Garden

Topiary leading to the entrance of Rufford Old Hall © Arnhel de Serra

Topiary leading to the entrance of Rufford Old Hall

A beautiful English garden

Rufford Old Hall is set within 14 acres of glorious gardens and woodland, laid out in the style found during the late Victorian and early Edwardian periods.

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Through the seasons

Get involved

Do you have green fingers and spare hours in your week? Get in touch to become a volunteer gardener to help us maintain the garden and plant for the future.

A historical garden

Rufford Old Hall Squirrel Border 1906 © National Trust

Rufford Old Hall Squirrel Border 1906

A historical garden

Squirrel border in the 1980’s © National Trust

Rufford Old Hall Squirrel Border 1980s

A historical garden

Rufford Old Hall Squirrel Border 2013 © National Trust

Rufford Old Hall Squirrel Border 2013

Formal gardens

A view of Rufford Old Hall’s Tudor Great Hall © National Trust

A view of Rufford Old Hall’s Tudor Great Hall

The formal garden has delicate topiary, mature trees and herbaceous borders.

Lawns

Playing chess in the gardens © National Trust

Playing chess in the gardens

Past the orchard there are lawns and paddocks at Rufford Old Hall, perfect for kite flying and games. The paddocks have giant chess, swingball and more.

Woodlands

Enjoy a breath of spring at Rufford Old Hall © National Trust

Enjoy a breath of spring at Rufford Old Hall

Rufford Old Hall has a small woodland with a variety of native trees, it has a carpet of bluebells and crocuses in springtime.

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