In 2013 the Bushey Rose Garden celebrated its centenary.
The Peace Palace in the Hague also celebrated its centenary and donated daffodils to the garden to commemorate the landscape designer, Thomas Mawson, who designed both the Peace Palace gardens and Bushey Rose Garden. We look forward to seeing the daffodils in bloom next spring.
Other centenary celebrations this year included the garden party, tea and tour (part of Bushey Festival), laughter therapy, yoga, story telling and a school art competition. Thank you to everyone for coming along and supporting the events.
New cycle racks have been installed by the potting shed. The racks were made by local blacksmith, Steve Rook, and are inspired by the poppies that flower in the garden in summer.
Please see the Friends newsletter for further updates and events.
Bushey Rose Garden is the jewel in Hertsmere's crown and was completely restored in 2010 thanks to funding from the Heritage and Big Lottery Fund. It is open all year round.
What can I see there?
Cloisters - remnants of the Art School
Fountain - Grade II listed
Lawn area for picnics
Rose Temple - Grade II listed
Summer House* – Grade II listed, contains information on the history of the garden
Variety of roses, shrubs, perennials and bulbs
When can I visit?
1 October to 31 March - 7.30am to 4pm
1 April to 30 September - 7.30am to 7pm
*Opening times for the Summer House and toilets vary. Please call 0800 731 1810 during office hours to avoid disappointment.
*If you're planning on bringing a big group to the garden please tell us so we know to expect you.
Events in the garden
Hertsmere Leisure and the Friends of Bushey Rose Garden organise a number of events throughout the year so local people and visitors from further afield can make the most of this very special place. For further details on all park events please visit the Hertsmere Leisure facebook page.
If you would like to organise an event in the garden please contact Hertsmere Leisure on 020 8236 3100 or see our FAQ page below.
Events for 2015
Easter Egg Hunt - Thursday 9 April from 13:30-15:30.
Yoga - Every Wednesday from 6 May until the end of September from 18:00-19:00.
Laughter Club - Monday 18 May, Monday 15 June, Monday 6 July and Monday 17 August from 12:00-13:00.
Big Bushey Bake Off - Sunday 5 July from 13:00-15:00.
Friends of Bushey Rose Garden Party - Sunday 12 July from 14:00-17:00.
Story Telling - Thursday 6 August, Thursday 13 August, Thursday 20 August and Thursday 27 August from 10:00.
Pumpkin Hunt - Thursday 29 October, time to be confirmed
Christmas Party - Sunday 13 December from 13:00-15:00.
Do you have toilets on site?
Yes, but they are only open when the gardener is on duty.
Visitors are welcome to use the toilet facilities at the Bushey Country Club, which can be found opposite the garden in the High Street.
Can I bring my dogs?
Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a short lead and out of the flower borders at all times. Dog bins are provided in the garden so please clean up your dog's mess.
How can I find the garden?
Bushey Rose Garden is in the High Street, Bushey, Herts, WD23 1TT.
By car : The garden is 10 minutes from junction 5 of the M1 and 20 minutes from the M25 and A1(M).
Nearest car parking: There is no on-site parking. However, garden visitors can use the car park at Bushey Country Club which can be found opposite the garden in Bushey High Street, or in Kemp Place car park, just off the High Street (WD23 1DW).
We do ask that you respect our neighbours around the garden and not park in the surrounding roads.
By train and bus
The nearest station is Bushey main line station (operates in and out of London Euston). The garden is approximately 1.5km/1 mile from the station. Both the 142 and 258 buses stop at the station and in the High Street near the garden.
Other important information
Please note that cycling and ball games are not allowed in the garden.
Please can adults supervise their children in the garden, especially around the Fountain.
The garden is not a memorial garden and ashes cannot be scattered here. If you wish to scatter ashes in Hertfordshire you need permission from the relevant council. Please contact our cemetery officer on 020 8207 7497 who can send you a list of suitable locations in Hertfordshire.
Friends of the Bushey Rose Garden
The Friends of the Bushey Rose Garden are a group of local people who are actively involved in the garden through organising and helping at events, raising funds for the garden and promoting the garden.
The latest Friends newsletter contains further news about the garden.
Phone: 0800 731 1810 (office hours) or 020 8950 2186 (potting shed answer phone)
Please see our frequently asked questions for further details.
Visit the history and restoration page for interesting facts about the garden and the work that has gone into restoring it to its former glory.
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