Things to do at Larmer Tree Gardens review
Although primarily a wedding and event venue Larmer Tree Gardens also opens its doors to the general public and its gardens are a fun place for families to explore, younger kids will especially love the fairy doors. The gardens are located near Salisbury in Wiltshire.
The gardens were originally created by General Pitt Rivers in 1880 and are an example of Victorian extravagance and vision. In spring there is a wonderful display of Camelias and Rhododendrons. In summer the hydrangea collection makes a striking display of colour and in autumn the trees and shrubs create a rich tapestry of colour. There is a wonderful collection of ornated buildings in the gardens and they even have free-flying macaws and free-roaming peacocks. It’s not every day you see macaws perched on trees, they are free to come and go as they please and are sometimes spotted at the local golf course.
The gardens have been recognised by English Heritage as a Garden of National Importance. Make sure you ask at the cafe about the Fairy Door Trail. There is a leaflet that will help you find your way around, there are eleven to find.
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FAQ and Further Information Larmer Tree Gardens
Is there food and drink available?
There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic.
What are the main things to do?
Historical gardens with buildings, free-roaming macaws and peacocks, fairy door trail. There are toilets and a cafe.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Cheap. An adult ticket costs £4, children £2.50, under 5s are free. Other pricing options including family tickets are available.
Is there parking?
There is free parking.
When are they open?
The gardens have varied open times and dates. For up to date opening times please visit their website.
Only registered assistance dogs are permitted. Dogs are welcome on leads in the Café Courtyard Garden, however, due to a large number of ornamental birds they are not permitted in the main garden. Only registered assistance dogs are permitted.
Are they accessible?
Most of the garden, with the exception of the Dell, is accessible to disabled visitors using the gravel paths. The disabled toilet is located in the Coffee Grove Café garden and there is a wheel chair available to use.
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