**We are pleased to announce a special opening of the East Garden on the weekend of 18 & 19 May 2013.
This will give visitors to Hatfield House the opportunity to see this garden, located on the private side of the house, outside of our normal Wednesday only opening of the East Garden.
The East Garden has the seventeenth century 'New Pond' & elegant parterres, topiary, box beds & rare plants - a delight for the gardening enthusiast & for those wishing to spend a quiet time in idyllic surroundings.
A £4 supplement ticket is required to visit the East Garden. This is available to visitors with a valid House, West Garden & Park or West Garden & Park ticket.
The Garden will be open from 10am – 5.30pm.
Dating from the 17th century, the gardens at Hatfield House have evolved into a gardeners’ paradise. Visitors can enjoy the peace of the West Garden with its scented garden and fountains, and view the famous knot garden adjoining the Tudor Old Palace where Elizabeth I spent much of her childhood. The East garden bordering the Jacobean house, home of the Cecil family for 400 years, is more formally planted with its parterre, topiary, herbaceous borders and vegetable garden.
We visited the East Gardens at Hatfield House this week and. whereas we found the wild gardens and walks down to the lake a delight, we were very disappointed with the state of the formal gardens. The herbaceous borders looked uncared for and were a poor reflection of their former glory. Most of the beds were out of control and ridled with weeds (including ground elder). The lawns were not well cared for and the edges had not been trimmed for some time. All in all we felt the supplement paid to visit these gardens was not good value for money.
bezocht op 21 mei 2010
klassetuin zijn aantal sterren waard. Perfect onderhoud, visie voor heraanleg, integratie van kunst in de tuin, alle onderdelen van een Engelse tuin zijn aanwezig. Puur, met stijl, een voorbeeld...
i feel its a great shame.the green outside the house itself has been turned into a car park.i used to love watching the cricket matches when i was achild and in my teens/
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