Your Visit

Many visitors to the park find themselves staying for around half a day.
Below you will find some useful information.

Opening times

The Himalayan Garden & Sculpture park is now closed. Our opening dates for 2020 run from the 10th April to the 1st November, from 10am to 4pm, Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays.

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Our opening dates and times are listed below. We kindly ask that all visitors leave the gardens by 16:30pm

 

2020 Opening Dates

April 10th – 1st November 

 
Monday Closed (Open Bank Holiday Mondays)  
Tuesday 10:00am – 4:00pm  
Wednesday 10:00am – 4:00pm  
Thursday 10:00am – 4:00pm  
Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm  
Saturday 10:00am – 4:00pm  
Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm  
     

Admission prices

£9.00 per person in April to November (excludes May) £10.00 per person in May. £4.00 per child (aged 5 – 15yrs) throughout the year and under 5’s are free. £24.00 – Individual Season Ticket £48.00 – Individual + Guest Season Ticket Season tickets allow unlimited entrance for 2020 during our opening dates.

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Green values

As a garden, nature and wildlife is at the heart of everything we do. Recognising the importance of the wider environment we encourage organic practises by reducing the amount of chemicals and single use plastics within the garden.

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Our green values in the garden are to reduce the use of chemicals and single use plastic within the garden, to support the abundant wildlife and nature we enjoy. We are doing this through various methods including:

Compost

We are going peat free in our compost, and to reduce the use of single use plastics by bulk buying our compost in larger bales.

Pots

We are phasing out single use black plastic pots, and we are now introducing bio-degradable pots for all of our nursery plants.

Pesticides

We are managing the New Woodland section of the garden in a more organic way, using less pesticides and herbicides to create a more natural habitat for pollinators. The wildflowers that have flourished under this method of gardening include foxgloves, wood sorrell and bluebells.

Wildlife

Within the garden, to support our plentiful bird life we have numerous feeders which we keep stocked. We also have a plethora of larger birds such as barn owls, tawny owls, red kites, buzzards which the garden and wider estate supports through the our rich biodiversity. Succession planting, for open and closed periods of the garden also supports pollinators all year around.

Tearoom

To reduce the plastic within our tearoom we are moving towards plastic free produce. All of our water is now sold in recyclable can and soft drinks in glass bottles or cans. We have recycling bins in and outside our tea room to ensure we recycle where possible.

Marketing

All of our marketing material is on FSC responsibly sourced paper.

Footwear

We advise that visitors wear suitable walking footwear as our garden has steep topography in places.

Dogs

We welcome well-behaved dogs but, ask that they are kept on a lead at all times. Owners are expected to clean up after their dogs and ensure that they do not cause a nuisance to other visitors.

Accessibility

Sadly the park is not suitable for wheelchair users, mobility scooters or people with limited mobility. We are continually improving our paths however, the topography of the area dictates that the paths are steep in places, with some paths having a number of steps.

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Tea Room

Tearoom

Open daily we serve a range of hot and cold drinks and variety of food options. From freshly prepared sandwiches to warm lunches and a delicious selection of cakes and tray bakes. We have vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options to try and accommodate all dietary requests.

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Playground

A woodland playground with climbing, swings, slides and more provides fun entertainment for children visiting the garden. Located next to the tea room this space offers a chance for the children to play while parents enjoy a refreshment.

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Himalayan Shelter

Reflects the stunning Kath Kuni architecture in the Himalayas. The walls were erected without any cementing mortar, using alternate courses of dry masonry and wood. The local artisans of this region are famous for their woodcarving. The original examples included on the balcony, are 80 to 100 years old.

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Norse Stabbur

This impressive Viking Norse Stabbur (hut) was built by a local craftsman, Paul Grainger and his team using timber from our wood. We have tried to design the hut as as closely as possible to original viking designs and it offers a tranquil spot in the new woodland with fantastic views over the rest of the garden.

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The Pagoda

Built in Bali, this decorative pagoda is a favourite feature for many visitors, with it’s distinctive red legs and oriental features. A specialist team travelled from Bali to the park to assist with the on site assembly. It is complimented by its lakeside location overlooking the beautiful floating Magnolia sculpture.

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Summer House

An early 20th century thatched wooden summerhouse, complete with benches and a mirror inside. It is topped by a French, early 20th century, painted copper cockerel weather vane, and is a favourite with the children who visit the garden.

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Contemplation Circle

This piece was specially commissioned from Irish artist Liam O’Neill in 2018. Each chair is made from the heartwood of Giant Redwood Tree. The chairs are designed to be a place apart, where visitors can relax, and reflect on the beautiful landscape which surrounds them.

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Information Centre

The information centre allows visitors to learn all about the history of the Park and the Sculptures. There is also information on the work of the Foundation plans for propagation and conservation. We run various workshops in this space, the next being a Botanical Painting Course on 9th - 11th October.

FAQs

Is the Himalayan Garden and Sculpture Park open all year?

The Park is open from 10th April until the 1st November 2020. From Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm (closed on Mondays but open Bank Holiday Mondays).

Can I bring my dog?

Dogs are welcome but, visitors are asked to keep their dogs on a lead.

Is the Himalayan Garden and Sculpture Park accessible for wheelchair and pushchair users?

While the Tearoom and Information Centre are wheelchair and pushchair friendly, the topography of the grounds (with stairs and steep paths in places) and natural gravel paths, mean the park is not currently accessible for wheelchair users.

Can I travel to the Himalayan Garden and Sculpture Park via public transport?

It is possible to get a bus from Ripon to Grewelthorpe Village but, sadly there is no public transport after that. The Garden and Sculpture Park are a mile and a half walk from Grewelthorpe village.

Do you have baby changing facilities?

There are baby changing facilities in the disable toilet, located to the side of the Tearoom.

Can I use my Drone at the Himalayan Garden and Sculpture Park?

In the interests of visitor safety, we do not permit the launching or landing of drones in the park unless agreed in advance in writing. For further information please see the Drone Code produced by the Civil Aviation Authority for a practical guide on how to fly your drone safely in full compliance with the law.

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