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Notice: House Tours: Due to a current shortage of volunteers we are unable to open the House for general free flow visits on Tuesdays until further notice. Instead guided tours of the House will operate on Tuesdays, departing at 11, 11.30, 12, 12.30, 1.30, 2, 2.30 & 3pm. Please note tour times may vary on Tuesday 8 September, as we are hosting delegates from the 16th International Conference of National Trusts, which is being held in Cambridge.

Jacobean-style house with gardens and a working watermill

A passion for tradition and impressing guests inspired one man to transform a run-down country house and desolate landscape.

At the age of 30, the future Lord Fairhaven began to create his first home. Wanting to inspire and surprise visitors, he created a spectacular garden with planting for all seasons and a cosy house in which to entertain. Life revolved around horse racing and shooting, and guests enjoyed 1930s luxury.

Inside: fine furnishings, books, paintings, silver and rare clocks give a feeling of opulence.

Outside: 46 hectares (114 acres) offer vibrant colour, delicious scents and the simple pleasures of nature.

Heavenly Herbaceous

The colourful tapestry of the Herbaceous Border © Richard Todd

The colourful tapestry of the Herbaceous Border

Relax and enjoy the vivid colours of the Herbaceous Border.

Discover the amazing range of plants & flowers, or just sit back and relax and enjoy the sounds of nature all around.

 

Heavenly scent

Enjoy the heady scent of the Rose Garden © NTPL / Jonathan Buckley

Enjoy the heady scent of the Rose Garden

Come and see Lord Fairhaven's quintessential English Rose Garden.

With over 40 varieties and nearly 1000 individual roses the colour & scent is amazing.

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Wild Fun

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Kids love exploring our Wildlife Discovery Area.

Build a den, tell a tale in the Story Telling Circle, spy on wildlife, climb a tree and see the amazing view from the Lime Tree Lookout treehouse.
 

Wild Fun

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Kids love exploring our Wildlife Discovery Area.

Build a den, tell a tale in the Story Telling Circle, spy on wildlife, climb a tree and see the amazing view from the Lime Tree Lookout treehouse.
 

Wild Fun

Fun at Hoe Fen © Fisheye Images

Kids love exploring our Wildlife Discovery Area.

Build a den, tell a tale in the Story Telling Circle, spy on wildlife, climb a tree and see the amazing view from the Lime Tree Lookout treehouse.
 

Dahlia Festival

Enjoy a splash of late summer colour

Enjoy a splash of late summer colour

14 September - 4 October

Enjoy the amazing spectacle of over 70 varieties of dahlia in the Dahlia Garden.

Get top tips on how to grow dahlias from Anglesey's gardener's (daily 2 - 3pm in the Dahlia Garden), enjoy dahlia themed floral displays in the house & gardens, & help create a unique piece of dahlia inspired landscape art.

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