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Abbots Ripton Hall

Abbots Ripton Hall
Abbots Ripton

PE28 2PQ

tel: 07802 282193 or 01206 251790

Area: Cambridgeshire
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Abbots Ripton Hall -- Cambridgeshire
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Abbots Ripton Hall
Last Update*  27-01-2013

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 Opening Days and Hours

NOTE for 2015: Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open

Opens once every two years. Next open 28th - 29th June 2014

Parties / Coaches: Yes
Groups / Coaches need Appointment: No
Open once every 2 years now for major Garden Festival

House Open for Viewing: No

National Garden Scheme days: No
Best Times of Year to Visit:
28th - 29th June 2014, one opening now every two years
To see:
Roses and herbaceous borders.
 Admission Prices
Adults 8; Children under 15 free.
 Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Lavatories: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Shop: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Teas: Yes
Light Refreshment: Yes
Picnics: No
Dogs Allowed: No
On Lead only: No
Special Events: No
Other Facilities & Comments:
27th June 2014 - Gala Preview Evening - Parachute Regiment Band
6-9pm. Tickets 15 Donation.
Over 100 trade stands.
Abbots Ripton Hall Charity Garden Show - Every 2 Years
Disabled information plus mobility and walking aids
 Garden Features & Events
Major Charity Garden show 28th - 29th June 2014
Gardens Open, Adult & Schools Garden Competitions, Gardening & Food Talks including Steve Brookes, BBC Presenter & Author 'The Greatest Gardening Tips in the World', Brass Bands, Silent Auction and Afternoon Teas.
English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection: Oaks
 Description of Garden
The gardens contain many fine old trees, including elms injected annually against Dutch elm disease, and some very rare ones, such as the lovely Acer Cappadocicum and the Fraxinus Angustifolia 'Raywood', whose leaves turn purple in autumn. Spectacular roses include the very old 'Rosa Shailer's White Moss' replanted in 1940 in the herbaceous border by Lord de Ramsey's mother, though first recorded in 1788.
 History of Garden
The Abbots Ripton Estate has grown from 2,000 acres, originally purchased in 1737 by Coulson Fellowes, and now totals some 5,700 acres. The first member of the Fellowes family to live at Abbots Ripton Hall was another Coulson Fellowes - grandfather of the present Lord De Ramsey. During WWI the hall was converted into a hospital and administered by Lord de Ramsey's great-grandmother, daughter of the 7th Duke of Marlborough and aunt of Winston Churchill.

When the Lord De Ramsey's father took up residence in the hall in 1937, the gardens contained many fine old trees - an ideal framework for his parents to build up the gardens to the eight acres seen today. Humphrey Waterfield, in the 1950's, designed the Rose circle and Grey Border and added rare trees to the arboretum. Other plantings were undertaken by Lanning Roper and Jim Russell. Peter Foster, surveyor to Westminster Abbey, designed the architectural features including the Gothic Trellis and Constable Pavilion.
 Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:
Old Bridge Hotel, Huntingdon
Magdalene House (B&B), Wyton Green (
Inns & Pubs:
Abbots Elm, Abbots Ripton PE28 2PA
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