Deene Park is a Tudor and Georgian mansion nestled in the gently rolling Northamptonshire countryside and has been the home of the Brudenell family since 1514.
The gardens at Deene Park have undergone many changes over the centuries but have never looked better than they do today. The most striking feature of the gardens at Deene Park is the box hedge parterre designed by David Hicks. The planting consists of clipped lavender, Geraniums, Salvias, Iris, Nepeta, and spring bulbs including Hyacinths & Tulips. A quirky feature of the Parterre are four topiary teapots. Why teapots? Because tea was the late Edmund Brudenell's favourite drink.
With grand displays of seasonal bedding, the Golden Garden, White Garden, Four Seasons and Stone Summerhouse Gardens are perfect for enjoying moments of tranquil seclusion. In the Long Borders formality gives way to a more relaxed feel, where shrubs, herbaceous perennials and bulbs tussle and mingle to form a kaleidoscope of colour throughout the season. In 2019 a new Rose Garden was created to the east of the house where roses in shades of pink, with white under-planting, are edged with pink lavender.
Beyond the formal gardens are the Pleasure Grounds. These semi-wild areas are draped in a spectacular carpet of snowdrops in February and are shoulder-deep in the delicate white froth of Queen Anne's lace in May.
Opening Times: Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays from 9 April until 3 September. Also Wednesday 6, 13, and 20 during September. (Excluding Sunday 7 May). Gardens 1 – 5 pm House 2 – 5 pm Last admission 3:45pm
Admission Rates: House & gardens: Adult: £15.00 Concession (65+ yrs): £12.00 Child (5-16yrs): £6.00 Infant (0-4yrs): Free Gardens only: Adult: £8.00 Child (5-16yrs): £4.00 Infant (0-4yrs): Free
Group Rates: Pre-booked group deposit £150.00 House & Garden Tour: £16.00 per person, Garden Tour £15.00 per person
Facilities: Shop, plant sales and tea room. Light refreshments, cakes and cream teas available. Catering for tour groups available by arrangement only.
Tours: House & Garden tours available for groups by prior arrangement.
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
Location: Visitor entrance off A43 between Stamford and Corby, NN17 3EG
Updated: March 2023