Plan your visit to the Franciscan Gardens

Everything you need to know to get the most from your visit.

  • Wood Anemone (Anemone Blanda) in bloom
    Image credit: Sarah D. Andrews

How to get here

Our location: 60 St Peter’s Street, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2BE

By road: The gardens are located in the centre of Canterbury, and there is no on site parking. The nearest car parks are St Radigund’s (5 minute walk) and Whitefriars (10 minutes). There are also several Park and Ride schemes in operation between outlying car parks and the Bus Station.

By train: Canterbury East and Canterbury West Stations are both a 10 minute walk.

By bus: Canterbury Bus Station is a 10 minute walk.

Opening Times

Please note: online booking is recommended to guarantee entry to the Franciscan Gardens.

Gardens & Greyfriars Chapel *
Monday To Sunday10am-4.30pm (last entry to the gardens 4pm)
* Occasionally special events or services may result in the Chapel being closed to visitors.  Services are held in the Chapel every Wednesday at 11am and every third Saturday in the month. The public are invited to attend these services.


Franciscan Gardens Pricing 2022
Adults (aged 18+)£6.00
Children (aged 5-17)Free (max. 4 children per family)
Children (under 5’s)Free
(please bring your supporter card with you to show on entry)
Family (1 adult & up to 3 children)Adult payable & up to 4 children free
Family (2 adults & up to 3 children)Two adults payable & up to 4 children free
Essential Carer or Companion
(when accompanying a disabled visitor)

Supporters’ Scheme

  • Unlimited free entry for 12 months
  • Twice annual newsletter
  • First to hear about events
  • Free Franciscan Gardens tote bag
Supporters’ Scheme Prices
Adults (aged 18+)£50.00
Children (aged 5-17)£10.00
Family (1 adult & up to 3 children)£65.00
Family (2 adults & up to 3 children)£75.00

Supporter schemes are available to purchase in our shop. If booking online before having purchased your supporter scheme, select the Supporter ticket and we will complete your Supporter scheme membership when you arrive for your visit.

To be able to access the garden with an online Supporter ticket, all visitors will be asked to show their Supporter card before entry.

Group Bookings

We look forward to welcoming your group to the Franciscan Gardens. Please contact us at to discuss your needs and to book. 

Educational Visits

To plan your learning visit at the Franciscan Gardens, please contact us at for more information and to book.