Haughley Park

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Near Wetherden, Stowmarket,
Suffolk, IP14 3JY

01359 240701

info@haughleypark.co.uk

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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Tuesday afternoons from 2.00-5.30 from May to September.
Check website for other events/open days

Parties/Coaches: Yes

Please give notice

Group Appointment: Yes

Group visits can be arranged, usually Mon-Thur

House Open for Viewing: Yes

Group Visits only, by appointment

National Garden Scheme days: No
Best Times of Year to Visit:

Spring (End of April - June)

To see:

Bluebells, Magnolia Grandiflora, Azaleas and Rhododendrons.

Admission Prices

Gardens & Woods: £4, no concessions

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

Teas, cakes and plant sales on Bluebell Sundays (last in April, first two in May) proceeds to charity. Plant sales sometimes on Sunday openings Teas & refreshments on Sundays only

Garden Features & Events

House: Grade I, Barn Grade II*
There are 20 acres of bluebells, a 1000 year old Oak Tree (40ft girth) and Magnolia Grandiflora of 38ft diameter.
Spectacular glass sculptures by international artist, Danny Lane
WEIRD AND WONDERFUL WOOD - Arts & Crafts demos, workshops etc. - Third weekend in May, ****Adults £8, Conc's £6, U12 £4, U3 free. tickets at gate, free parking. Lunch and Tea and Real Ale bar available.
Haughley Park Barn: Popular Wedding Venue, see www.haughleypark.co.uk

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


Hotels & Accommodation:

Ravenwood Hall Hotel, Rougham

Restaurants:

Old Counting House, Haughley

Inns & Pubs:

The Swan, Woolpit The Brewers Arms, Rattlesden

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Bury St Edmunds, Lavenham, Stowmarket (Museum of East Anglian Rural Life)

Description of Garden

Haughley Park is an imposing red-brick Jacobean manor-house of 1620, set in gardens, park and woodland. It has an unaltered three-storey east front with 5 gables topped with crow-steps and finials. The North end was rebuilt in Georgian style, in 1820. Nearby 17th century brick and timber barn has been restored as meeting rooms (and, since 2003, a popular Wedding Venue). There are three woodland walks of one and a half to two and a half miles through old broadleaf and pine woodland with bluebells, lily-of-the-valley and camellias (May), rhododendrons and azaleas (June). A walled garden features a rose arbor as well as vegetables and fruit trees.

An interesting experiment has been carried out in the West Woods following the devastation of the 1987 hurricane. Some areas were undamaged and have been left, another area which was damaged has been left to recover naturally, another has had its stumps left in place to shoot as coppice timber and several areas were cleared and replanted between 1992 and 1996.

History Of Garden

This is part historic layout, and part redesign by Fred Barcock, a well known local horticulturalist, in the 1960's.

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