Hinton Ampner

Gardens-Guide.com is the premiere open gardens directory in Britain today.

  • Hampshire
  • 01962 771 305
  • hintonampner@nationaltrust.org.uk
  • Home
  • Garden's Finder
  • Garden's Detail

Hinton Ampner, Bramdean, Alresford,
Hampshire, SO24 0LA

01962 771 305

01962 793 101


Listed By
User Image

Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open
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.

Parties/Coaches: Yes

Booking essential; group discounts apply

Group Appointment: Yes
House Open for Viewing: Yes

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

National Garden Scheme days: Yes

20th Apr; 15th Apr; 13th Jul; 14 Sept 10am -5pm

Best Times of Year to Visit:

Year round interest

To see:

Rose border late May/June; Dahlias from late Summer to first frosts.

Admission Prices

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)

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: Yes
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: No
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: No
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Picnics: No
Special Events: Yes
Other Facilities & Comments:

Property grown plants for sale on occasion. Dogs on leads allowed in park land

Garden Features & Events

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.

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

Holiday Inn, Winchester
Royal Hotel, Winchester
Wessex Hotel, Winchester
Premier Inn, Petersfield
Travel Lodge, Four Marks


In Alresford or Winchester

Inns & Pubs:

Hinton Arms, Hinton Ampner
The Fox, Bramdean
Globe on the Lake, Alresford

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Alresford 4miles Winchester 8 miles

Description of Garden

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.

History Of Garden

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.

2018 Garden Season

Over 650 Open Gardens online
NOW compatible with Tablets, Smartphones and Desktop

Please consider a small donation to support Gardens-Guide.com