Arundel Castle Gardens & The Collector Earl’s Garden
The Walled Gardens at Arundel Castle are a celebration of innovative design and horticulture. One of England's finest stately homes, Arundel Castle is the ancestral home of the Dukes of Norfolk and has commanded the striking landscape of the Sussex Downs for almost a thousand years. The extensive Gardens include The Collector Earl's Garden, the Cut Flower Garden, the Organic Kitchen Garden, the White Garden, the Rose Garden and the English Herbaceous Borders. The unique Stumpery is home to the upturned roots of ancient trees and the original Victorian Vine House still boasts crops such as grapes, peaches and chillies.
The Collector Earl's Garden celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2018 after being opened by HRH The Prince of Wales in 2008. It was conceived as a tribute to the Thomas Howard, the 14th Earl of Arundel, who lived in the 17th century and was fondly known as 'The Collector'. The vivid colours of the Annual Tulip Festival will greet visitors during April and May, when over 60,000 of the flowers burst into bloom. The tulips are followed by a flurry of purple and white as thousands of the 'fireworks of gardening' blossom for the Allium Extravaganza. During the warmer months, the Castle's lavish display of roses is not limited to the Rose Garden and boasts an enviable array of varieties. At the end of summer, the Gardens fill with lilies, dahlias and wildflowers.
Opening Times: 2nd April – 3rd November 2019, 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 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.