Holkham Walled Garden

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Holkham Hall, Holkham Estate, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk,
Holkham, NR23 1AB




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2018-01-16 05:00:25

Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

25th March to 31st October 2018
Walled Garden: Open 10am-5pm every day.
Holkham Park: Open: 9am-5pm every day. Please be aware that there is a speed limit in Holkham Park of 20mph.
Parking Charge: £3.00 per day. Redeemable in the gift shop on purchases of £12 or more.

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

25th March to 31st October 2018 Holkham Hall: Open 12noon-4pm on Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays only*. The hall is also open Plus Good Friday and Easter Saturday for an Easter event and 26th and 27th October for a Halloween event.

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

Holkham Hall, Field to Fork Experience and Walled Garden: Adult: £16.00, Child (5-16 years incl.): £8.00, Family (2 adults and up to 3 children 5-16 years incl.): £44.00 NB: For special children's events the child age is 2-16 years inc.
Walled Garden Only: Adult: £3.00, Child (5-16 years incl.): £1.50 NB: Walled Garden only tickets are not available for special children's events such as Easter and Halloween. Please note that Walled Garden only tickets are not available to buy online.

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: Yes
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Picnics: Yes
Special Events: Yes
Other Facilities & Comments:

Field to Fork Experience, Children's Woodland Adventure Play Area, Courtyard Café* and Gift Shop: Open 10am-5pm every day. *Café open from 9am on Saturdays. For cycle hire and boat hire please see website for availability.

Garden Features & Events

19th century Venetian gates
Large Victorian greenhouses
Vegetable garden
Arena of plants

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

Hotels & Accommodation:

The Victoria Inn

Inns & Pubs:
Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:
Description of Garden

An exciting project is underway at Holkham to restore the 6 acres of walled garden which was originally laid out by Samuel Wyatt during the late 1700s.

Visitors are invited to see how the work is progressing. Their first step will take them through Italian iron-work gates which were brought from Venice in 1908 and into one of the seven sections, known as 'rooms'. The walls within the garden act as a windbreak and reflect the sun to create a gentle microclimate. In Victorian times the garden would have provided a constant and varied supply of food and decoration to the hall, ranging from vegetables and flowers to a wide variety of both common and exotic fruits.

There is a spectacular stand of large Victorian greenhouses which have been renovated back to their original splendour with the help of English Heritage. There are also sunken greenhouses designed to be at a lower level to avoid extreme temperature fluctuations; these are scheduled for renovation in the near future.

The trained pear trees here date from the original Victorian plantings and on the garden walls are a number of fig varieties and an olive tree which enjoys the warmth provided. These are joined by banks of wavy topped yew hedging. In the 'Arena of Plants' visitors will be greeted with a variety of blooms and range of colour and scents, with seating provided to enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

A working area, the vegetable garden, will hopefully once again provide sufficient produce for the family's kitchen, for entertaining and any surplus food will be used at The Victoria Inn. A newly planted vineyard adds interest. It is hoped that the vines will provide fruits for grape juice and the table, once established.

At the far end of the garden, one 'room' has been laid to lawn with surrounding flower beds and has been designated for weddings and other events. It is a perfect venue for marquee based functions and hosts the annual Holkham Plant Fair.

The walled garden is situated to the west of the hall, approximately u00bc mile following the hardcore road and grassed parkland. Car parking is limited and is only available for visitors with disabilities.

There is a free buggy service from near the Ticket Office for visitors who would prefer not to walk.

History Of Garden

Originally laid out by Samuel Wyatt during the late 1700s.

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