The Walled Garden

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.

Walled Garden gothic gate

Down Grange - walled garden


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.


Down 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.

Opening times

The Walled Garden is open from 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.

We may occasionally have to close the Garden to the public for private functions, so contact us in advance to check if it will be open.

Booking fees for hire

Event Prices from 1 April 2024
Wedding ceremonies (non licensed) £956.40
Wedding receptions (including Bothy) £1,194.05
Private parties (including Bothy) £237.65
Corporate (including Bothy) £898.44
Charities, community groups, schools, churches Free

(Event application processing fee may apply)
Private hire of Bothy only (not garden) £77.67

All prices are inclusive of VAT unless otherwise stated

In order to hire the Walled Garden for an event it is necessary to apply to hold an event. Find information about booking an event.

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.

Find our emergency out of hours contact details should you need to contact us about the Walled Garden out of hours

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