8 acres of romantic garden surrounding classical house in mature parkland setting. 2 lakes, one with jungle walk. Unusual, ancient and enormous trees. Largest ginkgo tree outside Kew. Walled garden, snowdrops, wild flower garden, blossom, spring bulbs, roses, hydrangeas. Formal terrace overlooking sweeping lawns to woodland. A timeless, family garden with recent and ongoing improvements.
Wonderful natural setting, vast plane trees, Snowdrop Walk, Jungle walk. Walled garden, wild flower garden, snowdrops, established climbers including many roses, clematis, wisteria, hydrangea. A charming enclosed swimming pool garden and long-established bay and yew. A well-stocked Plant Stall.
Sunday 25 February (1.30 - 4pm). Admission £5.00, children free. Light refreshments.
Sunday 10 June (11am - 5pm). Admission £6.00, children free. Home-made teas.
Home-made teas, cream teas and soups.
Visitors also welcome by arrangement February to October very flexible and warm welcome assured! Coffee, teas, wine or light lunch available by arrangement. Admission £6.00, children free. Light refreshments.
Limited wheelchair access to some areas, gravel paths and slopes quite easy access to tea area with lovely views over lake and garden.
How to find us
Horkesley Hall, Little Horkesley, Colchester, Essex, CO6 4DB
6m N of Colchester City Centre. 2m W of A134. Drive right into Little Horkesley Church car park to the very far end - access is via low double black gates at the far end. 10 mins from A12, 20 from Sudbury & 1hr from Newmarket.
More about Horkesley Hall
A romantic family garden full of atmosphere and secret places. There have been several improvements and additions during the last 2 years, with more underway. This is the first year that we have opened for a Snowdrop Walk and we continue to make a Jungle Walk round the Lower Lake. There is also a Bee Garden - a large area of wild flowers. Large Victorian glasshouse, many scented plants and established climbers including 30 or so varieties of roses, clematis, wisteria and hydrangea. Stunning tree barks. A charming enclosed swimming pool garden and long-established bay and yew. Ponies, hens, trampoline, hiding places and children's playhouse - a popular garden with children, tree lovers and romantics!