard in a meadow of orchids and other early summer wild flowers, a bog garden, woodland garden, fernery and numerous sculptures. There are woodland walks on our 2 miles of mainly level sandy paths, with many benches and three summer houses for relaxing and taking in the sights and sounds of nature.

Please see also the Heathercombe Garden Guide and Map and the Garden Gallery

2024 Opening Arrangements

Please, if possible, purchase your ticket in advance by logging onto the  National Gardens Scheme website: ngs.org.uk/view-garden/18508. If you are unable to book online please pay in cash on arrival.

  • Admission to the gardens: £6.00 per adult. Children are free.
  • Dogs on short leads are very welcome.
  • Self-service teas and coffees are available at Heathercombe North.
  • Visitors are very welcome to bring a picnic, making use of the many benches around the grounds on which to sit down, eat and relax!
  • There is a disabled toilet available for visitors (next to South Heathercombe cottage).
  • Please park neatly in the signed Car Park (for disabled visitors there is reserved parking between North and South Heathercombe cottages).
  • Please collect from the hut in the car park your personal paper copy of the ‘Guide to the Gardens’ and enjoy your visit!
  • For more information please phone John Pike on o1626-354404 or e-mail gardens@pike.me.uk
  • For details of HOW TO FIND US, click here
  • The gardens are also  open by arrangement from April to October. Please contact John Pike as above.

  2024 OPEN DAYS and TIMES

Dates Times
Sunday 24-Mar 1.30 – 5.30
Sunday 05-May 1.30 – 5.30
Saturday 11-May 1.30 – 5.30
Sunday 12-May 1.30 – 5.30
Saturday 18-May 1.30 – 5.30
Sunday 19-May 1.30 – 5.30
Tuesday 21-May 1.30 – 5.30
Wednesday 22-May 1.30 – 5.30
Thursday 23-May 1.30 – 5.30
Friday 24-May 1.30 – 5.30
Saturday 25-May 1.30 – 5.30
Sunday  26-May 1.30 – 5.30
Tuesday 28-May 1.30 – 5.30
Wednesday 29-May 1.30 – 5.30
Thursday 30-May 1.30 – 5.30
Friday 31-May 1.30 – 5.30
Saturday 01-Jun 1.30 – 5.30
Sunday 02-Jun 1.30 – 5.30
Saturday 08-Jun 11.00 – 5.30
Sunday  09-Jun 11.00 – 5.30
Saturday 15-Jun 11.00 – 5.30
Sunday  16-Jun 11.00 – 5.30
Saturday 22-Jun 11.00 – 5.30
Sunday  23-Jun 11.00 – 5.30

For more information please contact John Pike:

By phone on 01626-354404
By e-mail to gardens@pike.me.uk 

For details of HOW TO FIND US, click here 

For an Introduction and Brief Guide to the Gardens, click here