Welcome to

The Japanese Garden at Cowden

welcome to

The Japanese Garden at Cowden

We are currently open 6 days a week (closed on Tuesdays), from
10.30am to 5.00pm

This is a ticketed estate. Please book through our website in advance as tickets are limited. We ask that you only arrive onto the estate within your booked time slot, thank you.
After exploring, why not visit our Tearoom where we serve delicious lunches and cakes, all made in house. Or, if you have brought your own, we have some great picnic areas available.

Please be aware that it is Assistance Dogs only that are allowed in the Japanese Garden and Christie Walk. However, dogs on leads are very welcome to enjoy the Woodland Walk, Lime Tree Avenue and outside seating areas. 


Cowden Workshops

What's On

Japanese Garden Tours (Fridays and Saturdays)

During our Spring/Summer season we offer free tours of the Japanese garden on Fridays and Saturdays. Spaces are limited and are booked on a first come first serve basis when checking in on the day. There are two tours each day (12.30pm and 2pm) and entry tickets must already be booked for entry onto the Estate.

Dogs and Cowden Garden

Willow Door Wreaths Workshop (17/11/2023)
Sold Out
Japanese Boro Slow Stitching Workshop (28/09/2024) Autumnal
Introduction to Sashiko Workshop (01/12/2024) Afternoon
Festive Paper Folding Workshop (30/11/2024)
Flower Plaque Workshop (15/09/2024)

Welcome to the Japanese Garden at Cowden

Footage supplied by: Chris Lawlor

"Taki Handa was the first and only woman to have designed a Japanese garden of this nature. The fact that she was appointed in 1908 is of significant interest worldwide."