Milntown Gardens

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There are 15 acres of gardens and woodlands in this historical setting for you to explore. A collection of classic motorcycles and cars are also available to view during major racing events - in TT Practice Week and Classic TT.

The Gardens

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 pet ducks.

The kitchen garden has been expanded this year, and are now growing a wide range of traditional, heritage and modern varieties of vegetables, herbs and flowers. Many of these will be harvested to be used in the cafe. Milntown are also members of Garden Organic and the gardens are managed in a sustainable way.

Gardens constantly evolve and change and the gardens at Milntown are no exception. Garden designer Richard Lucas is now working with the garden team, and they 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 their selection of some very interesting species of trees and shrubs.

The Collection

The Trust cares for an important collection of vintage cars and motorcycles. Two of the cars, a 1900 New Orleans Voiturette and a 1910 Delage open tourer, were left in trust by Sir Clive Edwards. Bob Thomas’s collection was added to the trust on his death in 2003. They include two ABC open two-seater cars from the 1920s and his highly significant collection of 21 vintage motor cycles, including The Freddie Dixon Banking Sidecar - Winner of the first Sidecar TT in 1923 and the oldest known A.B.C. Motorcycle.

You can see the collections at certain times of year and during special events as part of a visit to the gardens.

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

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

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
2016 Season Ticket£14.00 per ticket type
Adult£3.50 per person per day
Child£1.00 per person per day
Family (2 adults, 2 children)£8.00 per person per day
Senior Citizen£3.00 per person per day

Groups rates (over 10 people) 10% discount

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

Facilities

Accessibility

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

Catering

  • 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
  • Toilets
  • TT & Biker Friendly

Provider Features

  • Forest Location
  • In countryside
  • 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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Awards

  • AccoladesUNESCO Biosphere Partner UNESCO Biosphere Partner 2018

Opening Times

* The Milntown Gardens close daily at 5pm with last entry to the Gardens at 4.30pm

The Milntown Estate is closed during TT and MGP Race weeks and closes at 4.00pm during TT and MGP Practice Weeks.

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.

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