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16th Feb - 31st Oct; Every Day; 10am - 5pm
2nd Nov - 27th Nov, Sat - Wed; 10am - 5pm
30th Nov - 8th Dec; daily; 10.00am - 4.30pm
Last entry to house 4:40.
6 December open to 7pm. Last entry for December opening 4.00pm.
Last admission 30 minutes before closing.
Booking essential; group discounts apply
16th Feb - 31st nov; Every day; 11am - 5pm
2nd Nov - 27th Nov, Sat - Wed; 11am - 5pm,
30 Nov - 8th Dec; daily; 10.30am - 4.00pm
6th Dec; 10.30am - 7.00pm
20th Apr; 15th Apr; 13th Jul; 14 Sept 10am -5pm
Year round interest
Rose border late May/June; Dahlias from late Summer to first frosts.
Gift Aid Admission (Standard Admission prices in brackets)
House and garden: adult £8.50 (£7.70), child £4.10 (£3.70), family £21.20 (£19.20).
Garden only: adult £7.20 (£6.50), child £3.60 (£3.25).
February, November and December opening: adult £5.10 (£4.60), child £2.55 (£2.30), family £12.85 (£11.60).
December opening: adult £5.10 (£4.60)
Property grown plants for sale on occasion. Dogs on leads allowed in park land
Elegant country house with highly distinctive gardens; The personal vision of Ralph Dutton, 8th and last Lord Sherbourne; Innovative colour schemes and scented plants; Glorious vistas over unspoilt Hampshire countryside; Gardeners on hand to answer questions and talk about their work; House contains a fine collection of Regency furniture and Italian paintings
Free Garden walks every Tuesday and Thursday from Feb to Oct.
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In Alresford or Winchester
Hinton Arms, Hinton Ampner
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Globe on the Lake, Alresford
Alresford 4miles Winchester 8 miles
I have learned during the past years what above all I want from a garden: this is tranquillity. So said Ralph Dutton, 8th and last Lord Sherborne, of his garden at Hinton Ampner. He created one of the great gardens of the 20th century, a masterpiece of design based upon the bones of a Victorian garden, in which he united a formal layout with varied and informal planting in pastel shades. It is a garden of all year round interest with scented plants and magnificent vistas over the park and surrounding countryside. The garden forms the link between the woodland and parkland planting.
His collection of English furniture, Italian paintings and hard-stones and indeed every aspect of the decoration at Hinton Ampner reflect Ralph Dutton's sure eye and fine aesthetic judgement. He placed the whole within the rolling Hampshire landscape that he loved and understood so well.
Ralph Dutton began creating the garden in 1930, and the house, which he remodelled into a small neo-Georgian manor house in 1936. He made further alterations when the house was reconstructed after a fire in 1960.