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: Every Wednesday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday from Sunday 12th March until Sunday 29th October 11am – 5pm
Plant Fair days: Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th June – 10am – 5pm –Adult £5.00; Child Free - prebooked tickets only National Garden Scheme day: Sunday 25th June. The garden restaurant will be open on the above days. Dogs welcome on a lead.
Admission Rates: Adult £9.00; Child £1.00 – available to book on line or purchase on the gate Season Tickets available to purchase online only: Single - £40.00 ; Couple £70.00 Groups welcome - Min group size 25+ by arrangement with the secretary.
Joint Group ticket available with The Dorothy Clive Garden – contact the Dorothy Clive direct info@dorothyclivegarden.co.uk
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: March 2023