The Original Garden Visitor's Guide

Hodnet Hall Gardens

The gardens at Hodnet were started in 1922 when there was only a marshy hollow in front of the house. This was excavated, dams built and a chain of seven lakes and pools was created, all planted out with rare trees and shrubs. Rhododendrons and camellias thrive in the acid soil; iris and other bog plants enjoy this fairly high rainfall area and their position around the pools.

April is the perfect time to come and admire the camellias, crocuses and daffodils, not forgetting the magnificent Magnolia Walk. May and June showcases rhododendrons, lilacs, azaleas and bluebell woods. High summer is brimming with peonies, hydrangeas, roses and many other flowering shrubs, the colours lasting right through September.

With 63 acres to explore there is something for everyone here. The half-timbered restaurant serves lunches and teas amongst a unique collection of big game trophies.

Fact File

Opening Times: Every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday from Sunday 2nd April until Sunday 24th September 2017
Open Wednesdays – 10th May, 14th June and 19th July. Plant Hunters Fair – Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June. National Garden Scheme open day – Sunday 11th June. The garden restaurant will be open on the above days. Dogs welcome on a lead.
Admission Rates: Adults: £7.00, Children: £1.00, no concessions
Group Rates: Min group size 25+ by arrangement with the secretary. Adults £7.00, Children £1.
Joint ticket: Available for a visit to both Hodnet Hall Gardens and Wollerton Old Hall Garden. £12 per person. The two gardens are half a mile apart.
Facilities: Restaurant – lunches and teas.
Disabled Access: Yes, partial.
Toilet On Site: Yes.
Tours: Yes for groups. Booking required.
Events: See website.
Coach/Car Parking: Yes.
Length of Visit: 2 hours minimum.
Booking Contact: The Secretary, Hodnet Hall, Hodnet, Market Drayton, TF9 3NN
Telephone No: 01630 685786. Fax No. 01630 685853