Following the Government’s announcement of a four-week lockdown in England, we’re pleased to announce that Marks Hall Estate will be staying open Thursday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm.

All members and visitors must follow the latest Government guidance for travel, outdoor spaces, and meeting people from outside your household which can be found on the Government website.

Please read the following information carefully before your next visit:

  • All members and visitors must wear a mask on their arrival, and keep it on until they have passed the Admission Kiosk. Members and visitors without a mask will be asked to leave.
  • There will be strictly socially distanced queueing, and a one-way system in place for your safety, please follow this guidance from our staff
  • The Orchard Kitchen will be serving takeaway light refreshments only, 11am – 3pm daily
  • The Plant Centre will be open, payments will be taken behind the Visitor Centre, please follow the signs
  • The shop will be moving online, we’ll announce when it goes live soon
  • We are only accepting card payments
  • Dogs will be welcome in the Arboretum on weekdays only, see our Doggy Code of Conduct for what you need to know when visiting Marks Hall Estate with a dog
  • Our Visitor Centre toilets will remain open, we ask that only one family group enter at a time
  • There is no out of hours access to the Arboretum for members. Members can continue to visit the Woodland Walks outside of normal opening hours
  • The Walled Garden is now closed for winter works to take place, and will reopen in Spring 2021
  • We will shortly be starting work to resurface two of our car parks, more on this to be announced soon

We take the safety and wellbeing of our members, visitors, staff, and volunteers very seriously. Please be aware that we may need to close temporarily, or change how we do things at short notice, in line with public health advice.

Test and Trace

Following Government guidelines, when you purchase an admission ticket or order food and drink at the Orchard Kitchen all visitors will be asked to provide us their name and contact details or to scan our QR code. This is to assist NHS Test and Trace to help contain clusters or outbreaks of Covid-19. We will securely store your data for 21 days and then destroy it.