A eighteenth century house with 20 acres of gardens, renovated since the 1990s. The terrace and rock garden were designed by Harold Peto. There is also a fernery, kitchen garden, orchard and woodland walk.
Lyndhurst Road, Hinton, Christchurch, Dorset, England, BH23 7DY
- 2010 Opening Times - Open Days: Sat May 15th, 11am to 5.30pm - £5 Sun May 16th, 11am to 5.30pm - £5 Cakes, drinks and, possibly, plants for sale. NGS Day: Sunday May 23rd, 1pm to 4.30pm - £5 No refreshments or plants for sale on our National Gardens Scheme day, though you can picnic in the orchard. Groups: By arrangement (not on Open or NGS days)
£5, children are free
about 4 years by Jane Williams 5 / 5Yesterday 22 May, I went to visit these amazing gardens and found a lot of peace and beauty, at every turn. So many different kinds of plants, flowers and trees, areas tucked away round corners and down paths. So much colour too.
about 4 years by Peter Brake 5 / 5Yesterday 14.5.11, my wife and I decided to give Hinton Admiral a visit.We were pleasantly surprised by the layout of the estate grounds. Beautifully kept as nature intended, very relaxing walks and gorgeous scented plants. Well worth a visit when open. I could live there quite happily!
about 6 years by Mrs Nesbit 4 / 5I have just returned from an afternoon at the gardens-even my teenage son was happy to spend the afternoon wandering around with us! Thought the teas and cakes were a nice touch, and the ladies helping were so friendly. I was happy NOT to see huge muffins in plastic wrappers with a 6 month shelf life that all taste the same. I much prefer a cup of tea poured from a pot than a teabag floating about in a polystyrene vessel! Some people can be so picky!! Well done girls-toffee cake next year please!! Bearing in mind the damage done in the storm of 1987 the garden will take time to recover and it is apparent work is ongoing. Living locally, I would like to see the grounds open more often, esp in the early spring. Would also be nice to perhaps learn a bit more about the history of the house as it always seems a little shrouded in mystery!!
about 6 years by Jenny 4 / 5I agree with Val's review. It is a pity that this garden is not open more often. We spent several hours yesterday admiring the many beautiful plantings. The gardeners I'm sure would be happy for more people to be able to enjoy the fruits of their labours!
about 6 years by Anonymous 3 / 5OK if you do not want much to see the best was the rock garden but still have seen a lot better with more interest. For garden lovers, not the best, but if you are in the area and at a loss well go then,for a walk, a lot of walking and space if you have the energy,so tea was called for, outside on terrace, if you could could get a seat, The tea and cakes outside on tressle tables not the most hygienic, very basic ready made in large metal teapots, poured straight into a cup for you, not great, ONLY cake selection available,when we went at about 2.30pm no biscuits or scones, sandwiches they would have been great a addition.need to take food with you if diabetic or gluten free. Will not be going back. NOT wheelchair friendly
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