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London Open Gardens is delighted to announce that the garden at Number 10 Downing Street will be opening via a public ballot during London Open Gardens 2024.

There will be two tours on Saturday 8 June 2024 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. Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions about the half acre site, its wildlife and sustainability.

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 ticket to enter this ballot. You will need to purchase a ticket to gain access the other 100+ usually hidden green spaces taking part in London Open Gardens weekend.
  • 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. 
  • 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, including if a General Election is called. Should this occur, none of the organisers/parties involved can be held liable for any inconvenience or financial loss. 
  • Entries to the ballot will close on 7 May 2024 at 11:59pm.
  • Selected participants will be notified by email from the LPG office. If you receive a notification you will be given 48 hours to confirm your availability along with necessary security information. Failure to confirm the required details in time may result in the loss of your place on the tour.
  • If you don’t hear from us by 22 May, your ballot entry has not been chosen.