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Open Gardens Day


Performance Dates

31 Sat, Aug 2019 11:00am Sold Out
Please contact the box office to discuss returns
Date: Saturday 31 August, 11.00am – 4.00pm
Price: £10 per adult, £5 per child*

For one day only we are opening our gardens outside of the opera season. You are warmly invited to explore the extensive grounds at your leisure with a picnic on the lawns and a stroll around the lake. There will also be an opportunity to put your questions to the Glyndebourne gardeners and to take a peek inside the auditorium where the on-stage action happens.

Follow the art trail and spot the sculptures by production hub architect Nicholas Hare; explore the rose gardens which includes a special homage to the Glyndebourne pugs and ask our gardening team questions during a session in the historic Organ Room. You can also treat yourself to afternoon tea or a light lunch in Mildmay restaurant; browse the Shop and Gallery 94 for souvenirs that reflect the creativity at the heart of Glyndebourne or even take home a plant from the local nursery that will be selling plants on the day.

*£5 child tickets can only be booked by calling our Box Office +44(0)1273 815000

Some love for our Gardens:

‘The gardens incorporate manicured lawns (inaccessible to the neighbouring sheep thanks to the ha-ha), vibrant borders, a kitchen garden, a formal rose garden and a wilder area featuring a lake and meadows beyond. The Glyndebourne gardens are a joy to explore with ‘jaw-dropping views of its farmland and the South Downs beyond.’- The Daily Telegraph

‘I love to walk around the lake – there are always new wild flowers and wildlife; the occasional kingfisher, calling buzzards, woodpeckers and carp playing in the lake – to deflect the cares of everyday life.’ – Gus Christie, Executive Chairman

Useful information

The Glyndebourne gardens are private property and are usually only open to opera ticket bookers. Guests are welcome to take photos in the garden but we kindly ask visitors to respect the gardens and to take all litter home.

  • Most of the gardens are accessible and access parking is available
  • Assistance animals are welcome. Find out more about accessibility
Food and drink:
  • Light refreshments will be available from Mildmay throughout the day. Tables in Mildmay are not pre-bookable.
Wet weather:
  • The gardens will remain open in the event of wet weather, it is recommended that guests bring appropriate clothing and footwear.
  • Children must be accompanied at all times.

The £10 fee will cover the costs of the event and any surplus will go towards the Glyndebourne Garden Fund. Tickets are non-refundable.

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