The Walled Garden

Location

Walled Garden gothic gateDown Grange Sports Complex, Pack Lane, Basingstoke, Hampshire. RG22 4ET

OS Map Ref. SU 609 501

Junction 7, M3. Follow A30 Winchester Road to Brighton Hill roundabout. Follow signs for Down Grange Sports Complex and turn left at the brown tourist sign along Pack Lane. Follow the road past the athletics track and into the car park. The Walled Garden has large ornate front gates.

View the disabled access guide for the Walled Garden.

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Opening times

The Walled Garden is open from 9am to sunset. However, it may not be open during the weekends, please call us to find out on 01256 844844.

We may occasionally have to close the Garden to the public for private functions, so please check before your journey.

History

The Walled Garden is a delightful secret garden dating back to the 1800’s, when it once served as a kitchen garden to Down Grange House. Today it operates as a public garden and wildlife area.  The garden is an idyllic location for wedding receptions and private functions and hosts a series of popular family events throughout the year. An admission fee is only charged to visitors on event days. Dogs on leads are welcome.

Facilities

The garden is an enclosed area of approximately 2 acres, with a wildlife pond and dipping platform, a Bothy building, show allotments, beehives and colourful herbaceous borders. Original features still remain today, such as the formal yew hedges and gothic gate. There is also a level grassy area large enough for a 70ft by 50ft marquee. The Bothy includes toilets and kitchenette area, which is available to book for events.

Booking fees

Event Price
2018/19
Wedding ceremonies (non licensed) £800
Wedding receptions (including Bothy) £1000
Private parties (including Bothy) £200
Corporate (including Bothy) £750
Charities, community groups, schools, churches Free
Private hire of Bothy only (not garden) £65

All prices are inclusive of VAT unless otherwise stated

For information about booking the garden for a private function please contact the Events Team on 01256 845455 or email events@basingstoke.gov.uk.

Please note that Basingstoke Air Rifle and Pistol Club use a shooting range which is adjacent to the site. Club members have access to the range via the garden at all times.

Out of hours contact

If you need to contact somebody about the Walled Garden out of office hours, please call 01256 844844.

Contact us

  • Contact us online
  • 01256 844844
  • Civic Offices
    London Road
    Basingstoke
    RG21 4AH
  • Opening hours
    Monday to Thursday
    8.30am to 5pm
    Fridays
    8.30am to 4.30pm