Elton Hall Gardens
For centuries, Elton Hall has sat in extensive parkland leading down to the river Nene. The gardens have expanded from moated grounds to formal parterres which were extended in the early 19th century to include picturesque views of the park and surrounding woodland. Named the Historic Houses Judges’ Choice Garden of the Year Award Winner in 2021, the current layout reflects a combination of modern planting and an Edwardian design.
Immaculately kept hornbeam and yew hedges encompass four gardens set amongst lawns and gravelled paths. Of note is the recently planted flower garden designed to retain interest until early Autumn. Towering clumps of Thalictrum and Veronicastrum are surrounded by a number of different Asters, Monardas, Salvias and Phlox. The Millennium Orangery contains Mediterranean plants and leads to a small, cool, enclosed area of Spring flowering shrubs. The topiary in front of the Gothic façade of the house is not to be missed and includes one of the family dog astride a huge yew drum.
Opening Times: 2.00pm-5.00pm Wednesdays and Thursdays in June, July and August. Late May Bank Holiday and August Bank Holiday Sundays & Mondays. Sundays in August. Private parties by appointment May - mid-September.
Opening times are subject to change; please check the website or call before visiting.
Admission Rates: Please see the website.
Private Groups: Minimum group size: 20
Please contact the Events Office for further information
Facilities: Shop, plant sales, café, toilets
Disabled Access: Gardens only
Car Parking on site: Yes
Coach Parking: Yes
Tours: Visits to the Hall are by guided tour or free-flow with Stewards available to answer questions.
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: Events Office, Elton Hall, Near Peterborough, Cambs PE8 6SH
Telephone No: 01832 280468 Mobile: 07949 495422
Location: Elton Hall is located just off the A605, between Peterborough and guide when Oundle and 3 miles from the A1.
Updated: March 2023