Hanham Court

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Hanham Abbots,
Bristol, BS15 3NT


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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
8th May - 8th Aug; Sun & Mon; 2.30am - 5pm

Parties/Coaches: Yes

Please contact info@hanhamcourt.com for availability

Group Appointment: Yes

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House Open for Viewing: No
National Garden Scheme days: Yes

Monday June 6th 2.30pm until 5pm

Best Times of Year to Visit:

Spring Summer

To see:
Admission Prices

Adults £6.50; Child (11-16) £3.50, under 11 free Family tickets available

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

GARDENS ILLUSTRATED 'No.1 DREAMY GARDEN 2010' The formal part of the garden has luscious borders of old roses, tree peonies, lilies and fountains. The woodland garden has magnolias, ferns and tree ferns, stumpery as at Highgrove, stream fed pools and a cascade with 'Dancing Crown' fountain. Beyond this lies an Orchard, miniature Parkland of wild flower meadow overlooking the River Avon and by the Barn a cutting and salad garden. This year's intended new additions will be a Vegetable Garden, more water planting, Temple, and Plant Show 'Theatre', plus new planting schemes and pots.

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

Hotels & Accommodation:

Hanham Court (2 rooms) - http://hanhamcourt.co.uk/stay

Inns & Pubs:

The Lock and Weir, Hanham Mills

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Bristol Bath

Description of Garden

Stephen Lacey the Telegraph Magazine described Hanham Court thus:-
...their garden is.. unashamedly romantic, oozing scents... but the real signature is the architectural flights of fancy... despite being right down the eastern end of Bristol's suburbs... pass through the entrance gate tower and you are in another world... of art, history, children, dogs, meals alfresco, the landscape is a joy with limestone downland full of wild flowers... a wooded dell below their bastion garden flaunting stands of giant Himalayan lilies
and a small forest of tree ferns...

History Of Garden

Since moving to Hanham Court 15 years ago the creation of this garden has been central to Julian and Isabel's work designing private gardens across England, for clients such as the Prince of Wales. They won a Gold Medal at Chelsea in 1994 for their Telegraph 'Ruined Abbey Garden'. Some of their other gardens can be seen by the public such as Waddesdon Manor Dairy; The British Memorial Garden to 9/11 on Manhattan; 'The Collector Earl's Garden' at Arundel Castle and Houghton Hall in Norfolk - Christie's Garden of the Year 2008.

Their garden at Hanham Court is quite different in style to these others. It is a design laboratory, a testing ground and a labour of love. It is very much a private garden and great effort is made to keep signs and labels to a minimum.

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