Plan your visit to Ryton Organic Gardens

Important visitor information

Garden Organic has recently completed a sale of its Ryton Gardens site to our key tenant and long-term partner Coventry University.

As part of this change Garden Organic will be leasing an area of the current gardens to develop into a new, smaller, organic garden, demonstrating the principles of organic gardening in a way that can easily be replicated within a domestic or community setting.

The new demonstration garden will be open to members and the public on open days throughout the year, with tours and seasonal advice available to visitors. Entry on open days will continue to be provided to members free of charge. Garden Organic will continue to hold courses at Ryton, whilst also aiming to increase the number of courses available elsewhere across the country. You can find out more about our membership options here, including the Heritage Seed Library.

The current gardens will remain open to visitors on weekdays until Monday 30th September, at which point they will then close to the public, allowing for the redesign of the new garden. We plan to open the new garden in spring 2020 and will share progress throughout the development.

For further information on this change please read our full statement here.

Arriving by car - Ryton Gardens is 5 miles south east of Coventry, off the A45. 1 mile from Wolston village. We have a large, free car park.

Arriving by public transport - If you're planning to visit Ryton Organic Gardens by public transport, the nearest train stations are Coventry or Rugby. For trains time and prices to Coventry and Rugby please visit the National Rail Enquiries website. The nearest bus stop is a mile away in the village of Wolston. For up to date timetable and price information please contact Stagecoach here or call 01788 535555.

Due to the changes outlined above admission to the gardens is free until Monday 30th September

Cafe & Shop - Unfortunately we no longer have a cafe on site. Hot and cold drinks are available from the main entrance for a donation. Our shop will remain open until the closure of the gardens.

Disabled access and facilities - The site is also entirely accessible for wheelchair users with wide, flat pathways, no steps or steep inclines and disabled toilet facilities. For full information please download Garden Organic's access statement from the bottom of this page.

Dogs - Only assistance dogs are allowed in the gardens.

Photography - All visitors to Ryton Organic Gardens are welcome to take photos for their own use. Anyone wishing to sell or publish photographs should contact the press office at Garden Organic on 024 7630 3517.

Baby changing facilities - are available in our disabled toilet facilities.

Smoking - is not permitted anywhere at Ryton Organic Gardens.