Plan Your Group Visits

By prior arrangement ONLY, visits from Horticultural Societies, private parties, Garden Clubs and other garden enthusiasts are warmly welcomed.

Proprietor and renowned plantsman Graham Gough Graham will give a personal introduction to the Gardens, the story of the Nursery and Marchants’ history.

A visit to Marchants can also be combined with other interesting gardens nearby, making for a rewarding day excursion. Larger gardens such as Great Dixter, Sissinghurst, Merriments Gardens and Pashley Manor Gardens are all an hour or so from us by car.

The duration of a visit is largely dependent on the interests of visitors. Marchants is not a big garden but we believe there is much for visitors to see and enjoy. In general, we suggest allowing 1.5 hours for a relaxed visit. This also allows time to purchase plants in the renowned Marchants Nursery.

Although we can accommodate group visits when our Nursery is open to the public on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, our preference is to receive groups on Wednesdays, when the group would have the Garden to themselves. The Nursery would of course be open to the group for plant purchases.

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Group Size: 15 (minimum) and above

Cost per Person: £9 / children under 16 free (includes talk with founder and renown horticulturalist Graham Gough)

Refreshments: our facilities for refreshments are limited, but we can recommend the Roebuck Inn just a few minutes away in Laughton village.