The Garden Guide

Elton Hall Garden

Elton Hall was bulit in 1666, on the site of a medieval house, and there have been many additions. A compartment garden was made in the 1670s. In the eighteenth century, and following the Serpentine style, lawns were swept to the front of the house. After being neglected for most of the nineteenth century a new garden was made 1890s (attributed to H E Milner), from which some box topiary and a knot garden survive. The owner's father in law (A H Hallam Murray) redesigned the garden in 1913 with gravel paths, lawns a terrace and a lily pond. After 1980 the gardens were further developed by Meredyth Proby. The result is an Arts and Crafts garden set in a landscape park. There is a large rose garden, a herbaceous garden and a lily pond.

John Fielding
Photograph © Elton Hall

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England, PE8 6SH

June: Wednesdays. July and August: open Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays and August Bank Holiday. Also open Sunday and Monday of last Bank Holiday in May. Open 2pm to 5pm.

Adult Hall & Garden £7.50, Garden only £5.00

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