Deene Park has been the home of the Brudenell family for 500 years since 1514 and was the seat of the 7th Earl of Cardigan who led the Charge of the Light Brigade in 1854. The largely Tudor house with important Georgian additions is surrounded by historic gardens set in beautiful parkland views.
The gardens are the lifetime work of the late Mr. Edmund and the Hon. Marion Brudenell. They comprise a David Hicks parterre with topiary teapots, long mixed borders, ‘four seasons’ garden with a spectacular planted font and circular hornbeam hedge, stone summerhouse, lakes and wild gardens. The current owner, Mr Robert Brudenell and his wife Charlotte continue to welcome visitors to the family home.
In winter, visitors can enjoy swathes of snowdrops, winter flowering shrubs, hellebores and topiary. The seasons progress through drifts of daffodils, hyacinths and wild tulips, with roses, philadelphus and summer annuals carrying through to the bold autumnal colour of the trees and shrubs.
The gardens like the house have evolved over the centuries and continue to do so, 2014 saw the development of the White Garden, a secluded spot dedicated to the memory of the Hon. Mrs Brudenell, and the Golden Garden, inspired by Charlotte Brudenell's love of warm and vibrant colours.
Opening Times: Garden & Tearoom only: Tuesday-Friday from 15th May until 14th September. 12-4pm.
House & Gardens: Easter Sunday & Monday, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays from 29th April to 2nd September, Wednesdays in September.
The gardens and tearoom are open from 12pm to 5pm, the house is open from 2pm to 5pm, last admission is at 4pm.
Admission Rates: House & gardens: Adult - £12.00. Concessions - £10.00. Children (5-16) - £6.00
Gardens only: Adults - £6.00. Children (5-16) - £3.00
Group Rates: Private Groups booking deposit £70: House & Gardens £10.00 (minimum £200) Gardens £6.00
Facilities: Shop, plant sales & tearoom. Light lunches and cream teas available. Refreshments available for private tours by arrangement only.
Tours: House & Garden tours available for groups by prior arrangement.
Events: Snowdrop Sundays: February 18th & 25th 12pm-4pm. Adults - £5.00, Children under 16 years F.O.C
Disabled Access: Partial (ground floor of house only). Disabled Parking on Site.
Car/Coach Parking: Yes.
Length of Visit: 1-2 hours (excluding house)
Booking Contact: House Administrator, Deene Park, Nr. Corby, Northamptonshire, NN17 3EW
Telephone: 01780 450278 Fax: 01780 450282
Location: Off A43 between Stamford and Corby.