Last Modified April 26, 2013
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 April to 30 September - 7.30am to 7pm
1 October to 31 March - 7.30am to 4pm
*Opening times for the Summer House vary. Please call 0800 731 1810 during office hours to avoid disappointment.
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 however, 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.
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.
Events in the garden
Hertsmere Leisure and the Friends organise a number of events throughout the year to encourage more people to enjoy this very special place. Forthcoming events include laughter club (13 May), Centenary Garden Party (30 June), Tour and Afternoon Tea (12 July) and story telling (every Thursday morning in August). A full programme of events can be found in the Friends newsletter in the section below.
For further details on all park events please visit the Hertsmere Leisure website.
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.
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 including forthcoming events.
Phone: 0800 731 1810 (office hours) or 020 8950 2186 (potting shed answer phone)
Please see our frequently asked questions sheet 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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