Hodnet Hall Gardens
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 restaurant serves lunches and teas amongst a unique collection of big game trophies.
Opening Times: Open every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday from Sunday 31st March to Sunday 29th September 2019. Wednesdays: 15th May, 12th June, 17th July
Plant Hunters Fair: Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd June. National Garden Scheme: Sunday 9th June
The garden restaurant will be open on the above days. Dogs welcome on a lead
Admission Rates: Adults: £7.50, Children: £1.00
Group Rates: Min group size 25+ by arrangement with the secretary. Adults £7.50, Children £1.
Joint ticket: Available for a visit to both Hodnet Hall Gardens and Wollerton Old Hall Garden. £13 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.
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