Visiting the Gardens

The College is currently closed to members of the public but we would be delighted to welcome alumnae back into the College gardens until 5pm Friday 11th September. After this time we are expecting a large number of students to return to College earlier than usual so we would please ask you to avoid visiting at this time.

If you do decide to visit us please ensure that there are no more than 6 people in your group and that children are accompanied at all times. Please enter via the Porters’ Lodge on Sidgwick Avenue and straight out into the gardens. (Other entrances to the garden are currently locked.)

Please note that the Iris Café is currently closed and so feel free to bring a picnic or drinks with you. The accessible toilet by the Cafe will be available to external visitors for this period only.

Advance notice, while not required, would be helpful to the Porters for managing the flow of people, please email roll@newn.cam.ac.uk if possible.

In usual times, the College gardens are open to visitors on most days throughout the year. There are periods, however, when the College is closed to visitors, for example over the Christmas Vacation. Should you wish to visit the garden please check that it is open first, by contacting the Porters’ Lodge on Tel: 01223 335 700.

For groups of six or more people, please contact the Domestic Bursar on Tel: 01223 335 801 who will be able to offer advice and set arrangements in place for your visit. The College Head Gardener conducts private tours for groups. For information, please contact the Head Gardener directly on Tel: 01223 335 777.