Gunby Hall & Gardens
Opening dates and times:For NGS: Sun 28 July (11-5)
For other opening times and information, please phone or see garden website
Admission:Adm £4, chd £2 (incl entry to Hall)
Description:8 acres of formal and walled gardens; old roses, herbaceous borders; herb garden; kitchen garden with fruit trees and vegetables. Greenhouses, carp pond and sweeping lawns. Tennyson’s ‘Haunt of Ancient Peace’. House built by Sir William Massingberd in 1700
Disability information:Wheelchair access on lawn but no wheelchair access in Hall
Further details:Built in 1700 by Sir William Massingberd, this fine red brick house was described by Tennyson as 'A haunt of ancient peace'. The hall contains period furniture and paintings by Reynolds, Holman-Hunt and Arthur Hughes. The ground floor including entrance hall, music room, library and dining room are accessible as are the basement servant quarters, old kitchen, boot room and butler's pantry. There is an exhibition of the Field Marshall Montgomery-Massingberd's mementoes. The gardens have many herbaceous borders and rose beds. There is a working kitchen garden, herb garden, formal frontage, fish pond and wild flower area. The garden has evolved over the past three hundred years but now remains much as it would have been at the turn of the 19th century. The garden area is flat and accessible to wheelchairs. There is a plant sales area selling home produced plants. The charming tea-room serves home baked treats. There will be various craft and gift stalls. Dogs on leads are very welcome. Car parking is free.