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nr Oundle, Peterborough,
Northampton, PE8 5AT

01832 205358

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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

2nd Feb - 10th Mar; Sat & Sun; 11am - 4pm
13th Mar - 29th Oct; Wed - Sun; 10.30am - 5pm
1st May - 29th Sept; daily; 10.30am - 5pm
2nd Nov - 1st Dec; Sat & Sun 11am - 4pm
Open Bank Holiday Mondays. Open Good Friday, 10:30 to 5. Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

Parties/Coaches: Yes


Group Appointment: Yes

Guided tours available (need to be booked)

House Open for Viewing: No


National Garden Scheme days: Yes

17th & 18th July

Best Times of Year to Visit:

May - July

To see:

Wildflower meadows

Admission Prices

Gift Aid Admission (Standard Admission prices in brackets) Lodge and garden: adult £5 (£4.50); Children Free; NT members Free

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

Shop: limited choice. Guidebook, Icecreams, New audio guide in 2010

Garden Features & Events

Tearoom opening Spring 2013 Enchanting Elizabethan pleasure garden One of the oldest garden layouts in Britain Spiral mounts, terraces and moats Striking mansion-shell, never completed after 400 years Newly restored orchard, one of the largest in the Trust's care

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

Hotels & Accommodation:

The Mill, Oundle

Inns & Pubs:

Wheatsheaf, Upper Benefield Vane Arms Sudborough

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Oundle Stamford Rockingham Forest

Description of Garden

A landscape, rather than a modern impression of a garden, Lyveden is a remarkable survival of the Elizabethan age. One of the very few remaining places where an original experience of this period can be seen and enjoyed. Owned and cared for by the National Trust, Lyveden is brought to life through an audio tour. The newly planted orchard of over 300 trees contains many old varieties. The raised terrace, moated garden and prospect mounts take you on a journey to the remarkable garden lodge, designed to symbolise Sir Thomas Tresham's Catholic faith.

History Of Garden

Lyveden was not finished after work stopped in 1605. Tresham's death and his son's implication in the Catholic Plot left both the garden and lodge incomplete. Now being rediscovered, Tresham's dream is being brought to life.

Tresham's ten-year project over 400 years ago is an amazing place to explore, in a beautiful rural setting in the heart of the historic Rockingham Forest, in Northamptonshire.

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