￼The Arley Estate is owned by a private Trust, the Arley Trustees. It is not a charity, nor is it owned or supported by any large national organisation. Friends of Arley Hall and Gardens is an organisation with charitable aims but is not a registered charity.
The strapline “Supporting our heritage through friendshipʼ conveys the intentions of the organisation.
Members receive the benefit of access to Arley Hall and Gardens at times when it is closed to the general public. There are talks and visits for members, along with discounts and concessions.
Members can also enjoy ʻFirst Tuesdaysʼ when on the first Tuesday of the month during open season, the gardens are open to them from 5.30pm until dusk and there is the opportunity to book dinner in the Tudor Barn.
Membership Subscriptions; Single:£14.50 p.a.
Friends of Arley have a page on the website for Arley Hall and Gardens.
An application form for membership is available on that website.
Arley Garden Festival
WHEN: Saturday, June 20, and Sunday, June 21. 10am to 5pm
COST OF ENTRY: £11.50 adults if booked in advance and £16.50 on the gate. Seniors £10.50 for advance bookings and £14.50 on the gate. Groups (15+) £9 a person. Price also gives entry to the award-winning gardens at Arley. Children get in free. Parking is free.
Visitors can enjoy displays in the Floral Marquee as well as crafts, a food fair and the sounds of brass and jazz bands. Gardening experts will be answering questions and there will be tours of Arley’s gardens by Lord Ashbrook and Head Gardener Gordon Baillie. The Countryside Marquee, Schools Flowerbed Challenge and lots of children’s activities guarantee it will be an enjoyable outing for all.