Gardens & Café

Our gardens and café are currently open to the public Sundays to  Fridays (every day except Saturdays) 10am to 5pm.

We are open in 2017 as follows: Fridays and Sundays 11am to 4pm from 3 March until 6 April; then every day except Saturdays 10am to 5pm until 29 October; then Fridays and Sundays 11am to 4pm until 3 December; then closed until March 2018.

Take a stroll through our beautiful gardens of Askham Hall with views of the River Lowther, visit our animals and enjoy something delicious in our Kitchen Garden Café.

The Grade II listed gardens are full of stunning features, including colourful terraces, a 230ft long double herbaceous border, unusual species of plants, formal lawns, kitchen gardens, woodland, meadows and ponds.  Take in the views down to the River Lowther and enjoy the secluded spots of the garden. You can also buy plants to take home. Furthermore visitors to Askham Hall can now get even closer to nature with the arrival of the new animal trails. Along the family friendly route there is the chance to see shorthorn cattle, rare breed pigs, boer goats, ducks and chickens. For the eagle-eyed, the surrounding area is also a haven for red squirrels, rabbits, badgers and pheasants.


Kitchen Garden Café

In the grounds of Askham Hall, tucked away in part of a converted Grade II listed barn is a quirky, atmospheric stylish café serving morning coffees, light lunches and afternoon tea and cake.  During peak times (late spring and summer) pizzas from the outdoor wood-fired oven are served.**  You can relax in front of our log burning stove or enjoy the sunshine in our secluded garden with a children’s play area.

Kitchen Garden Cafe Information

We are open Sundays to Fridays 10am to 5pm from the Easter holidays until October half term; Fridays and Sundays 11am to 4pm in March and November; then closed from December to February. * Garden entry is £4.00 per adult. Children under 12 and those already staying at Askham Hall are free.
Wood-fired pizzas are served in peak times (weather dependent).
You do not need to pay garden entry to visit the café. Dogs are permitted in the café but not the gardens.
For garden tours, group or private bookings, please contact us.
*Please note that on occasions opening days and times may vary due to special events. Please like our Facebook page for regular updates.
Please contact us on 01931 712350 if you have any queries.
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