Helmingham Hall Gardens

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The Tollemache Family have been the guardians of Helmingham since 1487. The Hall was completed in 1510, although the Garden moat predates the house and is thought to be of Saxon origin. Helmingham is famous for its Grade 1 listed gardens, redesigned by Lady Tollemache (a Chelsea Gold Medallist) set within a 400 acre deer park surrounding the moated Tudor Hall. Visitors are enchanted by the herbaceous borders within the walled kitchen garden, the rose & knot, herb and wild gardens as well as being fascinated by the rare and beautiful plants, many being native to Britain before 1750.

A delicious range of local food is served in the Coach House Tearooms and the Stable Shops offer a wide range of local produce, plants and garden accessories. Every year Helmingham offers an exciting programme of events – please see the website for more details.

Fact File

Opening Times: Open 1st May – 30th September, Sunday – Thursday 10:00am – 17:00pm
Admission Rates: Adult £9.00, Children £4.50,
Group Rates: Any Size. Groups 30+ £8.00 per person.
Facilities: Plant Sales, Shop, Café and Garden Produce
Disabled Access: Yes.
Toilets on Site: Yes.
Car/Coach Parking: Yes.
Guided Tours: Yes – booking required
Events: The Helmingham Festival of Classic and Sports Cars, Suffolk Dog Day, Spring and Autumn Plant Heritage Fair and Music in the Gardens – Please refer to website for further details
Length of Visit: Allow 2 hours
Booking Contact: Hannah Hansford
Helmingham Hall Gardens, Helmingham, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 6EF
Telephone No: 01473 890799
Email: events@helmingham.com
Website: www.helmingham.com
Location: B1077, 9 miles north of Ipswich, 5 miles south of Debenham

Updated: February 2024