The Original Garden Visitor's Guide

Ramster Gardens

Ramster is famous for its stunning collection of rhododendrons and azaleas, which flourish under the mature woodland canopy.

Established in the 1900s by Gauntlett Nurseries of Chiddingfold, with influences from the Japanese gardens, it now stretches over twenty acres. April heralds the arrival of many varieties of daffodils, complementing the camellias, the early flowering rhododendrons and the stunning magnolias.

The carpets of scented bluebells contrast exquisitely with the fiery display of azaleas and rhododendrons in May and the warmth of June brings forth the Mediterranean grasses, and the subtle pink climbing roses. In the bog garden a mass of colourful primulas cascade down the rill, and stepping-stones weave a path under the leaves of the giant gunnera.

Always peaceful and beautiful the changing colours are reflected in the pond and lake. Wildlife abounds throughout the season, including kingfishers, herons, ducks, geese and moorhens.

Fact File

Opening times: 10th March -11th June 2017 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m, and Autumn Colour usually last 2 weeks of October 2017 11am - 4pm
Admission Rates: Adults: £7.00, Children: Under 16 – free, Registered Disabled: £3.00, Couples Season Ticket: £35.00, Individual Season Ticket: £25.00
Group Rates: Group Adults: Minimum Groups Size: 10 £6.50
Events: Ramster Embroidery Exhibition 10th March – 26th March 2017
Facilities: Plant sales (in May and June), Teahouse serving teas, sandwiches, cakes, drinks and snacks.
Disabled Access: Some paths are suitable for wheelchairs particularly motorised ones. Disabled Toilet and Parking on site
Coach Parking: Yes
Length of Visit: Between 2-4hours
Booking Contact: Ramster Gardens, Petworth Road, Chiddingfold, Surrey GU8 4SN
Telephone: 01428 654167
Location: 11/2 miles south of Chiddingfold on the A283