As well as our four RHS-owned gardens, more than 145 gardens in the UK and 23 more overseas generously offer free entry to RHS members (main cardholder), either throughout their open period or at selected times of the year.
Who can gain free entry?
- RHS members with an asterisk (*) on the front of their membership card.
- All Individual members.
- Important: for membership types with two adults (for example, Joint), free entry applies to one cardholder per policy (member 1) as indicated by an asterisk (*) on the front of your membership card.
- Guests: free entry to Partner Gardens is not applicable to guests.
- Group entry: so that smaller gardens can be part of the scheme, free entry does not apply to members travelling as part of an organised group. Please contact the garden in advance to discuss group visits. For details please refer to the back of your membership card.
When can I gain free entry?
As independently-owned gardens, not financially reimbursed by the RHS, opening times, prices and periods of free access are subject to change.
Please call ahead or check opening arrangements on Garden Finder before travelling (Partner Gardens are identified by a key symbol next to the garden name).
Don't forget you will need your membership card (or yellow temporary membership form) to gain entry.
How do we choose RHS Partner Gardens?
Whether formal landscape, late season borders or woodland, all Partner Gardens offer inspiration to keen gardeners through high standards of design and/or planting. Many are well known, some less so, resulting in a stimulating mix of styles that visitors should find interesting throughout the gardening year.