Haddon Hall's gardens are a rare and remarkable example of Elizabethan terraced gardens that escaped the English Landscape Movement. Their original design is attributed to famed 16th century architect Robert Smythson.
In recent years two of the terraces have undergone re-design by Gold Medal winning Garden Designer, Arne Maynard, inspired by the Hall's fine collection of tapestries and historic motifs such as the medieval flowery mead.
The organically managed gardens are home to a Knot Garden showcasing the jewels of Elizabethan planthunting and plantsmanship; borders awash with colour and structure throughout the season and a myriad of roses climbing the ancient stone walls and buttresses.
Opening Times: Opening times: 12th April to 31st October daily from 10.30am - 5.00pm (last entry 4.00pm) Closed November. 1st - 23rd December open daily 10.30am to 4.00pm (last entry 3.00pm)
Admission Rates: Adult: £16.75, Concessions (Over 60's): £15.75, Students with ID: £13.50, Children under 16 FREE. Group Rates/Tours: Adult: £15.75 Concessions (Over 60's): £14.00. Groups are welcome to arrange a privately guided tour of the gardens led by Head Gardener Lindsay Berry.
Facilities: Restaurant, Gift Shop, Plant Sales, Picnic Area. No dogs permitted other than Guide and Support dogs.
Unfortunately, we cannot allow large bags, prams, pushchairs, wheelchairs or mobility scooters into the house. We offer a variety of alternative baby carrying equipment, and safe bag storage at the entrance. Haddon Hall is fully licensed for weddings and civil partnership ceremonies.
Our Regular Visitor Pass gives you the freedom to revisit the Hall and gardens as often as you wish within a 12 month period. See website for details.
Disabled Access: We welcome all visitors, but due to the age and nature of Haddon Hall, there are many uneven floors, stairs, steps and tripping hazards within the site. Access for visitors with disabilities, particularly wheel chair users, is very restricted.
Toilets on site: Yes, parking & toilet for disabled visitors.
Car Parking: Yes
Coach Parking: Yes
Length of Visit: 2 - 4 hours
Booking Contact: Bookings Administrator, Haddon Hall, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1LA
Booking Tel No: 01629 812 855
Location: A6 Bakewell to Rowsley 1.8 miles SE of Bakewell 6.5 miles NW of Matlock.