Visitor Information

To help you make the most of your visit to Kelmarsh Hall, we have compiled some frequently asked questions. If you have any other enquiries which are not listed below, please call 01604 686 543 or email

Where do I park?

As you come through the main entrance gates and down the drive, you will see signs to the car park on the right. There is an overflow car park to the left. Parking is free if you are visiting the gardens or the hall, but is £2 per car to visit the tea room only.

Can I bring my dog?
Yes, but dogs must be kept on leads at all times in the gardens. Owners must clean up after their dogs - please note that dog waste bins/bags are not provided. Dogs are not permitted in the main seating area of the Tea Room, but you are welcome to use the outdoor seating.

What about disabled parking/wheelchair access?

We welcome guests with disabilities and work hard to ensure that you can access as much of the site as possible.  On arrival follow the disabled parking sign and park to the left of the circle, in front of the hall to the left of the main steps and close to the Visitor Centre entrance. Blue badges must be displayed. Access to the Visitor Centre is ramped and we offer a disabled orientation map that shows where the disabled toilet is located, where the disabled access to the Hall is and any steps or gradients in and around the gardens. Many paths are loose gravel so it is recommended that wheelchair users bring a companion to assist around the gardens.

How long does it take to go around the gardens?

The route around the gardens takes, on average, around an hour to complete.

How long does it take to go around the Hall, servants quarters and laundry?

The route through the hall can take between one to two hours to complete.

What are the seasonal highlights in the gardens?
April: Daffodils and snake’s head fritillaries
Walled garden - Rhubarb & blossom on espaliered fruit trees
April/May: Tulips and alliums
May/June: Peonies
June: Roses, Philadelphus Garden
July: Double border – Cottage garden perennials 
Walled garden – Sweet peas, early dahlias
July to Sept:            Walled garden - Cut flower beds (including dahlias)
Aug to Sept:            Long border

If you are visiting to see a particular flower or plant, please call ahead to check they are in bloom.

Can I bring a picnic?
Picnics are permitted in the gardens and there are plenty of benches and grass areas to take a picnic.  Outside seating to the front of the Visitor Centre is reserved for Tea Room customers.

Can I take photos?
Flash photography is not permitted in the Hall. You are welcome to take photographs of the gardens for private use. 
If you wish to use photographs of the Hall or Gardens for commercial purposes, please call 01604 686 543.

Do you sell gift vouchers?
Gift vouchers are available to buy and there are various options available.  Please speak to Visitor Centre staff or contact us on 01604 686 543 or  for more details.

Do you welcome group visits?
We can accommodate larger groups of 15 or more only if they are paying an admission fee for the Gardens or Hall & Gardens - please email for information.

As a charity we rely on donations, legacies and fundraising to continue to protect Kelmarsh and keep Kelmarsh open to everyone, for ever so please do what you can to support us. Thank you.