Timings change in the winter months because of the shorter days, but I can confirm at the present time that the garden opens at 10.30am and closes at 4.30pm The last entry to the garden is at 4pm. Planters Cafe is open between 10.30am and 4pm and the shops between 10.30am and 4.30pm. The garden is open throughout the whole of the Christmas and New Year Holiday. The only time the Visitor Centre, which houses the shops and cafe is closed, is Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. On Christmas Eve the garden closes at 3pm.