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Open Gardens

Our popular Open Gardens days return this September.

Date: Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 September
Time: 11.00am – 4.00pm (last entry 3.00pm)
Price: £10 per adult, £5 per child*

Our popular Open Gardens days return this September. While away the hours in our 12 acres of gardens. Take a leisurely stroll around the lake, enjoy the flowers and you can even treat yourself to an afternoon tea in Mildmay or a drink and snack from one of our bars (please note pre-booking is not required).

There’s plenty to explore during your visit, including new sculptures in the gardens by Halima Cassell MBE. You can also drop in to Gallery ’94 to see an exhibition of opera-inspired works by our Associate Artist, Tom Hammick. Our shop will be open, offering a great selection of exclusive and locally sourced products. In the Ebert Room we will be screening two fascinating looks into our history. On Such a Night is a short film shot at Glyndebourne in the 1950s and The House that George Built documents the construction of the new opera house in the 1990s.

Please note that there will be no coach service from Lewes station, but we have a large, free audience car park. Find out how to get here.

All events at Glyndebourne adhere to the latest advice from Public Health England. Find out more.

*£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.

  • Our car park is free of charge.
  • Please have your tickets or order reference ready upon arriving to the car park for checking.
  • You can find a map of the Glyndebourne site with points of interest for your visit and access routes here.
  • Assistance animals are welcome. Find out more about accessibility.
Wet weather:
  • The gardens will remain open in the event of wet weather.*
  • It is recommended that guests bring appropriate clothing and footwear.
  • Our marquees will be open for use free of charge.
  • Children must be accompanied at all times.

*No refunds or exchanges 

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