Milntown Gardens


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There are 15 acres of gardens and woodlands in this historical setting for you to explore. Throughout the gardens there are many excellent specimens of rhododendrons, magnolias, camellias and many other species too, all of which produce a dazzling display of blooms from early spring right through to summer.

In summer and autumn the herbaceous borders will be awash with bright and bold colours, whilst the woodland walks will offer a cool, green and shady contrast. Enjoy the calmness of the mill pond, sheltered by mature trees and shrubs, and home to our pet ducks.

The kitchen garden has been expanded this year, and we growing a wide range of traditional, heritage and modern varieties of vegetables, herbs and flowers. The new Polytunnel is now producing salads throughout the year. The team are working on the sowing and germination rates to provide as much if not all the salad for the Milntown Cafe  throughout the year.  We are members of Garden Organic and the gardens are managed in a sustainable way.

The Gardens are being enhanced, evolving and having contemporary elements added, whilst remaining sympathetic to the existing landscape. The Milntown Gardens are now being designed and managed by the garden team which consists of Liam Faragher, Juan Quane and Garden Manager Adam Quayle. The team are currently implementing an exciting new programme of replanting and redesign in all of the garden areas. New herbaceous borders have been created, and they are making the most of the microclimate of the garden, with our selection of some very interesting species of trees and shrubs.

The grounds and woodland are being regenerated, old diseased trees are being felled and replanted with a mix of both native and non native deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs, looking to the future for other generations to enjoy.

Robert Jones, Ramsey based sculptor, is displaying a number of his pieces of work on the Milntown Estate during the 2017 Gardens Season. 7 of Rob’s pieces, which are of abstract form, reflecting shape and form often found in nature whilst others lean towards an industrial form have been carefully placed around the 15 acres of Milntown Gardens.

Rob’s sculptures join other existing pieces on the Milntown Estate including two dinosaurs by Matt Crabbe which have been kindly loaned by the organisers of Mannifest, a series of woodland games and benches by joiner Jason McNee and 5 giant woven willow dragonflies on the Milntown Pond created by John Dog Callister.

For those with mobility problems, Milntown has two disability scooters which are available for use upon request.

We aim to constantly improve our gardens, so you will be sure to discover something new every time you visit!

Shrubs, perenials, a few seasonal vegetables and annual plants are available to buy in the Milntown Gardens. Please speak to one of the gardeners for further information.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£5.00 per person per day
Child (aged 5-15) Under 5's are free£2.00 per person per day
Concession (over 60)£4.50 per person per day

All admission monies go towards the upkeep and maintenance of the Milntown Gardens and Grounds.



  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors - For those with mobility problems, Milntown has two disability scooters which are available for use upon request.
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Disabled Accessibility
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp / Level Access


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Open all year round daily (excluding Tuesdays) 10am - 5pm (4pm winter months). The Milntown Estate is closed during TT and MGP Race Weeks as it is on the course.

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking available
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Accepts major credit and debit cards
  • Cheques accepted
  • Special group rates - 10% discount on garden admission fees for groups of 10+

Provider Facilities

  • Accept coach parties
  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Event Venue
  • Group Friendly
  • Licenced for civil marriages
  • Toilets
  • TT & Biker Friendly

Provider Features

  • Forest Location
  • In countryside
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children - Treasure Hunts in the gardens during the school holidays.
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Wi-fi available

Venue Facilities

  • WiFi Available
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  • AccoladesUNESCO Biosphere Partner UNESCO Biosphere Partner 2021

Opening Times

* The Gardens are open daily 10am until 4pm (last admissions is 3.30pm) The Gardens may be closed in really poor weather conditions.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Milntown is on the A3 going west from Ramsey along the TT course. Passing Ramsey Grammar School on your left the Milntown entrance is a further 200 yards on the left. The drive entrance is clearly marked.

Public Transport Directions

Route 5, Ramsey - Douglas via Peel, stops directly outside Milntown's entrance.

Route 3, Douglas - Ramsey via Laxey then either walk 1 mile to Milntown or catch the Route 5 bus from Ramsey Bus Station.

There is a bus stop either direction outside Milntown's front entrance.

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