Elton Hall Gardens
The house dates from the 15th century and the medieval tower and chapel still survive. Between 1662 - 1665, Sir Thomas Proby Bt., built a Restoration house adjacent to these medieval buildings. Throughout succeeding centuries, the house was enlarged, Gothicised, and eventually partly re-classicised in the 19th century.
During the 18th century, the park and surrounding woodlands were extended, providing a romantic backdrop to the house.
The gardens were remodelled at the end of the 19th century and again just before the 1st World War. During the last thirty years, they have been stunningly restored. The present layout is based on the Edwardian design of paths and lawns.
Immaculately kept hedges of hornbeam and yew encompass four different areas, including the enchanting sunken lily pond surrounded with beds containing a number of specimen plants. The Edwardian rose garden has been transformed into a well planted herbaceous garden with a wisteria walk and new fountain.
The Millennium was celebrated by building an Orangery, which is set in a Mediterranean garden with orange and lemon trees. A small shrub garden, with gems such as Paulownia Tomentosa, leads the visitor back to the Box Walk and another view of the house.
Opening Times: 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm: Last May Bank Holiday, Sunday and Monday. Wednesdays and Thursdays in June and July. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays in August and August Bank Holiday Monday. Private parties by appointment May- Mid Sept. Opening times are subject to change; please check the website or call before visiting
Admission Rates: Public Opening: House and Garden: Adults £10.00 Garden only: Adults £7.50
Private Groups: Minimum group size: 20 House and Garden: Ring/email for details
Facilities: Shop, plant sales, restaurant, teas, toilets
Disabled Access: Yes to garden only
Car Parking on site: Yes
Coach Parking: Yes
Tours/Events: Free flow or guided tours available.
Length of Visit: At least 1 hour for the garden depending on the level of plant interest and 1 hour for the house
Booking Contact: Jane Jones, Elton Hall, Near Peterborough, Cambs PE8 6SH
Booking Telephone No: 01832 280468
Location: Elton Hall is located just off the A605, between Peterborough and Oundle: 3 miles from the A1.