Visiting

Visiting Chalice Well

Garden Guidelines

The gardens are a place of meditation and quiet reflection, a chance to leave the world behind, a pause.

With this in mind, we ask to respect other visitors by helping us maintain the peace and quiet. Those wishing to picnic or gather in small groups are asked to do so in The Meadow, the highest point of the garden.

We ask school groups, and other larger groups, to notify us ahead of their visit and also ask that you break in to smaller groups while walking the gardens. If you wish to congregate as a group, The Meadow is an ideal space to do this.

For those wanting to carry out ceremonies or group meditations, you will need to book the gardens outside public opening hours, when you can have exclusive access. This avoids your activities being interrupted by other visitors and ensures other visitors are not inhibited by groups. You can find out more about Private Access, including the types of activities which are suitable to the gardens, HERE.

If you are bringing a group and would like advice on whether it is appropriate for you to visit during public opening times, or if Private Access would be more suitable, please feel free to contact us via info@chalicewell.org.uk or give us a call on 01458 831154.

We appreciate your help in ensuring the unique atmosphere of the gardens is maintained.

Accessibility

Please be aware that we have areas with uneven terrain, cobbled paths and steps. The gatehouse at the entrance to the garden is up a cobbled path which is steep in places. If the slope is too steep, call in to the office and we can arrange access via a level route.

Most areas of the garden are accessible with a wheelchair (a motorised buggy is available upon request).

Children must be supervised at all time.

Assistance & Guide Dogs

We are only able to welcome Assistance and Guide dogs to the Gardens.

We would like to make sure that your visit is enjoyable. We therefore suggest that the map of the gardens is viewed (please click the link above) for you to assess your potential visit.

If you need further information about accessibility in the gardens for your ease and comfort in deciding to visit, please call us on 01458 831154 and we will do our best to answer your queries.

We hope you enjoy visiting the gardens for many years to come.

Private Access

If you are interested exclusive use of the gardens, Private Access might be suitable for you. You can request Private Access for gentle ceremonies such as:

  • Baby Naming
  • Hand fasting (please note we do not have a civil license)
  • Renewal of Vows
  • Group meditation and ceremonies

Find out more about Private Access...