The gardens

“The graciousness of civilisation here surely touches a peak where the arts of music, architecture and gardening combine…”

Vita Sackville-West, 1953

That’s how Vita Sackville-West described Glyndebourne in 1953. That one of the 20th century’s greatest garden makers should include the gardens in her praise is an indication of the importance these spaces have always had for visitors.

The gardens are open to ticket holders before all performances during the Festival. As opening times vary, please check the performance schedule for further details. The gardens are open two hours before Tour performances at Glyndebourne.

These are private gardens and we kindly ask guests to respect them and take all litter home.

How to make a Glyndebourne bouquet

Kevin Martin, Glyndebourne’s head gardener, gives us his tricks of the trade for flower arranging whilst creating a stunning bouquet for the Glyndebourne organ room. For more gardening tips and to find out about past and present projects, visit our Gardener’s Blog.

The Mary Christie Rose Garden

In October last year, Gus Christie, Danielle De Niese and Lady Christie broke ground to begin work on Glyndebourne's new rose garden.

Gardener's blog

Browse through tips, tricks and updates on projects from Glyndebourne's gardening experts.