Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens
Opening dates and times:Sat 8, Sun 9 June Gardener Fair (11-5)
For other opening times and information, please phone or see garden website
Admission:Donation to NGS from Plant Fair admission
Description:Beautiful award-winning gardens of Burton Agnes Hall are home to 3,000 different plant species, herbaceous borders, a jungle garden, potager, coloured gardens, giant games, a maze and collection of campanulas. Surrounded by lawns, topiary yews, fountains and a woodland walk. Collections of hardy geraniums, clematis, penstemons and unusual perennials
Further details:Simon Jenkins, author of ‘England’s Thousand Best Houses’, described Burton Agnes Hall as ‘the perfect English house’ and as one of England’s twenty finest houses alongside Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace and Chatsworth House. The many thousands of visitors who enjoy the Hall every year appear to agree with these sentiments.
Outside there is much to explore. The old Elizabethan walled garden is an award-winning wonderland (winner of the 2005 HHA Christies Garden of the Year award) containing over three thousand different plants, a potager filled with herbs, fruit and vegetables, herbaceous borders, giant board games, a maze, a jungle garden and a national collection of campanulas. To the north of the house is a serene woodland with wildlife sculptures to find whilst walking.
Whilst strolling in the gardens, visitors may also discover an artist seeking inspiration for a new creation. Throughout the year, diverse artists sit in residence at Burton Agnes. Visitors are invited to view their artwork in the Summer House and inside the Hall.