Accessibility

Access Statement

Accessible parking is available at the walled garden. The terrain is accessible but is uneven in places. There are lavatories (portable-style) at the walled garden.

Holkham Walled Garden

  • A returnable orientation map is available at the entrance for visitors to the gardens.
  • The walled gardens are situated to the west of the hall on the opposite side of the lake. Free transport to the walled gardens is available and you should enquire about this service when purchasing your ticket in the ticket office to visit the gardens.
  • The buggy leaves from and returns to the buggy point behind the temporary ticket office, it is approximately 65m from the ticket office when approached via road.
  • There is an A-frame sign with the buggy’s running times and wooden benches for waiting visitors to sit on.
  • The buggy may not operate in extreme weather conditions.
  • A ticket is needed to enter the walled gardens, bought either from the ticket office or on the gates into the gardens.
  • The 18th century six acre walled gardens are undergoing a sensitive restoration and visitors have the opportunity to see the work as it progresses.
  • Our discovery trail, available from the ticket office, will help to keep children occupied whilst visiting the walled gardens.
  • Interpretation panels in key areas within the gardens highlight the history and future of the gardens.
  • The gardens are open 20th March to 31st October, 10am to 5pm every day.
  • A member of staff is normally present during opening hours.
  • Parking at the walled gardens is limited and only available for visitors requiring accessible parking. For vehicles, the gardens are approximately 1⁄2 mile drive from the main car park following the hard core roadway and over a cattle grid. For walkers the route is 1⁄2 mile following the hard core roadway and parkland tracks.
  • All areas are external with the exception of some glasshouses and a small potting shed.
  • The entrance and exit to the gardens is via an iron gate which is suitable for wheelchair access.
  • The terrain in the walled gardens consists of grassed areas with formed gravel pathways. Some surfaces are uneven.
  • Some of the glasshouses can be accessed but there are also areas which are roped off to restrict access.
  • Dogs are permitted but must be on leads and under control. Owners must ensure that any dog excrement is cleaned up.
  • Children must be supervised at all times.
  • There are limited wooden picnic benches and single benches along gravel pathways.
  • The Education Room (see below) is situated in the walled garden.

Education Room

  • The education room is situated in the walled gardens and provides craft activities for children on high days and is also used during events. It is accessed via gravel pathways and is 104m from the entrance to the walled gardens.
  • The building is made of wood and is approximately 5m wide by 15m long.
  • There is one doorway approximately 1.66m wide.
  • There are wooden ‘elbows’ along the side of the interior at a height of 1.98m.
  • The wooden floor is even and one level, wooden and painted green.
  • The building is not heated and has natural as well as artificial light.
  • Two steps lead up to the doorway, both are 85cm wide. The bottom step is 19cm high and the top step is 21.5cm high.