Please be aware that some areas of the garden, including the glasshouses and maze, are currently closed to ensure safe social distancing. We have also implemented one way systems in some areas. There are also tractors and other vehicle movements within the garden at all times. Please take care.
Please wrap up warm and bring a torch, keeping to the lit areas if you visit after dusk.
There is no pass out/re-entry for the garden. Once visitors have left the garden, they will not be able to return without a new booking.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON ARRIVAL
Explore the garden
There is plenty to discover at every turn
01 Illuminated features
From dusk key features in the garden will be illuminated – follow the lights along the Broadwalk to the Ring Pond, Willow Tree Fountain and more. Every day until 24 January.
02 What to expect on arrival
To enable social distancing and help protect our visitors and colleagues, we've implemented new safety measures across the estate.
03 Visiting with your dog
Enjoy a 'pawsome' day out - we’ve tried to make visiting Chatsworth with your dog as simple and fun as possible.
04 Little explorers
Let the kids discover hidden delights on our little explorers' trail.
The garden is accessible for our visitors who use manual wheelchairs and electric scooters.
06 History of the garden
The garden evolved over more than 450 years. Discover its history and the people who shaped it.
About the garden
The 105 acre garden is the product of nearly 500 years of careful cultivation. Although some points of interest have been replaced to make way for new fashions, the garden retains many early features, including the Canal Pond, Cascade and 1st Duke's Greenhouse.
In 2020 we celebrate the continued reinvigoration of the grounds with the installation of a new monumental sculpture, Natural Course created by Laura Ellen Bacon, as the centrepiece of Arcadia.
The Arcadia project is part of the biggest transformation of the garden for 200 years - it also includes a remodelled Rock Garden, the Maze borders, the Ravine, and Dan Pearson’s redevelopment of the Trout Stream and the Jack Pond.
The water features play during the open season from 10.30pm until 4.15pm. Please be aware that the water features are gravity fed and reliant on the water levels in the lakes above Chatsworth. The active times may change due to rainfall.
Please be aware that the Cascade was not originally constructed for walking in and the stones can become slippery. Please keep children supervised, especially at the Cascade and near lakes and ponds.