Pre–booked group and coach visits are welcomed. The garden is at its best from May to August so this can be the best time to visit. We offer an introductory talk and tour of the garden with time for questions. Please note that the nursery has no toilet facilities on site, but there are public toilets fairly close by in Heptonstall Village (Townfield Lane), so it may be advisable for coaches to stop there ‘en route’. Most group visits tend to allow 1.5–2 hours for a visit to the alpine garden at Slack Top and to browse the plants for sale.