The Original Garden Visitor's Guide

Arundel Castle & Gardens

Arundel Castle Gardens & The Collector Earl’s Garden.

Discover the exciting and innovative Walled Gardens at Arundel Castle including The Collector Earl's Garden; inspirational Stumpery; stunning English Herbaceous Borders; Cut Flower Garden; Organic Kitchen Garden; Victorian Glass House; Fitzalan Chapel White Garden and the Rose Garden.

The amazing award-winning Collector Earl's Garden, opened by HRH The Prince of Wales, has been conceived as a lighthearted tribute to Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel (1585-1646), known as 'The Collector'.

Designed by Isabel & Julian Bannerman, The Collector Earl's Garden includes domed pergolas of weathered oak, and fountains inspired by the garden vista in the famous Mytens portrait of the Countess of Arundel.

The grand centrepiece is the rockwork 'mountain' planted with palms and rare ferns to represent another world, supporting a weathered oak version of 'Oberon's Palace'; a fantastic spectacle designed by Inigo Jones. This contains a shell-lined interior with a stalagmite fountain and gilded coronet 'dancing' on top of the jet.

Fact File

Opening Times: 1 April to 29 October 2017, Tuesdays to Sundays, Good Friday, Easter Monday, May & August Bank
Holiday Mondays and August Mondays, 10am - 5pm
Admission Rates: Adult: £11.00, Senior Citizens £11.00, Children: £10.00. Season tickets available.
(NB. Special event prices apply 27-29 May and 25-30 July 2017)
Group Rates: Concessionary Group Rates are also available for Castle & Gardens combined Tickets. Please contact us for details.
Facilities: Restaurant (counter service), Coffee Shop, Gift Shop.
Disabled Access: Yes
Toilets on Site: Yes
Car Parking: No - Pay & Display opposite main gates
Coach Parking: No - Pay & Display opposite main gates. Free coach parking for pre-booked groups.
Wheelchair Loan: Yes (Internal use) - Booking recommended
Length of Visit: 1 to 7 hours
Booking Contact: The Information & Bookings Administrator
Arundel Castle, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9AB
Telephone: 01903 882173
Location: 4 miles north of Littlehampton and the south coast, and midway between Chichester and Worthing on the A27. Please follow the brown and white tourist road signs.