London Open Gardens is delighted to announce that the garden at Number 10 Downing Street will be opening via a public ballot, for the first time since 2019.
There will be two tours on Saturday 10 June 2023 at 11.30am and 1.30pm. 24 places are available on each tour, open to visitors aged 12 and over. Due to high demand, this event can only be applied for by ballot.
You are not required to purchase a London Open Gardens ticket to enter the ballot; however, this would grant you access to over 100 usually hidden green spaces open during the weekend. We are grateful that all ticket sales enable the London Parks & Gardens charity to protect such special places throughout the year.
Please view the Terms and Conditions for more information before you enter the ballot.
About the Garden
Constructed in 1736, the garden is dominated by an open lawn with rose beds commissioned by the late Baroness Thatcher, and is home to a bronze sculpture by Barbara Hepworth. Expert gardeners will be on hand to answer questions about the half acre site, and offer insights into how the garden is becoming increasingly sustainable and a haven for wildlife.
Terms and Conditions
- Entrants must be over 12 years old.
- Only one entry per person via this website, but each entry may request one or two tickets.
- You are not required to purchase a London Open Gardens ticket to enter the ballot; however, this would grant you access to over 100 usually hidden green spaces opening across the weekend. We are grateful that all ticket sales enable the London Parks & Gardens charity to protect such special places throughout the year.
- Incomplete, multiple or false entries will not be included in the ballot.
- If selected, you will be offered a place for the tour time you have selected. You will not be able to change your slot.
- Places on the tour are chosen randomly from those who have entered the ballot.
- The places chosen will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
- If you don’t hear from us by Friday 21 April, your ballot entry has not been chosen.
- The ballot is not open to employees of London Parks & Gardens or Downing Street, nor to their relatives.
- We will not pass your information on to any third parties; however, those selected for a place on the tour will have their details submitted for a basic security check.
- If you are selected for a place on the tour, you must take photographic ID with you (either a Passport or Driving Licence).
- Up to two places will be allocated per person as requested on the form.
- Places can only be used by the person(s) named in the ballot entry. You may not pass your place on to anyone else or change the names after the form has been submitted.
- Tours are subject to last-minute cancellation and/or changes in timing. Should this occur, none of the organisers/parties involved can be held liable for any inconvenience or financial loss.
- The ballot will close on Wednesday 5 April and winners will be notified the following week.