Gardens offering free entry or special offers for Mother’s Day 2020

This year, Mothering Sunday, also known as Mother’s Day, will be held on Sunday 22nd March 2020, in the UK.  If you’re looking for a special family day out, the following gardens and attractions are all offering special offers to celebrate Mother’s Day 2020.  The offers differ, so I’ve listed the details of each event for Mother’s Day 2020 offer separately for every venue.  I hope this information helps you to enjoy a memorable and very special day out with your family!  I wish you a very happy and enjoyable day together.

A beautiful vase of scented daffodils.

If you’re looking for information on where you can purchase seasonal cut flowers for Mother’s Day and other occasions, here’s a link to my seasonal cut flower gift guide with lots of information about independent specialist growers.

Gardens to visit on Mother’s Day 2020:

This lovely arrangement, photographed in January, features Ranunculus, Freesias, Narcissi, Gypsophila, Nigella seed heads, Anemones, Tulips, and Eucalyptus. All of these flowers were grown in Great Britain.

Aberdulais Tin Works and Waterfall, Neath, Neath Port Talbot, Wales, SA10 8EU, are offering free entry to all Mothers and Grandmothers accompanied by at least one of their children on Mother’s Day, Sunday 22nd March 2020; there’s also free entry for National Trust members, but admission charges apply to other visitors.  ***CANCELLED*** For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

The Big Sheep, Abbotsham, Bideford, Devon, EX39 5AP, are offering free entry to all Mothers accompanied by a full price paying child on Mother’s Day, Sunday 22nd March 2020, for all the details, please click here. **THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED**
Information for disabled visitors to The Sheep can be found here.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3TR, are offering free entry for all Mothers accompanied by a full price paying child on Mother’s Day, Sunday 22nd March 2020.  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Compton Acres, 164 Canford Cliffs Road, Poole, Dorset, BH13 7ES, are serving a special three course Mother’s Day Lunch.  Mothers enjoy free entry to the gardens and they’ll also receive a potted spring plant.  Pre-booking is essential, for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Canons Ashby, near Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 3SD, are holding a Mother’s Day Posy Making Afternoon from11am until 3pm, on Sunday 22nd March 2020.  ***CANCELLED*** This is a free event, normal admission prices do still apply, and there’s a suggested donation of £1 per posy.  ***THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED***For all the details, including accessibility and disabled access, please click here.

Canonteign Falls, Christow, near Exeter, Devon, EH6 7RH, are offering free entry for Mothers accompanied by their children on Mother’s Day, Sunday 22nd March 2020.  Canonteign Falls is England’s highest manmade waterfall.  For all the details, please click here. ***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED***
More information about this venue, including information for disabled visitors can be found here.

The Eden Project in Bodelva, Cornwall, PL24 2SG, are offering free entry to Mothers and Grandmothers, on Mother’s Day, Sunday 22nd March 2020, provided they are accompanied by at least one of their children or grandchildren.  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to The Eden Project can be found here.

Easton Park Farm, Pound Corner, Easton, Suffolk, IP13 0EQ, are offering free entry to Mothers on Mother’s Day, Sunday 22nd March 2020.  For all the details, please click here. **THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED***
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Forde Abbey, Chard, Somerset, TA20 4LU, are holding special Mother’s Day afternoon teas on Sunday 22nd March 2020, from 12.30pm until 4.30pm.  Mothers who visit Forde Abbey, for afternoon tea on Mother’s Day, will be given a posy of seasonal blooms, grown in the gardens at Forde Abbey.  For all the details and to reserve a table, please click here.

Hatchlands Park, East Clandon, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7RT, are offering free entry to Mothers on Mother’s Day, Sunday 22nd March 2020, for all the details, please click here. ***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED***
Information for disabled visitors to Hatchlands Park, can be found by clicking here.

Ness Botanic Gardens, Neston Road, Ness, Neston, South Wirral, CH64 4AY, are offering free entry for all Mothers on Mother’s Day, Sunday 22nd March 2020.  This is a generous and rather lovely special offer that is open to all types of Mother – it includes Fathers who act as both Father and Mother, as well as siblings or anyone who has had to take on the role of Mother.  Admission charges apply for other visitors to the gardens, for all the details, please click here. ***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED****
Information for disabled visitors to Ness Botanic Gardens can be found by clicking here.

On Mother’s Day, Sunday 22nd March 2020, The National Botanic Garden of Wales, Middleton Hall, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire, SA32 8HN, are offering free entry to all Mothers.  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to The National Botanic Garden of Wales can be found here.

On Mother’s Day, Sunday 22nd March 2020, Woolsthorpe Manor, Water Lane, Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth, near Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG33 5PD, are holding a Women in Science Day to celebrate women scientists.  There will be talks, pop up science activities, as well as a special offer in the cafe.  This is a free event, but admission charges apply; for all the details, please click here. ***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED***
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Other lovely events held over the weekend of Mother’s Day 2020:

The special events listed below will be held over the Mothering Sunday weekend, but are not as far as I am aware, offering any special offers to mothers.

