The Sculpture Garden is a natural environment, so the paths are quite uneven in places. We are also on clay, so even in the summer there can be areas of the Sculpture Garden that are a little soft underfoot. Please wear suitable footwear, especially when the weather is wet.
The Garden is very photogenic and photography is permitted as long as the photographs are not used for any commercial purposes, i.e. advertising and lectures. Please do not bring camera tripods, as these can cause inconvenience to other visitors.
The Garden is only partially accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs due to steps, narrow and uneven paths in places. After wet weather accessibility is reduced even more due to soft ground and the risk of getting stuck or causing damage to the grounds. Please contact us for details.
To gauge a better idea of the terrain, please see our video highlights tour.
To fully enjoy the work on show, please allow at least 1.5 hours for your visit.
We do not have a café on site, but there are a number of excellent pubs and farm shops in the local area that we are happy to recommend. Please contact us for further information. Guests are very welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in one of the designated picnic areas.
We have two areas for picnics - a large grass area near the car-park with chairs and tables, and a covered area under reception with plenty of seating. Please do not picnic elsewhere in the Garden as it can cause disruption to other visitors.
Dogs are very welcome, so long as they are kept on a lead and 'accidents' are cleared up. We have a number of ducks and other waterfowl, so please do not bring your dog if he/she will worry the birds.
Please note that we are essentially an open air art gallery - not a park, so we kindly ask that children do not run around or scream as it can spoil the experience for other visitors (and scare the wildlife). There are public playing fields nearby in Walliswood and Ockley should some energy need to be burned off.
Do look at our Local Places to Visit page for more ideas on good places to eat, sleep, and enjoy in this very beautiful area.
Whilst you are visiting the area, why not enjoy some of the beautiful scenery . We are at the foot of Leith Hill, where you can enjoy picturesque views from the South Downs to Central London, and even climb the tower to experience the highest point in the South East.