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 over 300 different varieties of rhododendrons and azaleas which come into bloom with a breath-taking show in May and the warmth of June brings forth the Mediterranean grasses, and the subtle pink climbing roses.
Cynthia, Ramster's 'trademark' rhododendron, provides huge bushes of brilliant pink flowers which line the drive a magnificent and unforgettable welcome. Cynthia continues to impress guests with enormous 40ft high banks of colour throughout the garden making a real statement of its 100-year-old existence. The garden is ideal to wander in, enjoying the grass paths and natural way it has been allowed to develop over generations that have nurtured this hidden gem.
Opening times: 17th March -10th June 2018 10.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m, and Autumn Colour usually last 2 weeks of
October 2018 11am - 4pm
Admission Rates: Adults: £7.50, Children: Under 16 - free, Registered Disabled: £4.00.
Season Ticket for 2 people: £40.00
Group Rates: Group Adults: Minimum Groups Size: 15 £6.50.
Events: Plant sales (in May and June),
Facilities: 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: 1.5 miles south of Chiddingfold on the A283.