The building is designed for a range of activities to suit the visitor. Local and more distant visitors of families, friends or corporates will enjoy the building in its own right or use it as the first stop before venturing into the garden itself. For those less adventurous or less mobile, there is the opportunity to enjoy the panoramic view of the garden from a comfy position inside.
Facilities include a café, gallery in which to mingle and from which to view the garden; a hall for gatherings or functions; a greenhouse as an exhibition of an indoor garden; and a terrace for that indoor-outdoor experience. An outdoor viewing platform will give a close-up look at the garden at a height that will be a magnet for the photographer.
The gift shop and plant nursery will be a must for visitors. For those who are short on time, there is the kiosk for a quick coffee and muffin when stopping on the way to somewhere less exciting.
For corporates or private groups who want to hold a function, there are meeting rooms, a board room, as well as the hall and gallery – spaces which are all flexible and suitable for conferences, gatherings, celebrations, weddings large and small.