Heathercombe Gardens


An introduction to Heathercombe GardensHeathercombe Open Gardens

We open the Gardens to the public under the auspices of the National Gardens Scheme in aid of the National Gardens Scheme Charities and Rowcroft Hospice.

In Summary…

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 for relaxing and taking in the sights and sounds of nature.

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

Opening Arrangements

  • The gardens are open on the planned open days listed below. They are also open by arrangement at other times between April and October for individuals and groups (see below).
  • Dogs on short leads are very welcome.
  • Please let us know if you wish to walk around the broadleaved and conifer plantations.
  • Home-made teas and refreshments are offered during planned open days in the  pretty South Heathercombe cottage garden or conservatory if wet.
  • There is a disabled toilet at the Wayside adjoining South Heathercombe.
  • Please park neatly in the signed Car Park and check in at the hut. However, for disabled visitors there is reserved parking between North and South Heathercombe houses, close to the tea rooms and disabled toilet. Please check in at the tea rooms.
  • Admission to the gardens: £5.00 per adult. Children are free.
  • For more information and to visit by arrangement please phone John Pike on 01626-35440 or e-mail woodlands@pike.me.uk
  • For details of HOW TO FIND US, click here

Opening Dates in 2020:

MARCH Sunday 29th 1.30 – 5.30 pm JUNE Sunday 14th 11 am -5.30 pm
MAY Sunday 10th 1.30 – 5.30 pm Tuesday 16th 11 am -5.30 pm
Sunday 17th 1.30 – 5.30 pm Wednesday 17th 11 am -5.30 pm
Sunday 24th 1.30 – 5.30 pm Thursday 18th 11 am -5.30 pm
Tuesday 26th 1.30 – 5.30 pm Friday 19th 11 am -5.30 pm
Wednesday 27th 1.30 – 5.30 pm Saturday 20th 11 am -5.30 pm
Thursday 28th 1.30 – 5.30 pm Sunday 21st 11 am -5.30 pm
Friday 29th 1.30 – 5.30 pm
Saturday 30th 1.30 – 5.30 pm Tuesday 23rd 11 am -5.30 pm
Sunday 31st 1.30 – 5.30 pm Wednesday 24th 11 am -5.30 pm
Thursday 25th 11 am -5.30 pm
JUNE Tuesday 2nd 1.30 – 5.30 pm Friday 26th 11 am -5.30 pm
Wednesday 3rd 1.30 – 5.30 pm Saturday 27th 11 am -5.30 pm
Thursday 4th 1.30 – 5.30 pm Sunday 28th 11 am -5.30 pm
Friday 5th 1.30 – 5.30 pm Tuesday 30th 11 am -5.30 pm
Saturday 6th 1.30 – 5.30 pm
Sunday 7th 1.30 – 5.30 pm JULY Wednesday 1st 11 am -5.30 pm
Thursday 2nd 11 am -5.30 pm
Friday 3rd 11 am -5.30 pm
Saturday 4th 11 am -5.30 pm
Sunday 5th 11 am -5.30 pm

For more information please contact John Pike:
By phone on 01626-354404 or 01647-221222
By e-mail to gardens@pike.me.uk 

For details of HOW TO FIND US, click here 

For a Garden Guide and Map, click here