Marks Hall covers some 2,300 acres and is owned by a charitable trust, Marks Hall Estate. Since the Trust’s establishment in 1971 great progress has been made in restoring earlier neglect and dereliction of this historic estate. It is now a place where visitors can enjoy peace and tranquillity in beautiful surroundings – although much work still needs to be done.

As a registered charity the Trust is dependent on its own resources and the valued support of visitors, members and volunteers to achieve its aims. By becoming a member you are supporting the valuable work the Trust undertakes in not only restoring but developing Marks Hall for future generations.

You may help us further by donating to our fundraising programmes for special projects or by making regular donations to our General Appeal Fund. Volunteering for a wide range of activities also greatly assists our work in the Gardens, Arboretum and Visitor Centre.

By becoming a Member you are entitled to…

  • Admission to the Gardens, Arboretum and way marked walks.
  • A pass code to the Gardens and Arboretum giving you access on days when it is normally closed, and use of a designated car park. Your code also gives you access to the toilet located next to the Visitor Centre.*
  • Details of forthcoming events sent directly to you.

If you would like to join the Membership Scheme please contact the Visitor Centre on 01376 563796 or alternatively you can buy membership online below.

For more information on Gift Memberships or Gift Membership Vouchers please contact the Visitor Centre on 01376 563796 or email

*Please note that in the interests of safety the Trust reserves the right to close the Arboretum at short notice and without prior warning.  The Arboretum will normally be closed over Christmas and the New Year period.

Buy Membership Online

Joint Two named adults at the same address
Family Two named adults at the same address and up to four children aged 5 to 16 years
Concession Available to senior citizens (over 60) and the registered disabled. For joint and family applications only one person need qualify.

Read our membership scheme rules here

The membership card (as your identity) must be carried at all times whilst on the Estate. During opening hours please show your card to staff in the ticket kiosk. When the visitor centre is closed, entry into the gardens and arboretum may be taken via the arboretum entrance gate using the... Read more about Membership Scheme Rules »