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WENTWORTH GARDEN CENTRE AND HISTORIC GARDENS

Partner Garden
Free access for RHS members at selected times

Hague Lane
Wentworth
Rotherham
S62 7TF

Wentworth, Rotherham, South Yorkshire

16 acres

Tel
01226 744842

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Opening Hours

Daily, 10am–4.30pm.

Admission

Please see website for admission prices.

RHS members

Free access (Member 1 only) - applies when open.

Facilities

  • Accessible facilities
  • Accessible garden
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children’s play area
  • Children's activities
  • Dogs welcome
  • Free carer entry
  • Gift shop
  • Parking
  • Picnic area
  • Plant sales
  • Refreshments
  • Toilets

Features

  • Autumn colour
  • Bog garden
  • Colour themed borders
  • Cottage planting
  • Herbaceous border
  • Japanese garden
  • Pond or lake
  • Rock garden
  • Water garden
  • Woodland

About the garden

Owned by
Anthony Airey

Designed By
Humphry Repton

Developed in the late 18th century as the pleasure grounds and kitchen garden by the Fitzwilliams of Wentworth Woodhouse, the gardens fell into disrepair after the Second World War. They have now been substantially restored with funding from the family-owned garden centre. Features include a maze.

The formal Italian Garden and its canal pond have been completely renovated, alongside the planting of various topiary and herbaceous borders.

Plants of special interest

  • Alliums
  • Bluebells
  • Camellias
  • Conifers
  • Cornus (for winter stems or spring bracts)
  • Ferns
  • Hellebores
  • Hemerocallis
  • Hostas
  • Magnolias
  • Maple
  • Primulas
  • Rhododendrons/azaleas
  • Shade-loving plants
  • Snowdrops
  • Spring bulbs
  • Topiary
  • Wisteria

Get involved

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.