Discover the beautiful award-winning gardens and the forest with its giant swings, zip wires and Crusoe’s World. Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ was filmed at Groombridge Place, find out more about this and our other literary connections.
We are open every day throughout the year (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day). Café open daily serving light bites and hot drinks.
New: Late Night opening on Fridays with free entry into the gardens from 5.30pm. The licensed restaurant will be open until 8pm to order drinks and freshly prepared tapas to enjoy on the terrace with family and friends.
Please note: Birds of Prey displays take place between Tuesday and Sunday not on Mondays (except Bank Holidays).
Groups and school visits can be accommodated all year round when booked in advance. For more information on opening times, visit our information page.
Date: Daily from 1st October 2015 (non event days only)
Starting on 1st October 2015 visitors to Groombridge Place can enjoy free guided walks at 11.30am every day (non event days only).
The Gardens include a formal Knot and Oriental Garden, a Secret Garden, the white rose garden and the wonderfully named Drunken Garden, a favourite of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Children will enjoy playing on the giant chess set.
Children will have a day to remember playing in the forest. This magical world of mystery and intrigue includes giant tree swings, zip wires and rope swings, wooden bridges, a maze and Crusoe’s World.
See our beautiful peacocks which roam the gardens and look out for our famous Zedonk (half zebra, half donkey). The wild fallow deer can often be seen grazing in the meadows beneath the Enchanted Forest.