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Notice: Hinton Ampner house has now re-opened after 4 months of closure due to the storm damage sustained in February. Work will continue for the next year to replace the entire roof. Due to this work the first floor of the house will remain closed as it is currently being used to store hundreds of items from the collection. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Elegant country house with highly distinctive gardens

This elegant country manor and tranquil garden sit so harmoniously within the landscape that one cannot exist without the other.

The house was lovingly rebuilt by its last owner, Ralph Dutton, after a catastrophic fire in 1960. Enjoy the beautifully proportioned rooms which house his exquisite collection of ceramics and art, each window offering undisturbed views to the tranquil countryside beyond.

Beautifully manicured lawns lead the eye down avenues of sculptured topiary, past borders full of the heady scent of roses, to breathtaking views across the South Downs.

Colourful Hinton Ampner

Jewel like dahlias in the yew garden. © Louise Washington

Jewel like dahlias in the yew garden.

The gardens are awash with colour in autumn. Vivid orange pumpkins and squashes are ready to be harvested in the walled kitchen garden. Hundreds of exotic dahlias in shades of cream and yellow, orange, hot pink and magenta fill the autumn borders.

Colourful Hinton Ampner

Discover giant pumpkins in the walled garden. © Louise Washington

Discover giant pumpkins in the walled garden.

The gardens are awash with colour in autumn. Vivid orange pumpkins and squashes are ready to be harvested in the walled kitchen garden. Hundreds of exotic dahlias in shades of cream and yellow, orange, hot pink and magenta fill the autumn borders.

Colourful Hinton Ampner

Discover the autumn colour in the gardens at Hinton Ampner © Louise Washington

Discover the autumn colour in the gardens at Hinton Ampner

The gardens are awash with colour in autumn. Vivid orange pumpkins and squashes are ready to be harvested in the walled kitchen garden. Hundreds of exotic dahlias in shades of cream and yellow, orange, hot pink and magenta fill the autumn borders.

Colourful Hinton Ampner

Discover the full spectrum of autumn colour on the south terrace. © Louise Washington

Discover the full spectrum of autumn colour on the south terrace.

The gardens are awash with colour in autumn. Vivid orange pumpkins and squashes are ready to be harvested in the walled kitchen garden. Hundreds of exotic dahlias in shades of cream and yellow, orange, hot pink and magenta fill the autumn borders.

Colourful Hinton Ampner

Harvest time in the orchard © national trust

Harvest time in the orchard

The gardens are awash with colour in autumn. Vivid orange pumpkins and squashes are ready to be harvested in the walled kitchen garden. Hundreds of exotic dahlias in shades of cream and yellow, orange, hot pink and magenta fill the autumn borders.

Great British Walk

Take a stroll through an incredible landscape of colour this autumn. Join a guided walk that weaves its way through a buttery-gold canopy of beech woodland. Discover the delicious delights Mother Nature produces at harvest time on our Harvest Hedgerow walk. Or why not download a copy of our Ancient Tree trail, look out for the vivid yellow foliage of the black walnut tree.

Hinton harvest

Join us as we celebrate this year's bumper harvest at Hinton Ampner. Bring your own apples along and try making apple juice on our apple press or try you hand at making a traditional corn dolly.

Trick or Treat?

Dare to join our poisonous plant trail and hunt for pumpkins hidden in the gardens. Wear your scariest Hallowe'en costume and it's free to get in all half term.

Ghost tours

It’s that time of year when chills run down your spine and things go bump in the night. Join us on Hallowe’en and learn the terrifying stories of Hinton Ampner.

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