Gardens Open for Disabled Access Day 2019

Disabled Access Day 2019

I believe in equality.  I am a huge supporter of Disabled Access Day.  I believe in the importance of ensuring good quality and safe disabled access to gardens, parks, and outdoor and indoor attractions, and in creating safe and welcoming environments that are open to all visitors, whatever their disability or restriction.  Disabled Access Day 2019 allows disabled visitors the chance to experience a garden, attraction, or another place that’s open to the public, without charge.  I am certain that this special day will enable disabled visitors to arrange an outing or special visit, maybe to a garden that they had hoped to visit for sometime, but were unsure as to whether the venue was accessible enough for them to successfully or enjoyably visit.

On Disabled Access day, disabled visitors can explore gardens with more confidence, which I hope will enable them to venture out more often in future.  There is nothing more wonderful than spending time in a beautiful garden, or discovering a new garden.  I hope that you can find a garden that lifts your spirits and warms your heart.

Access Day History

Disabled Access Day began in 2015.  The idea behind this event was to create a special day to celebrate the attractions, gardens, and other days and evenings out, that offer great accessibility for disabled visitors.

The attractions participating in Disabled Access Day 2019, could feature carefully and considerately thought out and planned, level access for disabled visitors, over smooth, wide paths, that are easy to access for visitors, whether they are using a wheelchair or walking on foot, making the garden or attraction a pleasure to visit for disabled visitors who find walking difficult.  Or it might be an enterprise offering a relaxed theatre performance, or a handling or sensory experience that has been especially designed for blind visitors, or a signed talk created for deaf visitors, or any other inclusive venture or experience, that warmly welcomes all visitors, whatever their disability.

Discover the gardens that are participating in Disabled Access Day 2019.

Euan’s Guide

Disabled Access Day is sponsored by Euan’s Guide, the disabled access and review website.  On Euan’s Guide’s website, disabled visitors leave reviews of places they have visited, leaving feedback of their personal experience on the website, which in turn helps other disabled visitors to decide whether they could access and enjoy the attraction and experience offered.

Information on accessible places to visit

The information that Euan’s Guide provides about disabled visitors’ own personal experiences at various attractions across the UK, enables disabled visitors to gather more confidence to go out and enjoy themselves, giving readers more information about the place they are visiting, so they know what to expect.  Similarly, Euan’s Guide will also help disabled people avoid attractions or other places which do not cater to their needs.  This information is just as valuable – as it’s a huge waste of money, time, and effort, if you visit somewhere which you are unable to really experience or enjoy, this can be a great disappointment, discouraging disabled visitors from venturing out for future visits and days out.

I always try to give as much information as possible about any event and the accessibility of every event that I list on pumpkinbeth.com.  If I can find a link to further information on a location’s access for disabled access I always include it my articles.  If I can do anything to improve my website, to make it easier for you to use, do let me know.  Here’s a link to my contact form.

Disabled Access Day 2019, has been created with positivity, here are the details of gardens participating in Disabled Access Day 2019:

Gardens Open for Disabled Access Day 2019:

On Saturday 16th March 2019, Tredegar House, Pencarn Way, Newport, NP10 8YN, is opening at 10am, especially for disabled Access Day, with a quiet hour, from 10am-11am.  A Mobiloo changing places unit will be on site for visitors to use.  If you visit Tredegar House, do please pass your feedback and opinion on the house’s accessibility to staff, so they can help future visitors.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

On Saturday 16th March 2019, Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU, will be holding a tour hour BSL and English tour of Hampton Court Palace, for all the details, please click here.
For details of all of the British Sign Language Tours at Hampton Court Palace, please click here.
For information on all aspects of access to Hampton Court Palace, please click here.

On Saturday 16th March 2019Dawyck Botanic Gardens, Stobo, Peebles, Peebleshire, Scotland, EH45 9JU, will be offering free entry for disabled visitors, from 10am, just quote ‘Disabled Access Day’ on your arrival at the garden.
For all the details, please click here.
To view Dawyck Botanic Gardens accessibility statement, please click here.

On Saturday 16th March 2019The Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, Inverleith Row, Arboretum Place, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 5LR, will be participating in Disabled Access Day 2019.  Quote ‘Disabled Access Day’ on your arrival to receive free entry to the glasshouse – last entry is at 4pm.  For more information, please click here.
Access information provided by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh, with information on the accessibility of their gardens can be found here.

On Saturday 16th March 2019, Touchbase Pears, 750 Bristol Road, Birmingham, B29 6NA, is opening its newly transformed garden for a special evening of sensory story telling, from 5.30pm-6.30pm, for Disabled Access Day.  Attendees will be able to experience enchanted music and delicious hot chocolate with marshmallows, by the fire pit.  This event is free, but booking is essential, for all the details, please click here.

On Saturday 16th March 2019, The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, 75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH4 3DR, are holding a fully inclusive storytelling event. with storyteller Maureen Philip, from PAMIS, at 2pm and 3pm.  The story will celebrate spring and is for people of all ages and abilities.  Prior booking is essential, for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

On Saturday 16th March 2019, Dumbarton Castle, Castle Road, Dumbarton, Dumbartonshire, Scotland, G82 1JJ.  There isn’t a step-free access to the castle or the rock, but there will be sensory events held for Disabled Access Day.  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

On Saturday 16th March 2019, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Kew, Richmond, TW9 3AB, will be participating in Disabled Access Day.  Kew will be offering visitors two free guided discovery bus tours, a free sensory walking tour for visitors with sight loss and their carers, a free guided walking tour with sign language for visitors with hearing loss and their carers.  For more information, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

On Saturday 16th March 2019 and Sunday 17th March 2019Cambridge University Botanic Garden, 1 Brookside, Cambridge, CB2 1JE, are taking part in Disabled Access Day, with activities planned over this special weekend.  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

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