The Garden will not open at 10am today due to the high winds

We have been recording gusts of over 50mph this morning, triggering closure of the Garden
We monitor gusting wind speed using data gathered from sensors based on a nearby laboratory roof. If we get two consecutive half hourly readings of over 40mph gusts then we consider closing the Garden. A decision is reached by looking at forecasts to determine whether the wind is likely to drop or continue. We also take into account wind direction, south-westerly being our prevailing wind so lower speeds coming from the north-east would also be considered potentially hazardous.

This will be reviewed regularly for the remainder of the day. Please check the website before visiting.
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