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Historic Gardens Weekend

Saturday 24 June to Sunday 25 June 2017
11:00am - 5:00pm

Come and find out about the Museum’s period gardens over the weekend of 24 – 25 June 2017.

Discover the herbs, vegetables and flowers that rural households would have grown and used from Tudor times right up to the Victorian era.

There will be displays, guided walks and talks, plus a chance to view a short film about the gardens. You can also chat to our gardening team and see the Museum’s Herbarium.

Find out how we use the plants grown in the Museum’s gardens for medicinal and culinary purposes, as well as natural dyeing and other uses. You can also learn how important gardens were to the ordinary working rural people of the past and how they would have been managed.

View Saturday’s programme here.

View Sunday’s programme here.


Book Now: Saving Our Bumblebees Talk

On the afternoon of Saturday 24 Junes, from 2.00pm – 3.30pm, visitors to the Museum can book tickets to hear a fascinating talk from Professor Dave Goulson entitled  Saving our Bumblebees.



Tickets for this talk are £5 and this must be purchased in advance. Please note that the talk price is in addition to your standard Museum admission ticket, which must also be purchased (Annual Members only pay for the talk). Book signings will take place at the end of the talk.

Information for visitors

The Historic Gardens Weekend will take place from Saturday 24 June and Sunday 25 June 2017 at the Weald & Downland Living Museum at Singleton, near Chichester.

Visitors with disabilities are advised to contact the Museum in advance of their visit, to discuss the easiest way to access the site.

The Museum is open from 10.30am – 6.00pm daily and the Historic Gardens Weekend activities will take place between 11.00am and 5.00pm. Standard admission prices apply (free for Annual Members) and tickets will be available to purchase in advance via our online shop.

Prices include Gift Aid (standard prices in brackets):

Adults £15.00 (£13.50)
Adults 65+ £13.00 (£11.50)
Children 5-17 years)/full-time students £7.00 (£6.00)
Family (2 adults + 3 children) £42.00 (£36.00)
Family (1 adult + 3 children) £26.00 (£23.00)
Children aged 4 years and under £free
Registered disabled + single helper £5.00 (£4.50)

Groups welcome!

Groups and coach parties are welcome – please book in advance to take advantage of our special admission prices for groups of 15 or more. We can also provide guided tours. Find out more on our Group Visits page and plan your trip today!