Plan Your Visit

Our season is from May 1st to September 29th 2019

Business hours are 10AM to 6PM Tuesday through Sunday.

We are open on Memorial Day and Labor Day

Allow at least one hour to explore the gardens. Your ticket is good for the whole day. You are welcome  to eat your own picnic in the gardens.

Tarbin Gardens is an ideal destination for Red Hat Societies, Garden Clubs and Senior Center outings.

Tarbin Gardens is a great place to bring your houseguests, celebrate a birthday, wedding, anniversary or friends reunion, to thank someone special or just to treat yourself.

Tarbin Gardens is a nature adventure for children. They love to explore the gardens, chase butterflies, smell the flowers, find frogs and chipmunks, meet the Barnyard animals, and especially to pet the pigmy goats.

  • Most of the gardens are accessible by motorized scooters and all can be viewed from wheelchair paths.
  • Authentic English Cream Teas are served 1:00 - 4:15 PM June through September
  • Smoking is not allowed in the gardens; the parking lot is the designated smoking area.
  • This is a designated quiet zone so please turn off your cell phone ringer.

 At any time of day enjoy a self guided tour when you may take your time to sit and enjoy the view from the many strategically placed benches and let nature’s healing qualities refresh you. We provide a map and the gardens are well sign posted. Allow about 2 hours for a full experience including English Cream Tea..

Group tours can be arranged by contacting us.

Planning to create a new garden at home? The gardens exhibit the diversity of native and exotic plants, trees and shrubs that can be grown in central New Hampshire. Explore the gardens and you will get plenty of ideas. We are available to answer questions and offer personal advice.

  • Please note: Young children must be supervised by an adult at all times.
  • Dogs are not allowed in the gardens except small dogs in carriers. Only service dogs are admitted to the gardens.

When is the best time to visit?

We are frequently asked this question. One answer is whenever you need a break, to relax and regenerate your energy. To banish winter blahs visit in May when the gardens are bright with spring flowers and flowering trees. Return 2 weeks after your first visit and see a whole new scene. The gardens are constantly changing colors and form till we close at the end of September. Click on the flower to see what's blooming when in the gardens.

Business Hours

Our season is from May through September.
Open Tuesday through Sunday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.
We are closed on Mondays except for Memorial Day and Labor Day.


Children 4 - 17 years$7.50
Students <25 years with ID$7.50
Seniors - Minimum 62 years$7.50
Family: Children accompanied by parent(s)       $25.00
Season Pass - Single$50.00
Season Pass - Family$75.00
  • Children 3 years and under: no charge
  • Group rates available on request.
  • Please note: we are not yet able to accept digital money


Tarbin Gardens  321 Salisbury Road (Route 127 South)   West Franklin NH 03235

  • Tip: Follow the signs to the Daniel Webster Birthplace but do not turn off Route 127!    
  • If using a GPS please stay on the state highways; there are many ancient, frequently poorly maintained, dirt roads in this area.

 From I93 traveling North: take exit 17 Route 4 West to Salisbury, then turn right on Route 127 North to West Franklin, go 3.8 miles, just past the road to the Daniel Webster Birthplace. Tarbin Gardens entrance is on the left.

From New London: take Route 114 to Route 11, turn Left to Andover. Bear Right on Route 4 to Salisbury. Turn Left on Route 127 North, go 3.8 miles, just past the road to the Daniel Webster Birthplace. Tarbin Gardens entrance is on the left.

 From I93 traveling South: exit 22 Route 127 South to Franklin, then right on Route 3 & 127 South, over the bridge, LEFT towards Concord,0.5 mile then RIGHT on Route 127 South. After going under the railroad bridge watch for the sharp right. TIP: Follow the signs for the Daniel Webster Birthplace!
 Tarbin Gardens entrance is on the right side on Route 127,  1.8miles from the junction with Route 3.