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Notice: Garden update: Please be aware some areas of the garden are closed due to muddy and unsafe foot paths. Roof update: Work has now started on the roof repairs, the works will continue for approximately 6 months. This will involve the main house being covered in scaffolding. The ground floor of the house will remain open during the works. We are sorry for this inconvenience.

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.

Summer colour

Vivid dahlias in the sunken garden © National Trust/Louise Washington

Vivid dahlias in the sunken garden

Summer colour at Hinton Ampner is a feast for the senses. The subtle colour of the ‘Whiter Shade of Pale’ rose is in bold contrast to its heady scent. Swathes of irises and aquilegias fill the early summer borders followed by vibrant peonies. Late summer is the realm of the vivid dahlias and salvias, filling the garden with a whole spectrum of colour through to autumn.

Summer colour

The delicate ’Whiter shade of pale’ rose © Louise Washington

The delicate ’Whiter shade of pale’ rose

Summer colour at Hinton Ampner is a feast for the senses. The subtle colour of the ‘Whiter Shade of Pale’ rose is in bold contrast to its heady scent. Swathes of irises and aquilegias fill the early summer borders followed by vibrant peonies. Late summer is the realm of the vivid dahlias and salvias, filling the garden with a whole spectrum of colour through to autumn.

Summer colour

Bold peonies bring the borders to life © Louise Washington

Bold peonies bring the borders to life

Summer colour at Hinton Ampner is a feast for the senses. The subtle colour of the ‘Whiter Shade of Pale’ rose is in bold contrast to its heady scent. Swathes of irises and aquilegias fill the early summer borders followed by vibrant peonies. Late summer is the realm of the vivid dahlias and salvias, filling the garden with a whole spectrum of colour through to autumn.

Summer colour

Vibrant salvias fill the summer borders © Louise Washington

Vibrant salvias fill the summer borders

Summer colour at Hinton Ampner is a feast for the senses. The subtle colour of the ‘Whiter Shade of Pale’ rose is in bold contrast to its heady scent. Swathes of irises and aquilegias fill the early summer borders followed by vibrant peonies. Late summer is the realm of the vivid dahlias and salvias, filling the garden with a whole spectrum of colour through to autumn.

Summer exploration

Be part of an exciting moment in history as archaeologists excavate the foundations of Hinton Ampner’s original Tudor house. Join us for a summer of Tudor exploration and learn about the terrible Tudors on our family trail or lose yourself in the maze. Have a go at digging up treasure in our mock up archaeology pits or have a go at Tudor sports.

Roof top tours

Want to see Hinton Ampner from a whole new view? Well now you can. Join us up on the roof and see the stunning views or watch as the roof is replaced. If you don't have a head for heights don’t worry, underneath the wrapping the ground floor of the house is still open for you to explore. We will keep you up to date with all the latest project updates, who knows what we will find?

Spitfire Sisters concert

Enjoy a vintage night out with the Spitfire Sisters

Enjoy a vintage night out with the Spitfire Sisters

Put on your glad rags and indulge in a fabulous night of vintage music. Join us on the 11 or 12 July as the Spitfire Sisters bring back the roaring 40’s and add a nostalgic twist to modern classics. Pack a picnic and relax as the sun sets over Hinton Ampner.

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