2 for 1 Garden Entry with Gardeners' World Magazine

Thanks to Angela in our North East Days Out Facebook group for posting a reminder that the popular 2 for 1 Garden Entry with Gardeners' World deal is now available. 

We usually order this every year (we skipped last year for obvious reasons) and usually find that we make our money back on just one visit to Alnwick Garden. 

The deal isn't for everyone so please do the math and check to see if it will save you cash before buying the magazine. There are quite a few restrictions to be aware of too. 

How to gain 2 for 1 entry to some of the UK's most popular gardens

360 gardens are taking part this year. Two adults can gain entry for the price of one to over 350 UK gardens and there are single visitor discounts available at over 127 gardens. 

Your 2 for 1 card comes free with May's issue of Gardeners' World magazine and can be used as much as you like until 8 April 2022 (within restrictions). 

You will find your 2 for 1 card on the inside flap of May's Gardeners' World magazine which can be ordered online here or if you would like to save postage, you can pick a copy up from most supermarkets or newsagents. The magazine is £6.99 plus £1.50 p+p if you order online. You will also receive 6 packs of seeds. 

Within the magazine, you will also find a directory with listings and information for the gardens taking part. Some may need to be pre-booked and circumstances can change so always check ahead with the venue before booking. 

Keep your card safe as it cannot be replaced and remember to take it with you when you visit a garden, even if you have had to pre-book as you may need to show your 2 for 1 card to gain entry. 

For me, it is a no-brainer. I love Gardeners' World magazine anyway and Steve and I often visit gardens just us two so I am sure we will save money pretty much straight away. There are a few gardens on the list in Yorkshire which I am planning to visit anyway this year so the discount is a bonus. 

Please read the small print before purchasing. For example, you cannot use your card multiple times for one group. 

Where can I use the 2 for 1 card in Northern England? 

Click here to see the full list of gardens taking part in Northern England. 

Highlights include: 
  • 2 for 1 entry to Alnwick Garden (not valid 19 July - 5 September) 
  • 2 for 1 entry to Belsay Hall (not valid on event days or school holidays) 
  • 2 for 1 entry to Gibside 
  • 2 for 1 entry to Durham Botanic Gardens (although entry is currently free for all, I expect this will change soon) 
  • 2 for 1 entry to Mount Grace Priory (not valid on event days or school holidays)
  • 2 for 1 entry to Thorp Perrow (valid June, July, September, December, January and February only)
You can use your 2 for 1 card as many times as you like across the year and it is valid at over 300 properties so brilliant if you are planning a UK staycation this year. 

To search for gardens taking part in the scheme, click here and hover over the 2 for 1 gardens tab at the top and then select the region you are visiting then use the map to click on individual gardens and find out more about their booking requirements and restrictions. 

Please note, many gardens will require pre-booking and may close at any time as we are still living in a pandemic. 

Alnwick Garden 


Belsay Hall 

Durham Botanic Gardens

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1 comment

  1. Hi, just wondered how you get on with the 2for1 when a lot of places require you to prebook and prepay. Buy 1 ticket and just hope they let the 2nd person in is a bit risky if they are strict on numbers? Thanks


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