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Benington Lordship

Stevenage

7 acre garden incl historic buildings, kitchen garden, lakes. Spectacular herbaceous borders, unspoilt panoramic views.
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    This is an old family garden of 7 acres made by the present owner's great grandmother at the beginning of the twentieth century. It was open for the National Gardens Scheme in 1927 and has changed little since then. The garden is cleverly designed on the site of a Norman castle and across the side of a steep hill merging into the surrounding parkland and lakes.The chief features are the earthworks and ruined keep of the castle, a magnificent neo-Norman folly built by James Pulham, a Queen Ann manor house with an Edwardian addition and a large veranda, herbaceous borders, kitchen garden, grass tennis court and an area which was a rock garden, re-landscaped in 2004.The garden is particularly noted for the display of snowdrops in February and the double herbaceous borders, unsophisticated and exuberant, which stretch right down the hill, backed by the kitchen garden wall. A wildlife friendly policy is followed so the garden is in tune with nature and a healthy bird population flourishes. Areas of long grass are cut in rotation to benefit the wildlife and wild flowers; insecticides and chemicals are hardly ever used.

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Benington Lordship- Canceled

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On this day, this garden is open by arrangement, which means that you will have to contact the owner to arrange visits for groups.

Pre-booking essential, please go to our events page to book your tickets.

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  • Regular opening
  • Open by arrangement only
  • Cancelled opening
Owner Information

Mr & Mrs R Bott
01438 869668
garden@beningtonlordship.co.uk
http://www.beningtonlordship.co.uk

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Benington Lordship
Stevenage
Hertfordshire
SG2 7BS

4m E of Stevenage.
Accessibility information

Wheelchair access is limited as garden is on a steep slope. Accessible WC available in parish hall only.

More about Benington Lordship

This is an old family garden of 7 acres made by the present owner's great grandmother at the beginning of the twentieth century. It was open for the National Gardens Scheme in 1927 and has changed little since then. The garden is cleverly designed on the site of a Norman castle and across the side of a steep hill merging into the surrounding parkland and lakes.The chief features are the earthworks and ruined keep of the castle, a magnificent neo-Norman folly built by James Pulham, a Queen Ann manor house with an Edwardian addition and a large veranda, herbaceous borders, kitchen garden, grass tennis court and an area which was a rock garden, re-landscaped in 2004.The garden is particularly noted for the display of snowdrops in February and the double herbaceous borders, unsophisticated and exuberant, which stretch right down the hill, backed by the kitchen garden wall. A wildlife friendly policy is followed so the garden is in tune with nature and a healthy bird population flourishes. Areas of long grass are cut in rotation to benefit the wildlife and wild flowers; insecticides and chemicals are hardly ever used.

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