How to Visit
THE GARDENS ARE CURRENTLY OPEN
Farringford is normally open from April throughout the summer season to October. This year we will be opening the Gardens on May 19th - Wed/Thur/Fri/Sat until 23rd October 2021.
Our newly opened exhibition on the recently completed restoration of the main house is a fascinating detour for all visitors to the gardens this summer and is included in the price of entry. An illustrated timeline maps the many phases of development from the relatively modest Georgian property built in 1802 to the rambling, ivy clad gothic house seen today. The timeline charts its change of use from private dwelling to hotel, and finally its recent dramatic transformation into the historic house and home of our most celebrated poet.
The evolution of the walled garden from working kitchen garden - a sheltered retreat so beloved of Tennyson - to the site of Fred Pontin’s eighteen bungalows is no less an extraordinary tale. Discover the many phases of the work undertaken, from the demolition of the bungalows to the careful planning and stocking of beds, resulting in the magnificent award-winning garden enjoyed today.
Please note that we do not have a cafe or gift shop at Farringford. A limited selection of soft drinks will be available from the Ticket Office.
Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times.
See the Opening Tmes and Prices page for more information.