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Garden Category: East Anglia
Kentwell Hall’s gardens have been revived and re-created since the Phillips’ bought Kentwell in 1971 – noted for their wonderful sense of tranquility, these are gardens to enjoy in a leisurely way. The Guardian newspaper listed the gardens as the second among 15 Secret Gardens in England.
Kentwell’s gardens and grounds are often described as ‘magical’ and you will see why when visiting the Walled & Sunken garden’s with their unique and special interest features. Look out for the Pied Piper Hedge, an original Tudor Ice House and the Yew Castle.
Easy season garden interests include the carpets of Snowdrops spread over the grounds, the dazzling display of daffodils and covering the moat banks.
From massed spring bulbs with their ancient layout, to over seventy varieties of fruit trees from 17th century espalier apple trees to plums and almonds. A traditional potager growing organic produce used in our tearooms as well as the household.
A beehive viewing area and a newly planted butterfly garden are the newest additions to the gardens. All about the grounds are moats, ponds, wild flower meadows that create an abundance of wildlife habitats.
The woodland areas are also a sight to behold in the autumn with a range of autumnal colours on show.
One area that is not to be missed is the Cedar lawn with its Sculptured Tree on the theme of the ‘Tower of Babel’ and is one of the largest single wood carvings in the UK today.
Kentwell Hall is one of England’s finest Tudor houses and is open to the public from February for the gardens and from March through until September, the house, gardens and rare breeds farm.
The Stable Yard Team Rooms offer a range of delicious menu’s including as much seasonal and homegrown produce that is available on the farm. Kentwell’s Sausage Rolls are renowned.
For further information please call 01787 310207 or visit Kentwell’s website: www.kentwell.co.uk
Photographs from events throughout the year can be seen on Facebook: @KentwellHall