The Original Garden Visitor's Guide

Arundel Castle Gardens & The Collector Earl’s Garden

Discover the exciting and innovative Walled Gardens at Arundel. Arundel Castle is an ancient castle and stately home, including The Collector Earl's Garden; captivating Stumpery; English Herbaceous Borders; Cut Flower Garden; Organic Kitchen Garden; Victorian Vine House; Tropical Glass House; White Garden and the Rose Garden.

The award-winning Collector Earl's Garden is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2018. Officially opened by HRH The Prince of Wales, it was conceived as a lighthearted tribute to Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel (1585-1646), known as 'The Collector’.

Designed by Isobel & 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.

Arundel Castle’s gardens play host to an Annual Tulip Festival during April and May. 2018’s instalment will be the biggest and brightest to date with more than 60,000 spring bulbs expected to bloom. This riot of colour is swiftly followed by the Castle’s Allium Extravaganza, with thousands of the pom-pom headed flowers showcased.

Fact File

Opening Times: 30 March to 28 October 2018, Tuesdays to Sundays, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Bank Holidays, and Mondays throughout August, 10am - 5pm (Last admission is at 4pm).
Admission Rates: Adult: £13.00, Senior Citizens £13.00, Children: £11.00. Season tickets available. (NB. Special event prices apply for the Castle Siege and the Jousting and Medieval Tournament)
Group Rates: Concessionary Group Rates are also available upon request 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: Angela Standing, Information & Bookings Administrator, Arundel Castle, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9AB
Telephone: 01903 882173 (ext. 230 for Angela)
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.

Updated: 13/12/2017

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