Hodnet Hall Gardens

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The gardens at Hodnet were started in 1922 when there was only a marshy hollow in front of the house. This was excavated, dams built and a chain of seven lakes and pools was created, all planted out with rare trees and shrubs. Rhododendrons and camellias thrive in the acid soil; iris and other bog plants enjoy this fairly high rainfall area and their position around the pools.

April is the perfect time to come and admire the camellias, crocuses and daffodils, not forgetting the magnificent Magnolia Walk. May and June showcases rhododendrons, lilacs, azaleas and bluebell woods. High summer is brimming with peonies, hydrangeas, roses and many other flowering shrubs, the colours lasting right through September.

With 63 acres to explore there is something for everyone here. The half-timbered Garden Restaurant is open and serves delicious lunches and teas.

Fact File

Opening Times: We are open in 2022: Every Wednesday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday from Sunday 13th March until Sunday 30th October 11am – 5pm
Plant Fair days: Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th June – 10am – 5pm – prebooked tickets only
National Garden Scheme day: Sunday 26th June
The garden restaurant will be open on the above days. Dogs welcome on a lead
Admission Rates: Adult £8.50; Child £1.00 – available to book on line or purchase on the gate
Season Tickets available to purchase online only: Single - £35.00 ; Couple £60.00
Groups welcome - Min group size 25+ by arrangement with the secretary.
Joint Group ticket with Wollerton Old Hall Gardens - £15 per person. Min Group Size applies. The two gardens are half a mile apart.
Facilities: Restaurant – lunches and teas.
Disabled Access: Yes, partial.
Toilet On Site: Yes.
Tours: Yes for groups. Booking required ( not available at a weekend)
Events: See website.
Coach/Car Parking: Yes.
Length of Visit: 2 hours minimum.
Booking Contact: The Secretary, Hodnet Hall, Hodnet, Market Drayton, TF9 3NN
Telephone No: 01630 685786. Fax No. 01630 685853
Email: secretary@hodnethall.com
Website: www.hodnethallgardens.org

Updated: April 2022