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Derbyshire, DE73 8EN

01332 862502

01332 862263

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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

April - Sept; Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday, BH Monday; 1.30pm - 5.30pm.
Additional day openings possible in Aug.
2012: Melbourne Hall Gardens is an RHS Recommended Garden offering free entry to RHS Members.

Parties/Coaches: Yes
Group Appointment: Yes
House Open for Viewing: Yes

Every day in August only; 2pm - 4.15pm (except 1st three Mondays).Upstairs rooms only by appointment

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

April, May

To see:


Admission Prices

Gardens: Adults £5.00; OAP's & Child. (5-15yrs.) £4.00
Hall (August only) Adults £5.00; OAP's £4.00; Child.£3.50
Hall & Gardens (August only) Adults £7.00; OAP's £6.00; Child. £5.00

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

Limited access for the disabled.

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

Hotels & Accommodation:

Park Farmhouse Hotel Thistle Hotel at East Midlands Airport


The Bay Tree

Inns & Pubs:

The Packhorse, Kings Newton The Lamb, Melbourne

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:


Description of Garden

The garden retains its original style and layout and features avenues leading to statuary, fountains, a grotto and a series of terraces processing down to a lake called the Great Basin. There is also a unique iron Birdcage arbour installed when the garden was first laid out, at the end of a long yew walk.

History Of Garden

The original design of the garden dates from 1704, reflecting the enthusiasm of Rt Hon Thomas Coke to create a garden when he inherited the property in 1696. The walks, vistas and statuary, much favoured in the early 18th century, have been restored in the influential, Dutch / French formal style of the time.

By 1712 the garden was described as 'curious' and by 1789 it was already thought to be old fashioned.

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