Bushey Rose Garden

7.30am-4pm winter, 7.30am to 7pm summer

0.5 ha Grade II registered Park and Garden of Special Historic Interest in Bushey. 2 routes and 16 points of interest

Points of interest

  • Bird Bath
  • Bird Feeder
  • High Street entrance
  • Lululaund Plaque
  • Paving
  • Pergola
  • Potting Shed and Toilets
  • Rose Temple
  • Rose Walk
  • Sundial
  • Sunken Garden
  • The Cloisters
  • The Fountain
  • The Lawn
  • The Summer House

On Site Facilities

  • Disabled Access
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Food & Drink
  • Pushchair Friendly Paths
  • Toilets

Park Information

A small enclosed garden divided into three sections consisting of the Sunken Garden (a sunken paved area with a fountain and rose beds), the Lawn (a lawn area surrounded by mixed borders), and the Rose Walk (a pathway lined with mixed borders and rose pillars leading from Herkomer Road).  The facilities currently provided include a pergola, summer house, cloisters, and disabled access toilets.

You will see more than 40 different varieites of roses and over 4000 different plants.  A plant list is available from the summer house.

In May 2008 the garden was awarded funding from the Heritage Lottery and Big Lottery Fund ‘Parks for People’ programme, from Hertsmere Borough Council and additional funding from Landsberg-am-Lech and the Rotary Club totaling £1.5 million to fully restore it to its former glory.  Work began on site in August 2009 and the garden was officially opened by the Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, Countess of Verulam on 23 July 2010.

In 2012 the garden received a Highly Commended Award at the Landscape Institute Awards in the Heritage & Conservation category.

In 2013 the garden celebrated its centenary since Thomas Mawson created it. 

The garden plays an important role in the Bushey community due to its former use as an art school. It is the collaboration of artist Sir Hubert von Herkomer and landscape architect Thomas Mawson that you see in the design of the garden today.  To find out more about the garden’s history and our restoration read our leaflet The history and restoration of Bushey Rose Garden

How to get here


Garden visitors can use the car park at the Bushey Country Club which is located over the road from the garden in the High Street (WD23 1TT).  Directions here.

There is an alternative free car park in Kemp Place just off the High Street Bushey Car Parks

Please can we ask that you respect our neighbours around the garden and not park in the surrounding roads.

Public Transport Information:

The nearest station is Bushey main line station (operates in and out of London Euston).  The garden is approx 1.5km/1 mile from the station.

Both the 142 and 258 buses stop at the station and in the High Street near the garden.

For more information use Intalink website www.intalink.org.uk/timetables or www.nationalrail.co.uk


No cycling is permitted with the garden.

Park Routes

Accessible garden circuit Distance 0.3km, 375 Steps taken