Mount garden opening for National Garden Scheme

There will be a special opening of the beautiful garden at St Michael’s Mount in support of the National Garden Scheme (NGS) during the King’s coronation weekend as part of the attraction’s celebrations.

On Sunday 7 May, visitors can explore the inspiring garden that has evolved over the years since the creation of the initial Walled Garden in the 1780s.

The island’s garden is not normally open on a Sunday and all proceeds from garden tickets sold for this day will be donated to the NGS.

Dr Sara Gadd from the National Garden Scheme said: 

“St Michael’s Mount is a fascinating and iconic landmark. We are so pleased that Lord and Lady St Levan are opening the stunning garden once again as part of their support for the National Garden Scheme. The St Aubyn family have backed the NGS for more than 60 years, first opening their garden for our charity in 1959.”

The National Garden Scheme supports a range of beneficiaries from the income generated from private garden openings that take place across the country annually. This extends across healthcare from Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Hospice UK, and The Queen’s Nursing Institute. It also supports Perennial, the UK’s only charity that provides help for gardeners and their families during challenging times.

Originally established as a charity in 1927 to support District Nurses from The Queens Nursing Institute, today it provides access to more than 3,500 exceptional private gardens with more than £3.1 million donated to their chosen charities in 2022.

The garden will be open from 9.30am to 5pm with last entries at 3.30pm on the day. Admission to the garden is £11 for adults and £6.50 for children (age 5-17), under 5s go free. Discounted family tickets are also available.

For more information and book tickets online for the island’s NGS garden opening visit

To learn more about the NGS and future garden openings visit