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Wing, Leighton Buzzard,
Buckinghamshire, LU7 0PR

01296 688242

01296 681904

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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open:
House & Garden. 25th Mar - 1st June, Tues - Sun,
3rd June - 24th July, Tues - Thurs
29th July - 12th Sept; Tues - Sun
Times: 2pm - 6pm
Also open on BH Mons in 2014

Parties/Coaches: Yes

By prior arrangement

Group Appointment: Yes
House Open for Viewing: Yes

Ground floor accessible by wheelchair (3 max at one time)

National Garden Scheme days: Yes

5th May and 25th August

Best Times of Year to Visit:

Spring and SummerAdult £10.00, child £5.00. Gardens only: adult £5.00, child £2.50. Members pay on National Gardens Scheme days

To see:
Admission Prices

Adult £10.00, child £5.00.
Gardens only: adult £5.00, child £2.50.
Members pay on National Gardens Scheme days

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

Parking for disabled nearby by prior arrangement. Dogs on lead only in car park. Picnics only permitted in car park.
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Garden Features & Events

Extensive gardens including herbaceous walk, lily pond, Dutch garden and a remarkable topiary sundial.

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Description of Garden

This Rothschild house and garden is famous for its superb Victorian design which includes wide lawns, spectacular trees and amazing topiary, especially the extraordinary sundial with its gnomon in yew and Roman numerals in box. Lovely views over the Vale of Aylesbury present themselves here and there between the cedars. Formal beds, a Long Walk, new statuary and a wild garden complement the design.

History Of Garden

Owned by Leopold de Rothschild after he acquired it from his brother, Baron Nathan Meyer in 1876 and gifted to the National Trust by Anthony de Rothschild in 1949.

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