Hanbury Hall

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School Road, Hanbury, Droitwich,
Worcestershire, WR9 7EA

01527 821214

01527 821251


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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
1 Jan - 29 March; every day, 11am - 4pm
30 March - 25 Oct; every day, 10.30am - 5pm
26 Oct - 31 Dec; every day, 11am - 4pm (except 24 & 25 Dec)

Parties/Coaches: Yes

Needs to be pre-booked

Group Appointment: Yes

Out of hours tours available, contact property for details

House Open for Viewing: Yes

1 Jan - 14 Feb & 3 Nov - 31 Dec guided tours only - check website for further details

National Garden Scheme days: Yes

12 & 13 July; 10.30am - 4pm

Best Times of Year to Visit:

May - June

To see:

The parterre full of colour

Admission Prices

House, Garden & Grounds: Adult £10.60; Child £5.30 (5-15); Family £26.50
Garden & Grounds: Adult £7.00; Child £3.50, Family £17.50
Winter prices, Garden & Park: Adult £5.00; Child £2.50; Family £12.50

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

Dogs are welcome in forecourt and in Stableyard on short leads. Assistance dogs only through house, gardens and all other areas please.

Garden Features & Events

Parterre, Fruit Garden, Grove, Wilderness, Orchard & Orangery, working Walled Garden, Mushroom House, Ice House, Bowling Green

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Description of Garden

The gardens surrounding Hanbury Hall are just under 20 acres in size and contain many unique compartments and features. These include a recreation of George London's early eighteenth century formal garden, which includes a Sunken Parterre, Fruit Garden, Wilderness, Grove and Bowling Green.

Later additions to the garden include an Orangery, Mushroom House, Snobs Tunnel, Ice House plus many more things to see and discover. The George London garden design is based on the formality and control of nature, guided by a quotation of the time that 'nothing should be as of nature' . Where possible, buildings and areas are used for their original purpose such as growing mushrooms in the Mushroom House and bowling on the Bowling Green. A walk around the garden is not only a visual treat but a journey through time and different gardening styles.

The gardens are surrounded by nearly 400 acres of Parkland which have many interesting walks for visitors to take through it. Formal avenues, which have been absent for many years, have recently been re-planted reaching out from the gardens into the Park, linking them back together once again.

History Of Garden

Hanbury Hall was completed in 1701 by Thomas Vernon and is a fine example of a William and Mary-style house which is surrounded by 20 acres of a stunning recreated George London garden and 400 acres of park.
Keen to have an up to date and fashionable garden, Thomas employed the pre-eminent garden designer of the day, George London, to create such a garden which was to include all the elements associated with the formal style of gardening; a Parterre, Fruit Garden, Wilderness, Grove and Bowling Green. The garden remained as such until the 1770's when it was swept away as the fashions changed from the very formal to the natural landscape style.
In the mid 1990's with help from generous bequests and a European Union grant, the garden was carefully restored using the distinguished surveyor James Dougherty's 1731-1733 garden survey, the original plan, and archaeological work to confirm the garden design accuracy.

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