Tickets cost £12 before the event and £14 on 18 & 19 June. They are on sale now.
One ticket gives you access to all gardens on BOTH Saturday and Sunday; however, there are a select number of gardens which are accessible only on a guided tour. Places are allocated either on a first-come, first-served basis or by ballot. Details are on the individual garden pages.
When you purchase a ticket on line, you will be emailed an e-ticket for you to PRINT out and use over the Weekend. Your guidebook will be posted to you from May 2016 onwards.
Please be aware that gardens take part voluntarily and can drop out at the last minute.
If you buy your ticket on line, you will be sent an e-ticket to print out and take with you. You will also be sent a link to the on-line guidebook. You will be able to collect a hard-copy guidebook by presenting your e-ticket:
Buying Tickets by Post
You can also buy tickets by post from the London Parks & Gardens Trust.
Please state how many tickets you require, enclose a cheque for the appropriate amount, payable to London Parks and Gardens Trust, and give us your full name, address and telephone number. Orders for postal tickets should be sent to:
London Parks & Gardens Trust,
c/o The Store Yard,
St James's Park,
London SW1A 2BJ.
Cheques must be received by 10 June 2016.
Buying Tickets in Person
You can buy tickets in person
- from early May at the City Information Centre, opposite St Paul's Cathedral (street map).
- at any garden selling tickets while it is open. (See list.) Please be sure to check opening times.
If you buy a ticket in person, you will be given a ticket and guidebook.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a discount for National Trust members?
We unfortunately are no longer in partnership with the National Trust and so won’t be able to offer National Trust members a discount.
How can I book for balloted and special tour gardens?
We are yet to confirm all the balloted and special tour gardens and will make these available for booking as soon as they have been confirmed. Check our website for the latest information or sign up to our e-newsletter and social media.
When will guidebooks and tickets be mailed out?
This year we are not posting tickets to visitors who book on line. When you purchase a ticket on line, you will be emailed an e-ticket for you to PRINT out and use over the Weekend. Your guidebook will be posted to you from May 2016 onwards.
Whom can I email with queries about tickets?
Do I have to have a PayPal account to buy tickets on line?
No, you don't have to have a PayPal account. If you are using a non-mobile device, you can pay with your own debit or credit card, though the payment will still be processed by PayPal. You need to click on one of the credit/debit card icons at the foot of the second page, after entering your name, address etc. On the next page, you can click on 'Pay with a debit or credit card'. This appears some way down on the right-hand side. We regret that this facility is not available on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
If I decide not to do Open Garden Squares Weekend, can I get my money back?
Sorry, tickets are non-refundable.
Is there a reduction for senior citizens or students?
We try and keep the ticket price as low as possible so that everyone is able to enjoy the Weekend. Therefore we are unable to offer further discounts on the ticket price.
Is there a reduction for children?
Children under 12 are free but please indicate the number of children in your party when ordering tickets, so that we can track event attendance.
Is there a reduction for disabled visitors?
No, but one carer/companion may accompany a visitor with disabilities free of charge to help and share their enjoyment of their visit.
Do you post guides and tickets outside the UK?
Unfortunately costs prohibit us from mailing the guides outside of the UK. If you are buying tickets and not in the UK, you can specify a mailing address within the UK where these can be sent – for instance a hotel or friend. If you have any questions about, this send us an email and we will work out the way of getting your guidebooks and tickets to you.
Supporting London's Parks and Gardens
We aim to keep the ticket price as low as possible; but obviously we need to cover the costs of making the event happen (marketing, PR, producing the guidebook and so on). Ticket sales, along with sponsorship, contribute to this. If there is a surplus from the event, this is split between the participating gardens and the London Parks and Gardens Trust (the charity which organises the event). By supporting this event, you are contributing to the protection and maintenance of hundreds of green spaces across London.
Many gardens offer refreshments and activities. These are organised by the individual garden volunteers and any money raised through this type of activity goes to the individual garden or their chosen charity e.g. RNLI.