On Friday 20th March 2020, Saturday 21st March 2020, and Sunday 22nd March 2020 ***CANCELLED*** Wisley Spring Plant Fair at RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey, GU23 6QB.  This special spring plant fair at RHS Garden Wisley offers visitors the chance to buy top quality plants and seek advice from expert growers.  Many of the nurseries you’ll find at the RHS Wisley Spring Plant Fair have won awards for their stands at the RHS Chelsea and RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Shows.  You’ll find inspiring advice from expert growers, with the chance to purchase lots of beautiful plants from award winning specialist nurseries, together with the opportunity to explore the gardens at Wisley during springtime. ***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED***
Information for disabled visitors visiting RHS Garden Wisley can be found here.

Saturday 21st March 2020 ***CANCELLED***Alpine Garden Society South West Show opens from 11am until 4pm at RHS Garden Rosemoor, Great Torrington, Devon, EX38 8PH.  Visitors can admire an array of spring flowers at this lovely show and buy plants.  Today, AGS members enjoy free entry to RHS Garden Rosemoor with a valid membership card; for all the details, please click here. ***CANCELLED***

Saturday 21st March 2020 ****CANCELLED**** Suffolk Orchid Society Spring Show opens from 10am until 4pm, at St Michael’s Church Centre, The Drift, Martlesham Heath, Suffolk, IP5 3PL.  Visitors can watch potting demonstrations and learn cultivation tips.  Laurence Hobbs Orchids will be selling orchids at this show.

Saturday 21st March 2020 ***CANCELLED*** Sugnall Walled Garden Plant Hunters’ Fair, Sugnall, Stafford, ST21 6NF.  This fair opens from 10am until 4pm, there’s a special entry price of £1 which includes entry to the fair, walled garden, and bluebell woods, for all the details, please click here. ***CANCELLED***

On Saturday 21st March 2020, The National Botanic Garden of Wales, Middleton Hall, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire, SA32 8HN, are holding a Daffodil Day from 10am until 4.30pm.  Visitors can admire a 500m display, that features more than 80 daffodil varieties.  Daffodil talks and walks will be held to celebrate daffodils.  Don’t miss the plants for sale; for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to The National Botanic Garden of Wales can be found here.

On Saturday 21st March 2020 and Sunday 22nd March 2020 ***CANCELLED*** The Sutton Bonsai Society Show will be held from 10am to 4pm, at RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey, GU23 6QB. Come and see the fascinating Bonsai Competition classes and fabulous bonsai displays created by bonsai experts.  If you’re interested in growing bonsai trained plants, you’ll find experts on hand to give advice and answer your questions, at this weekend show.  There will be demonstrations on growing and training bonsai plants from seed, as well as care information to help beginner to experienced bonsai growers.  There will be bonsai plants and bonsai equipment for sale.  The Wisley Plant Centre will also host a re-potting, styling, and advice service. Visitors wishing to take advantage of this offer should bring their bonsai trees to The Plant Centre by 12 noon.  The charge for re-potting bonsai plants is from £5 per tree. ***CANCELLED***
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

On Sunday 22nd March 2020 ***CANCELLED***Plant Heritage and the NGS are holding a Spring Open Day and Plant Sale from 2pm until 5pm, at Brockamin, Old Hills, Callow End, Worcestershire, WR2 4TQ.  Visitors can explore Dr. Margaret Stone’s informal one and a half acre garden that features daffodils, hellebores, and pulmonarias; for all the details, please click here. **CANCELLED***

Sunday 22nd March 2020 ***CANCELLED***Rare Plant Fair at the Bishop’s Palace, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2PD, from 10am until 4pm.  Admission is £7 per adult (£4.80 for main RHS Members), which includes entry to the palace and gardens, a saving on the regular entry price; there’s no charge for children under 16.  You’ll find a number of specialist and independent nurseries at this plant fair.  For all the details, including information for disabled visitors, please click here. ***CANCELLED***

Sunday 22nd March 2020 ***CANCELLED*** Donington Le Heath Manor House Plant Hunters’ Fair, Donington Le Heath, Leicestershire, LE67 2FW, will be opening from 10am until 4pm.  You’ll find a number of specialist, independent nurseries at this plant fair.  Entry is £1, which includes entry to the fair, garden, and grounds, for all the details, please click here. ***CANCELLED***

Sunday 22nd March 2020 ***CANCELLED*** Flower Power Plant Fair at Holme Pierrepont Hall, Nottinghamshire, NG12 2LD.  Open from 11am until 4pm, for all the details, please click here. ***CANCELLED***

Don’t miss my article about some of the UK’s best daffodil gardens – as many of these gardens will be looking good now – here’s a link.

I’ve also written another article about some of the best gardens to visit in Surrey, in springtime – here’s a link.

Other articles that may interest you……………

To read my guide to UK cut flower growers and florists growing flowers for Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day, please click here.

For gardening advice for mid-February to mid-March, please click here.

To read about beautiful and magnificent gardens to visit in Surrey, Hampshire, and West Sussex, please click here.

To read about daffodils, please click here.

To read about terrariums and bottle gardens, please click here.

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