We are now closed for the rest of the winter season, reopening 11 March 2023


Taking inspiration from nature and the landscape, we’ve created a magical space where children can engage with the natural world and American culture, with play experts the Green Play Project. The Children’s Garden is a place for families of all ages to spend time together.

All of the play equipment has been ROSPA checked and we undertake daily checks of paths, walkways and the surrounding area. Use of the equipment is at your own risk.

Even more to explore
The New American Garden and Mount Vernon Garden also await explorers of all ages. From winding paths and colourful flowers to woodland wanders with your four-legged friends, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Baby-changing facilities are situated in the Gallery Shop. Breastfeeding is welcomed throughout our site. Children under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by an adult. In the interests of health and safety, please do not leave any children in your care unattended.

The Garden Café offers takeaway refreshments, including children’s lunchboxes, and you’re more than welcome to bring a picnic.

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