Please note: The Japanese Garden at Capel Manor is currently closed for rejuvenation works by Rhino Rock.

Our Garden Code

We would like all visitors to the gardens to enjoy its facilities but please respect the estate and understand that Capel Manor is a college as well as a visitor attraction and therefore:

  • All visitors with children must ensure they are supervised at all times
  • Visitors must be considerate of others and put all litter in the appropriate bins
  • Visitors are prohibited from playing ball and other games on the estate (However, the showground area may be used for such activities when events are not taking place)
  • Visitors must not climb the trees
  • No vehicles (bicycles, tricycles, skateboards, roller skates or scooters etc) other than powered wheelchairs can be used or brought onto the estate
  • Radios or cassette players are not permitted in the grounds
  • Visitors must not have barbeques on the estate, picnics however are welcomed and the Terrace Restaurant offers a range of refreshments
  • Visitors must request permission when taking photography for commercial purposes – please enquire at reception or contact John.Harris@capel.ac.uk
  • Smoking is prohibited in all college buildings but is permitted in the designated area behind the Terrace Restaurant

Please follow these guidelines when visiting Capel Manor with your dog:

  • Clear up immediately after your dog if it fouls.
  • Make sure your dog wears a collar with your name and address on it – this is a legal requirement under the Control of Dogs Order and could be vital if your dog gets lost.
  • Keep your dog under proper control – remember, not everyone likes your dog as much as you do!