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The Stable Block, Henbury,
Bristol, BS10 7QS


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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
November - Easter : Saturday & Sunday: 10.30am-4pm
Easter - 31 October : Wednesday to Sunday 10.30am-4pm

Parties/Coaches: Yes
Group Appointment: No
House Open for Viewing: Yes

Museum open all year; Sat - Wed ; 10am - 5pm.
Folly castle open every third Sunday 2pm - 4.30pm
Guided walks: Sundays 29 June, 7 Sept, 23 Nov; 10.30am

National Garden Scheme days: No
Best Times of Year to Visit:
To see:
Admission Prices

No charge.

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

Children's play area.

Garden Features & Events

Historic landscape including spectacular scenery with Gorge and Castle Folly, carriage drive, timber lodge and thatched dairy. Blaise Castle House Museum (Museum of Social History), open Easter - October. Stratford Mill.

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:
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Description of Garden

A spectacular drive up to the house through the gorge passes a Robber's Cave and the Lover's Leap. Wonderful views abound. The house is set in 400 acres of historic landscaped country park, once the home of the Harford family. Close to the house are the orangery and an ornamental dairy, both designed by Nash, as was Blaise Hamlet.

History Of Garden

Human occupation of the site goes back to 3,000 B.C. during the Iron Age (c.650 BC - c.AD 43) there was a hill fort on Castle Hill. The estate was bought by Thomas Farr in 1762, but passed to Scandrett Harford in 1789 who had the house designed by William Paly.

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