Knebworth House, Gardens & Park
Set in 250-acres of Hertfordshire countryside, Knebworth House is remarkable for having been home to the Lytton family for over 500 years. The romantic gothic exterior conceals a much older Tudor red brick house.
There have been gardens at Knebworth House since at least the 17th Century, but the present layout dates largely from the Edwardian era. The architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, who married into the Lytton family, created 'garden rooms' with each area having a different feel depending on the planting.
Popular features include an Edwardian maze, formal rose garden, an organically run walled kitchen garden, Herb Garden designed by Gertrude Jekyll, and the Wilderness Garden with the Dinosaur Trail is a great favourite with younger visitors.
Opening times: Open 11:00 am to 5:00 pm (last admission 4:00 pm) on selected dates between 23rd March and 29th September 2019 (weekends and school holidays – (please check website for details of open dates and events before travelling).
Admission rates: Please refer to website. RHS Partner Garden.
Group rate: Discounted rates for groups - see website.
Facilities: The Garden Terrace Tea Room serves a selection of homemade soup, afternoon teas, cakes, sandwiches, locally produced hot and cold lunches and freshly prepared salads. Open all year for corporate hospitality, weddings and celebrations. Gift Shop.
Disabled access: Please refer to website.
Toilets on site: Yes
Car/coach parking: Yes
Guided tours: Please refer to website. (House and Garden tours available)
Special events: Each year Knebworth hosts a varied programme of special events such as country, craft, garden and motor shows, theatrical performances and concerts. Many Knebworth Park events such as the Hertfordshire Garden Show are included in the Park and Gardens admission ticket, making a very good-value day out, particularly for group visits.
Length of visit: Depending on season
Booking contact: Estate office, Knebworth House, Knebworth Park, Knebworth SG1 2AX
Telephone: 01438 812661
Location: Nr Stevenage, Hertfordshire. 29 miles north of central London and 15 miles north of M25, with direct access from Junction 7 on A1M. Sat Nav SG1 2AX